Lingerie Blog News: Your Opinion Needed!

Hi everyone,

I know two posts in one day is a bit unusual, but I’m really interested in getting your feedback about something.

For the past year or so, I’ve been updating my blog everyday.  I love writing and I love lingerie so I never run out of things to talk about, but I’m not sure if I can keep this pace forever.

Before making any changes though, I want to hear what you think.  Do you need a fresh, daily fix of The Lingerie Addict?  Or would you prefer fewer (albeit more detailed) posts spread out over the week?

Let me know!  And if you’d like to share more, feel free to comment below or e-mail me at candykane29@gmail.com.  I always respond to e-mails.  :-)

Lots of Love,
Treacle

P.S. I nearly forgot the obligatory lingerie photo.  Here’s Masha Novoselova for La Perla from a couple of seasons back. ;-)

P.P.S. Don’t forget to read about my very first burlesque class!

57 Comments

  1. Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle
    27/01/10 at 2:49

    Great photo! I think that even if you only blogged 3x a week, if they're good, that would be enough. It's hard to make all the rounds as a reader :)

  2. Treacle
    27/01/10 at 2:52

    Thank you, Mary Jo. I really appreciate the comment. :-)

  3. @agentbabcock
    27/01/10 at 3:02

    Somewhere from 3-5 days per week. I think you love lingerie too much to blog less, but you still deserve a few days off.

  4. Treacle
    27/01/10 at 3:18

    Thanks so much for responding, Agent Babcock. I do love lingerie very much, and 3-5 sounds like a good amount. :-)

  5. Gaby
    27/01/10 at 3:52

    I agree with the 3-5 times a week.

    I know that I go in spurts, sometimes I will post a couple of times a day and then sometimes not for 3 or 4 days.

    If people follow you, you will still pop up in the follow lists.

    Also you don't want to burn out too quickly! Best to go at a steady pace I think. :)

    Gaby xoxox

  6. Treacle
    27/01/10 at 3:58

    Thanks, Gaby. That's a great point. I don't feel burnt out now, but I am starting to get a lot busier, and the last thing I want is for blogging to turn into a chore…I love it too much!

    By the way, Gaby is the lady behind Hopeless Lingerie, one my "Best of" for 2009. Click on her username to see the gorgeous designs!

  7. Monika P.
    27/01/10 at 4:52

    wow, I love it so much!

    3 times a week would be a good choice:)

    Monika from J'adore Fashion

  8. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl
    27/01/10 at 4:54

    Oh I love the lingerie Masha's wearing in this photo!!

    I'd say about 3 times per week is best, because it's easier on the readers. If someone doesn't have enough spare time a day or access to the internet for a while it gets harder to catch up on everythng, yet a lot of times you wouldn't want to miss a thing. For that same reason I always feel bad for my readers, but the whole point of my blog is to update every day, so for this one year I can't slow down lol I voted in the poll too, btw!

    Oh, and I'm going to check out your fellow blogger Gaby's site now :)

  9. FashionJazz
    27/01/10 at 4:58

    I know what u are saying, but dont let blogging become a chore. it must always be fun : ) xx

  10. Noble Beeyotch
    27/01/10 at 6:00

    Hey!
    In my opinion, you should, in no way feel obligated to right a certain number of posts just because you think people expect you to. Please right as often or as rarely as you wish to. People like me, who genuinely appreciate your writing will never mind because what matter is the quality and certainly not the quantity!

    Cheers!

  11. Sher
    27/01/10 at 6:41

    Well, I try to blog every other day so that's about 3-4 posts per week. I think it's a little too tiring to blog every day, it might take the fun out of blogging if it becomes a chore:P

    xx

  12. Petra Bellejambes
    27/01/10 at 7:17

    Hey Treacle – All the advice here is sound, and I echo the Noble Beeyotch fully. Don't put a number on it, post when it feels right and real, and your fans out here will love it all no doubt.

    xoxo – Petra

  13. geekambition
    27/01/10 at 7:24

    I've only just recently discovered your blog but I think it's lovely and will be no matter how many times you post a week :)

  14. Maggi
    27/01/10 at 8:18

    I think you should keep the pace that's healthy for you, KWIM? Every day is awesome but so would 3 times a week or whatever you chose. Anything to keep from burning out! lol

  15. cervin
    27/01/10 at 8:45

    Hello,
    You are as the good chocolate, me takes a square and later I need a young every day. But I know that it is difficult to write an article every day. It is with a lot of pleasure that I wait for my newsletter to read to you and I shall remain faithful 3 4 or 5 times not week.

    Indeed to you
    Sandrine

  16. Mrs. M.
    27/01/10 at 9:02

    i agree with Mary Jo-I think 3 times a week would be an awesome amount. Hopefully not too strenuous on your schedule, but enough to update us with all the latest.

  17. Katie@Knickersblog
    27/01/10 at 9:07

    I love reading your posts and as you see by your poll 4-5 times is the preferred (cutting out the weekends) but 3 times a week is totally understandable.

