Do You Blog More During the Weekdays or on the Weekends?

The main reason I’m asking this question is because I blog more during the weekends. During the weekdays I have school and work, and with the little time I have left, I just feel so tired and thus unproductive that I don’t blog or read blogs (or I’m just not in the mood). So my extra time is usually spent watching movies, reading in bed, or playing games.

But then I get to the weekends and I’m FREE! I have all the time in the world. I blog up a storm, I read other blogs, I comment more, etc. It’s like I explode with activity.

I always thought this was logical. During the weekdays people have school and/or work, so surely they have less time. Then during the weekends, they’re free and have more time. But my page view statistics do not show this.

My page views always dip over the weekends.

A Google analytics graph showing dips in page views over the weekends

Always, always, always! I have less people visiting my blog over the weekends. So that’s what brought this question. Am I in the minority in my schedule? Are there less people blogging on the weekends? Or are my typical weekend posts just less interesting?

Do you spend more time blogging and reading blogs during the weekdays or weekends?

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  1. I do online work so I’m basically online during the weekdays and that’s also the time that I usually blog and the time I do my blog hopping. I try to stay away from my computer during weekends. Sometimes though I get inspired and finish more than I do during weekdays. 🙂

  2. I spend equal time on my blogs/others blogs on weekdays and weekends. I work a lot from home on the computer, too. 🙂 But I do notice not many people blog on the weekends, which is a shame, because boring Sunday afternoons are awesome to fill with blog readings.

  3. Huh, that’s not what I would have expected either. It sort of makes sense though – I usually schedule all my posts over the weekend because I’m always busy during the week with schoolwork and stuff, and during the week it’s easier to be more active with my commenting and interacting. But I would’ve expected that it would be the other way around for most people.

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  4. I am with you! Work keeps me wayyy too busy during the weeks so the amount of blogging/blog reading I do then is minimal. Really, it’s limited to a few posts that catch my eye while I’m on Twitter. When I’m not working, I’m either reading during my 1.5 hour commute, cooking dinner, eating, watching a singular episode of some show, and then going to bed again. ^^; I wish I could do more, but I need to just catch some rest during the week, or I won’t make it to Friday.

    So weekends are blog time. Though I haven’t been doing much lately, I expect this will pick up again soon 😉

    I also notice my posts get less views in the weekend, and it puzzles me. Maybe people visit blogs during breaks at school or work or something? Or, well, possibly not everyone is as busy as us xD And maybe they have actual real life plans in the weekend that keep them from the computer… or something… *shudders* I usually have my discussion posts in the weekends, but even they suffer from the page views dip – so I might move that to somewhere in the week.

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  5. I blog the most during the weekend. Like you, I have work and kids that take up most of my time during the week, the only thing I have time to do is keep up with email and comments. During the weekend I try to schedule most of my posts and write reviews.

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  6. My pageviews depend on the post I have that day. And as for the blogging, I have a lot of time everyday so I just check the blogs I follow almost every day. =) Although this blog is the one I check the most because it’s my favorite. I always look forward to see what post is next. =)

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  7. When I was still working I would blog a bit in the evenings and mostly over the weekends. Now I do it during the weekday and I keep the evenings and weekends for family and other activities. I think most of my commenting is done during the week too, though I try to get to the posts people have on the weekends.

  8. My views dip on Saturdays when I don’t post – but not on Sundays when I do. I am busy during the week, but I’ll make more of an effort to check blogs etc. On the weekends, it’s family time and reading time.

  9. I write posts and do my own blog work on the weekends most of the time(Sunday afternoon/evening is my blog go-to), but I really only read blogs during the week. I like checking my feedly before I go to work when I drink my coffee–it’s the “me” time that’s part of my morning routine before I have to put the coffee down. And my blog views are always less on the weekends as well. Sometimes during the week I’ll write reviews if I just finished a book, but most of the time weekdays=reading blogs, weekends=writing my own posts.

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  10. Hmmmmrrmmm *goes to inspect stats* All over the place, haha. I think that my views generally increase on the weekends because I remember to promote on twitter and chat on twitter more, so I get a lot more twitter traffic (I am trying to get back into using Buffer…. *sigh*). However, I actually visit blogs consistently since I do it while eating breakfast every morning 😀 Weekends I might visit less if the boy wants to go do stuff right away or go out for breakfast.

