No, you’re not on the wrong blog, I’m actually doing a discussion post. Yes, it’s been like a year but I honestly have no idea how that happened. I guess I just lost track. And I miss discussion posts. It’s so much fun to write all my thoughts on a topic and chat with you all in the comments. I just don’t want to talk about the same-old topics like Goodreads not having a half stars and paperbacks vs hardcovers, all of that. No shade to people who write blog posts about that, I’m simply tired of talking about all those topics.
I’ve seen some people on twitter talk about creating content and blogging in times like these where everyone is quarantined and trying to get their lives together and away from corona virus. So I thought why not discuss it out on the blog? But before we do that, I just want to say that I hope you all are staying safe at home as well as keeping yourself sane. I’m sending all my love and hugs to you 🙂
Should We Be Creating Content During A Pandemic or Not?
This is a very valid question.
Both sides have their pros and cons so let’s sort it out. But something that I want to stress upon is, no matter which side you choose to be on, it’s okay to blog or not blog during these times. This is a personal choice and nobody should be shamed about their choices unless they’re hurting someone else in any way.
Why we may not want to be blogging right now:
—> Honestly, everything sucks right now. People are really trying to survive out there, which is not an easy task. A lot of people may not have the time to sit down and read blog posts because they’re busy helping humanity out with this crisis or maybe work from home is killing them. Maybe their mental health has gone for a six or maybe they’re just dealing with other stuff. Either way, that’s not good for your statistics, but more than that, you may not want to put your best posts out there and have them go unnoticed.
That would suck. Blogging takes a lot of time and effort so you may want to keep your posts on hold.
—> Like I just said, blogging takes tons of time and effort. And it’s not like bloggers don’t have their own lives. Most of us blog as a hobby or part-time job which means co-vid 19 would have really impacted our lives in general, making it difficult to carve out time for blogging or even be in the right mental space.
Even full-time bloggers can struggle with this, and to add on, they might feel an extra pressure to keep blogging because that’s their source of income, something they don’t want to lose out on right now.
So if you’re facing this dilemma, please take care of ourself and put your blog aside for a while.
—> Additionally, some people may feel that it is insensitive to blog away about other things when we’re going through a pandemic. And I do get that.
People offer a suggestion by saying, write posts related to the situation, but that might get a bit overbearing and challenging. I get that too. Personally, I’ve been trying to maintain a balance between my posts with some of them being casual and light-hearted and other being related to what we’re going through.
You do you.
Why we might want to continue blogging right now:
—> Everyone is being quarantined and pushed into their homes. All plans are being cancelled, schools and universities are either on hold or being shifted online and others are working from home. Some people would have suddenly found that they have a lot of time on their hands. Blogging is not an easy tasks and most of us struggle to find enough time to fit it into our schedules. So why not blog away when we’ve finally got the time?
—> I can’t stress how important it is to keep yourself happy during these times. You need to give yourselves things to look forward to, things that make you excited and keep you engaged. So if blogging keeps you happy, please do go ahead and schedule or publish as many posts as you want!
—> Speaking of viewership and statistics, some people are freer than before. Scratch that, they’re bored out of their minds. They need distractions from the terrifying year we’ve been having, so this could really be a boost to your statistics. I know this is the exact opposite of what I said before but the thing is both ca be true. Or either could be true, depending from person to person and their audience. I haven’t really figure out my audience yet.
Everything said and done, I will continue blogging. Like I said, I’m trying a mix of posts. But I’m also keeping some of my favourite posts for later because they’re really close to my heart and I would hate for them to go unnoticed But who knows, maybe I’ll change my mind?
The point of this post is to provide you with both the advantages and disadvantages of blogging during the coronavirus and also supporting you, no matter what your decision 🙂
So, will you continue blogging or put it on pause?
Do you have any more pros or cons to add to the discussion?
How are you coping right now? Please let me know if you’re safe and tell me about some positive things going on in your life!