Every time that I visit the WordPress Reader, I always come across a blog post from someone who apologized for not being able to publish a blog post on a certain day.
Okay, life gets in the way and it is okay.
Is someone going to hire the services of a sniper to shoot you for not publishing a blog post?
I highly doubt that your life is going to be threatened for not publishing a blog post.
Most people with some form of broughtupsy will make it a priority of theirs to apologize to someone (or a group of people) for being unable to follow through with their plan (Oh, well, the way that a person was raised will have a lot to do with whether or not they are in the habit of uttering apologies).
Some People Would Not Even Know That You Went Missing
Yes, my friend, it is true that there are people who would not know that you were missing from the blogosphere.
And, why is it that some bloggers would not know that you were missing from the blogosphere?
Some bloggers would not know that you were missing from the blogosphere because:
- They do not log in to their WordPress accounts on a daily basis.
- They are too busy with the goings-on of their own life.
- They are following way too many bloggers (Which makes it almost impossible to come across your blog in a timely manner).
- Not all blog posts will show up on the feed of the WordPress Reader (This usually happens when bloggers exceed fifteen tags or categories).
For the record, there will be those bloggers who will miss you when you are gone from the blogosphere (They are the ones who made it a habit of theirs to interact with you on a regular basis).
There Are People Who Are Not Fond Of Excuses
A blogger may get away once or twice for saying to their readers, “Oh, I am truly sorry that I was unable to publish anything on my blog this week.”
But, if a blogger has developed the habit of not publishing any blog posts on their blog, and they keep making excuses for their inability to publish blog posts on their blog, people will view them as chronic excuse-makers.
The sad truth is that some people are lazy (They are the type of people who would prefer to spend most of their time watching countless hours of movies on Netflix or playing video games).
The timing for creating a blog post is seldom perfect.
Dear friend, the truth is that serious-minded bloggers will always find the time to get their quota of blogging done (It is one of those great sacrifices that they make).
I will admit that there are those moments when you would have to place blogging at the wayside; such as in the case of:
- Attending to a family emergency.
- Taking a hiatus due to health-related issues.
- Taking a hiatus because you are severely burnt out from blogging.
So, if you intend on making an excuse for not blogging, it better be a very good one.
Because most people can sense a poor excuse via their proverbial radar.
Adhere To A Realistic Blogging Schedule
There is a high probability of bloggers getting their quota of blogging done by adhering to a realistic blogging schedule.
The truth is that bloggers feel added pressure in the area of blogging when they have chosen an inappropriate blogging schedule for themselves.
I have said in the past, “Not every blogger is capable of publishing blog posts on their blog on a daily basis.”
Besides, if you are unable to keep up with the pace of publishing blog posts daily, why is it that you should continue forcing yourself to do such a thing?
From a realistic perspective, some bloggers are much better off:
- 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.
Have you chosen a realistic blogging schedule for yourself?
Allow Your Team Of Contributors To Fill In For You
“Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends.” — The Beatles
You will never catch a professional blogger apologizing to their readers for not being able to publish a blog post.
And, why is that the case?
Because they allow their team of contributors to fill in for them (This is something that professional bloggers do when they are on vacation or they simply want some time away from blogging).
Whenever You Start Writing, Do Not Stop Until You Are Finished
“You fail only if you stop writing.” — Ray Bradbury
Thankfully, I am one of the many bloggers that can write continuously until their blog post is finished.
By the way, you can do it too!
In my case, I put on a bit of electronic dance music; which I listen to via my headphones while I am typing away on the keyboard of my laptop computer.
If you wish, you can listen to your favourite genre of music while you are putting your blog post together.
I discovered a very long time ago, that music is a mood enhancer.
A blogger has a better chance of completing the draft-copy for their blog post by being in a good mood.
Hey, if you are able to complete a blog post in a sitting, you would not have the cause to apologize to your readers for being unable to meet your commitment.
Schedule Your Blog Posts
Scheduling blog posts will help any blogger to remain consistent with their blogging (And if you are consistent with your blogging, you would not have the cause to apologize to your readers for not publishing a blog post on a certain day and time).
As a matter of fact, too many bloggers take this simple technique for granted.
My article, Scheduling Blog Posts Are A Lifesaver, will teach you the benefits of scheduling your blog posts.
I adhere to the belief, that every blogger should be aware of the benefits of scheduling their blog posts as well as knowing how to schedule their blog posts on WordPress (Or whichever blogging platform that they are on).
It is okay for a blogger to apologize to their readers for not being able to publish a blog post (Provided that their reason is a legitimate one).
And, in some instances, an apology is not even necessary.
Also, as you have learned, there are measures that you can put in place — the kind that will ensure that your viewing audience will always see new blog posts from you or from your team of contributors.