Which Time Zone Is Best for Blogging?

I’m limiting this to the U.S. (my apologies). Do you think one time zone has an advantage in blogging over another? Is there an advantage to ‘getting off the mark early’ (i.e., Eastern Standard Time) or getting ‘last licks’ (PST)? What do you think?

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6 Responses to Which Time Zone Is Best for Blogging?

  1. Jason says:

    I might be biased, but I like EST for blogging. Presumably your post(s) will be available for a greater percentage of your readership’s time in front of the computer.
    I co-write my blog with a friend on the West coast, however, and I really like waking up and finding new posts as well.

  2. Brian says:

    I’m about as far west as one can go (in North America) and due to work and family obligations I often don’t get to post until 9 or 10 in the evening. By that time most readers back east have already hit the hay.
    I guess it all balances out in the end though. When I’m posting in the evenings it is usually morning in Kuala Lumpur where another blogger that I know is just starting off her day.

  3. MarkH says:

    We’ve got a good solution, just put one member on each coast.

  4. coturnix says:

    11am EST

  5. The real advantage is that we have bloggers across the nation picking out little pieces of information locally and pushing them up to national views. I tend to look at it all as a team effort…

  6. gordo says:

    Without a doubt, the best time zone is Canada’s Atlantic zone, which is one hour ahead of Eastern time. On the West Coast, you can blog late at night, but most of the news hits the media outlets between 4 AM and 8 AM Eastern, so west coast bloggers have to either blog at very odd hours, or look for more obscure stories that haven’t already been chewed to death by our east coast brethren.

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