Taking a vacation should be a good thing, right? But that’s not always the case. Taking a vacation from your blog could be a big mistake. You could lose readers quickly and find it hard to build up stream again.
Some people make blogging look easy. No one tells you how hard it is to keep your blog fresh. No one tells you how hard it is to find the time every week to sit down and put another post together.
To keep a blog fresh, you should post at least once each week. It is easy to create posts in the beginning stages of your blog because it is new and fun. As time moves on, you may lose interest in creating new posts, or you may be too busy to take the time to add new posts. It happens to almost every blogger.
But there are ways to take a much-needed vacation from your blog and not let it die. Just be sure to make a plan for your blog before you take your break. Here are some helpful hints to help you avoid the dreaded death of your blog.
Recruit a Guest Blogger
Guest bloggers always make a great addition to your blog. They bring in new readers, and they add a fresh perspective to your established style. Before you take a break from your blog, ask other bloggers if they would mind submitting to your blog. That way, your blog doesn’t look abandoned, and you can continue building readership during your vacation.
Make an Announcement
You don’t hang up the phone without saying “goodbye,” right? So don’t hang up on your readers without an explanation. Let them know you plan to take a vacation from posts, and tell them when you will be back. If they check an unattended blog, they may believe you have stopped blogging completely and might not bother checking in with you at a later date.
Make a Schedule
Be sure to set a specific time for your vacation. If you feel you need two months’ vacation from posts, then write it on your calendar. Be sure to stick with your intended plan. It’s easy to take more time than you need if you don’t stick to a schedule. The longer the blog sits unattended, the more readers you will lose.
Come Back with Style
After your vacation from your blog, be sure to make your comeback an event that readers will want to check out. Maybe make a big announcement or change the design of your blog. Whatever you chose, make sure it is flashy and noteworthy for your audience.
Do Some Soul Searching
Maybe you are not meant to be a blogger. Perhaps the pressure is not worth the payoff of having a blog. During your vacation, examine the realities of why you want to take a break from blogging. Not all businesses or people are meant to have a blog. They can be distracting, time-consuming, and a waste of resources. If you find that your blog is not working for you, then let your readers know that your blog is over and thank them for their time.
Blogs can be a lot of fun to create. They can add a special touch to your personal life or to your business. But they are not for everyone. Maybe you just need to take a vacation from your blog? Go ahead and take the break. It doesn’t have to mean the end of your blog.
Author Bio:- Kim Wade is a freelance writer who writes about motherhood, blogging, and how to find the best Waikiki hotels for your next vacation.