Have you ever wondered what will happen to your blogs if there’s an emergency and you’re sick, injured, or God forbid, worse? We don’t like to think about it, but the truth is we’re not permanent fixtures on earth and stuff happens.
Whenever I bring up the “what if something happens?” question to my fellow bloggers many don’t have a plan in place, while others don’t want to even consider there will ever be a time when they can’t blog. Before I left for BWE in the beginning of November, I thought a lot about what would happen if something happened. Who would alert my clients and readers? What would happen to my blogs if I was no longer around? Not attractive possibilities, but certainly something to think about.
Appoint a Blog Guardian
As much as I love my husband, I can’t trust him to handle my blogs, especially if he’s in mourning or caring for me if I’m injured. I contacted my oldest sister and gave her a list of contacts as well as the log in info for Freelance Writing Jobs. She knows to alert my readers.
I also have the passwords and logins for all my blogs noted on a disc, which is in the fireproof box that stores all the important family business.
Sell or Pass on the Torch?
It’s not enough to have someone alert your readers that you won’t be blogging for a while, or ever again. You’re going to have to decide if you want to appoint a successor or sell your blogs. If it’s a matter of illness or injury, you may just want someone trustworthy to fill in during your absence. Choose someone who feels the same way about blogging and your niche. This way your readers will be exposed to the same passion.
Now, what if you’re no longer with us? What will happen to your blogs then? Will you leave them to languish? If you care about your blogs the way I do mine, you’ll want to either appoint a successor or sell. Presently my family has instructions to sell all my blogs and websites and put the money into my son’s college fund. Eventually these instructions will be written into my will.
No One Wants to Think About It
No one ever wants to discuss the “what if something happens” scenario. Many of us would love to live forever or at least spend the remainder of our lives accident and illness free. That’s not the way life works, however. Stuff can and will happen. It’s best to be prepared, no matter how unattractive the thought.