Blogging, and Coronavirus

As this new dangerous virus sweeps around the world, one good thing about staying at home more is that we can all spare some time to keep blogging. Some bloggers live alone, and their online community is very important to them. In some cases, it might be the only regular human interaction they enjoy.

But even as we isolate, let’s not forget those less fortunate. Reach out to fellow bloggers, and find out of any of them live nearby. Near enough that you might be able to help them, if needed. Without physical contact, we can still help each other. Perhaps get some extra groceries, and drop them off outside. Payment is easy to arrange through Paypal, after all.

Or maybe we can all just try that little bit harder to read and comment on the posts of our friends in this wonderful WordPress community. Let them know someone is reading, listening, and thinking about them too.

As anyone who has been blogging for over a year will be aware, bloggers are essentially kind and caring people, with a great sense of community. Many of us regard our blogging friends as real genuine friends. We worry about them when they are absent, and get to know a great deal about them over the years of following and being followed.

Unlike those selfish panic-buyers and hoarders, we can show the world that bloggers are genuinely caring and supportive. Yes we have to make sure us and our families are safe. But once we have done that, spare some thought, and time, to keep in touch with our online friends too.

I send everyone my best wishes, and my hope that none of you fall victim to this pandemic.

116 thoughts on “Blogging, and Coronavirus

    1. We didn’t act in time to stop travellers coming to the country, David. Even as people were dying in hundreds in China, flights from Beijing and Shanghai were still landing unchecked at Heathrow. It was business and profit before public safety, and that will come back to haunt us now.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  1. Since so many things are turning upside down right now, I appreciate all things that keep some degree of normalcy in our lives. Blogging provides comfort in knowing that. My best to you and your wife, Pete.

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  2. I have started reading wordpress reader again in the past week or two, and I follow exactly 700 blogs which all genuinely appealed to me when I signed up to follow them. It’s been great to see who is still writing, and what has happened with their lives or subject matter.

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    1. Thanks, Theo. I hope that everything works out for you and Nancy too. At least your photo spots are quite isolated, so you can carry on your hobby. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. Such crazy times, I’m living having many if my adult kids back home, waiting out the virus together. I’m now teaching my classes by zoom and on line. Feeling like the world just turned upside down. Be well Pete, thanks for the encouraging words.

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    1. I doubt it will mellow at all,, Doug. There will be bitter memories of the hoarders and selfish people. But at least us bloggers can stick together. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. What a lovely post Pete. You stay well too, and I hope that none of us fall prey to this dreadful disease. I endorse all that you say. And for me personally blogging is vital, and has been for a long time. Isolation is not new to me, but it kinda feels even worse now. Stay safe all you good people out there. Hope sends love to Ollie xx

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  5. Well written, Pete, and from the heart…..I am in agreement with your sentiments. Keeping in touch with my blogging friends will keep me sane and upbeat in the weeks to come, as I self-isolate

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