I’m sure you have come across a post or two where the author has talked about spending more time offline for one reason or another. After all we need that downtime to recharge the old noggin’ so we can create some great content for our readers when we return.
But while we’re away from the socialverse making human contact, the last thing we want to have on our mind is our blog. You know the questions I’m talking about. How does my traffic look? Am I losing fans or followers? Will I be remembered when I get back online? Okay, maybe the last one is a little extreme but you know where I’m going with this, right?
We all want to be able to put our blogs on cruise control if you will and maintain a steady stream of traffic. And perish the thought that we lose some fans or followers while we’re away.
I found there are three important steps we should take for our blog before going offline and I’m going to share those with you today.
And those three important steps are…
Leave A Message
Publish a post and let your readers know you’ll be offline and for how long. It also would be a good idea to do this on your social media networks as well. This way, your readers won’t wonder if you’ve just dropped off the face of the socialverse or if you’re off on vacation somewhere.
Related: It Was Time to Take a Break
Schedule Posts In Advance
I use HootSuite Pro to schedule and tweet my posts throughout the day. It helps me by keeping my blog out there while I’m offline. And don’t just share your own posts. You have made some great connections and I’m sure they’ll be sharing your posts while you’re gone. So schedule some of your favorite posts from other blogs as well and keep sharing the love!
Invite A Guest To Do A Post For You While You’re Offline
You know those great connections I mentioned earlier? You can ask them if they’d like to do a guest post on your blog while you take a break. It’s a win-win situation for everyone. You get to enjoy a peaceful vacation and your guest will have a chance to spotlight their work.
Over To You
How important is it that we keep an online presence even while we’re offline? What are some of the steps you take before going offline? Why don’t you share them in the comments section below?
One more thing before you go, I would really appreciate it if you would share this post with your social media networks!
Corina is a work-from-home mom rolling with the punches while trying to balance a family and an online business. She is dealing with teens, grey hair, and wrinkles all at the same time! She recently launched a new blog known as Not Now Mom's Busy which talks about teen issues, juggling family life with work life, living on a budget, and so much more.