Things tend to take a turn for the worst whenever we get upset (Which is why we should do our best to remain tranquil).
However, some of us tend to lose our cool whenever we see certain types of things happening in the blogosphere.
Now, I am well aware of the fact, that all human beings get angry. However, we are supposed to know how to control our emotions (Unfortunately, the average person allows their emotions to dictate the way that they feel).
The last thing that anyone truly wants is to do or say something that they will regret later on.
Dear friend, please take into consideration the importance of remaining calm (Especially in the blogosphere).
So, without further ado, I am going to share with you, some of the things that you can do to remain calm in the blogosphere.
1.) Never Lose Your Cool With People That You Disagree With
From a realistic perspective, everyone has different opinions about the following things:
- Spiritual beliefs.
- Dietary preferences.
Now, due to the psychological conditioning of bloggers, some of the things that they publish may appear somewhat offensive or a bit alien to us.
However, those bloggers have every right to express themselves on their own blog.
Likewise, you have every right to post things from your unique perspective on your blog (Despite the fact, that some of the things that you publish may be of a highly controversial nature).
Please keep in mind, as human beings, we do not always agree with others one hundred percent of the time.
Therefore, we are free to disagree with each other.
However, we should not allow those disagreements to escalate into anger.
In some instances, you can try your best to become a neutral observer; which helps in the area of gaining a clear understanding of the blogger’s mindset.
And, there is also the option of ignoring the types of blog posts that you disagree with (Especially if you know it is going to hamper with your tranquil state of mind).
Dear friend, make your pick.
Do not let someone else’s blog post steal your peace of mind because if you do, you may end up staring World War 3 online.
2.) Find Ways To Quiet Your Mind Before Putting Together A Blog Post
We are able to concentrate better when we are in a peaceful state of mind (That mental state is conducive to creating content for our blog easily).
Bloggers can quiet their mind by:
- Taking deep breaths.
- Praying or meditating.
- Listening to peaceful music.
- Listening to the melodious chirping of birds.
By the way, Sofie Angevaare’s article, 5 Tricks That Will Calm Your Mind And Quiet Mental Chatter, will help you to enter a tranquil state of mind (So, do check out that wonderful article of hers).
3.) Ignore The People Who Repeatedly Press The “Like” Button Without Ever Reading Your Content
The majority of bloggers probably had the experience of other people pressing the Like button without reading their blog posts.
Up to this day, I still receive back to back notifications (notifications shooting off like a machine gun) from people who abuse the Like button.
In the past, I viewed that type of behaviour as annoying.
Today, I simply ignore people who engage in that type of behaviour.
I have realized, that there are bloggers who will always do those sorts of things (Although that does not justify their behaviour, I have made a conscientious decision to remain calm).
Dear friend, if you focus your attention on the people who abuse the Like button, you will end up losing your cool.
4.) Let The Happiness Engineers Know About Your Technical Issues
All WordPress bloggers will know that technical issues tend to arise whenever WordPress’s engineers do upgrades.
Also, technology is not one hundred percent reliable; which means bloggers are going to experience the occasional technical issue.
The Happiness Engineers (yes, believe it or not, that is how they really refer to themselves as), will go out of their way to make things right for you.
In the past, I had a technical issue with the Gutenberg editor; the H2 Headers were not remaining centred (Despite the fact, that I set them to appear that way).
The Happiness Engineers worked around the clock with the intensions of rectifying the issue (They were successful in the end).
So, my friend, if you are experiencing any type of technical issue with WordPress, bring it to the attention of the Happiness Engineers.
Technical issues may set you back a bit, but it is nothing for you to lose your cool after.
5.) Have A Well-Laid-Out Plan For Spam
We all hate spam.
Do I ever let spam annoy me?
No, I do not.
And, why is that so?
Because I have a well-laid-out plan for spam; which involves doing these two things:
1. Setting my comments to be closed twenty-one days after my blog post was published (You can set yours for how many days that you like).
2. By not allowing link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks).
Luckily for me (and other people too), Akismet does a fine job of combating spam.
Since I did those two things, incoming spam messages were significantly reduced.
Occasionally, I would receive a spam message (Which is targeted towards a newer blog post).
Or, the so-called spam message will actually be an innocuous comment from a legitimate commenter (This is known as a false positive. Akismet is not perfect).
Have you ever noticed that the majority of the spam that you received was targeted towards your older blog posts?
Well, I have (And, that is the reason why I have set my comments to be closed twenty-one days after my blog post was published).
I also went a bit further by disabling pingbacks and trackbacks.
Because having them enabled is like having a figurative magnet that attracts an enormous amount of spam.
Now, I would like to point out, that one of the downsides of disabling pingbacks is that you are not going to receive any notifications whenever someone links to one of your blog posts (Anyway, I view that as a small price to pay ― one that helps to keep spam away).
So, as you have learned, there is no need for spam to get on your last nerve (Having a well-laid-out plan will certainly add to your peace of mind).
6.) Stop Worrying About What Other People Think About Your Blog
A lot of bloggers (especially the newcomers to blogging) worry about how other people perceive their blog.
The truth is that we cannot please everyone. There are people who:
- Like the type of material that we post on our blog.
- Hate the type of material that we post on our blog.
- Have neutral feelings towards the type of material that we post on our blog.
Instead of worrying about what other people think of your blog, post the type of content that you genuinely love (You will be happier and your mind will be at peace).
Worrying about what other people think about your blog is a waste of your time and your energy.
Dear friend, you do not have to be an anxiety-ridden blogger. You can remain calm in the blogosphere by simply doing the following things:
- By never losing your cool with those people that you disagree with.
- By finding ways to quiet your mind before putting together a blog post.
- By ignoring the people who repeatedly press the Like button without ever reading your content.
- By letting the Happiness Engineers know about your technical issues.
- By having a well-laid-out plan for spam.
- By ceasing to worry about what other people think about your blog.
As a matter of fact, you would be in a much better position to create content for your blog if you remained calm.
Also, being in a calm state of mind is great for your well-being.
So, follow the path of peace and not chaos.