Tanya is the host of Blogging Insights
Posts about the pandemic feature prominently on many (if not most) blogs these days. In today’s Blogging Insights we discuss how it has affected our blogs and blogging.
How frequently do you post about the pandemic? Please share links to a couple of your “pandemic posts” that you particularly like. If you have not written anything about Coronavirus/COVID-19 (seems unbelievable) what are your reasons for this?
I haven’t written anything directly about this pandemic. Though I have tried to make people see the lesser negative impact of this crisis.
My reasons are simple;
• With so much information available about this on the internet, I don’t see any need to add my blog post to the tally.
• The topic has lots of negative impact on people and on my blog, I try to create positivity, so I avoided writing about it.
• I don’t consider myself an expert on the subject and would defer to the experts for authentic information about the disease, it’s symptoms, and its treatment and prevention.
Having said that, I did try to boost the morale of my readers by posting uplifting posts during this time of crisis.
What kind of “posts about the pandemic” do you like to read? (If you don’t, then pleasetell us why?)
In the beginning, I sought to know all I could about the symptoms of this disease. What to do to avoid getting sick and what are the treatment options available in case one does get it. I turned to authentic news articles and medical information journals for this knowledge.
As far as the blogging world is concerned, I loved to read the stories of courage of the frontline workers, and how they are standing in face of the danger of getting sick themself, helping others, doing their duty, and being there for us. These stories were inspiring.
How have you and your blog adapted to “the new normal”?
My blog and its schedule are pretty much the same as they were before this crisis. I post the same number of posts and follow my regular routine.
Have you seen any change in your blog stats during the pandemic? Also, are you posting more or less than you used to?
I think since the pandemic, there has been an increase in the number of people who are following my blog. I guess the reason is that now more and more people are turning towards blogging, having more time on their hands. The number of comments however had decreased. I am also missing a few of the regular bloggers that I used to follow. I guess the pandemic has made them either too busy or has sapped their desire to write. I am hoping to see them back when this situation resolves to some extent.
As for posting, I am posting pretty much the same number of posts daily.
Thanks Tanya for another very topical and interesting set of questions.