How to blog on vacation
We just came home from another wonderful visit to Hilton Head Island. (this is our home away from home). I try to only blog for 15 minutes a day when I am on vacation and this is how I accomplish that:
Ask for guest posts. I plan ahead. About a month before I go, I post in my Facebook Group, asking for guest posts. I ask them to send them to me within a week, not because I am leaving yet, but because people tend to forget. If you give them a month to get it to you, you probably won’t get it.
Return the favor by sharing some of their posts. I also ask them for two of their favorite posts and I include them in their guest posts, by saying “Thanks to Becky for this post. See two of my favorites here:.. “
I schedule all of my social media posts (normally I don’t recommend scheduling Twitter
posts). I set up my posts and social media touts to go out at the same time on all of the days that I will be gone.
Check your e-mail daily and if you can’t, have an auto-response ready. I still check my e-mail every day because I get a lot of sponsored posts to my e-mail. If I miss even one day, I could potentially pass up a lot of money. I don’t spend a lot of time on here, I just flag the important emails so that I know that those are the ones that I need to check first when we are done with vacation. (In the meantime, I answer the very important ones while on vacation).
Wake up and check your blog in the morning. First thing, before breakfast, before going on a bike ride, before the pool… check your blog. Just a quick check to be sure that your scheduled post went up.