Holiday Blogging: What Will You Do?Posted: December 18, 2011
It’s nearly Christmas – in fact it snowed here last night! But this leaves you with a question: what are you going to do with your blog? You have 4 options, which of these options you choose will depend entirely on you, your niche and your readership.
- Keep posting like normal.
- Stop posting altogether.
- Post less.
- Post more.
Keep posting like normal. If you’ve got the time, or the posts already written, then you can keep posting as per normal.
Stop posting altogether. Want a holiday? Can’t be bothered? Too busy? Feel free to stop posting, do let your readers know when normal service will resume and consider scheduling some posts in advance to keep them going if you’ll be away for over a week.
Post less. This is what I’ll be doing, I know that my readers (hey guys!) won’t be around as much over Christmas, so I’ll post less to keep pace with them. I’m also going to be spending approximately 40-50 hours travelling in a 2 week space and will want some time to relax!
Post more. This works better for some blogs than others – for example a blog about your family would probably benefit from posts of the kids opening their Christmas presents, having a wrapping paper fight (like snowballs, but warmer and drier), etc.
What are your readers going to do? Well if you stop posting they’ll have to live with it. But if you know that the majority of your readership will be busy/not bothering to check your blog for updates then it will be demotivating to put up a post and see little to no view or comments. So, what will you do?