Yes, the holidays are approaching!
That time of the year when things slow down for your business, as people get into holiday-frenzy mode. This means they’re more interested in finding the best present for their family and friends, or organizing the most glamorous office and house party.
In general, people are taking things a little bit easy while enjoying themselves more.
And this means… we’re all gonna be spending less time online and more time with our dear ones, for a much deserved relaxation and recharge period of time.
You may be wondering if you should continue with your regular blog schedule. If you decide to take a break, should you let your loyal readers and fans know that you’re not gonna be blogging for a while?
Or you may decide that you want to maintain your consistent blog schedule just because you like blogging.
However, you won’t have as much time as before. Well… Stay assured that these ideas are simple enough so you don’t have to spend a lot of precious time on your blog during the holidays.
This blog post will help you maintain an online presence for your blog during holiday season.
10 ideas to keep your blog fresh during holiday season
Check out the ideas below, I’m positive you’ll find something that’d work for you!
1. Blog about holiday sales and deals
Write a blog post about Black Friday deals, with direct links to the websites where your readers can get the products. Keep it inline with your blog mission and statement.
That is, if your blog is supporting your life coaching business, don’t offer all of a sudden Black Friday deals on electronics. You get the idea.
2. Blog about a holiday giveaway
Write a holiday giveaway blog post. Either offer your own product or service for free, or another item. Stick with products that anyone in the world could use.
For example, gift cards for Amazon or Starbucks are great choices.
3. Blog about your most popular blog posts
Write a “Top 10” blog post. Go through your website statistics and pull out the top 10 of the year (or even of all times) blog post URLs. Name the blog post “Best of “ or “Most popular” followed by the year and your website name. List the 10 posts with a short description and direct links for people to read the entire post if they want.
4. Blog about something personal
Write a more personal blog post. After all, it’s the holidays! No need to be businessy all the time.
Because a personal post won’t require so much research and verification, it may take less time to write, format, and publish.
5. Blog with a team of bloggers
Get together with 2-3 other business owners and bloggers and organize a blog post where you share each other blog posts and even products or services. Each of you will write their own post and publish on their blog, thus offering exposure to everybody else. Win-win!
6. Revise popular blog posts
No time to write new posts during the holidays? Take the top 5 most popular ones on your blog and revise them. If they’re older than a few years, I’m sure you’d say things differently now. Don’t forget to share them with your email subscribers.
7. Share popular blog posts
Go through some of the blog posts you’re super proud of and share them again on social media. You can schedule them out so you don’t need to be “present” on the social media platform to share it live.
8. Add sparkle to blog images
Dress up your website for the holidays. Temporarily upload a different banner, add some holiday graphics to your sidebar, or update your gravatar with a festive profile picture – perhaps of you wearing a Santa hat.
9. Don’t blog, but work on a blog plan
Work on some behind-the-scenes tasks that can help you grow your blog in the next weeks or months. While planning your blog activities is still work and takes some time, it may not require as much work as writing blog posts.
10. Relax your blogging schedule
If you normally write and publish a blog post every day, consider publishing every other day or even once a week. Have the posts scheduled in advance so they publish automatically on the date and time you decide.
Bonus Tip: Take a break from blogging
Finally, take a break from your blog during the holidays! Nothing major is going to happen and the world won’t come to an end if you don’t write and publish any blog posts for a few weeks while you enjoy time with your family and friends.
I certainly hope these ideas will help you decide how you want to continue with your blogging program during the holidays. What are you planning to do during holidays? Taking a break or maintaining the same blogging schedule?
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