Here are four things that you can do to take a guilt-free vacation blogging:
(1) Go Dateless
On your blog that is! Why unintentionally turn your audience off of reading posts that you published in the past that are just as relevant today? It also helps when you’re taking a break from blogging so it doesn’t look like you’re one of those people who posted for awhile and then vanished into thin air! In WordPress, you can do this by going to settings -> permalink and changing the structure of your links and then there should also be an option in your theme to stop displaying the dates of your posts (where it depends on what theme you’re using).
(2) Guest Bloggers
Know some people who would be a great fit for your audience? Ask if they’d like to post something or go into a Facebook group and pose the question: “I’m looking for guest posters on [insert your website]. I write about x, y and z. Please comment below or pm me know if you’d be interested!” Schedule their posts for the days you normally publish. You get coverage, they get exposure and your audience gets a new post. Wins all-round!
(3) Write Your Posts in Advance and Preschedule
Write posts in advance and schedule them to go out while you’re away.
(4) Leverage old posts
Sure there are some people who will remember when you feature an existing post on your social media channels or newsletter, but most will not. So print out a calendar covering the time that you’ll be away and map out what content you’re going to distribute through your channels. (If you want to download my Monthly Content Planning Kit, go here)
(5) Prepare some resource round-ups
Another route is to create posts that don’t require a ton of effort (like lists or resource round-ups). These will provide a ton of value for your readers and it will also build relationships with fellow bloggers and business owners. Look for free resources from bloggers or business owners who compliment your own offers but that don’t offer the exact same thing.
Now deal with your other content channels
You can either do one of these options to cover you during your entire vacation or you can mix it up and try all four. Once you figure out your plan for your blog during your holiday, preschedule some social media posts and your regular newsletters.
Once you’ve done this, the only question is what you’re going to do with all that extra content vacation time?
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