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Bloggers! Execute These 11 Tips to Beat This Summer

How Bloggers can Beat the Summer with these 11 TipsWeathers are a gift from GOD, the beautiful ones that we often compelled to praise it. The scenery turns to be quite worth-watching in different times of all four weathers.

The weather brings so much entertainment and family times and so many people from around the globe await for different weathers as they get the prolonged vacations to spend the most with the families.

But, weathers are not a fun time for me. Not my friend at all. Actually a certain one out of all four weathers.

But I so hope its not the same case with you. I wish from the heart that all of the weathers bring you more joy and happiness which I wished for myself as well but unfortunately, it is not the case with me … too bad it is not ..

And my bad time starts, continues and remains for four months, just the four months in the whole year which get me down and almost make me unable to do anything.

Sadly those are just two reasons alone caused by extreme weather we hit through May to August, every year when it is the peak time of summer. The summer who spreads its wings like a hell. The heat wave makes us to feel like skin is burning. Walls be like there’s nothing erected to stop the heat and we are living in the open space. The rooms turn as  heated-ovens. It just feels like everything is burning from up to bottom, from in to out.

So it is somewhat the complete portray of summer-y months we bear every year. Night times just don’t cool down a lot. Sweating like just took a shower a minute ago. No relief in sleeping. No perfect sleep time and the sun just arises and starts heating up since 5am.

Even though no relief and nothing else in summer-y months except spotty rains, then we actually feel a bit relaxed by the time it is raining. But such trend continues just for a day or maybe for a few hours.

Okay, so I was telling that two reasons which make me feel so down during summer, who are:

  1. Sneezing and flu
  2. Hot and hellish kinda summer

I have already explained how badly I am allergic to sneezing and flu and what I did and what I recommend to everyone to NOT do when you’re down due to sickness or by any other issues.

Now, here comes the hot and hellish-alike summer.. My goodness it is too hot.. It becomes hellish hot during May to August when the temperature hits as high as to 53c to 54c. Due to this hellish heat, headaches, dehydration and flu/sneezing are common. And during the day time, can’t step into the direct sunlight as everything is burning including the sun over the head.

So, that’s the brief real story of the summer-y months we face. Can’t sleep and can’t rest and thus cannot work with focus as we are distracted to the heat.

Such extreme weather is a killer of my efficiency and productivity. With no proper rest and relief, can’t think straight or do things with good.

How Summer Affects Me Too Much Than Others

As I belong to blogging industry, I have to keep thinking and developing the good content but such extreme weather kills it all for me. It snatches away everything from me. Assume when there’s no relief, one cannot think of even something and cannot make the work done timely and efficiently.

For me, I keep on changing my desk’s place all around the home. Sometimes on rooftop, sometimes in backyard, sometimes in this room, sometimes in that room, sometimes in kitchen, etc. Just keep wandering all around the premises throughout the four months.

Why?

To find some relief from heat, some air and a cooler spot to settle in. And in this summer time, I think I have gotten one already. 🙂

But it takes me so much time for my work-desk to move into the new places every time with having all the power cables, all the work-related things, white-board setup, etc. So, a lot of time is actually wasted to settle into every new place.

But I believe that everything happens for a reason, right? So, in my case, every time I move it works well for me even if for quite a few days to combat with the heat.

The key is to NOT to loose the productivity in any weather and in any circumstances. Those who embrace the failure to keep updating their blogs can’t sustain the winning streak as the weather which gets them down will keep coming every year throughout the life. Just that you have to embrace it and keep doing what you do — blogging.

So, do something like:

  1. Set yourself in an open area as much as possible
    This is essential because rooms with or without windows can get heat up and as night prevails,, the walls start to throw out the stored heat developed during the day time compared to open area with or without just roof as it gets cooler as the night time nears.
  2. Don’t work during peak hours
    Yeah, sure you don’t. Don’t blog at all during extreme heat hours or you’ll be just wanting to soak the sweat other than maintaining focus on blogging.
  3. Make your night time your friend.
    Night time are bit cooler compared to day time. If possible, start your day as evening kicks but don’t tempt to work very late in night with the imagination to take sleep during day as you wouldn’t be able to due to hot day. This advice may vary country-to-country but I hope it would fit for bloggers from Africa and Asia where hot weather is actually too much hot.
  4. Wear breath-able, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing
    Like t-shirt and jeans or trouser or even torso. Don’t wear heavy ones and dark-colored clothes.
  5. Don’t sit in direct sunlight
    That’s extremely recommended. Don’t expose yourself too much in direct sunlight. Instead sit under the shades or install a temporary thick roof over yourself to seize the heat.
  6. Enjoy the natural wind than fans or air-conditioners
    Natural is natural, correct?
  7. Take showers with normal water temperature
    Do it the normal way. Don’t cool it down by pouring ice cubes or anything as it will just make you to bear 2x heat amount right after the shower.
  8. Drink lots of water
    Can’t deny its importance, the best ammunition to fight with dehydration.
  9. Avoid day time activities
    Yes, please don’t do it. Such activities like sporting, walk, exercise, etc. will just shoot your blood pressure and will feel dehydrated and lose the energy.
  10. Take naps
    If very possible, must take it as it refreshes one up to not feel down or burn out due to extended wake hours.
  11. Use common sense
    It is required. When you know its over-heat outside, stay indoors and minimize to stop your outdoor activities.

