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You Get Sick Your Blog Get’s Sick

In case you haven’t noticed, I have not posted in awhile; I have been down with the sickness, big time.  I am feeling better now and finally got back on the computer and into the blogosphere and then……….. I took a look at my stats.  Boy, if I wasn’t sick enough before after taking a look at those, I just about wretched.

Depending on what your blogging goals are you really have to be conscious of setbacks that may occur in life.  If you plan to achieve good stats, make money, or any other goal you have, you must have a plan.  Normally, when I would be expecting a time when I would be unable to post like I want to I would plan ahead and write several posts and then login post and tend to whatever I needed to tend to.

However, for the unexpected, like a sickness, job changes, family etc. it is difficult to get your brain to work enough for quality posts for your readers.  I say all of this because while I was sick I realized how important it was to treat your blog, like a business, that is if you want to become a serious blogger.  If it is a personal blog or recreational blog it may not be as important.

Throughout this illness I was stricken by, I began thinking how I could have managed to at least keep my blog or at least my presence online with having little energy and foggy thinking.    I came up with a few answers that if heaven forbid I get this sick again I can put into practice.

-         As in previous times that I had planned posts ahead of time, have a few quality posts on backup should anything happen that you would need them

-         Comment on fellow bloggers sites, provided you are well enough to do so, but don’t just go out there and put some useless comments on others blogs

-         Keep in contact with your fellow online entrepreneurs and bloggers buddies and  let them know your situation, at least they will know you did not vacate them or the online world

-         Converse on social media sites even if it is not about your latest post or blog, you can prep yourself for an entire new readership by doing this

-         If you’re clear enough write a post about another bloggers post that you found interesting and give them the credit, of course

-         Ask people to guest post, which I believe one may want to do anyway, good for you blog and the guest

Just a few ideas I brainstormed while in my foggy state, none of which I put into practice due to the severity of sickness.  Although all these tips may work well in times of trouble, take care of yourself first, which goes without saying.  If you are not well, there is no blog.

If you have any additional tips I would love to hear them!


4 Responses to “You Get Sick Your Blog Get’s Sick”

  1. To handle this situation what scheduled post mean to my friend. :D
    .-= Dana @ Blogging Update´s last blog ..Is Google Buzz competitor of Facebook and Twitter? =-.

  2. Hi Jenny,
    Some great tips here. It’s something I’m having to think about in preparation for our family holiday in May. I’m fortunate that we’re a community site so others can write in my absence but still planning on preparing and scheduling posts.

    For next time, it would be good if you could have a fall back person who could look after things while you’re sick. Easier said than done but sites like bloggerluv should make that a more realistic option in future.

    Glad you’re better. Have your stats picked up?
    .-= Eleanor Edwards´s last blog ..1 Minute Motivator: The faith of a little child =-.

  3. Great motivational post jenny! I am not that business oriented and don’t cares about my blog much if i have done posting on it continously for week time. :)

    I mean the title of your post is quite catchy and yes this is true that if you step back, your business will get back a couple of steps!

    One step you need to take to get back to the normal position and another one to get it to start fighting again with your competitors! What do you say about this?

    Am following the comments on this and would love to increase interaction.. :)

  4. [...] The fact of the matter is I have been extremely ill.  Awhile back I wrote a post entitled “You Get Sick Your Blog Get’s Sick”   at that time I was only sick with a flu bug of sorts and the suggestions in there still [...]

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