When there was only one post on the blog that month

2011 was a pretty dark time for The Solid Signal Blog. You might remember those days. The economy had been in a slump for years. Our big seller of 2008, the television converter box, wasn’t selling well anymore due the expiration of a government program.

It’s not that there wasn’t so much to blog about. It’s more that we were all tightening our belts back then, doing more with less. There wasn’t a lot of time to spend blogging.

The big post that month

If you were looking for reading entertainment from Solid Signal, you were going to be pretty starved in 2011. Most months there wasn’t even a single post. In June you found “Choosing the Right Amplifier for Your TV Antenna,” a post that’s been on our site since then and actually has a lot of great ideas. It may not be the fanciest but it’s absolutely on track. It’s good information in 2019, just as good as it was in 2011.

Quality or quantity? Why not both?

There’s a big argument among bloggers about whether you should write the best possible posts you can, on an infrequent basis, or write consistently even if the quality of your posts isn’t that good. I’ll tell you what I’ve learned.

I think that in a perfect world, you should publish only those blog posts that really elevate the art form and give people something so unique they can’t find it anywhere else. However, Google and other search engines actually penalize blogs that publish less frequently.

That doesn’t mean you should fill your blog with garbage. Here at The Solid Signal Blog, our staff tries to put up a variety of different articles. Some are tutorials, some are pure fun, and others cover the day’s news. Like any other blog, not every article is going to be for you, but at least you have some choices and Google stay happy with us.


About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.