February is a month of dramatic weather for many parts of the world. Sometimes January is fierce, and February slows the season down or speeds it up with floods, snows, rains, and sudden bursts of warm temperatures, creating a false Spring, fooling trees and flowers. Sometimes January was the lamb and February brings devastation from mother nature.
Whatever the weather of February, it’s time to blog about the weather.
We’re all impacted by the weather. It influences our activities, attitudes, clothing, and even whole industries.
Oil rigs around the globe should already be battened down for winter storms and freezing temperatures, and they might want to peak out from underneath the battening only to face another onslaught.
School bus drivers need to remember snow routes and flood routes and their schedules have to stay flexible to accommodate one hour to two hour delays or closures.
Gardeners are anxious to get out and start planting, occasionally lured into the rush by a sudden warming. The next week might bring a meter of snow and freezing temperatures to destroy their fragile sprouts, but there are still things they can do to prepare for Spring that won’t risk crops.
Outdoor enthusiasts and sports fans are so ready to get outdoors and outside, or change activity as the snow melts in the mountains driving skiers back to bikes, hikes, or other activities.
Business travelers and conference goes are impacted by weather. Planes delayed, canceled, plans go awry.
Your blog exercise today is to think of how your subject matter is influenced by weather and write an article about it.
You can approach it stereotypically, or stretch your imagination. If you are a financial blogger covering the stock market, it may or may not occur to you to write about how weather influences stocks. A typical post would be how a freeze or heat-wave impacted agriculture stocks, but what about transportation, oil, gas, utilities, shipping…all are influenced by weather.
Reach a little.
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