I don’t really travel a whole bunch, but when I do, I like to stay connected to the blog in case anything happens. I was out of town once and a post didn’t go live when it was supposed to and I started freaking out. It was a small hitch in my day, and I didn’t like that feeling.
Most of you know I schedule my posts pretty far in advance. I like to have it done so that I don’t have to worry about it later. But there are times when a glitch happens like the one above. I have plans in place for that now.
First thing… I have the WordPress app on my phone. I can always check to make sure that the post was pushed over to publish. It also helps me when I have comments that need to be approved, or replied to. I can easily tap a button, and bam… done.
I’ve also started taking my chromebook with me. It’s super light, doesn’t take up too much space, and fast when I need it to be. I didn’t set up my Sunday Post when I was in New Orleans last year, and having my chromebook allowed me to get it done quickly.
And then there’s always the whole what if I get ideas when I’m not around my normal space dilemma. I carry a notebook with me for just such an occasion. But, I also use the notes app in my phone a lot. If I can’t get to my notebook fast enough, it’s a lot easier to put it into my phone, and I won’t forget my thoughts.
How do you blog when you’re traveling? Do you schedule your posts ahead of time? Let me know in the comments.