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How to | go on holidays with a blog

16. July 2015

 

Every year the normal blogger faces the same problem: What to do when holiday season starts? Because holidays also means taking a break right? As much as we love our blogs a break is a break. So what to do? Personally, I don’t just want to go offline for 3 weeks. However, my holiday getaway is a wifi-free zone (yes I will probably go nuts after 5 days). So a plan had to be made which guarantees me to enjoy my holidays and the constant fashion information flow of my beloved cyber space at the same time. Some steps that I have been following the last couple of weeks:

 

1. Start approximately 3-4 weeks prior the holiday with the planning. Decide how many posts you want to post during your holidays? The usual amount? A little less?

2. Now think about topics you want to cover while you are away – summer ootd, some little how to’s (if that fits to your blog) and maybe some beauty, food or other topic you like to cover.

3. Start shooting photos for the outfits as well as the other topics. Don’t forget to already edit the photos now (so you don’t have to do it last minute)!

4. By now you are probably only one or two weeks away from your holidays. Start scheduling the blog posts now. Additionally, start writing them – if you really want to enjoy a holiday off from the blog make sure to write all of them.

5. Get in that holiday mood and enjoy your time off!

 

P.S.: Let me know what you think about my little “how to” series! Are they in any way helpful? Oh and on a side note this is just how I did it. Since I am the last minute type I rather write the blog posts last minute (which means one super busy week before my holiday getaway) then super early. That being said it might not work for everyone this way.

 

 

 

 

A while ago I blogged about how to find the perfect setting for your ootd & how to overcome the struggle of seasons which might also be interesting!

"11" Comments

  1. Tolle Idee. Ich habe auch schon 6 Wochen vorher angefangen meine Beiträge für die FL Zeit vorzubereiten. War super stressig, da nebenbei ja auch noch der normale Content online gehen musste. Aber irgendwie kriegt man das schon hin 😉
    Liebe Grüße, Fiona THEDASHINGRIDER.com

    1. sophievandaniels sophievandaniels says:

      Ja genau die extra Arbeit sollte man bloß nicht unterschätzen!

  2. this is really good and helpful as I’m going on a vacation quite soon!
    need to start to scheduling posts!
    so happy that I found your blog, not disappointed! x

    dropofinkk.blogspot.com

    1. sophievandaniels sophievandaniels says:

      Thank you Liva! I am glad my little tips and tricks might help you 🙂 x

  3. ahhh wish i had done all this before i did an extended holiday last year
    it was a bit stressful trying to keep on top of my blog whilst out and about
    x
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

    1. sophievandaniels sophievandaniels says:

      Yes! I can imagine. I wanted to have a hassle free holiday which also meant having a bit more stress prior to the holidays! Thanks for stopping by Nat! x

  4. Das steht mir bevor! Tolle Tipps und toller Beitrag! Ich habe vor für mehr als einen Monat in den Urlaub zu gehen. Es wäre toll, wenn ich zumindest eine Woche offline bleiben kann. Mit zwei kids ist es noch komplizierter, aber ich freue mich schon darauf. Dir auch einen schönen Urlaub!

    Liebe Grüße aus Wien
    Borislava von http://www.colourclub.at

    Auf ColourClub läuft zur Zeit ein Gewinnspiel: zwei Paar Sonnenbrillen sind zu gewinnen!

    1. sophievandaniels sophievandaniels says:

      Vielen Dank für deinen lieben Kommentar, Borislava! Ich denke es ist alles eine Sache der Planung. Ich möchte mir die 2 Wochen gerne so ruhig wie möglich machen – damit ich den Urlaub auch wirklich genießen kann 🙂

  5. Lovely post, this is similar to what i do before i go on any holiday.
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  6. Very interesting!!

    In my case, last June it was the first time I went on holidays since starting the blog. I visited family so I knew I would have very little time to spend on the blog.
    I wrote all my posts the month before and have them ready to publish on wordpress so I only needed to do some social media promotion. Like you said you should know how much post you want to publish. During the holidays I only published 1 post per week.
    This plan worked for me.

    However I didn’t plan correctly my work during the holidays. I realized I didn’t organize myself properly before the trip and didn’t plan which kind of post I can create while on vacation. I could have done a City Guide, more outfit post or editiorials…

    So actually you have to prepare the post you’re going to publish while you are away and plan post ideas you can create during your holidays (you can publish them when you are back).

    Aurelie | http://www.surface85.com

    1. sophievandaniels sophievandaniels says:

      Yes there is always so much to organize before going on vacation! But I think this time I figured it out quite well and can make the most of my free time! xx

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