 

 

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Alright guys, how are you combating with weather changes? Does it effect on your productivity as well? Does a weather stop you from blogging let it be a winter, a summer, an autumn or  a spring?

Do let me know!

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Please Stop Blogging for Numbers

Are you blogging for numbers?Blogging for numbers?

Are you doing it?

Thinking to do it?

Wanting to do it?

Compelled to do it?

Not getting results as you think you don’t have good numbers?

And so on… And on.. And on. The list of questions don’t stop popping up in your head, right?

You think that having low Alexa rank is affecting your blog to streamline the truck-load of traffic every hour?

You believe that your domain authority is killing your blog?

And page authority of your posts is too low that is hurting people to read your entire posts?

Social sharing numbers are zero to a few numerical numbers and not helping much?

Wow… comments.. You’re desperately waiting for them?

It’s all about the mindset actually. You cannot fight with it. And if you fight, you cannot win because it is the mindset already-setup deep inside the brains and hearts of other people.

You cannot insist someone to do when he/she has an addiction to something. Otherwise it will turn into a fight, if not a fight but into abuses and curses.

The better is to just give a good pause at the beginning and not jump into defending what you had said and what you meant by. Just keep quiet and do not respond back to clear up your stance.

And the same I did last day.

I happened to join a new blogging community where I answered to someone regarding PA (Page Authority) / DA (Domain Authority) as the questioning person asked how he can raise it.

I fired my simple answer with enormous simplicity by keeping my simplifying stance for that type of answer in front of me. It’s simple. Keep on writing on the related higher authority blogs and websites than yours in terms of comments and guest posting. Make your content share-able and link-able.

I answered;

It’s simple. Keep on writing on the related higher authority blogs and websites than yours in terms of comments and guest posting. Make your content share-able and link-able.

And most of it all, it takes time.. too much time to gain authority in the field.

And in the return, I didn’t expect to get such a reply from someone other than the questioning guy;

most of big sites has some nofollow thing, so even we comment with our link, its always no follow frowning secondly what i observed is, write write and write then just wait and pray to God and it wil improve your DA and PA ? stuck_out_tongue

Okay, I understood. I think well enough that what that reply meant from the guy. I very well know what really requires to get the Page Authority and Domain Authority. But I am here to NOT blogging for numbers, seriously!

I meant in the answer to portray that I suggest as I do for myself to keep interacting with them to help them grow so ultimately they help me to grow as well but this strategy is not for just helping to get helped. It is to be remembered by them that I am their avid readers and one of their loyal audience as I love to share the great content nonetheless where it is coming from.

And mind it! Published DoFollow/Do-Follow comments and links can be deleted anytime. And even cannot be approved. Don’t deny the fact.

And I always say to make your content link-able and share-able. The problem-solving content to help your readers who are craving for the assistance.

If I share with what he later replied with an answer to that person, I believe it was what I actually had said in the first place. Just that I don’t know why he mocked at first.

Why I actually don’t care for numbers?

Simply enough! I want to make myself, my name an authority in the field not just my blog. I don’t hide behind the keyword-rich author name to target my main keyword. I don’t have a keyword-backed domain name. And why should I as I want to make myself/my name an authority in my field?

Another reason why I REFUSE to do blogging for numbers

Even I have low page authority and domain authority, I am known by not all but many renowned, superb and very professional bloggers who are so friendly.

Why?

Because I am here to make good connections to mutually get benefited. I love to put myself appearing in their news feed more. Interacting with them more. Engaging with them more. And promoting them more.

Why?

Just because I want to become an authority in my field and this can only happen when you have great connections with everyone working in the field.

So, I don’t just go to their website:

  • To leave my URL.
  • To target an anchor text to dig the strong keywords alongside my domain name.
  • To leave my links buried in the comment.
  • To vanish from the scene after knowing the websites are locked with nofollow tag.

Actually I never ever looked/researched to know if any website I visit is a nofollow thingie. In this competitive world, are there still the people who only care for no-follow thing and not wanting to return back to the websites in future?

I doubt that if any does. I mean why anyone would?

People now are well-aware of these types of things. And the big guns quickly set the nofollow thing and would have it set up from long ago. It’s not a magic to set it up the entire blog as a nofollow, right?

But who would still NOT have nofollow thingie setup at all?

The ones who don’t know. Who are just stepping in blogosphere. And just sniffing for a dofollow websites and blogs, you’ll just find out too new, non-focused, irrelevant blogs and websites not from your niche better say industry.

And then are you going to target just them? Then not going to put an effort up on the table to touch the nofollow big guns?

If that’s the case. I am sorry of your mindset. And fighting with this mindset is a harmful blow for me. That is the very reason I skipped to reply to that particular person on that particular thread.

What I do rather than blogging for numbers?

Sorry if you’re blogging for numbers but I DO NOT. I really NOT and I do NOT want to do it.

But what I do;

  • To make good connections with everyone regardless of their and theirs Alexa, PA, DA, Klout. etc. ranks.
  • To engage and keep interacting with them on social media sites to make the relationship stronger.

Relationship counts. It does for sure and without any kind of doubt. And it takes time.. too much time.

Go on make relationships with people and not with their blogs and websites. A person today with lower ranks can possibly become an influential person later, mind it!

Call To Action, yup!

Okay, it’s now yours turn. Tell me what would you do if you ever came across the similar situation as mine? What do you do the blogging for; for numbers? What you can add more for me?

I’d love to hear your valuable thoughts on the core topic; Stop blogging for numbers.