Blogging might give you more freedom to travel and do your own thing than traditional jobs, but it isn’t without its challenges. It can be tough writing new content and keeping up with your schedule when you’re exploring new parts of the world, and you don’t always have access to the internet, or there are so many inviting distractions that you simply can’t get anything done.
Of course, travelling and maintaining at the same time isn’t impossible – lots of bloggers to it all of the time. It’s just a matter of getting all your ducks in a row. If you want to be able to blog and travel, here are some strategies to consider:
Write in Advance
If you know that you are going to be away for four weeks and you want to publish four pieces of content in that time, the easiest way to achieve your aim is by writing your content ahead of time. That way, you will not have to worry about finding a quiet place to write or even a decent internet connection, in some places, to post your blogs at all.
Make Friends with the Scheduling Function
Most of the popular blogging platforms, like WordPress, allow you to schedule posts, so if you write them ahead, you can also schedule them so that they’ll be posted exactly when you want them to be. This means that should you be stuck in the outback with no internet connection, you won’t have to worry about missing a deadline and disappointing your readers.
Let Your Readers Know
Another thing you could do is let your readers know that you are going to be travelling for however long and that your posts may be more sporadic for awhile. This will ensure they aren’t disappointed by the lack of fresh content, and it’ll get them fired up for the next fantastic travel post.
Find Space to Work
If you do plan to blog on your travels, perhaps because you want to keep your readers up to date with your adventures, it can be a good idea to find somewhere like a serviced office in a business centre or a quiet meeting room in your hotel where you can write without distractions. Writing on a beautiful beach with a cocktail in hand can work well for some, but a lot of people need quiet to work, and renting an affordable workspace can help to ensure you maintain the quality of your writing. This is an especially good idea if you plan to work away for long periods of time.
Let Your Pictures Do the Talking
Another good strategy for maintaining your blog while you’re travelling is to post more photos than words and let them do the work for you. A good photo with a well-written caption can say all that needs to be said and ensure your readers have enough fresh content to keep them going until you’re ready to do some real writing.
Taking care of your blog while you travel can be tricky, but it is by no means impossible, as you can see.