Do you know how to cope with down time when your blog is down? It happens to all of us eventually: You go to comment or make a post only to discover that your blog is down. This can be a very frustrating experience, especially if you blog on a specific schedule. However, you can—and should—make the most of this downtime. Below are some of our tips for coping with downtime on your blog.
Downtime doesn’t mean you cannot communicate with your audience. All you need to do is utilize a different platform. Your social media profiles are the ideal place to go, especially if you struggle to find time for them otherwise. Share some posts and work to get your audience engaged until you are able to access your blog again.
Even if you cannot type it on your blogging platform of choice, you can use word processing software and then just copy it over later. This allows you to mostly stay on schedule and will help to take away your stress.
Not only is this relaxing, but you can use them in a future post. Make sure you take pictures and notes as you work so you will not struggle to create the post later on. This is also a great way to involve your family and turn that downtime into something special.
Finally, you can use this time to do a little research. Go see what other bloggers are blogging about and get some ideas for your own work. This is a great time to get a feel for what is popular and what is not. Take time to follow the blogs you like so you can keep yourself inspired time after time.