This is The Best Time to Be a Blogger

While everyone’s too busy complaining about the pandemic, the quarantine, the economic side-effects of this pandemic and quarantine, here’s what happened to me yesterday:

I got more blog visitors, views, likes, comments, and new followers than any previous day in the last 30 days.

And today is setting up to be an equally interesting day in terms of blog visitors.

The truth is that in spite of everything going on right now, there are still opportunities.

The truth is that right now is the best time to have a blog.

People have more time to read than ever before

Around the world, folks are in lockdown. Restaurants, clubs, even churches are closed. There’s nowhere to go, nothing to do.

This is the best time in history to be a blogger because everyone has a lot more time to read. People need a distraction right now and you can be the blogger who offers them that opportunity.

Words are part of the fight against this pandemic.

Without words, we might lose hope. If we lose hope, we become helpless. We might think this battle is a lost cause.

If you’re not going to write when everybody is locked at home with their laptops, smartphones, and e-readers fully charged, when are you going to?

Now it’s the time to add value

But you should be careful what you blog about.

The world has shifted a bit. Our priorities are different.

t’s the perfect time to blog, but you’ve got to take into account the context. You’re addressing an audience that is working from home, facing the risk of losing their jobs, while dealing with an economic meltdown, and living in fear and anxiety.

If you ignore those factors when you write, the chance of being successful are slim. It doesn’t mean every piece you write has to be about the pandemic. But if you’re not at least being empathic and helpful, you’re missing out on what is probably the biggest online opportunity since 1999.

The name of the game?

Add value.

Massive amounts of value.

Give away stuff, your best stuff. Offer them support, words of encouragement. Motivate, inspire, comfort.

What are you waiting for?

There is nobody reading this post who lacks the ability to take advantage of this opportunity.

All you need is the inner fortitude to punch those damn keys. That is it!

Write as if there’s no tomorrow, because guess what?

Maybe there isn’t one.

Write as if your words could change the world for the better, because guess what?

They just might.

Now is the best time to blog. You are good enough and all it takes is the willingness to punch those damn keys, edit your content, and click on the damn publish button.

The world needs your words now more than ever before.

36 thoughts on “This is The Best Time to Be a Blogger

  1. Words of wisdom! Right now, everybody is on the internet, and they have more time to read blogs. Grow your traffic and readers! Work hard during this time and it’ll show in a few weeks!
    Thanks for posting, this is fantastic.

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  2. I’ve honestly gotten so many more followers in the last couple weeks even with only a handful of posts. I’ve been trying to help out smaller artists since they’re having a hard time right now so why not spread some love, right? You both get more traffic so everybody wins!

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  3. Spreading love, joy, and hope; helping folks keep their spirits up; exchanging ideas for how to emerge a better world: that’s what it’s all about. Thanks for your constant encouragement, Cristian. ♥️ Have a “Theriffic” Thursday!

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  4. This is excellent! Thank you so much for your insight. People are getting hammered from every direction, sometimes it’s hard to know what to believe. You deliver inspiration for many who are trying to help.

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  5. Since I do a photo-blog, do you think people would be angry if I keep blogging because they think I am breaking quarantine? I decided to put my blog on hold until the quarantine is over, but, perhaps I am a missing a big opportunity.

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      1. In fact, I just got done yesterday going through all my old physical photos. Kept several to scan into my computer for potential use on my blog. But was primarily going through them to find pictures of my ex sister in law who passed away two weeks ago. Her daughter lives in England and with the pandemic couldn’t be there with her at the end and any memorial service is not going to happen any time soon. It’s just amazing how this pandemic is affecting us all in so many different ways.

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    1. Me too!! Exercise always gets my brain going. Although, I’m really jealous you have a stationary bike. I’m a part time cycling instructor at a local studio and missing it HARD. Enjoy!!! And keep writing 🙂

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  6. Words are the BEST fight in this pandemic. I’m bias because writing and reading is my jam, but I’d say there’s no better relief. Really enjoyed your wisdom in the online Art of Blogging class. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I have been thinking the same thing these days. And I have seen an increase in my blog traffic too, which is exciting. It’s like why not now? Why not seize the moment and see what we can get away with? In a helpful and positive way of course 🙂

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    1. Well, I think that “interesting” times such as these have to be taken advantage of. Interesting, in the sense that stuff is going on. A lot of folks are cautious, and we should aspire to do more, become more. It just seems like a logical thing to do. Never been much of a fan of going in the same direction as everyone else, though.

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    1. My pleasure!

      Well, if you want to reach the top, all you’ve got to do is put one foot in front of the other. That’s about it. But most people are now stopping, or taking a break because why not, and so it’s easier to get ahead if you just keep moving forward.

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      1. HAH! You’re spot on.

        Just keep moving is what’s needed.
        And while that’s SO simple, it’s hard for some people to keep it up, it’s sad sure but…

        It just means less competition. LOL

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  8. This is a really good time to blog. This is a good time to start A LOT of things people have always wanted to but put it off because our day to day “jobs”. No jobs now, so why sit and wallow, might as well start actually doing what youve wanted to do!!

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  9. Thanks for the encouragement. I decided to stick to my weekly publishing schedule during the pandemic just for the practice because I have no traffic or followers. That effort gave me a whole new perspective to use in my blogging.

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  10. Cristian you are right, it is a unique circumstance that encourages the would be blogger to “pound the darn keys” (rated G version). Many people are looking for things to read and divert their nervous energy, however I wonder if a writer didn’t have the to drive before the pandemic would this forced situation create drive? Perhaps it could give someone a chance to write with extra free time and see that it could be sustained. Happy blogging everybody!

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