Mistake in Not Following My Advice: Always Prepare for the Worst

I have been really under the weather the last two days, and continue to be sick today. Right now, I am kicking myself because I didn’t make sure to have extra content that was timeless and ready to go in case of circumstances making me not able to write content for this site.

In newer blogs like this one, you have to be timely with your content or you will see huge drops in traffic. Yesterday, my traffic was down over thirty percent, and even today, with the great guest post from Steve, traffic is still down by almost half of what it usually is.

It doesn’t take much time for your readers to move on and many only visit when they see a blog has been regularly updated with interesting content. So please, whatever you do, put together a few posts that you can hold in reserve for a rainy day, and, even better, make sure to find a friend or two that can cover for you, as it will keep your blog moving forward.

As soon as I am one hundred percent back to my old self, you can bet that I will be creating a few posts to keep in draft until the next time I feel like this.

Also, a big thank you to everyone wishing me well.

0 thoughts on “Mistake in Not Following My Advice: Always Prepare for the Worst

  1. Michael Martine

    If you have what I had then you have my sympathy. I was laid pretty low. Funny enough, about the only thing I could do was blog (although it came out a little warped). Guess that’s the sign of a true calling! 🙂

    You can’t hardly get enough well-wishing, so I do hope you feel better soon.

  2. David

    Thanks Michael, even the above post took me three rounds of editing and originally had a dozen spelling mistakes…lol.

  3. almostgotit

    Sometimes it just happens. Life does, too. For various reasons I had to abandon my blog for several weeks and had no back up plan. I’m back “on” but have no plans to check my stats for quite some while now, as I know they’ll be absolutely terrible! Hang in there!

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