How to Plan a Blogging Break

The following is an excerpt from Better Blog Writing: How to Improve Your Writing to Keep Readers Coming Back for More.

Is your writing feeling a little stale? Then maybe it’s time to cultivate some fresh experiences to breathe new life into it. Really, this works.

Like any other endeavor, it’s important to take breaks when blogging. Scheduling in time away will give you a chance to mentally recharge, and find a renewed ability to do your best work. When you constantly are going-going-going but aren’t doing much else, your writing becomes a little limited by your daily experience. Step outside your comfort zone and see how it loosens the inner wordsmith up a bit.

How to Plan a Blogging Break

When it’s time for a break, it’s best to schedule it so that you and your readers (if necessary) can prepare for the time away.

Scheduling your blogging break is easy. There are three ways to handle it:

1. Schedule time off and don’t blog – This is super easy to do and doesn’t require any additional work. Simply schedule the time, alert your readers with a brief post saying you’re taking a few days off (or a week or whatever), and do it.

2. Schedule time off and prepare posts ahead of time – This is a little more challenging since it requires you to plan ahead and do extra work before your break begins. The benefit is that your blog will keep operating with fresh content even while you are resting up and having fun.

3. Schedule time off and find guest bloggers – This is sort of a happy medium. You get your time off and don’t have to do lots of work to get there – but your blog will stay on its regular schedule. There is a little more work associated with this method, but not as much as writing all the content yourself.

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