Now that I blog full-time, it’s important that I allow myself the time to continue to work while I am travelling. This is mainly because if I didn’t, I wouldn’t make any money, but also because I don’t want to look inconsistent to potential clients of collaborations.
Although clients and work flow may not be a priority for a lot of my readers, I know that people like to stick to a schedule of when they post regardless of where they are and that’s totally okay. Consistency is important when it comes to building a loyal audience, so why wouldn’t you want to continue to post great content while you’re travelling.
Whether it’s staying on top of blog posts or simply posting to social media, I thought I’d share some of my tips for staying organised when you’re always on the go.
Schedule what you can before you leave
Whenever I know I am going to be travelling I will always make an extra effort to schedule things before I leave. Not only does it mean I don’t have to worry about content while I’m gone, but it means that there is no gap in my regular posting schedule. Although this doesn’t *always* happen, I have found it one of the most effective ways to keep on top of things.
Use apps or programs like Buffer, Content Cal, Coschedule or Hootsuite to schedule social media posts. For blog posts, I always schedule them in WordPress, which unfortunately can’t be done from your phone.
Plan in advance
Having a content plan is vital for me when it comes to posting, mainly because it gives me chance to see what I need to do and by when. I factor in sponsored posts, seasonal posts and things that are time sensitive using a spreadsheet on Google Sheets, however when I am on the go and travelling I will write them into my diary so I can transfer them over when I get home.
If you don’t want to carry a small diary around with you, you could always download the Sheets or Excel app onto your phone.
Use apps when it’s not possible to use your laptop or computer
I’ve mentioned quite a few apps above, but there are also apps for things like photo editing, organisation and even writing that you can use while you’re out and about.
Photo Editing Apps – Lightroom (a God send!), Snapseed, Color Story and VSCO are my go to.
Writing – Microsoft Word, GoogleDocs, JotterPad and iA Writer are all great for writing on the go.
Organisation – Evernote, Asana and Trello are perfect for organising yourself via an app.
Use travelling time to write up blog posts or plan content
I always think that time spent say on a train, bus or plane is often wasted time, especially if it is a long journey. I always try to use the above writing apps to get a head start on content, giving me lots to schedule when I get back.
How do you stay organised on the go?