One of the downsides of being a stay at home sole blogger is that on days when you can’t blog (because you are on holidays, sick or….moving house – your blogging can grind to a standstill.
Having just had a few very light days of blogging and today logging onto the internet I’m feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the vast quantities of emails, comments to check for spam and questions, unread RSS feeds that just 36 hours without being online has meant. I’m still at least 24 hours away from resuming ‘normal’ blogging activities as I don’t have my office set up and will be relying upon dial up internet from home for up to another week (I’m currently sitting on the floor in my empty old house blogging with the broadband that is still there).
Professional blogging brings with it quite a lot of administrative tasks that accumulate very quickly – more quickly than you realize until you take a day or two off. I guess when I blog most days I am able to pace myself and gradually pick off each task one by one – but miss a day and you’re behind the eight-ball.
This leaves me feeling a little worried about the 4 week trip that I’m taking in June. If I’m overwhelmed by the admin of 36 hours of being online – imagine what happens after 28 days! Not to mention the apprehension of wondering what happens to a blog when you don’t post on it for a month…
So how am I preparing for my upcoming trip? Here is the strategy so far: