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UPDATE: 5/17/2024 -- I'm OFFICIALLY Retired! ud83eudd73ud83cudf7b Hi! I'm Dave Mauder, many of my friends call me MaudMan. I've been married to my beautiful wife, Michele,

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Hi All:

I've been fighting a bit of procrastination and disorganization lately, so I started watching some training videos here to get ideas on how to get better organi

Well, the first thing I would do if I were you is make a plan to make one post and time the various elements that go into making your unique posts. Let's say it takes 10 hours.

You now know how long it is to make one post. I would add two hours for safety, and then decide if you want to do it over one or two days.

Then, decide how many times a week you want to do that. An ideal schedule is what you decide is best for you.

Another recommendation, Google likes consistency so don't start with three posts a week and let it trickle down to one a fortnight.

This is great advice Catherine! I will figure out how long it takes me for one new article and then figure out a schedule from there.

The recommendation is to keep updating blogs with 2 - 3 posts weekly for the foreseeable future.

I think I could manage 2 posts per week. Depending on the topic, most of them would take me 1-2 days to complete anyway. The part I need to work on is the mindset. I won't want this to feel like "work", but it is a business and I'm trying to generate an income, so I need to treat it as such.

With the AI in-house, 2 to 3 posts are a piece of cake. Obviously, the less you post, the longer it takes. I would also focus on quality vs quantity.

Initially, you might write more to build up your site's content. Yet, maintaining consistency is crucial.

The AI Author platform is amazing, and I do use it. But there's still a lot of editing time involved to remove "AI fluff" and add my own voice.

There's a learning curve to everything you do. Catherine seems to have given a sound advice, too :)

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What is a sustainable content publishing schedule?

What is a sustainable content publishing schedule?

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Getting Started

Hi All:

I've been fighting a bit of procrastination and disorganization lately, so I started watching some training videos here to get ideas on how to get better organi

Well, the first thing I would do if I were you is make a plan to make one post and time the various elements that go into making your unique posts. Let's say it takes 10 hours.

You now know how long it is to make one post. I would add two hours for safety, and then decide if you want to do it over one or two days.

Then, decide how many times a week you want to do that. An ideal schedule is what you decide is best for you.

Another recommendation, Google likes consistency so don't start with three posts a week and let it trickle down to one a fortnight.

This is great advice Catherine! I will figure out how long it takes me for one new article and then figure out a schedule from there.

The recommendation is to keep updating blogs with 2 - 3 posts weekly for the foreseeable future.

I think I could manage 2 posts per week. Depending on the topic, most of them would take me 1-2 days to complete anyway. The part I need to work on is the mindset. I won't want this to feel like "work", but it is a business and I'm trying to generate an income, so I need to treat it as such.

With the AI in-house, 2 to 3 posts are a piece of cake. Obviously, the less you post, the longer it takes. I would also focus on quality vs quantity.

Initially, you might write more to build up your site's content. Yet, maintaining consistency is crucial.

The AI Author platform is amazing, and I do use it. But there's still a lot of editing time involved to remove "AI fluff" and add my own voice.

There's a learning curve to everything you do. Catherine seems to have given a sound advice, too :)

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Hi All, and Happy Mothers Day to all the WA mamas out there! 🤗

So, I went down a shallow rabbit hole last night watching YouTube videos about professional websi

I think that it depends on your objectives. This is my two penny worth it is not all-inclusive of course, just some thoughts.
Advantages of Adding a Date on a WordPress Post:
Dates on WordPress posts help readers quickly gauge the relevance and timeliness of the content. This is particularly important for news articles, event announcements, or other time-sensitive topics. Including a publication date can also boost the credibility of your content, as it demonstrates that the information is current and well-maintained. Moreover, search engines often prioritize content with clear publication dates, as it helps them determine the relevance of the post for specific user queries.
Disadvantages of Adding a Date on a WordPress Post:
For evergreen content that remains relevant regardless of time, adding a date might inadvertently make the post seem outdated, even if the information is still accurate and useful. Additionally, if you have a large archive of posts, updating old content with new dates can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive process.
Advantages of Removing a Date on a WordPress Post:
Removing the date from a WordPress post can be beneficial for evergreen content that is not time-sensitive. By eliminating the date, the content can maintain a sense of perpetual relevance and avoid appearing outdated. Furthermore, without dates, there is less pressure to constantly update old posts, which can save time and effort in content maintenance.
Disadvantages of Removing a Date on a WordPress Post:
The absence of a clear publication date may lead some readers to question the credibility and reliability of the content. Without a timestamp, it becomes difficult for readers to determine how current or relevant the information is. Moreover, search engines often favor content with clear publication dates, as it helps them deliver the most relevant results to users. Removing the date from a post could potentially have a negative impact on its search engine rankings for specific queries.

