Posted on August 28, 2017

Should you blog on holiday?

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should you blog on holiday

One thing that really bugs me is when people slate other people for using their phone when their on holiday.

Hellooooooooooooo, I work a full time job when I’m at home. I am out of the house for 12 hours a day and spend the evenings with my boyfriend so having 15 minutes where I can dick about my phone is definitely something I see as a treat. I feel like most of the time I’m sneaking time to check social media, emails and messages between adverts and toilet breaks. It’s something I can’t do all the time because of lack of time. So if I’m sat by a swimming pool for 8 hours a day, you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be doing whatever I like. I’ve come on holiday do spend my time doing things I feel like doing. It’s that simple.

should you blog on holiday

I guess the can be said for blogging. I am currently sat on my balcony in Zante writing this. It’s 17:30 and I’m showered, dressed and ready to meet my family at 18:30 to go for a meal. I’ve got an hour to kill, so I’m having a chill out with a glass of wine and typing this post.

And I love it. This is what blogging is for me. It’s not that rushed feeling you get when you need to get a post scheduled but you’re too busy to do it, or what feeling of writers block and guilt for not being inspired.

It’s this. Being sat on a balcony on a Greek island and blogging just because I can and I want to.

should you blog on holiday?

I did the same in Cyprus, the same in Florida – although I was much busier in Florida so didn’t get as much time online.

It’s nice because it reminds me why I love blogging. When I’m on holiday and I actually want to sit down and take an hour of the day to update you all on my life, it’s just a really nice feeling.

I know a lot of bloggers take social media and blog breaks over holidays, which is fine. I have 3 weeks of posts scheduled so I’m under no pressure whatsoever to write more blog posts. I’m doing it because I want to.

I think that’s the way to do it. To take your laptop and blog if you feel like it.

should you blog on holiday

I’ve done a post each day so far and I’d love to be able to continue on like this so when I get back to the UK, then I’ll have lots of posts scheduled so I don’t have to worry about blogging when I’m back to being busy again.

What do you do on holiday, blog or not blog? That is zee question.

20 Comments

  • Reply Nikita Rajkumar August 28, 2017 at 8:03 am

    I honestly feel like blogging on holiday can be so much more inspiring than blogging at home. You’re in a new atmosphere and are in relax-mode. That’s when writing flows most naturally xx Nikita

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    • Reply Corinne August 29, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Exactly! That’s what I love about it!

  • Reply Michelle August 28, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I’m the same, at home if I go on my phone everyone has a moan, and it’s something I want to do in my down time. It really annoys me. And I like to write a post or two when I’m away I feel because I’m so relax I’m more creative.

  • Reply Anca August 28, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I don’t usually blog in holidays. If I have some spare time, I would read or I copy the pictures from the morning/the day before. But, at the same time, our holidays are packed with activities and blogging would mean that I lose precious time doing something else.
    If I’m up too early, I would blog a bit, why not.
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    • Reply Corinne August 29, 2017 at 8:47 am

      Well I guess it does depend what type of holiday. I’m on a sun holiday with lots of down time.

  • Reply Nikki - Notes of Life August 28, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I don’t tend to blog whilst on holiday, but I have done in the past. I think it’s purely down to personal choice. If you want to blog on holiday, go ahead, blog all you like! I think it depends on the kind of holiday you’re on… I tend to go on city breaks, so don’t get much downtime on holiday, but if I was on a beach type holiday, relaxing in the sun etc, I’d definitely whip out the laptop/tablet and blog!

    • Reply Corinne August 29, 2017 at 8:49 am

      City breaks are wonderful but def more jam packed than my 2 weeks in Zante by the pool and sea!

  • Reply Shireen L. Platt August 28, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Nope, when I am on holiday I won’t blog. For me the point of being on vacation is to take a break from it all and enjoy the moment. xx
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  • Reply Erin August 28, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    I get so scared about taking my MAC out my house, so I don’t blog on holiday, but I do schedule posts to go up, and I do as much from my phone as I can, I wish I had the guts to take mine away!