  18. Nina
    27/01/10 at 10:07

    I'm learning everything about lingerie from you (I have no knowledge about it … I know I'm pathetic) so the more posts, the better for me!

  19. Rachel
    27/01/10 at 10:07

    Love that photo!

    I think it's really all about how often you're comfortable with blogging. Obviously you want to post at least a few times a week to keep the readers interested. However, you said yourself you're not sure you can keep posting daily. If you don't think you're going to be able to in the long run, start posting less. I think 3-5 posts a week is a good amount to shoot for.

  20. joei
    27/01/10 at 10:13

    hi there,

    4-5 times a week is fine. if you do it everyday, you'll eventually feel like its a chore to compose entries.

    anyway, was just bloghopping. if you wanna exchange links, just drop me a line on my blog! ;)

    joei

  21. Couture Carrie
    27/01/10 at 10:58

    Don't go changin', darling! Love your daily posts! Keep up the amazing work :)

    Love this pic, btw!

    xoxox,
    CC

  22. Reaper
    27/01/10 at 11:09

    I said 3 times a week and the rest is wild card stuff… you know more about the person behind the Lingerie

  23. Leah
    27/01/10 at 11:11

    Every other day would be good… I'd love to read your post everyday but sometimes I don't get to log on everyday so I tend to miss a post.

  24. Treacle
    27/01/10 at 11:15

    @Monika, Julia, Sher, Maggi, Katie, Mrs. M

    Thanks for commenting ladies. I'm hearing a lot of 3x/week.

    After this poll is over, I think I might post a follow-up question next week about the type of content people want to see.

  25. Treacle
    27/01/10 at 11:17

    @Fashion Jazz, Noble Beeyotch, Petra Bellejames

    Thanks for reminding me that it's about quality not quantity. I felt myself getting a bit obsessed with post every single day (as opposed to making sure I was writing good stuff), which is what motivated me to think about changing.

  26. Treacle
    27/01/10 at 11:19

    @Rachel, @Nina, @Cervin, @geekambition, @joei, @Reaper, @Couture Carrie, @Leah

    Thanks so much for giving me your opinions…I really appreciate the feedback. It sounds like you guys prefer a few more posts per week (4-5, if not everyday).

    I'd definitely like to get your opinion next week about the kind of content you feel is most valuable to you. :-)

  27. Diane
    27/01/10 at 11:41

    Hy, thanks for the comment, I already voted for everyday posts :D

    kiss

  28. Nicole Maki
    27/01/10 at 12:05

    I think you need to pick an optimum frequency for you – your energy level, lifestyle, inspiration etc.

    Whether it's daily posting or three times a week, we'll all be reading because your content is fab and your effervescent personality comes through every sentence.

    Thank you for including us in the discussion.

  29. The Haute-Shopper
    27/01/10 at 13:02

    I think if you're lacking the time to post daily, posting a few times a week won't be an issue. If you do stress yourself to post every day you might get a burnout and feel like blogging is more of a chore than a hobby. I used to post daily, when I started my blog during time-off between jobs. There's no way I can do that now, unless I actually force myself, which would end up making me lose the love to blog. I say don't worry too much about what others think. As long as you keep posting, no matter how often, your true fans will read regardless.

  30. Isquisofrenia
    27/01/10 at 14:48

    i was gonna say that you should still post about lingerie stuff and maybe about some other stuff about maybe your outfits or other celebreties lingerie.
    or not i dont know hahahh

    how about more of your outfits but then your blog is lingerie addict so it would be odd?
    or maybe not

  31. Colin
    27/01/10 at 15:00

    Quality rather than quantity my dear. Keep up the good work on your blog.

    Twitter is always there for your more instant thoughts!

    Nylonfoxie…

  32. A red lipstick
    27/01/10 at 16:25

    I think you should blog as much or as little as you want! It wouldn't bother me if you didn't post something every day, I think it's your choice, and your blog is wonderful no matter what! :)

  33. Kata Wagner Berg
    27/01/10 at 16:47

    Every day posts is the best I think!

    Thank You to share with me why are u blogging! Keep going my friend,I love it!
    Have a nice evening!

  34. clarewbrown
    27/01/10 at 17:41

    This is a wonderful post! maybe if you need to cut your pace back to 3X a week we would still love you! You totally deserve some days off during the week

  35. Pippa Artus
    27/01/10 at 18:26

    Gorgeous photo :)
    Looks so stunning!!!
    xox

  36. Kashaya
    27/01/10 at 18:27

    I think you should update as often as you like. If you don't feel like posting every day then don't. I think people will read your blog anyway.=)

  37. Angel
    27/01/10 at 18:39

    While it would be wonderful to see updates every day, that's a lot to ask for. Just a few times a week would be great.

