Blogging on Vacation
You are a committed blogger and want to keep up the groove of posting every week. Right? Because we know that our readers come to expect it and search engines favor regularly updated sites.
And now after long hours and days in the field, the family is ready to take a vacation. If you are like my family, the husband considers showing at regional cattle shows or fairs a vacation. This I strongly disagree with; but I digress.
Let’s look at a few ways you can keep your posts coming even while traveling.
1. Schedule your post ahead of time. Write a post (or posts if you’re that kinda blogger) to save for when you will be gone and before you click publish over there to the right select “edit” by “publish immediately”. Then set the date to schedule when you want it to publish.
2. Speed Blogging If you are another kinda blogger, (like me) that wishes there were 5 posts in the hopper but will never see the day, then remember my post about speed blogging when you have very little time.
3. Mobile Posting Use your phone or tablet to post while on the road. Even if it’s just pictures with captions, your readers would be interested in what you are up to. I suggest you set this up before you leave because you will need to know your passwords to connect the app with your blog. WordPress- IOS or Android — Blogger – IOS or Android You also might want to try a couple of test posts just to become familiar with the process.
4. Guest Posts Ask someone to write a guest post for you. They could send it to you in advance and use the schedule post listed in #1 or give them limited access as an author to your dashboard to post. Many moons ago I guest posted for A Cowboys Wife. For Blogger add authors in Settings – Permissions. And in WordPress dashboard Users – add new – author
I do hope you plan ahead and keep posting while on vacation. It doesn’t really take that much time to add a quick post when you have some down time. Or with a little forethought schedule a post to publish while you’re gone.
Do you have any other ideas for vacationers?