One of the first things that you are told when you start a blog is that you need to create a standard blogging schedule. This is true for a couple of reasons. First it allows people to know when to expect to see content from you, but it also provides you with a schedule to follow to help keep you consistent. It is hard enough following the schedule during normal weeks when work and life provide constant interruptions, but when traveling it is even harder, if not impossible at times. The question we often face during our trip is whether we worry about getting posts out or if we should just go quiet for a few days and deal with it when we get back.
There is, of course, a simple answer to this particular dilemma, but it isn’t as easy for us as it might sound. The best solution would be to create posts in advance of our travel plans and then schedule them to publish while we are gone. To do so would double the amount of posts that we need to create in a week. We barely have time to get the posts out that we are already creating, let alone write a bunch of extra ones so that they can be used later. Prior to almost every trip, we make this commitment to get some articles created and ready to go. And every single time we have failed to do so.
The second option, which we do most often, is to be sure that we have what we need to transfer photos and write a quick article with us during our trip. This allows us to take a few minutes at the end of the day to do a quick “here is where we are” post with very little information and a few photographs just to let everyone know what we’re doing and why we aren’t providing more content. The concern is that we don’t whether people appreciate this quick updates or would rather wait to hear about the place where we’re traveling in more detail. Do you find these kind of posts interesting or do you think it would be better if we just waited for our return?
15 thoughts on “Blogging When Traveling”
In my opinion, it’s better to wait until you have a full post ready, even if it means you’re not putting out content while you’re gone.
We are writing the blog in advanced when we are away overseas. It is hard to find a time but we managed so far (luckily).
I like a mix of both. A few scheduled posts so your blog isn’t completely dark while you’re off traveling, plus filler “here we are!” dispatches from the road.
I think both ways will work. The most important is to enjoy your holiday 😊
Yes, I’m always happy to see a short post which flags where you are, along with some photos. I know longer posts will follow about your travels when you have the time 😀
Such a tough call isn’t it when you’re on the road. I think the shorter updates are great as they let your audience know what’s happening and they can act as a taster for future detailed posts.
Do whatever works for you, and I’ll be there to read it. You’re one of the blogs I always look for!
Before grad school, I scheduled ahead, but that was me. Everyone is different so just do you 🙂
I often schedule but agree it’s time consuming!
I never know how bloggers sustain it on the move. I feel like if I was blogging on the go I’d be too distracted by the travel to get around to blogging haha. I think leaving it until you return is fine unless it’s a particularly long trip.
We do get distracted by the travel and don’t always get posts out.
I always wait until I return. I try to mention in a post that I will be going and when to expect me back. This is all going to be flipped on it’s head in 2020 when we leave to travel long term. We plan to take the blog on the road with us. I’m hoping we can make it all work because I love blogging.
We shut down during our trip last week. We spent 6 months in Germany and since it was so easy to travel from there, we spent every weekend going someplace. It was a challenge to keep up with everything, but we were able to make it work 🙂
I have just finish my UK tour in last couple of month and trying share my visiting experience with all of you so I started a blog but believe me I dont the art of blogging at all.If some body guide me I will be obliged..
I’m still new with blogging. Thanks with the tips
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