  38. Lilee▲
    27/01/10 at 20:09

    i like that photo! i post anout 2 or 3 times a week, i used to be addicted and post everyday! haha

  39. Treacle
    27/01/10 at 20:54

    @Nicole Maki

    I feel like I should print this comment and keep it on my fridge for when I'm feeling down. Thank you so much for saying this. :-)

  40. Treacle
    27/01/10 at 20:55

    @The Haute Shopper

    You're absolutely right. I don't want blogging to turn into a chore, and thank you for reminding that my true fans will keep stopping by regardless. :-)

  41. Treacle
    27/01/10 at 20:57

    @Isquisofrenia

    I could do definitely do more outfit posts…I'm in something lingerie related almost every day!

    And great suggestion about including a celebrity or model bit ever so often.

    I'd like to do a poll about the content people want to see, and I'll include these suggestions. :-)

  42. Treacle
    27/01/10 at 20:58

    @Lilee, @Angel, @ClarewBrown

    Thanks for the feedback ladies! Based on your comments and those of the other responders so far, it looks I'll be posting articles around 3x a week and my less time-intensive features (like photo friday and the blog carnival) 2x a week. How does that sound?

  43. Elise
    27/01/10 at 21:15

    I love your blog! I love the gorgeous pictures you post, the fab lingerie you find, your advice, your great attitude, the community of girls who appreciate and comment on what you do. But it is your blog, so post as often as comfortable without being a chore.

    And never fear, we'll still be here reading it. We need it. We're lingerie and hose addicts too!!

  44. Treacle
    27/01/10 at 21:37

    @Kashaya, @A Red Lipstick, @Colin

    You're right. Quality over quantity. We're not making widgets, after all. ;-)

  45. Treacle
    27/01/10 at 21:38

    @Elise

    Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! I can't tell you how much those kind words mean to me. :-)

  46. Treacle
    27/01/10 at 21:39

    @Kata, @Diane, @Pippa

    Thanks for stopping by, ladies. Your comments have been duly noted. ;-)

  47. Miss Caitlin S.
    27/01/10 at 23:00

    I dont' know, I would like either!! I like quick posts but also longer ones are good too… kind of up to you! :) Sorry, haha, I'm of no help.

  48. Treacle
    28/01/10 at 0:20

    @Miss Caitlin S.

    LOL! You trip me out, Caitlin. Thanks for commenting. :-D

  49. SoCalMan
    28/01/10 at 14:21

    The trend I am beginning to see, be it in blogging, or vlogs on YouTube, is to step away from the daily posting, and go more toward a schedule (M-W-F), where the reader/viewer always knows they are going to get a quality post, and the blogger won't be struggling to find content.

    For you, it would be easy to stretch to 4 postings, with Fashion Friday being your "fun" post.

    You're doing great, either way, because you are having fun. Again, love the new design.

  50. Mademoiselle Frou-Frou
    28/01/10 at 18:34

    oh my goodness…just was updating links on my blog (we're remodeling our blog too! finally putting in a menu toolbar) and happened to see your new site is up! congratulations!
    enjoy the new look, it's fantastic. i prefer sites that post 3xs per week blogger since i visit most sites once or twice a week tops.
    xoxo alison

  51. michelle_
    28/01/10 at 23:20

    i dont with the amount of times u blogged :D but the good amount to blog is around 3-5 times a week.. just take 1/2 days off from blogging :D
    t h a n k s . for your c o m m e n t s
    hugs & kisses from
    miCHELLE @ GLISTERS&BLISTERS

  52. frankufotos Lingerie
    29/01/10 at 2:07

    I agree with much of what's already in the comments – pace yourself, don't burn out or let it become a chore. I usually do 4 posts a week.
    Depending on what's going on IRL, sometimes it's a breeze, sometimes not. I'd suggest you try a regular schedule of the *minimum* of what you know you can do, especially if your schedule is getting busier. You can always do extras as needed, or as inspiration strikes. A lot of your posts tend to involve a lot of detail, and if you want to keep that going to your satisfaction, less may be more over time. That said, most of us probably wouldn't mind if you kept up a post-a-day, but it's far easier to read 'em than to write 'em ; )

    ps- love the design update!

  53. T-Rex
    29/01/10 at 9:33

    I would prefer that you do it right, and do it less often. AND, like other folks have said, I wouldn't want it to become a chore for you rather than a joy.

  54. maiddiane
    01/02/10 at 21:15

    Hello Treacle,

    i don't know how You keep up the pace You do, especially with posts that obviously take a lot of care to prepare.

    That said, post when the mood strikes, hopefully at least 3 times a week. ;o)

    diane

  55. badside
    02/02/10 at 22:04

    Hope this isn't too late, please excuse my tardiness! Your blog has quickly become one that I try to get to everyday that I can. That being said, I really don't know how you keep the pace of so many posts per week going, I can barely get two or three up per week on a regular basis. I think you should just go at your own pace and if one week you can only do two or three posts that's fine, there's no need to have it written in stone. I'll always be checking in here to see if there's something new no matter what you decide to do.

  56. Moira
    16/02/10 at 12:04

    Don't change a thing!!! If I could get 3 notices a day I'd be happy, as much as you're able without doing harm to yourself…it's my naughty little pleasure at work!
    Moira

  57. Josephine
    21/01/13 at 20:29

    Quality not quantity! More is never the best.

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