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  • Reply Darina August 29, 2017 at 6:00 am

    I schedule my posts and do the things which I have to do when a post come online. I check social media and that’s it. But when I am on holiday I have more inspiration. These articles I write at home.

  • Reply Sarah August 29, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Yes and no. I’ve never taken my laptop on holiday with me, but then my holidays are usually all go go go, with lots of theme parks and sightseeing, so any downtime I do get, I just want to grab a gin and a good view and chill for a bit. That being said, I make countless notes on my phone and even do the odd paragraph or two towards a post, especially if it’s related to the holiday I’m currently on!

    I have only ever been on one poolside holiday and though I didn’t have my laptop, I worked alot on ideas and drafts and it really was lovely, sitting there in the sun, writing because I wanted to and not because I felt like I had to! We need a bloggers pool holiday!

    Sarah 🙂
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  • Reply Sophie August 29, 2017 at 11:18 am

    I’m actually really excited by the prospect of a sun/lounging/chill out holiday where I would be able to write without pressure when I feel like it and because I want to rather than because I feel like I have to. Saying that I probably will try to have a little ‘blogging break’ next time I go on holiday as I would like to have some time away from it and enjoy not having to do anything, but I think the main thing is choice. It’s completely up to the person if they want to or not! Also really heavily depends on the type of holiday – there are very few holidays I go on where I would have the time as I tend to do a lot of city breaks or action-packed things, but I find writing relaxing so if I was in a ‘by the pool’ scenario I think getting some thoughts down on a page with a cocktail in one hand would go very well with that! xxx

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  • Reply jodie August 29, 2017 at 11:27 am

    I think it shows how much you really love blogging for what it is to make it something you want to do even when you are on holiday. A change of scenery can be very inspiring plus the holiday itself is going to be something you want to write about.

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  • Reply Carolina September 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Your posts are always helpful and amazing. I think blogging is a thing to do if you like, not caring about numbers or views, even though it is important. It’s something to pass time and be free, so it shouldn’t be a pain to sit on a chair and write about what you like!

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  • Reply Jess Athorn September 2, 2017 at 9:18 am

    I completely agree with you on this! I blog primarily because I enjoy it, like reading, so that’s what I’m going to do in my free time no matter where I am

  • Reply Paula September 2, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    I tend NOT to blog on holiday but it’s more because I haven’t taken my laptop and it’s difficult to do it on my phone. I have blogged before while on holiday though and if I’m not actually blogging I’m adding ideas to my list of blog post ideas on wunderlist or setting up title pics for future posts… I’ve came back from my holiday to Kavos yesterday with at least four post ideas so I definitely don’t think it’s a bad thing.
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  • Reply Rebecca September 3, 2017 at 11:02 am

    I don’t see an issue with blogging on holiday. A holiday is whatever you want it to be, whether you keep busy or lounge by a pool or day

  • Reply Jen September 8, 2017 at 11:06 am

    I think for me it depends. When I’m on vacation sometimes I turn everything off completely, including blogging. But other times do it because I want to, even if on vacation. I guess it’s a matter of if I’m feeling it or not no matter the circumstances, just on vacation there so much more time to focus on it!

  • Reply Mel September 11, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    We’re total opposites on this one as I can’t stand having my phone, tablet or laptop anywhere near me while on holiday. I feel like so much of my life revolves around social media that I need to switch off every so often and going abroad is the perfect way for me to do that. If I’m being honest, I just want to have both hands free to overindulge in food and my phone will get in the way of that.

  • Reply finja September 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Hello dear Corinne,
    Oh I feel you on this one. That feeling of sitting on a remote balcony, or just anywhere in an unknown part of the world and then typing away. When I go on a trip, I’m always debating whether to take the laptop or not, but more often these days I leave it at home because I’m scared that it gets stolen (i’m the adventure type travler). So I have a nice little notbook instead, and then write the big posts later from my notes.
    Enjoy your holiday, it’s raining here in north Germany. hehe
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