    I definitely get more blogging done in terms of writing up posts done on the weekends, but that’s not really relevant, haha.

  11. I spend more time blogging during the week. On the weekends I’m normally out doing things or spending time with the husband. And a lot of times on the weekends I don’t feel like blogging. I think of blogging as kind of a part-time job (a super cool awesome fun part-time job) and I get most of my “work” done on it during the week so on the weekends I like to take a little break so I don’t burn out. I’m also currently unemployed though so maybe this will all change when I get a job. I also see my pageviews dip on the weekends though.

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  12. I find that so interesting too! As a fellow student, I tend to be more involved blogging on the weekends: reading other posts, commenting, etc. If I can, I’ll even try to draft and schedule all of my posts for the week. Although, if I do decide to take a day off from actually posting something, I tend to not post on the weekend. Although lately I’ve been more sporadic, since end of the semester assignments seem to be popping up everywhere, making me super busy.

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  13. I blog more during weekdays. I like going out or just reading during weekends so I tend to ignore blog duties. Like you, I have school during weekdays, but I have several breaks in between my classes so I find time then.

    I’ve noticed my views drop during weekends too. I always assumed that it was due to my lack of activity at the time but now I can see that it’s also because most people are offline and enjoying themselves outside during weekends.

    Fantastic discussion, Ashley! 🙂

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  14. I haven’t look at my own statistics properly, though I think I’m in the same position as you. Personally, though, the reason I blog less at the weekends is that I currently only work part-time on the weekends, so by the end of the day I’m usually too tired from work to blog. I imagine that if I worked during the week, I’d blog more at the weekends, but it’s strange that this doesn’t reflect in your statistics. I wonder why that is?

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  15. I schedule upcoming posts for the week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. I try to do daily blog visiting because if I don’t, I get so behind since I follow so many blogs. I would think more people would do blog visiting on the weekends also. Then again, I can see it the other way too. A lot of people are busy during the week so they like to spend the weekends with their family, friends, etc.

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  16. Weekdays, probably for the same reason people are viewing your blog then: we may have work and school on those days, but that just means we need things to procrastinate with!

  17. I work at a computer during the day, and manage to sneak in my blogging time then. I find I’m so busy doing other stuff on the weekends that it’s harder for me to blog then (including reading other blogs). I used to try to get a post up either Saturday or Sunday, but I’ve accepted that my personal life is for the weekends, not the blog.

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  18. It totally depends on my work schedule. Sometimes I work weekends, sometimes I’m off. Lately, when I have a few days off in a row, I’ve just been avoiding the computer, because I’m worn down and just in a blah mood. My stats also dip on the weekends, guessing it’s because most people are taking breaks/spending time with family/scheduling their own blog stuff.

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  19. I’m usually doing homework on the weekdays, on the computer, so afterwards I’ll go on other blogs. On the weekends I usually go out, and I don’t have a smartphone, so I don’t usually check blogs. But I have noticed a dip in views over the weekend as well. Glad to know I’m not the only one.
    Great post!

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  20. I blog most during the week and read blogs on the weekend. I work a crazy hard shift 4 nights a week, and blog before heading to work and *try* to focus for a bit when I get home, but usually I’m exhausted. I get most weekends off, but that time is spent with my kids when they’re here, or getting the things done that didn’t get done during the week! So, I stop in and look around blogs, do some commenting, but mostly I don’t post (my Stacking the Shelves has become very sporadic lately, which I hate because it drives my page views, and I can tell that I’ve missed it when looking at my stats).

  21. I blog more on weekdays, but I manage a restaurant so I work weekends – it’s our busy time. I think a lot of people who have weekends off are out shopping and seeing movies and spending time with their friends and families rather than sitting home on their computers. My stats are all over the place. Some weekends I get a lot of hits, some I don’t. Mondays are almost always a slow day for me.

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  22. I’ve been a sporadic poster (wait does that sound weird to anyone else?) since I started blogging, but last week, I got a burst of inspiration one night and wrote 5 posts! I scheduled for each one to be posted on a different day. This week, I’m behind, but I find myself writing in the wee hours when everyone else is asleep and there’s nothing on TV. I like the idea of writing a bunch of articles at once and then scheduling them for different days. But it doesn’t always work out.

