Those of us who blog tend to take certain things for granted (Some of those things are obvious to us while others are carried out in a subconscious manner).
Taking things for granted, usually equates to the creation of negative consequences.
So, whether we like it or not, it would be in our best interest not to take anything for granted.
And, since I have piqued your curiosity, I might as well spill the proverbial beans.
So, it is time to find out what are some of the things that some bloggers take for granted.
1.) Their Health
Dear friend, the truth of the matter is that you are a content creator and if you were to take your health for granted, you and your blog will suffer.
If you were to die of a health-related issue, your blog will remain dormant.
Okay, I am fully aware of the fact, that we cannot exist on this physical plane of existence forever. At some point in our life’s journey, you and I will have to kick the figurative bucket.
However, it is possible for you and I to experience great health.
Bloggers can enhance the quality of their health by doing the following things:
- Eating in a healthy manner.
- Getting an adequate amount of sleep.
- Exercising on a regular basis.
Unfortunately, there are some bloggers who do not put those things into practice.
Are you the type of blogger who is serious about remaining healthy?
2.) The Electronic Device That They Blog On
We bloggers use the following electronic devices to blog on:
- Desktop computers.
- Laptop computers.
- Tablet computers.
Do keep in mind, that bloggers would not be able to update their blogs if those electronic devices malfunctioned or stopped working.
Most operating systems provide their users with updates — updates that are related to software and security.
And, it would be wise not to expose the electronic devices that you blog on to extreme hot or cold temperatures.
The smart thing to do is to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for keeping your electronic device in perfect working condition (That information is usually found within the user’s manual and if for some reason you have misplaced the user’s manual for your electronic device, you can find an online version of it on the manufacturer’s website).
Do you know how to take good care of the electronic device that you blog on?
3.) Their Readers
It is not advisable for any blogger to take their readers for granted.
Bloggers make their readers feel neglected by doing the following things:
- By not seeing to it that their readers can easily navigate their blogs.
- By not informing their readers of their planned hiatus.
- By using font-sizes that make perusing the content on their blogs difficult for their readers.
- By not posting in a consistent manner.
Unfortunately, it is way easier to lose readers than to attract them (Which is why you should never take your readers for granted).
So, never forget the needs of your readers (They are people too. They have emotions and they are capable of getting agitated like everyone else).
4.) Their Commenters
Some bloggers are guilty of taking their commenters for granted.
I will make an educated guess by saying,”There were bloggers who did not respond to any of the comments that you made in the comments section of their blog.”
Hey, that sort of thing happened to me in the past (And, it is not a nice feeling at all, because I hate being taken for granted).
I adhere to the belief, that if a blogger has no intentions of responding to the comments that were made in the comments section of their blog, they should disable the comments feature.
Now, if you are the type of blogger who loves and appreciates receiving comments on their blog, the best way to keep those commenters happy is to respond to their comments.
Commenters would make it a priority of theirs to leave comments in the comments section of the blogs of those people who responded to their comments.
Whereas, commenters would remember the blogs of those bloggers who did not respond to their comments (You can bet the last dollar in your purse or wallet, that those commenters are not going to leave any comments in the comments section of those ungrateful bloggers again).
I never take my commenters for granted, because I enjoy seeing those comments in the comments section of my blog (And, I also enjoy responding to them in a timely manner).
5.) Their Blogging Community
All bloggers should know by now the importance of their blogging community.
However, there are bloggers who do not interact with their fellow bloggers.
They simply publish their blog posts online (And, that is all they do).
It is no big secret, that if you read the blog posts from your fellow bloggers and comment on them, a large percentage of your fellow bloggers will reciprocate.
No blogger should ever make the mistake of taking their own blogging community for granted.
If you do not make the time to interact with your fellow bloggers, your existence in the blogosphere would end up being a very lonely one.
Thankfully, the majority of the bloggers on WordPress enjoy interacting with each other.
6.) Their Blog
Okay, this one is not much of a surprise.
A lot of bloggers in the blogosphere are guilty of taking their blogs for granted.
I have seen some crazy things like bloggers publishing content on their blogs six times a year.
Now, in reality, we cannot demand that a blogger update their blog on a regular basis (It is entirely up to them to post regularly or sporadically).
The truth is that a blogger has a better chance of building an audience by posting consistently; whether it be:
- Publishing content on their blog on a daily basis.
- Publishing content on their blog a few days a week.
- Publishing content on their blog weekly.
- Publishing content on their blog fortnightly.
- Publishing content on their blog monthly.
Audiences deserve to know when they are going to see another blog post from their favourite bloggers; they should not have to guess.
And, let us not forget, that it is easy for a lot of people to forget about your blog’s existence; due to the fact that the blogosphere is heavily saturated with countless blogs.
So, those are my six things that some bloggers take for granted.
Are you guilty of taking any of these things that I mentioned for granted?
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