Regularly updating your blog is vital to its traffic and helping to grow and maintain your audience. But even the most diligent blogger needs a break from time to time. Just because you're going on vacation, however, doesn't mean your blog has to. Here are some options to consider the next time you'll be MIA.
Go On A Pre-Vacation Writing Frenzy
If you're the type if blogger who starts writing a post 20 minutes before it hits the web, try increasing you work load in the days leading up to your vacation. You can schedule your posts to go up periodically throughout your trip, keeping your blog current even while you're away.
Take Your Readers With You
Nobody wants to be chained to their computer while they're away, but your readers may enjoy catching a glimpse of where you are (and of course, what you're wearing!) Posting a pic of yourself lounging by the pool or sightseeing is a great way to stay connected to your readers even on vacation.
Recruit a Guest Blogger
If you have a friend or know a fellow blogger who'd be interested in contributing to your blog, by all means, let them! In addition to temporarily relieving you if your duties, guest bloggers can bring a fresh perspective to your site and attract a new audience to your blog.
Stay Active on Social Media… if You're so Inclined
A lot of people who read your blog likely follow your social media accounts, too. If you can't blog everyday but still want to engage your audience, stay on top of your Tweets, Facebook updates, Instagram pics, etc. It's a great way to keep in touch with your readers, even from afar.
Come Back Strong
When you return from your hiatus, make your first post as rich as possible–both visually and content wise. This is another opportunity to share pictures you took of yourself vacationing, as well as any street style photos you snapped and/or commentary about trends you noticed on your trip.
Have you even taken time off from your blog? How did you stay connected to your readers while you were away? We'd love to hear your tips!