Blogging Insights# 31- Pandemic effecting the blog

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.

QUESTIONS

1.

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.

2.

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.

3.

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.

4.

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.

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44 thoughts on “Blogging Insights# 31- Pandemic effecting the blog

  1. There have been a lot of blog posts featuring the topic of the corona virus. That cannot be helped with something that is so far reaching and affecting every single person on the planet. I have by and large tried not to write too much about it. I figure we are already saturated with it as it is. You do write inspiring posts often. And, you have often given me something to smile about and I thank you for that.

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  2. I agree with most everything you’ve said, Sadje. I haven’t said much about the virus at all, as we all know about it already, and get so much news it’s overwhelming. Mostly my blog is for fun entertainment and that’s what I try to keep it. 🙂

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  3. May I compliment you on doing a FABULOUS job of keeping spirits up and posting positive and uplifting things. Hosting some fun challenges which turn our focus to the bright side. You’re amazing! Keep doing what you’re doing! You’re one of those who has helped me get through this mess. Thank you !!

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  4. This is good! I, too, tried to keep positive encouragement (much of it faith-based) going at my site…particularly during April when there were 2 major challenges going on. And I was also thinking that my blog is doing better, as far as stats, due to the pandemic at-home population. I hope we see the end of Covid-19 soon–but that we don’t lose the frequent bloggers 🙂

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    1. Thanks Rhen. I think our faith and outlook on life plays a major role in how we deal with the tough times.
      Yeah, I too hope that we don’t lose the new followers as things settle down.

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