Blogging Whilst Travelling…

blogging whilst on holiday

So you’ve got a holiday in the diary, not only are you juggling the fear of shorts, strappy tops and whether you have anything to wear by the pool, you’ve also got a blog to look after. It can be tricky stuff especially for those of us that are a one man band. Do we pre-schedule enough content to cover our trip away? Do we share holiday updates whilst gallivanting around in a different time zone or do we simply have a break? It can be tough knowing what to do, battling against the desire to keep up with a schedule vs enjoying a well earned break. Especially if you are a full-timer, not everyone can afford a hiatus in content.

Whether you are planning to keep to schedule or simply share a handful of posts whilst away, here are a few tips and tricks I’ve found over the past 6 years of blogging when it comes to holiday time alongside looking after your blog:

  • Plan & Schedule – we all know that in the current world of blogging everyone schedules their posts, videos, tweets, social media links the list really is endless. Although I do this on the daily a holiday is a whole other ball game. I like to get organised with a list of all the days I know I’ll be away and therefore what content needs to be organised in advance. I’ve gotta admit I’m not always the best at this and find myself not always sticking to ‘the plan’ however it does help me feel more prepared
  • Beware of the timezones – this has caught me out a couple of times especially when scheduling a YouTube video. It’s always worth doing a timezone check before you hit that schedule button just so you can be sure what time you content really is going live
  • Photograph in bulk – as I don’t like to plan every single post for whilst I’m away I personally feel it removes the spontaneity of blogging I instead photograph on bulk so I have lots of pictures to choose from enabling to select what I want to talk about that day
  • Be honest – there is nothing wrong about being on holiday and taking some time out! I know I’ve spoken before about how social media is taking over and preventing content creators from every having a proper day off, and I stick with that. Your blog, your rules. If you want to take the week off you should, never feel the pressure to post on the daily and make sure you get take time to enjoy your break otherwise you’ll never really feel like you’ve been away
  • Switch up your content or routine – following on from this previous post you need to be flexible whilst you are away. Not everything will go to plan and be scheduled for the exact time you want. Just take a deep breath, remember you are only human and embrace the chance to switch up your routine and content
  • Take a break – at the end of the day you are on holiday so take a break! We are only human and you aren’t expected to maintain a full schedule whilst lapping up those sea salt waves. Holidays don’t happen every day so make sure you step away from your blog, leave your laptop in the hotel room and take that time to switch off, relax and enjoy the break. It enables you to return to your blog more refreshed and recharged
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  • This was very helpful as im going on holidays in July and really needed some tips! <3 Lovely post!!

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

  • Great tips, I schedule in advance but sometimes I just feel like I deserve a little break, you know. Fantastic tips, saved xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin | Instagram

  • This is perfect for me as I’ll be away for most of June! I will definitely make sure everything is scheduled before I go to avoid any time zone mishaps – I hadn’t thought of that! I pretty much have all my photography done, just need to get it scheduled before I go. I will be sure to mention to my followers that I’ll be away, as I don’t want to be checking my blog whilst I’m on an amazing trip but also don’t want to seem rude/like I don’t care

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • I think it’s a fine balance of having the content ready to go but also being able to take a break. It’s important to have time off :) xx

  • Such great tips – I actually do most of these over the exam period as well so that I’m not stressing over blog posts when my plate is already full with revision! :)
    – Ambar x
    http://www.herlittleloves.blogspot.com

  • Yep, writing and planning in advance is key!

  • My blog is fairly new so I’ve not been on holiday while running it, but I tend to write the majority of my posts in advance anyway, so I could just log into Blogger on my phone, publish a post, and go back to my holiday within a minute! I really love pre-writing, to be honest, it takes the worry of running out of content out of my blog! You’ve given some really good tips in this post, by the way :)

    Hannah | Whoops It’s Hannah