Four Reasons Why Blogging Will Help You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

When the Zombie Apocalypse hits, electricity will certainly be a luxury sacrificed, much less the internet. So how will blogging help you survive? When it happens, you won't be able to Google what to do. It's not just a matter of what to do in the event the Zombie Apocalypse happens, it's your willingness to forge ahead into unknown territory.

 

In the event the human race gets outnumbered by actual Zombies, power grids shut down, governments collapse… and we're in a rag tag crew that miraculously includes a doctor or nurse, a cop, a criminal, a selfish princess, and some other cliche how will being a blogger help?

 

1. Bloggers Think Fast

You write a post every day, go to events and give feedback right on the spot. You know how to assess the situation and relay it in a snappy way. Just think how you'll able to find out which hospitals are swarmed with Zombies and how quickly you'll be able to get the news back to your survivor crew in less than 140 characters. You'll be the one who will be able figure out what you need from the abandoned mall, considering how much time spent shopping online, you'll know all the products out there!

 

2. Bloggers are Skilled Networkers

As a blogger, you are already accustomed to finding the most random people (other bloggers in your niche), and figuring out how you can partner to form mutually beneficial relationships. Whether it's making blog buddies, to negotiating big contracts with brands, you're able to find who you need to find and work out a relationship that works for both of you.

 

That will be essential, as I'm pretty sure, being holed up in your apartment when Zombies break out won't keep you safe for long. So your role in your survivor rag-tag crew will be along the lines of finding other groups and finding more resources.

 

3. Bloggers are Great Hustlers

While there are some bloggers raking in the big bucks, most ofย  us are hustling to make ends meet. You need a new web design, but can't tell Helvetica apart from Comic Sans, but you can take the best photos in town? Barter! You know what to do. Even with a monetary system in place, bloggers are great at negotiating in the barter system… when the economy collapses, you'll know exactly when someone is hustling you… and how you can hustle to get the most for your limited resources.

 

4. Bloggers are Jacks of All Trades

Bloggers have to wear a lot of hats. They're writers, marketers, designers, photographers, stylists, art directors, videographers, business people, you name it, if you're a blogger, chances are you have had to dip your feet into some weird thing you didn't go to college for, and who goes to college for killing Zombies? Since blogging is such a new industry, you probably have had to develop skills you learned out of your own initiative, not by waiting for someone to teach you. Your very openness to trying out new things you never have done before and learn it to some degree of proficiency will be your saving grace.

 

Never killed a Zombie before? No worries, let's try it out! Don't know how to farm? You'll find out how to get that corn growing. Don't know how to set a broken arm? Well.. might leave that to the doctor.

 

Bloggers have a lot to offer in the Zombie Apocalypse

When you find your survivor crew (hopefully with your loved ones) and they ask you what you did before the Apocalypse, and you say “blogger” you won't be a disappointment. You'll be the star of the group! Bloggers have a lot to offer, not as much in the things we type but the way we are.

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27 Responses

  1. el marcus

    Ha ha ha, I love this post as much as I adore Zombie Apocalypse movies.

    I was just saying to a friend, We need more well dressed zombies.

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  2. Blonde Vivant

    Super clever post! i just hope we wont have to utilize our blogger power to deal with a Zombie Apocalypse any time soon…

    <3 Blonde Vivant

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  3. Xizi

    The name grabbed me, all right! Great to see some refreshing posts on IFB, not the generic “How to take your blog to the next level” sort of thing.

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  4. Victoria

    Wow, this totally made my day! Hahahah.
    I actually laughed out loud and when my mom asked my what’s so funny I said “zombies”. (That is one thing I never thought I’d say, I am sooo afraid of them).
    Thank you Jennine – amazing as always!

    Man, I love ifb.

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  5. CASTLE FASHION

    Hahaha! I love this post ๐Ÿ˜€ And it’s perfectly timed too; the second season of the Walking Dead (my favorite show) just started two weeks ago.

    Although, I have to say, I met Max Brooks (author of the Zombie Survival Guide) a few weeks ago and he had a different approach for selecting who should be in your survival group. ๐Ÿ˜› I feel like he’s more informed on the topic.

    Yasmeen
    Castle Fashion

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  6. lei ann

    i’ve been obsessed with Z-day since 2004 when the dawn of the dead remake literally disturbed me to the core! i’ve been ready for it since!

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  7. Stephi Dee

    Too funny, but also very true. Me and my friends play a game where you have to convince the others to let you join their team in a zombie apocolypse. Now I can simply say, ‘I’m a blogger’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. Carlis

    This seriously made my morning so funny and perfect for Halloween! “Bloggers are Great Hustlerst” #sotrue!lol

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  9. Leah

    I like this article! It’s way cool how she took an regular subject: blogger transferable skills and put a whole new spin on it: using the skills to survive the zombie apocalypse.

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  10. River Sun

    I totally agree with your fourth point,blogging added lots of skills to what I already had before blogging, every day i’m learning new thing,it’s enriching me as a human being in so many field,i’m already a university graduate but it’s make me feel like every day i’m attending lectures which i’m so interested in,there is no moments of feeling board as i felt during a university lectures(except the fact that i feel both mental and body fatigue after every like 2 hours so I take break) i’m a newbie, so i’ll continue as long as I have the passion.

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  11. Mathilde

    Hi Jeanine – Just to let you know something appears to be wrong – all your links to latest articles in the right hand side bar are directing me to a viagra website and not the articles!

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  12. Rayray

    Well, if we’re really afraid, the CDC has delegated an entire dept w/ the US government to plan for this event. Michigan State University is teaching classes on surviving it. So at least we know our tax dollars are hard at work, protecting us from the living dead :/ *phew*

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