As we approach the homestretch before the Christmas and New Year holidays, many of us are getting set to travel far and near, which means our blogs go with us. Whether you’re on the go by train, plane or automobile, you can ensure that you don’t miss a beat on your site with a few simple preparatory steps and tools!
Here are 4 practical ways to get your blog ready for a trip or vacation:
Buy a mobile wifi hot spot device: Many wireless companies sell devices you can plug right into your computer and create a 4G wireless hot spot anywhere. If you’re on a road trip or a train without a wifi network available, this is a great way to stay in touch and keep working on the go.
Get an extra battery or charging case for your smart phone: If you’re traveling for a long time or plan to be using your phone a lot while out and about, one of these cases like the Mophie juice pack is a great option to give your phone extra life.
Put up a vacation responder on your blog email: While you might still be checking email semi-frequently, give yourself a break. Let your contacts and peers know that you’re traveling or on vacation and will be answering emails at your convenience.
Schedule posts in advance: You might do this already, but it’s smart to schedule your blog posts (and their social media promotions!) that will go live over your vacation or travel days so you can relax.