What happens if you don’t blog for a week
I Just had a baby and decided I would take a week break from blogging. Yup, no writing posts, Sharing, or working on anything blog related. I think that a little insight for you all on what happens if you don’t blog for a week might be a little helpful…Hopefully.
What it does to your Page Views
First of all this isn’t so bad if you are just blogging for fun and don’t care about page views. If you are monetizing your blog the views are highly needed, and YIKES, needed they were in my case. My page views dropped form about 150-200 page views a day to 12- 20 Page views a day. That is pretty bad. All in just a week of not promoting anything.
What it does if you are trying to Monetize
Monetizing is when this all really matters. those low page views really affected my adsense income. Though it was already small, by the end of the week it was at -0- yup, nothing in such a short time. My affiliates did bring in a little bit, but only from older posts. If you are using google adsense on your blog then you will definitely not want to miss out on a week.
What missing a week of blogging does to you
This might seem odd, but missing a week can do a lot of changes to you as well as your blog. For me I found out that it was so easy to just not blog! I was able to fit so much more into my schedule and actually felt a little lazy. It made me realize how much I put into my blog each day. And more on the scary side, I didn’t feel a want to return to my blog. It seemed so easy just to give up. I knew this is something I wanted to continue pursuing and it scared me a little because I didn’t want to feel this way, I knew I put way to much hard work into this. Once I started again I realized how much I love doing this. However, I didn’t look forward to catching up when only a short week put me behind.
What I should have done
I look back now and realize all the things I should have done.
- I should have gathered a few guest bloggers/guest posts. Or wrote extra posts and scheduled them. This would have kept my blog on the track.
- I should have got on tailwind and scheduled everything for a week or more so promoting would have continued. Hence, keeping my page views up. And also helping me continue my income.
Things to Consider
These two small things would have helped out so much! So if you are considering taking time off, try and schedule everything and get posts lined up for your break. I agree that hindsight is so much better the foresight.You could totally say I have learned so much this last week of things on what not to do when taking a small break. As a blogger I hope you take these things into consideration. I promise this will help you out so much more in the long run.
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