Blogging at Holiday Time, Wow What a Shock

 Blogging in the summer, wow it has been a real learning curve the last four weeks.

I had a week to prepare my blog before going on holiday.  But in that time I had to write 2 weeks worth of blog posts. It was so difficult a bit like pulling teeth, I just didn’t feel inspired enough to conjure up two weeks worth of posts. This resulted in me constantly thinking about posts. And resulted in me hitting a wall, a total block.

When I have written a post up to now, it has been a bit of a light bulb moment. I get the idea from a place, some photos or a conversation, and then it just flows. Sometimes I have so many ideas buzzing around my head that I forget some. There is no happy medium.

Blogging at Holiday Time, Wow What a Shock
 The other shock I had; was the blog bubble shrunk. People reduced their posts. Twitter went quiet and readers diminished. As a newby this was all a total shock. All those experienced bloggers knew what to expect, how to plan, but I never saw any of it coming. It took me a while to realise what was going on, the blogger bubble was on holiday had reduced to limited service. And I was just not prepared.

I have compiled myself a list of dos and don’ts for the next time I am on holiday and unable to blog. Or next time the blog world goes into autopilot.

Do write an extra post each week for my archive, this way I can pull them up and schedule them on those days or weeks that we are away.

Don’t try to sit and write a week worth of posts, it fries my brain and I achieve nothing

Don’t feel under pressure to post every day, it is ok to have days off.

Do keep a note pad with me for blogging ideas, this way I can access them whenever I need to.

Don’t leave blanks if I am away, ensure all posts are scheduled and ready so I am not worrying about posting, or writing content.

Don’t feel rejected when my reader numbers drop through the floor, I kept wondering where my readers had gone, wondering what I had said to offend them. They like the rest of the blog world were having a break, that’s all.

Do be prepared and organised. This way I can enjoy my blog, my 4th (child after the boys and the dog) from a safe distance. Without have to constantly give it attention, it can run with it’s schedules whilst I am chilling with my family, and building new memories and inspiration, for posts of the future.

 

6 Comments

  1. 11th August 2014 / 6:45 am

    I like this approach. I try to blog every few days or so but if I don’t I try not to stress. I think the great weather and the holiday season means that there are fewer people about. However blogging is so addictive I can’t stay away! Looking forward to more of your posts x x

    • 11th August 2014 / 8:56 am

      Ahh thank you, and same here I am addicted to blogging, and get stressed when I don’t post, I have learnt my lesson I have already started scheduling for my next break away x

  2. theuncheshirewife
    16th August 2014 / 9:46 pm

    You have a very good plan there, I should write down my ideas as they come to me but I always seem to get a whole blog post in my head when driving!

    • 16th August 2014 / 10:14 pm

      Ha ha yes , it’s not that easy to always record. I have started to try to organise myself and schedule in advance and it does seem to be working so far. I am a week ahead of myself and have a list of ideas. I am sure it is because I don’t feel under pressure. I can just enjoy writing x

  3. 18th August 2014 / 8:59 am

    Great tips here – have started to take a notepad with me too…
    Visiting from #mbpw

    • 18th August 2014 / 7:47 pm

      Thanks Nicola, and yes it helps doesn’t it, I am like a madwoman at the moment jotting down ideas but it seems to be helping x

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