Summer is coming. But while everyone rejoices, bloggers like you scratch their heads and wonder how on earth will they update their blog while they are on vacation.
Should you take your laptop with you to the beach? Should you get a wireless router, too? But won’t that spoil everything?
If you’re a blogger and want to keep your blog updated during the summer vacation, you have a few options.
1. Write some posts in advance and schedule them to be posted while you are away
WordPress and most other top blogging platforms have a scheduling feature which enables you to automate content posting. As a rule, it’s good to have one or two articles in your drafts for emergencies. Or for holidays.
2. Invite guest bloggers from your niche to create fresh content for you
You can contact bloggers you like in private with your request. Or you can write a post like “Guest Bloggers Wanted” to encourage your own readers to contribute content while you are away.
3. Republish some of the best posts in your archive
Bundle them up together in a post like ‘The Best 10 Posts on Topic X in 2013 So Far’. But keep your list relevant and unbiased. If you want to include your own post in the list, it’s better to add it as a ‘bonus’ or special entry.
4. Take your laptop with you and write one or two holiday-related posts that are different from your usual posts
If you have a smartphone or a tablet and use a popular blogging platform like WordPress, you can download one of the WP mobile applications and write, update, and manage your content directly through your device.
5. Let a friend take charge of your blog while you are away
Your friend can post their own content and have fun doing it. But make sure you tell readers your content is not your own.
In the end, remember that taking a break from blogging and article writing can be a good thing, especially if you’ve been posting regularly for months. It will give you the opportunity to relax and recharge your batteries. And find some new inspiration for your future posts, too.