It’s not long now until we start The Big Move. One thing that has got me a bit anxious is blogging.
With a new build, we only get the date confirmed two weeks before we move. We have an estimated completion date, we have requested to complete a couple of days before that, but we won’t know if either of those dates will happen just yet! This makes it hard to sort out a few things, such as renting a van to move our furniture, booking time off work and one thing that is very important: arranging to get internet installed.
Okay, so it wouldn’t be the end of the world. I mean there are cafes and places with Wifi. Worst case, I could go to the gym and use the wifi there! It’s just that it isn’t ideal.
Sometimes life happens and you have to put things before blogging, and that’s okay. Here are some tips to cope!
It’s not rocket science, but schedule posts in advance for the week of your move. You can pick some easy posts, things like list posts or a wish list that don’t take long to write. That means content will still go live while you are moving.
The easiest way to do this is to write one or two extra posts a week a month before your move (or something similar) this will give you between 4-8 posts to schedule, giving you one or two weeks of content depending on your schedule.
Take a break.
You don’t have to keep up with your blog schedule if you feel you are unable to. Moving is stressful enough, it’s fine to take a week off and not worry about it if that’s what you need to do! You might have fewer pageviews those weeks, but it’s nothing that will cause you long term damage.
Find the nearest Wifi spot.
Scope out where you can go in an emergency situation – the nearest Costa or library that you can nip to if you have something important you need to sort out, such as a sponsored post, or a post hasn’t published!
Try your phone as a hotspot.
If you get 4G in your new home, you might be able to use your phone as a hotspot. Though things will load a lot slower when you are on a phone connection, you should be able to do basic things like write and edit blog posts or reply to emails. I did this when I was on holiday in Crete last year as there was no internet in the room!
Hope this helps! Let me know your tips in the comments.