I really love the psychology of social networks. Is that weird?
Behold, the guide to the absolute best time to post on social media and blogs--the product of personal experience, brands and apps, social media and blogger experts, and in some cases, even the social media channel themselves.
(This is one of those things to pin and come back to/print off and tape above your blogging workplace/bookmark)

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  • Most people tend to read blogs in the morning with the start of their day 
  • More men than women read blogs in the evening 
  • On average, the most pageviews come in at 11am
  • Highest traffic comes in on Mondays and Thursdays

  • 1:00-5:00pm on weekdays (lunchtime!) 
  • Highest engagement on Wednesdays (it's the middle of the week--ain't nobody want to do work)
  • Engagement is lowest on the weekends, and everyday before 8am

  • Best times to post: 12pm, 5pm, 6pm on weekdays 
  • Weekends have about 17% higher engagement for clothing brands

  • Saturdays are the best time to pin, optimally at 8pm-11pm & 2am-4am (lol) 
  • Highest engagement for fashion & brands: 3pm Friday
  • During the week, try to pin from about 1-4pm EST

But of course, it is important to note that not every reader is the same, and these should be tailored to your readers. Test a few of them out and note and compare engagement levels to find a time and day that is just right!

A few tools to help | so maybe not all of us want to stay up until 4am to increase the engagement of a single pin, yeah, I guess that's valid. Tools like Buffer or HootSuite can help you schedule social media posts to publish when inconvenient for you (or to give you more time to do other things, like buy and eat ice cream).

P.S. This post was promised for Sunday, so my apologies of its delay--I was having a bit of technical issues with the internetz and so I watched Big Hero 6 with my roommates last night and cried myself to sleep. Hope that's a valid excuse. teehee!

"Blogging Tips" is a new series on JooJoo Azad started due to popular demand and is focused on helping bloggers grow their blogs and speak out on issues that matter to them. New posts are published every Sunday.
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