A couple of weekends ago, I took some time to compile an editorial calendar to cover the two weeks when I would be offline for our wedding and honeymoon. I had 8 posts ready to photograph, edit, and write. And then, as I sat down to get started, I realized that something didn’t feel right.
TAKING TIME OFF
It started with reflecting on how I’ve never been one to line up guest bloggers when I’m gone. This website is written, edited, photographed, and curated by yours truly and I always want it to remain authentic to my voice. My posts are generally written within a day or so, at most a week, of going live. They may be evergreen in content, but they’re written in real time. And something about scheduling 2 weeks of posts just to have content go live while I’m offline seemed a bit too systematic for my brand.
So, I’m taking the next two weeks off as we get married in Charlottesville, Virginia and then honeymoon in Cartagena, Colombia.
IN THE MEANTIME
While I won’t be writing on here from November 30 through December 15, I’m sure I’ll post intermittently on Instagram and I’ll have a handful of scheduled posts on social media. Luckily, there’s plenty in the blog archives to dig through, including loads of travel guides and lots of wedding posts.
In fact, just this week I posted an easy-peasy DIY for place cards that you could use for an event this holiday season and a guide to my neighborhood in DC, H Street. So, if you just don’t know what you’ll do without new blog posts, start combing through the archives! There’s tons of evergreen content that I’ve even forgotten exists!