What will happen to your blog in your absence?

by Sushant Risodkar · 24 comments

Have you ever thought what will happen to your blog(s) if by chance you fall sick or something else happens to you? We really don’t like to think about it, but the truth is that we are not permanent creatures on earth and stuff happens.

Most of the time when somebody asks “what if something happens?” question to fellow bloggers, many of them don’t have a good plan in such situations, whereas others don’t want to even consider that there will ever be a time when they can’t blog.

You must think that if something bad happens to you;Who would alert my readers and clients? What would happen to my blog if I am no longer around? Not attractive possibilities, but certainly something to think about.

Appointing a Blog Guardian!

What I have done is that I have given my log in info to my brother and 1-2 friends from school who can add a simple post if something happens to me.

Also I have made a CD in which I am saving screenshots of Firefox Saved Passwords of many sites which is locked with a password.

So you should also make sure that there is someone who can do little bit thing in your absence. If there is no one who have knowledge about blogging then go teach him few simple things.

Sell or Pass on the Blog?

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, possibly you may just want someone trustworthy to fill in your blog in your absence.

Choose that person who feels the same way about blogging and your niche like you. Such that your readers will be exposed to the same passion.

Now, what if you’re no longer wish to blog or you (die)? What will happen to your blogs then? Will you leave them to alone? If you care about your blogs the way I do, you’ll want to either appoint a successor or sell it to places like sitepoint marketplace.

No One Wants to Think About It

Actually No one ever wants to discuss the “what if something happens” scene. Many of us would love to live forever or at least spend the remainder of our lives accident and illness free like I wish to. But that’s not the way of life. Since you are not a god there is 99% chances that something might happen bad in your life for once or many times.

It’s best to be prepared rather than being sorry, no matter how unattractive the thought is.

Do tell me if you have any interesting plan of yours for your blog in your absense.

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ikenna May 16, 2009 at 9:04 pm

I do some of my blog up dates on mobile, so where ever i find myself i’m always conected to my blog. I blog about blogging
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apih yayan June 14, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Yes. Me too prepared well for that. thanks
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Jenn July 21, 2009 at 11:00 am

Oh, I can’t imagine if that will happen but I am keeping a copy of the sites I have registered, my user and pass and whatever.

akira07 July 25, 2009 at 6:33 am

1 of my blog is not updated (i’m absence to update it) for 2 month, but i think it’s no longer a problem since there is not too many reader. But i’m understand in case of blog which have a lot of traffic.

If decide to sell it, blog with big traffic usually will meet high price. For example Sly Vision . com which sold on $9000.
If you have no time, why still keep it? Just sell it, well this is just my opinion

In fact, it can’t be easy like that because i know some people already make many memories with their blog

Respectable Reviews October 5, 2009 at 10:16 pm

I do some of my blog up dates on mobile, so where ever i find myself i’m always conected to my blog.
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Deepika December 12, 2009 at 12:42 pm

team bloggers will not face any problem like this. If one of the blogger is in work other will take care of the blog.
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dave January 11, 2010 at 3:16 am

I guess if I fell sick or something and were not able to manage my blogs I would be screwed – as I have no team or nothing, no friends of mine have any access to any of my blogs. Maybe a couple of years down the road if I become a successful blogger I will be able to hire some trustworthy employees to manage my blogs while I am on beach sipping martini’s with my laptop 🙂
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