Friday, March 13, 2020

Publish that Post

Last night as I was scrolling Instagram I came across a poll from Annaliese asking if bloggers were still planning to post with everything that's going on in the world. I quickly responded that I hoped so because blog posts and instagram stories are a welcome reprieve from what's really going on in the world.

I keep separate twitter and instagram accounts for my blog where I follow only fellow bloggers. In the last few days I've found myself wanting to exclusively keep looking at those profiles over my personal ones because reading about frivolous things is more fun than reading the news. Reading about spring fashion trends is better for my mental health than reading about how many people are quarantined in Italy. Yes, I think we all need to be smart and follow the recommendations of the CDC, WHO, and our local governments and doctors, but I don't think we need to get that information from bloggers. The best content I've seen shared by a blogger about coronavirus was from Kait when she reminded us of the importance of supporting small local businesses. She created and shared a graphic on Instagram stories where you could tag some of your favorite local businesses and has been sharing ones she's been tagged in for different cities.

I think very few of us started blogging because everything was going perfect in life. I certainly started for very different reasons. Back in 2013 I started writing and reading blogs because I wanted an escape, so I don't see why it would be any different in 2020. In the words of the Brits "keep calm and carry on." and publish that post.

1 comment:

I think of every blog post as a conversation. I hope you'll join in and leave a comment so I'm not just talking to myself.