How You Can Take A Break From Blogging Without Losing Readers
Sooner or later, you’re going to have to take a break from your blog. It might be because you’re going on vacation, or it could be from sheer blogger’s burnout. No matter what the reason, it’s fair to worry about losing your audience while you take a break. Here are some things you can do to keep your readers while you step away.
- Write and schedule your posts ahead of time—If you know ahead of time that you’re going to need to take a break, start planning ahead. You can write posts ahead of time and schedule them to go live while you’re on your break. Your readers won’t even know the difference!
- Accept guest posts—I’ve discussed the many reasons to accept guest posts on your blog in the past. Allowing others to submit guest blogs lets you take a break from writing while still providing your readers with fresh content. It also can make your blog more interesting, adding fresh opinions for your audience to read and discuss.
- Hire a freelance blogger temporarily—There are lots of talented bloggers out there who would jump at a chance for a paying gig to write for your blog, but be careful. You need to make sure the blogger you hire knows your niche, produces quality work, and will appeal to your readers.
- Announce your break—If worst comes to worst and you just can’t find a way to keep pumping new content into your blog while you’re away, simply write a post announcing that you’ll be away for a while. Any visitors to your blog will see this post. Make sure you let your readers know when you’ll be back publishing new content, and maybe include a few links to some of your “greatest hits.”
What do you do to keep from losing readers when you want to take a break from blogging?