Enjoy the final days of summer, because according to the ’09 Farmers’ Almanac, we’re in for a helluva a winter. The 192-year-old journal which claims an 85% weather accuracy rate, contradicts a report from the National Weather Service which predicted warmer winter weather.
Since blogging is basically an indoor activity, you might be wondering why you’re reading about weather on BlogHerald. Well, I’m curious to hear from you if the weather – or general seasonality – affects your ability to blog.
I know, it might sound silly, but think it through for a moment. The outside environment does impact our mood, no? Quite possibly, your writing follows suit.
So how does the weather outside and overall seasonality impact your blogging skills?
For example, I find myself busier and more distracted during the summer months. But cold weather stresses me out. So what’s my perfect blogging conditions? Gray and cool. Bring it on!
Honestly, do you need a weather report on your blog?
Before you answer, ask yourself if it important to someone who lives 3,000 miles away that it’s a pleasantly cloudy day in your neck of the planet? Does it help them understand what you blog about or why?
If you are blogging the weather, then temperatures, humidity, and general weather status reports are appropriate and helpful. If you are a financial adviser, you better display the weather report for the stock markets you cover as that can impact commodities, and skip the rainy forecast in Montana where you call home. read more