So how's your holiday season shaping up so far? Are you going to be blogging away like normal or do you have a special holiday schedule in store?
It's a Busy Time I Know!
Last year I had a wedding to attend and a lot of travels and visits. My blog was still relatively new and I was committed to a daily posting schedule. Before leaving for my vacation I prepared daily bits of business to post automatically. During the time away I was fortunate to have access to computers so I could check my posts and reply to comments and even comment on a few other blogs.
This year I have a new grandchild to see and even more travels and visits. I no longer post daily. So far I have prepared nothing to post while I'm away. Now I know that computers are usually available in the hotels where I tend to stay and I can always find access most of the time if I'm not in a hotel. I still haven't gotten the laptop I had on my Christmas wishlist last year, but I'm not left computerless while I'm on the road.
The question that remains for me is how am I going to handle my blogging this holiday season? So using a method that often works best, let me look at the options and see what has worked best for you.
Pre-scheduled Auto Posts:
This works if you allow enough time to do it properly. Since I've not yet begun I could probably still whip together enough to put something up on my scheduled days. I do like to stick to my announced schedule. Posts would be shorter since I have limited time.
Quotes, pictures, videos, and other short easy to compose posts--do you think they are worth it? Generally speaking do you enjoy these types of posts?
I haven't tried this myself yet, but I have seen it done on a few other blogs. Television of course does it all the time. The advantage to the blog poster is obviously the shortcut of not having to come up with something new. The followers have the opportunity to read something they may have enjoyed in the past or something they may have missed.
Do you ever post blog reruns? How do you feel about reposts?
I've never unplugged yet. I'm hesitant to do so since the advice on creating a successful blog usually indicates that blog content should be scheduled, consistent, and predictable. It's not that any of my readers will forget me--I hope--but since I do have a schedule, I prefer to stay with it.
Have you ever unplugged for a blogcation? Do you find that it has any negative effect on your blog?
The Kamikaze Approach: