If you are a frequent visitor to this website, you may have noticed the plethora of guest posts we have on here lately. People may use guest posts on their site for several reasons. Here are just a few ways bloggers like having someone else write a post or two.
Get a fresh look at a much discussed topic. Elder Care Cafe turned four-years-old in early August. The site was created to discuss elder care and care giving. Both topics are important and we have written extensively about all areas of each one. Unfortunately, after a while the topic gets a little stale for us as we write about the same thing so often. Having someone else come in and share allows readers to get fresh information.
Hear about topics we didn’t consider or even know about. When someone new to the site writes an article, they could very easily share something we didn’t know about or we didn’t have enough knowledge to even attempt such a topic. There are topics I don’t even like to touch because it’s not anything I’m interested in and I wouldn’t do it justice. An example is anything in the legal field. I get lost in the sea of rhetoric that others might find fascinating.
The blogger burns out. There are times when bloggers just can’t come up with a new article or angle to save their soul. Writing about the same topic every day really does get old. I’ve had that happen to me and it is not fun! Writers don’t like to come to the well and find the well is dry.
Lack of time. Something that is happening to us right now is that my father, who turns 90 on the 18th of this month, is requiring much more care than he did before. The situation is causing a problem with the amount of time I have to spend online. When I do come online it’s usually to check our bank account to see if all checks have arrived and bills have been paid, or check my email incase something needs to be addressed. At odd hours I’m online doing other things, but writing articles or blog posts doesn’t end up at the top of the list.
Lack of opportunity. The deeper we get into care giving, the less I am online. That’s where we are right now. The times I am online are usually short and fairly to the point. Often when I do get online I get called away by Dad and I need to see what his needs are and how I can help him out.
While all of this does get frustrating at times, I know it will not last much longer. I have mixed feelings about that. Yes, I would like to spend more time online, but that time would be at the expense of losing my father. And who wants to wish for that.
So, in the meantime, I have some great people who are willing to share their knowledge with us. Hopefully, we can all learn from their fresh look at old topics or their ability to bring us new information. I hope you understand and appreciate their offering. I know I do.
At some point in time, we will be back and will continue to provide interesting and relevant information to caregivers and those they are caring for. If you have any thoughts or comments, please let us know. We love hearing from you.