I’m having enough of a challenge remembering what day it is. Yeah, I know, it’s Friday. And I normally post on a Thursday. But they keep throwing in these darned Bank Holidays.
And things keep changing all the time.
The only thing I think I know is that there is no going back to how things were.
So what things are we going to be doing in the future?
Some things won’t change
We are still going to want to read fascinating stuff, that tells us something we didn’t already know, or that gives us a laugh out loud moment. Or even just a small giggle. Maybe it’s a story that just makes us stop and think.
That applied before all of this, during it, and the other side.
Great content is always great content.
I miss browsing around food stores. Anywhere really. But at the moment it’s quite stressful, the constant dodging and zig-zagging around other people.
To return to a more relaxed experience needs reassurance.
Now, your content on its own can’t do that. You’ve got to take all the right steps for wherever people physically interact with what you do (even if you only sell something online). But it’s important that you tell people what you’re doing. And don’t make it hard to find. Be proud to take care of people. We want to see you taking care of your own people and of us.
This has affected all of us in different ways. Families who faced loss in the most difficult of circumstances. The separation and isolation of friends and families, not to mention just the everyday random interactions we might normally have had. That’s before we even consider any economic impact.
We’ve probably all got things, and people, to be thankful for through all of this, that have gone above and beyond what might have been expected.
Our local community has probably never played such an important role in our lives. Let’s not lose the gratefulness for what they’ve done. Let’s keep saying thank you.
And possibly someone somewhere is grateful for what you did too.
Go at your speed
If you used to put out a blog post every day, and you’re just not feeling it yet, then don’t. Just tell people what you’re up to, what’s going on and how you’re feeling, if you want to.
Make sure the things they need to know as things open back up are easy to find, and completely clear. For everything else, go at your pace. If you’ve covered the basics, then don’t feel the need to hurtle into things. A little reflection is never a bad thing.
I’ll try and get back into the rhythms I had, but it might take a while. I need to get the hang of these days of the week again first.
Stay safe and well.