Pinging google sitemap after every new article submission

As you may know, by using the following url, you can 'ping' google to update its record of your sitemap:

Ping Link
I made a script to do this programmatically after every article submission (I am making a user submitted blog type site).

Do you think its a bad idea to do this after every submission and would it be better to do this daily or after some interval?

I guess this would come down to whether or not there is a chance that doing this would stall the application execution. The pinging is not done asynchronously so I guess there is always a chance. I was just wondering if anybody has implemented this programmatically and what his/her approach was.

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