Traveling during the summer is a must for many families. Some will hop in the RV and be on the road for weeks. Others may just leave for a week or two and head to the beach. No matter your situation, you may find it impossible to leave your blog for the entire length of your getaway. So how do you take your blogging work on the road? Make it easier on yourself with the six tips outlined below. This post contains affiliate links.
6 Tips to Taking your Blogging Work on the Road
Schedule as much as you can beforehand.
Having content ready to publish while on the road will not only cut down on the hassle of working during travel, but it will also save you time. Before you head out, try to at least brainstorm some topics to write while you are away from home. If you can manage, have half the posts you want to publish scheduled and ready to go.
Use Google Drive for important documents.
It may be tempting to just save everything to your computer, but you should have a backup of your most important files on Google Drive. Their platform allows for documents, spreadsheets, and more. That way, if your laptop dies while traveling, you just need to find an Internet café or library to access your things.
Save certain tasks for no Wifi zones
When traveling by plane or car, losing internet doesn’t mean you can’t work. During this time, you can write content, edit photos, plan social media shares, or brainstorm new ideas. The downtime going to and from a destination is a perfect opportunity to knock out a lot of tedious blogging work, so you have more time to enjoy your trip once you arrive.
Use your phone when possible
Smartphones have made blogging on the road so much easier. You can still access email, update your Facebook or Twitter accounts, or get in touch with PR reps or colleagues even if you have no Internet access. You can even draft and publish blog posts from your phone if necessary. Also, don’t forget to take photos of your trip with your phone.
Invest in a hotspot
If the Internet is a must at all times, invest in a hotspot to carry with you on the road. This will provide you with Wifi for your laptop, tablet, or phone while you travel. This will cut down on data usage on your phone, and may save you money in the long run. Plus, your kids can benefit by watching movies or playing online games in the car.
Engage with your readers on social media
Even if you schedule out content or don’t plan to publish a lot while traveling, you should still access your social networks while on the road. A smartphone is all you need to stay up to date with your Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Pinterest feeds. Continuing to engage while on the road ensures your readers don’t forget you – and you can have fun sharing your travels with them.
Do you have any tips for taking your blogging work on the road? Have you blogged on-the-go before?