There are lots of things to be said about blogging. Bloggers come in all shapes and sizes; different ideas and opinions, and basically there is no two bloggers that are alike.
However, since there is so many things that can keep a blogger occupied these days, we are the same when it comes down to something going wrong.
We are different in many ways, but share the same actions when something happens to our site, social media strategy, or Google just does something stupid that leaves us with a slack jaw staring comatose at the computer screen.
We all panic.
We shouldn’t panic about things, but we do anyway. It is a reaction from one’s emotions that are far greater than we can control that shows itself in a peculiar way.
Blogging Tips on Why One Should Panic
Why should one panic? It let’s out the stress that is lodged somewhere between your doohickey and thingamajig, and it just feels better to do it doesn’t it?
Let’s face it, keeping all of that rage and/or fear locked away inside of you will eventually have to come out sometime. I am a true believer in this because one time, when something horrific happened to my social media strategy, I chose not to panic. Two days later, found me running through my local mall, screaming. You have to let it out!
You should panic because it’s your right to do so when something goes wrong, or when some sort of event happens that you have no control over that affects your site negatively! Sometimes you can wrangle these mistakes up, and try to put humptey-dumptey back together again, but other times just calls for a pure, adrenalined, old fashion panic.
How you can avoid panicking
One of the first things a new blogger does is, well, blog! The newbie climbs behind the computer screen and starts typing away at a topic they think they should be writing.
This will no less cause people to never come back to your blog again, and you don’t want that! I realize that this is not the intention of the newbie, you’re just excited about the money that you know you will eventually be making, however you don’t know it all yet and these tips will help you to refrain from bouncing off the walls like someone just teed off a golf ball in a tile bathroom later in panic because no one is coming to your site!
Step #1- Use keyword research
I know it’s fun to just blow off some steam and write whatever you want, and it’s fine if you do it sometimes, but not all the time! If you are really wanting to make this a business that will give you positive returns, you must learn how to write that perfect blog post that attracts the attention of a potential visitor.
The writing is the life blood of a blog. This is going to determine whether or not the integrity of your blog will go sky high, or join the rest of the failed bloggers in the panic ditch.
Make it count. Advertising and making money are all well and good, and it’s an awesome feeling when you start making consistent income, but until you start to realize that your reader comes first, is when it will all happen for you.
Step #2- Have a strategy in place
Once you have gotten your content down pat, and are keeping a consistent and informative writing to your readers, it’s time to actually enforce this on other platforms.
Let’s face it. Organic traffic is awesome, but for some people, the keywords that would get them where they need to be would take six months or longer before they started seeing results from them.
This is where having a strategy in place comes in handy. SEO is important, and as I said before, keyword research is important, and it is an essential part of SEO strategy.
Coupled with SEO, I am a firm believer in having a social media strategy set in place as well. Social media is a platform I love, seeing as how most of my traffic comes from social media sites.
There is a beauty about social media that most new bloggers overlook. Traffic is not biased. Aside from followers and friends, we are pretty much all on the same playing field when it comes to getting traffic from social media. How you attain this is a whole different story.
I have written a free ebook, just for you that entails all of the social media strategy that you will need to boost your social media traffic overnight! Yes, I said overnight! While organic traffic takes a long time to achieve, social media is more attainable. However, you have to know how to go about it in your strategy. I explain all of that in this free ebook
Doing The Modified Stationary Panic Correctly
There are no two ways about it. If you are going to panic, and you will panic eventually because something always goes wrong it seems, then you must understand what you are panicking about and how you can fix it…but first the panic.
Although some people like to ping off the walls as I mentioned above, some people like to just do their impression of a limp dishrag as the panic washes over them. I have developed a perfect panicking strategy for your pleasure.
It’s the Modified Stationary Panic
Less harmful to your person than that of bouncing off walls, this type of panic usually is resorted to when something of a bad nature turns worse. In other words, when bouncing off the walls just won’t cut it anymore.
The modified stationary panic is a process that I came up with just last year after I saw my ranking drop 2 full pages…and I wasn’t doing anything different!
During my panic, I seem to remember bouncing up and down in little rabbit-like hops. Although it seemed like it was all in slow motion, my wife later informed me that I looked like a blur. While this happened I incorporated my laptop into my panic, a process which you may or may not want to do, it is optional, but highly recommended.
Fanning my laptop while jumping in place actually brought me a couple of feet off the ground. I later thought about heading in the direction of Google’s home base in California, but decided against it because there just wasn’t enough lift.
Get back on that horse
Go ahead, panic. You deserve to. Get it out of your system. Just a month ago, I thought about panicking when Anonymous hacked my GoDaddy hosting, but decided against it because we had just upholstered the couch. I should have got it out of my system…
After the panic is over, return to what you were doing before it started and keep at it. There are going to be more days like this, and more times when you just want to punch Matt Cutts in his eyeball. But keep plugging away! You’ll get there eventually!
Hold on, I should have panicked a month ago…gotta go!