Going away is simultaneously wonderful and terrible when you are a solopreneur. On the on hand, unplugging and stepping away from the computer is SO SO needed but on the other hand there is no co-worker to hand your work off to and your business goes “dark” while you are gone.
Social media-wise, you don't really want to let your Facebook Page go silent for too long–it's a hard hole to dig out of (as I found out last summer!). But if you are writing & scheduling your posts in advance (you are doing that right?!) you should be covered.
Prep your social media for vacation checklist:
- Batch write & schedule posts to go out the entire time you are away and for a few days after you return (you'll be catching up!)
- Let your community know you'll be heading out so they'll understand if you aren't around as much as usual (and feel free to ask them for recommendations — I've gotten AWESOME travel tips this way.)
- If you aren't completely unplugging, make sure you have the mobile social media apps on your phone so you can easily do check-ins when you have time
- Set up Instagram to share some selected photos to your Facebook Page (check out this great IFTTT recipe that will allow you to set up automatic sharing when you use a specific hashtag)
And think of all the fun you can have with your vacation pictures when you get back! Using WordSwag and Flipagram I created this fun little 30-second video of the lessons I learned from this 12-day vacation in Italy with my family in less than 15 minutes.
I'd love to hear from you!
How do you make taking a vacation easy on your business? Do you completely unplug when you are away?