There is no question that maintaining a blog requires new material which is delivered on a regular basis. Anyone who writes an advice column on blogging will always mention this. It is also the top reason given for why people stop blogging – the burnout.
I think RSS has changed the need for posts every day. With the time saving component of RSS readers, people don’t care as much about frequency.
So two questions –
1. What is the acceptable minimum for blogging frequency? This answer should contain a number (i.e. once per day, once per week, etc).
2. What are the factors that control what the acceptable minimum is? My first thought is the age of a blog. Older blogs with established readership can post less often. When you are first starting out, providing lots of new material is very important. The topic of your blog can also dictate frequency.
So, comments and trackbacks are on. What do you think?