Bloggers understand the constant pressure to deliver high quality, interesting content that will excite readers. Daily bloggers, in particular, set themselves within a difficult schedule which can be quite difficult to maintain. Although keeping up with social media is a year-round activity, bloggers have a special kind of love-hate relationship with the summer season, here’s why:
- Less Responsibility. Most people have more free time in the summer and are tied down to fewer obligations and responsibilities. This opens up more time for the development of innovative ideas on the blog.
- More Inspiration. Unlike winter, when you’re bundled up inside, summer allows you to open up and explore the world a little bit more. You can turn those sunny day adventures into interesting blog posts and your active summer life can be quite inspiring for posts!
- Blog on the Go. Blogging doesn’t have to be an inside activity. Enjoy the sunshine and take advantage of this beautiful season while you blog. Multitask and get tan!
- You’re Out and About. All of the ‘ups’ of summer blogging can also be negative, depending on your attitude. Although summer travels and fun adventures can act as inspiration for your blog it also means that you have to drag your laptop or tablet around with you. Sometimes it can feel like you’re tethered to your work, even when you’re supposed to be living young and free!
- Less Responsibility, Less Follow-through. Having a more open schedule can be liberating but it may also result in laziness. When you’re not strapped in the usual routine you can fall into the ‘I’ll do it later’ pitfall. Not everyone has this issue, but lots of bloggers feel it, especially in the summer.
Ultimately, your success with summer blogging comes down to your attitude and dedication to your project. If you really love what you do you’ll find ways to make it work with all of your summer adventures. If not you’ll just be a little annoyed until fall rolls around but chances are it will still get done. Every blogger makes their own schedule, sets their own limits, and motivates themselves in a unique way and summer is no different!