By Jennifer Chait
This has been a terrible week for me. My life got in the way about ten times over and as a result I’ve been a pretty poor excuse for a blogger. For instance:
- I haven’t come close to posting regularly nor did I even bother to contact anyone and tell them why.
- I didn’t surf new blogs or visit any of my usual blog haunts.
- I’ve sworn off social networking for the week.
- Plus I have no clue what’s going on in the world because I didn’t even read my feeds this week.
The kind of damage that I’ve likely experienced this week may include losing readers, losing feed subscribers, and missing news stories. Other damage a blogger can run into could be things like losing a blogging gig, having an editor become highly frustrated with you, and hitting a major blogging slump. None of the above is good news. However, there are some basic damage control techniques you can use when life gets in the way and you check out for a few days to a week.