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Do Bloggers Need To Worry About Security?

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by | Jun 17, 2018

So, you’ve decided to set up your own blog. You have an idea and you already know what platform you want to use. In fact, you’re well on your way to writing your very first post for what you hope is an eager to read, eventual audience. But wait, because before you do it, you should be thinking about the question of security. Now, you might think, hang on, I’m writing a blog, not setting up a business site. Surely, I don’t need to worry about security? Well, you’d be surprised because there are a few security issues that could impact you as a blogger.

Careful With Encryptions

The first thing that we need to consider is encryptions. Your site should be encrypted and this is easy to do. But first, it’s important you know why. When you run a blog, you will have a comments section. This will allow users to sign in with a username and password or perhaps even an email. They will then be able to post comments about your blog and your posts. It’s a great way to interact and engage with an audience, but there’s a catch. If it’s not encrypted you leave any info they might use here including passwords vulnerable. It can create a domino effect where one insecurity causes havoc for people visiting your blog.

That’s why you want to make sure your blog is running on Https rather than HTTP. This is typically one of the settings that you can choose right at the beginning so just make sure you’re selecting the right option.

There’s another reason why this is crucial. Over a third of your users will be accessing the site using Google Chrome. Chrome warns users that if a site is on HTTP it’s not secure. This could have a huge impact on your bounce rate with people leaving the site.

Preventing Crashes

Downtime in the business world is bad news and this is certainly true for bloggers. When you first start your blog, you should be constantly posting quality content. You won’t be able to do this if your site is down and that could happen due to a security issue. Thankfully, you can prevent this quite simply by using IT support from Online Computers and Communications. Businesses like this can provide you with the cyber security you need to avoid any downtime. If your blog is put offline, then they’ll also be able to help you make a speedy recovery.

Would You Even Be Targeted?

You could be and it’s a mistake to think that only big businesses are targeted for theft and hacks. It’s not common but blogs have been hit by hacks. In some cases, it might not even be an attempt to steal from you. They may just want to hurt your blog for a completely random reason. Don’t forget there are a lot of trolls floating on the web and many of them do have more skills with computers than you’d like to believe.

We hope you see now why even bloggers need to be wary of security.

Increase Efficiency And Productivity

An unproductive and inefficient business is never going to get enough work done to grow and be successful, so it’s essential that yours is as productive and efficient as it can be. Of course, many people believe that technology, especially smartphones, decreases productivity, which is often true, but there are so many more ways that technology helps. One huge example is automation; Thanks to technology advancements, there are tools available to business owners that automatically pay bills, schedule appointments, and respond to emails. This frees up a lot of time for you so that you can focus on more important tasks.

xoxo, Karmen K

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