How Do You Incorporate Blogging With Holiday Traditions
By: Amanda Boyce

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Sitting by the fireside. Shopping with your friends. Making cookies all day long. Drinking hot cocoa while watching a movie. Looking back, it’s safe to say that these traditions make the holiday season the most special. I mean, you can’t deny that watching even the most corny of holiday movies are a highlight of your holiday season. (No? Just me? Well then…)

 

But how does blogging fit into your holiday traditions?

 

From the traveling to the partying, it’s easy to lose your blogging motivation amidst the holiday to-dos. But some are plugging away, blogging like the holiday frenzy isn’t upon us, as if the twinkling lights outside aren’t calling your name.

On one hand, unplugging and taking time to be with close friends and family can act as a necessary mental break. Nothing gets you more relaxed than avoiding the blinding computer screen that you’ve been glued to for the past, oh 51 weeks.

On the other hand, this could be the time to gain new readers who are bored on holiday vacation and are traipsing around the web. You also have more downtime to focus and shoot photos.

 

So, my question to you is:

How do you incorporate blogging into your holiday traditions?

 

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Comments

  1. Avatar of Pinksole

    on Christmas day I will be with family and friends but since I’m not traveling and I’m off til Jan 2nd I will be working on my blog for sure. I have a full time job so I will be using this break to read, research, work on my photography skills and web designs. And for 2013 I want to have a very clear editorial calendar so I will be working on that as well. So much to do and so little time, wish me luck.
    xo
    Rachelle
    http://pinksole.com

  2. Avatar of Scarlett
    Scarlett says:

    I am planning on using this break to actually blog more than normal! Also, I am going to include pictures from my holiday fun on my blog.
    xo, Scarlett
    http://thetrendychick.blogspot.com

  3. Avatar of Sarah's Real Life

    Since I’m traveling for Christmas, I figured that’s a good chance for an “airport chic” outfit post. I’ll also be hitting up after-Christmas sales which means I can share my shopping booty on my blog. Most importantly, Santa is bringing me a new camera, which means I’ll be eager to learn how to use it and take some great photos :)

    Happy Holidays to all!

    Sarah’s Real Life

  4. Avatar of Nasreen
    Nasreen says:

    Setting a limit time helps keep me on top of my blog but importantly enjoying the holidays with my family! I’m so busy these days so every second day I allot 1 hour to blog and the days in between 45mins to check emails, traffic, comments etc.

    http://lazyobsession.blogspot.com

  5. Rachel says:

    Usually my blogging fits into my usual Christmas traditions, I just spend a lot less time on my computer, only an hour or two a day, instead of the usual amount I will not admit to (!) and a lot more with my family. I also make sure to capture things like decorating the tree and Christmas baking for the blog.

    However, this year I’m spending Christmas and New Year alone in my apartment with everyone I know in the city (I just moved here) out of town, so I’m spending the time to create some really great, high quality blog content. My solitary Christmas actually inspired what has been one of my most popular posts this year; 50 Ways To Enjoy A Solitary Christmas: http://www.rachelphipps.com/2012/12/50-ways-to-enjoy-solitary-christmas.html

  6. Avatar of Corner Curl Girl

    I am off for a week!! I will be posting away! :)

    Ccurlgirl.Blogspot.com

  7. Avatar of Devon - InformedStyle.com

    The time away from work will be a great opportunity to focus on building my blog and business plan for the year ahead – it’ll be nice to have time to brainstorm, come up with some drafts, and let everything ‘percolate’. That way, I’ll be ready to hit the ground running in the new year!

    I’ve got the funny feeling that the IFB posts on creating a marketing plan and an editorial calendar will be getting re-read, and re-read and re-read :)

    Devon
    http://www.InformedStyle.com

  8. Avatar of Lauren - Slowburn Fastburn

    I’ve definitely found myself feeling less motivated lately. Instead, I plan on making posts about my holiday! While not letting it get in the way of seeing friends and family of course. :)

    lauren
    http://slowburnfastburn.com

  9. Avatar of Frugal Flirty N Fab!

    I think the holidays are the perfect time for blogging and introducing your readers to your more personable self. Its also a great time to introduce you family to your blogging world by maybe incorporating them and their style into your post. The holidays are a time for giving so Give your readers the best Blogging possible!
    Frugal Flirty N Fab!
    http://www.frugalflirtynfab.com/

  10. I recruited friends and fellow bloggers to write guest posts for my blog since I’ll be traveling and visiting family. I’ve also scheduled at least one post of my own as well.

  11. Gull says:

    I also am trying to do some time management in a way that lets me be with my family and still enjoy my blog and have come to the realization that if I cater to my blog early everyday it leaves me guiltless and free for the rest of it.

    Hope this tip helps someone, by the way great posts, all of them!

  12. Avatar of Maya
    Maya says:

    Well I hosted a Christmas Party with friends this friday and I spend so much time on preparing + setting the table that I thought: why not take a lot of photo’s during the party not only of my friends but also from the decorations, from these I made a selection and made a new blogpost:
    http://www.archistas.com/2012/12/a-very-mayan-christmas-party.html
    I am so happy that I incorporated blogging into a really great evening, it’s not like it bothered anyone that I took photo’s anyway (as I have some nice ones from my friends to give them as well).
    Plus I have exams and a deadline after the Christmas break so all my blogging has to come from little events like these :)

  13. Ana says:

    It’ll be a day like any other for me.
    I’d love to say I’ll spend less time at the computer, but since I’m working on my master thesis… it’ll just be less time spent on blogs.
    There are posts queued for the next month or so, so no worries there :D .
    What Nailed It! did with her Holographic Holidays series is wonderful (fresh ideas!) and I love the poem that Lindsey from Neverland Nail Blog wrote to accompany the series.

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