  23. I think a lot of people spending the weekend doing hobby things. I will spend the weekends setting up new posts and working on my blog so that I have things scheduled for the week. During the week I keep up on the blogs and commenting. I find that doing it that way, it only takes a half hour a day and then I don’t get a huge build up of things on my feed. Trying to spend time on my blog is always a 2 hour affair minimum, which is why I save it for the weekend when I have time. I have noticed the same with my views, which is why I very very very seldomly schedule posts on the weekend. I find that Mon-Thurs is the best days for mine. People pretty much work on Follow Friday posts through the weekend and ignore other things.

  24. I honestly blog whenever I have time. Now that I think about it, I tend to blog more on weekdays because I spend my weekends catching up on work I’ve neglected to do and my own blogging. I like to check the blogs I subscribe to at the end of each weekday (if I have time) and I find that it works best for me!

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  25. I blog more on the weekdays mostly because on the weekend, it’s me time. If I’m on the internet, it’s on my phone. Usually I’m watchin’ TV or readin’ or gamin’ or gone out. It’s on the weekdays that I’m more tired, but I also manage time better haha. Weekends, I’m a bum!

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  26. I blog more and am more online on the weekdays. Since I work from home I usually sneak in some blogging and reading time during the day which is really the only time I can do it because at night and weekends I have a 3 year old devil that keeps me way too busy for it. if I get one hour of blogging time on the weekend that’s a feat! There are a few weekends here and there where he goes to his grandma that I use for blogging and general procrastinating though >.< I definitely have also always noticed my blog gets less views over the weekend. My lowest day has always been Friday ever since I started 2 years ago. I actually often schedule a review of a very popular book that day to attract more people over and it's been working a bit lol. When I post a review of a book that's less known though I get maybe half the views it's a crazy change. Although Sundays lately have been very high on pageviews I'm thinking it's bc of STS. I also link my giveaways on Candace's Saturday Situation which always brings a few people. But even with all that I still get more visits on weekdays *shrugs*. Book Blogger problems.

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  27. My blogging varies. There are some weeks where during the week I’m free and have the time to blog. There are some weeks where it is my Saturday and Sunday where I find myself in a frenzie. I have also checked my stats for view of my blog and they are fairly consistent during the week, drop on Saturday and if I see a spike, it’s a lot of times on Sunday. Very interesting!

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  28. I do both! I have Saturdays off, but work all day Sundays. I usually blog whenever I can spare time to, but I do have more days off during the week than on the weekend, so I’d probably lean toward saying I blog more during the week. Maybe people visit less on weekends because they’re out doing stuff since they don’t have school or work? That’s definitely interesting!

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  29. Since my blog is about the shy, awkward, nerdy underdog, I tend to upload stories or blog when the feeling hits. That said, if there’s something newsy about something going on in my life, then I do it at the time.

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  30. I think that maybe everyone’s just too busy relaxing on weekends, or they’re like you. They have enough time to blog on weekends, so they do that. I know I do. And I know I’m just rushing to get posts up on the weekend, so maybe other are doing that too.

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  31. I usually prepare my own blogposts during the weekend, (but I also write my reviews and other posts on weekdays), but during the weekend, I have less time than during the week – because my kids are around all the time! And sometimes there are hockey games, piano recitals, circus performances and other things going on during the weekend.

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  32. My page views tend to go up on the weekends because that’s when I post my weekly feature (For My Children) and I’m most likely to get ping backs from other bloggers (Sunday recap posts). I do most of my blogging on weekends too, and that’s when I have the free time to catch up on all the other blogs in my feed.

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  33. I usually don’t pay too much attention to my stats so I can’t speak about my stats and whether or not they’re similar to yours, but I do know in general people don’t blog over the weekend. I read blogs via Feedly during the morning (8-9am) and I personally blog on every other day during the week. However, they’re usually posts that I write over the weekend that are scheduled to be posted throughout the week.

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  34. I tend to blog more on the weekends because I have more time to focus on posts and to do comment sprees, but most of my posts are scheduled for weekdays. I’m not sure how my pageviews behave on the weekends compared to the rest of the week. Now I’m curious! I’ll have to keep track of them in the next few weeks to see what happens.

  35. My page views dip on the weekends, too! I probably spend more time visiting blogs on weekdays, myself, but I definitely spend more time working on MY blog on the weekends. I wonder if there’s a correlation between being a blogger and spending more/less time on other blogs on the weekends, vs. being a regular reader/non-blogger. Might depend on who one’s main audience is? Really interesting to ponder!

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