Can Bloggers Take A Vacation From Blogging?

What would you do if you saw this on my blog a blog: “I will be away from my blog for the next two weeks, if you need immediate attention… please contact XXX or wait until I get back please.” Can (and should) bloggers take a vacation from blogging?

In a very short period of time, I have become a blog addict. While I was planning my two weeks vacation to Hawaii, I was also planning my “blogging” time and what I would cover while on vacation! I was trying to figure out when I would have time to read blogs and write posts without driving my partner crazy!

But I realized since I got here that I  needed a real break from everything, not just from my office job. I needed to totally unplug for a bit! And probably lose the few readers I actually managed to attract along the way.

I do want to write about my trip, I just don’t feel like doing it while I am travelling.  There is so much to do here. I have been to Oahu, Maui and I am now in Kona on Big Island. It has been amazing. Just came back from a three hours sunset boat cruise with dolphins swimming on the side of the boat! Yesterday I was on top of the most active volcano on earth . It almost took the entire two weeks of vacation for me to finalize this short post so I could get readers’ and bloggers’ opinion of this topic.

I have seen experienced bloggers re-publish old post or just take a break but it seems that most bloggers try to stick to a schedule while on vacation.

I miss not reading other bloggers’ post and not responding to comments on my blog, but I am also looking forward to catching up when I get back next week. It has been an amazing two weeks and great to totally unplug, hope you can forgive me:)


So what do you think, can (and should) bloggers take a vacation from blogging?

12 thoughts on “Can Bloggers Take A Vacation From Blogging?

  1. One benefit of blogging is you can take a break without it necessarily being obvious. Schedule posts in the future and comment when you get back. I’ve done this a number of times. Of course it assumes you write ahead.

  2. Yeah I’ve gotta side with Lily on this one…

    HAH! Just kidding. 🙂 I’m not THAT cruel.

    It’s fine to take breaks every now and then. I stressed about the two weeks I’d be gone without a laptop when I got married. I got a few posts lined up to cover 5 of my 6 scheduled days, but let the sixth one totally slip. Honestly, people get it. We have real lives too, and sometimes that means not writing every day or even every week. Stuff comes up and we get behind or distracted. vacations are a great time to unwind and I don’t think it’s reasonable to expect that everything will be uninterrupted when a one person show is gone.

    Having a few posts in the hopper is good to help with that but I don’t think it’s a requirement. FWIW though I’d rather know up-front just because otherwise I start to wonder if that blogger just…stopped blogging. There have been a few folks who have, who I thought were just on vacation but then they haven’t posted since October 25th…

    Enjoy your vacation 🙂

  3. Trust your instincts Caroline. Your own words from your Blog Addict post:

    “I agree blogging is usually a good thing as long as you set some boundaries so it doesn’t take over your life.”

    Enjoy Kona!

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