I always felt that over-posting is a real thing. One of the reasons I stopped using Twitter was the sheer overwhelm I felt trying to catch up with an endless supply of tweets. No matter how many times a day I opened the app, they were always there. Waiting.
I’m talking about a Social Media site where the maximum you can post if 280 characters (at the time 140). Literally, a few seconds of your day. Yet, it seemed so much.
I have to be honest, it’s a challenge to keep up with several long-form posts a day. I know that in the online community, the only way to get your work noticed is to post frequently. Yet, when you see your feed bombarded with numerous blog posts from one writer, it can get taxing.
I feel guilty if I’m not reading posts from writers I follow. I feel that the person went through a lot of trouble to write the post, the least I could do is make time to read it. So when someone over-posts, I tend to unfollow. I know that sounds terrible but, I can’t help it.
I’ve been writing a lot these days. So, it’s not too hard for me to get out several posts a day. But, I don’t want to do it for fear that I will drive away some readers. I think consistency is important, but I don’t think I want to create overwhelm for my readers.