The decision to include or remove dates on WordPress posts ultimately depends on the nature of your content and the goals of your website. For most blogs and news sites, including publication dates is generally recommended to maintain credibility and relevance. However, for informational websites that feature evergreen content, removing dates may be a suitable option to maintain a timeless quality. Consider your audience, content strategy, and SEO objectives when deciding whether to add or remove dates from your WordPress posts.

Thank you for the thoughtful response. Excellent points to be considered!

In essence, only yourself can answer the question. Just a thought if it is evergreen content then it would be fair not to have a date, but I might consider a button on the bottom saying updated and the date on a few posts.

However, another factor to consider is what your readers think, are they going to dismiss something with no date? You perceive it to be evergreen but are you certain your readers do

I never gave this any thought, but I knew Abie would have an answer.

Interesting read, but also very old! 😉🤣 I agree with the author, to a point. But he was also creating a lot of content that was not evergreen. In that scenario, the date is useful. I guess it really depends on the site. With my primary niche site, all of the content is evergreen by default, and the published date would be meaningless. I'm considering adding a small footer at the bottom of each article to display the date, but I would use the date the article was last updated, not the published date.

If that resonates and would help your audience all for the better... You can also set up your keyword in the URL and change everything else to look more enticing.

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Display publish date on blog posts, or remove it?

Display publish date on blog posts, or remove it?

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Getting Started

Hi All, and Happy Mothers Day to all the WA mamas out there! 🤗

So, I went down a shallow rabbit hole last night watching YouTube videos about professional websi

I think that it depends on your objectives. This is my two penny worth it is not all-inclusive of course, just some thoughts.
Advantages of Adding a Date on a WordPress Post:
Dates on WordPress posts help readers quickly gauge the relevance and timeliness of the content. This is particularly important for news articles, event announcements, or other time-sensitive topics. Including a publication date can also boost the credibility of your content, as it demonstrates that the information is current and well-maintained. Moreover, search engines often prioritize content with clear publication dates, as it helps them determine the relevance of the post for specific user queries.
Disadvantages of Adding a Date on a WordPress Post:
For evergreen content that remains relevant regardless of time, adding a date might inadvertently make the post seem outdated, even if the information is still accurate and useful. Additionally, if you have a large archive of posts, updating old content with new dates can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive process.
Advantages of Removing a Date on a WordPress Post:
Removing the date from a WordPress post can be beneficial for evergreen content that is not time-sensitive. By eliminating the date, the content can maintain a sense of perpetual relevance and avoid appearing outdated. Furthermore, without dates, there is less pressure to constantly update old posts, which can save time and effort in content maintenance.
Disadvantages of Removing a Date on a WordPress Post:
The absence of a clear publication date may lead some readers to question the credibility and reliability of the content. Without a timestamp, it becomes difficult for readers to determine how current or relevant the information is. Moreover, search engines often favor content with clear publication dates, as it helps them deliver the most relevant results to users. Removing the date from a post could potentially have a negative impact on its search engine rankings for specific queries.

The decision to include or remove dates on WordPress posts ultimately depends on the nature of your content and the goals of your website. For most blogs and news sites, including publication dates is generally recommended to maintain credibility and relevance. However, for informational websites that feature evergreen content, removing dates may be a suitable option to maintain a timeless quality. Consider your audience, content strategy, and SEO objectives when deciding whether to add or remove dates from your WordPress posts.

Thank you for the thoughtful response. Excellent points to be considered!

In essence, only yourself can answer the question. Just a thought if it is evergreen content then it would be fair not to have a date, but I might consider a button on the bottom saying updated and the date on a few posts.

However, another factor to consider is what your readers think, are they going to dismiss something with no date? You perceive it to be evergreen but are you certain your readers do

I never gave this any thought, but I knew Abie would have an answer.

Interesting read, but also very old! 😉🤣 I agree with the author, to a point. But he was also creating a lot of content that was not evergreen. In that scenario, the date is useful. I guess it really depends on the site. With my primary niche site, all of the content is evergreen by default, and the published date would be meaningless. I'm considering adding a small footer at the bottom of each article to display the date, but I would use the date the article was last updated, not the published date.

If that resonates and would help your audience all for the better... You can also set up your keyword in the URL and change everything else to look more enticing.

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