5 Blogging Lessons We Can Learn From The Walking Dead


I’m a little bit addicted to the whole zombie phenomenon. There’s always a good excuse for an undead movie marathon and when the apocalypse comes, I feel confident that I’ll survive for at least a week. Maybe two if I can get to Walmart before everyone else.

Like most zombie fanatics, I love The Walking Dead. There are many lessons to be learned from this post-apocalyptic gem. Some relate to life. Some even relate to blogging.

Whether you love or hate the show (we can’t be friends), here are 5 blogging lessons we can learn from The Walking Dead:

Have a Plan

Whether you’re just venturing into blogging or you’ve been in the blogosphere for a while, it’s helpful to have a plan. When will you blog? What will you blog about? Where will you share what you write? How will you survive? Winging it will get you cornered in a dilapidated barn surrounded by those wanting to eat your brains. Well, maybe nothing quite that drastic. It just helps to have a clear-cut plan.

You Control Your Destiny

The world might be infested with intestine-oozing slimeballs, but you control your destiny. So don’t let the naysayers, negative nitwits, or competitive cretonnes get you down! Keep moving forward!

Always Carry a Weapon

You might not need a crossbow like the one Daryl carries or even a sword slung over your shoulder like Michonne, but you need to be armed with something that protects you and sets you apart—namely a niche or angle that makes you unique. Being like every other blog is boring. What sets you apart from all the others? Is it your blog’s name or tagline? Do you blog about a topic that is rarely covered by others? Find your edge and maintain it! It’s your weapon!

When You’re Loud, You Attract Attention

Shoot a gun and zombies come out of the woodwork. Scream and zombies appear on all sides. When you’re loud, you attract attention. And get noticed. So make sure you are visible and out there in your blogging community. Syndicate and submit original content to other sites. Stay active on social media. Do whatever you need to do (and within your comfort zone) to raise the dead!

There’s Always Hope

If you feel like you need to take a break from blogging, do it. Time away often allows us to collect our thoughts and return stronger than ever. Even when things seem hopeless (and trust me, they will), don’t give up. There’s always hope!

Posted on by Crystal in Blogging Tips

10 Responses to 5 Blogging Lessons We Can Learn From The Walking Dead

  1. Julie S.

    Love the comparison 🙂 Also, great tips.
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  2. Janine Huldie

    I need to show this to my husband, because he is a huge fan of the show, but great comparisons here, Crystal!
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  3. Linda Roy

    I love this on so many levels, Crystal. I am a zombie-holic, card carrying Walking Dead, Daryl crazed fanatic and I love how you made the connection between the apocalypse and blogging. So clever. And you’re right; it’s not the end of the world, keep going! That’s an important message.
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  4. Echo

    This is great! I love the Walking Dead and blogging, so putting these together is a win for me! I think I’m ready for the blog-apocalypse!
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  5. Rabia @TheLiebers

    I’ve never seen the Walking Dead (SORRY!) but these are good tips. I like being in control of my blogging destiny. There are times that I stress myself out over it (like when I owe someone cookie pictures…) but I step back and remind myself that this is supposed to be my happy place.
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  6. Jack

    Don’t mess with Daryl or Rick Grimes.

    I agree with you about the value of having a plan.

    It always helps to establish some goals and then create a plan to meet those. That goes a long way towards helping bloggers last for the long haul.
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  7. WriterMom Angela

    You crack me up!
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  8. Gracielle

    I don’t know how you did it, but you combined my two loves – The Walking Dead and Blogging! And these were awesome tips, especially the one about being loud and submitting your work for syndication. Ahh, Sunday can’t come soon enough!
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  9. Jes @ Deadpan Diaries

    Great tips! Unfortunately based on the deep depression I slipped into during our last 4 hour electrical outage, I don’t think I’d last through the first day of the zombie apocalypse!
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