Do you hesitate with the thought of taking a few weeks off this summer because of your business? Are you secretly afraid that your blog and business will suffer because of your absence? Work may pile up when you return and the need to catch up seems to give you more stress than just staying home and not vacationing.
According to an ABC News report, Americans only get about 16 vacation days in a year while our European counterparts have a lot more. Even hard-working British get 28 days. Germans, 35, French, 37 and Italians, 42. Are we overworked?
Summer Holiday, or Vacation as we called it here in America, was a new concept to me when I first moved to the United States. We grew up in a tropical country where it was summer all year. School was off only in December. The word summer holiday was introduced to me at a very young age by my uncle. He loved Cliff Richard and The Shadows. In fact, I could even hum their popular song called Summer Holiday. This song uplifts me and will surely help you dream about a summer vacation. Here is a short movie clip with that song:
We do need to take a break from our work. To recharge, rejuvenate, refresh and just relax.
Why summer vacation?
1. If you have school aged children, summer will be the only time you can take an extended trip.
2. The days are longer and there are more activities in most cities, national parks and amusement parks.
3. The weather is suitable for outdoor activities in most parts of the United States.
4. It could be a way to continue your family’s tradition or culture.
5. Get connected with our children and have fun together.
How do you keep blogging when you are taking time off?
How do you stay consistent with your blog?
You can plan ahead and blog in advance for all the days you are gone. But it may not be possible if you are taking more than a month off or have many other things to take care off before you leave for vacation.
Obviously, other than blogging, business owners have to take care of lots more like their customers’ needs and their products or services.
Bring your work with you while you vacation. This may not be an option if you are trying to spend quality time with your family or trying to get away from it all to get your well-deserved break.
Here’s a better solution, get help from ghost bloggers who have the experience of blogging and are familiar with your business. For this reason, I’m offering Summer Ghost Blogging Special for the month of July and August to help you with your blogging and e-newsletter needs.
Please check out our Summer Ghost Blogging Special. Have a great summer vacation.