The best time to strike with blog posts

A Connecticut software developer has analyzed 10,000 postings on social networking sites to determine the best and worst times to publish a blog post.

The best times, according to developer Jake Luciani’s work: between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (Pacific Time) and between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, with Thursday being the best day.

This is a definite must-share factoid for the bloggers at your organization (if you can pry them away from lunch, that is).

More details about how he came to the conclusion here and here.

[Photo by Leo Reynolds]

Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's and Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.

2 thoughts on “The best time to strike with blog posts”

  1. Darn it. I just posted a blog item tonight!

    This is an interesting find. Thanks for sharing. It sounds logical, but I hadn’t thought of timing posts before.

    I have learned that posting on Twitter at night generates fewer responses than during the day, so it must be similar. I’ve read that Twitter’s like a streaming conversation, so if you miss an opportunity for people to read your Tweet (or for you to read theirs), it’s likely gone.

    At least your blog post is still out there and on RSS.

  2. Well, you found my post even though it was 10:30 at night 🙂

    Seriously though, this is fantastic information to share with professional bloggers out there.

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