Blogging for Business While on Vacation

Blogging for Business

Consistency is very important when you’re blogging for business, so what do you do when it’s time for vacation? YES! Entrepreneurs do, on occasion, but not very often, get real (as opposed to pretend, where you’re checking your cell every 10 minutes) time away from the business.

The first thing you need to know is that most blogging platforms allow you to schedule your posts. No, I did NOT get up at 7 am today and write this post for 7:30 publication. I think this is one of the oldest and most accepted forms of social media automation/scheduling. So, if you are planning to take that much needed and way overdue break from the business, write a post or two ahead of time and schedule them to go at your regular posting time.

What if you can’t think of things to write that far ahead? You could do what I’m doing right now and write something about your vacation. At the very least, you could simply put up a vacation notice post, but I think you can do better than that.

Why not take the opportunity to show new readers some of your best work on the blog? A list post is easy to generate. HEY. Good idea.

Here are some of my favourite posts with advice on how to use social media for business using Hootsuite (aff.).

How to Use Hootsuite Part 1
How to Use Hootsuite Part 2
12Most Compelling Reasons to Use Hootsuite

Everyone is always looking for freebies, right? So here are all my posts about free software for small businesses.

4 More Go-to tools for Social Business
Go-To Tools for Serious Social Media Consumers
Three Go-To Tools for the Busy Business Owner

As you’ve probably guessed, the Twirps are out of office this week. I hope you’ll enjoy reviewing some of my past posts…but even more, I hope you find time to take some vacation of your own!

 

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Comments (6)

  • CaraLynn Reply

    Love the list post idea. Might use that one this week! Enjoy your vacay!

    August 28, 2012 at 8:36 am
  • MB Reply

    Going on vacation soon, will definitely take this into consideration!

    August 28, 2012 at 10:21 am
  • Anita Reply

    Glad you both found it useful!

    August 28, 2012 at 9:14 pm
  • Judi Reply

    when I click on the September event – I get a “restricted access” notice?

    June 13, 2016 at 3:14 pm
    • Anita Kirkbride
      Anita Kirkbride Reply

      Thanks Judi, that’s an old event. I’ve removed that info from the post!

      June 13, 2016 at 11:08 pm
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