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If Santa Had a Blog… What Would He Post About?

If Santa Had a Blog

If Santa Had a Blog... What Would He Post About? | Biannual Blogathon Bash

If Santa had a blog, what sort of posts would be be writing about? I asked some bloggers to give me some potential post titles that Santa himself might be planning to post about on his blog. Here’s what they came up with:

  • Fat Free Cookies? Ain’t No Belly Got Time For That!
  • Buck Dynasty
  • Why Miley Cyrus is on the Naughty List this Year
  • 10 Tips To A Better Picture With Me
  • News Flash: Elf on a Shelf Does NOT Report To Me
  • My Wife STILL Gets Upset When I’m Out All Night
  • How To Become A Competitive Eater: {ie. 1. Pick a favorite to specialize in. Or I’d suggest starting with cookies.}
  • Craft-A-Day Calendar: {ie. 364 ways to avoid being bored.}
  • RED: Why It Should Be Everyone’s Favorite Color: {ie. Don’t be afraid to be a man, or woman, with style.}
  • Managing the Happiness of Elves
  • How to Stay Jolly While Living at the North Pole
  • 10 Ways to Use Up Leftover Fruitcake
  • 10 Different Outfits From One Red and White Jumpsuit (for his fashion blog)
  • What I’ve Found in My Beard
  • Time Management Tips: How to Appear Everywhere at Once
  • 7 Tips to Speed-Reading: How I Learned to Check the List Twice in Half the Time
  • Elf Shoes: How To Keep Your Elves Smiling Anyway
  • An Open Letter to the Music World: Stop Already, We Have Enough Christmas Songs.

Thanks to the following bloggers: Tales From The Nursery, Sunshine and Sippy Cups, Keenly Kristin, Roasted Beanz, Soup 2 Nuts.

Which One Is Your Favourite? Do You Have One To Add?

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What To Do With Your Blog During the Holidays

You want to keep your blog up to date but you are looking forward to a break from your blog work during the holidays. What can you do?

What To Do With Your Blog During the Holidays | Biannual Blogathon Bash

There are a few different choices you can make. What’s right for one blogger will not necessarily be right for another. There is no right or wrong choice.

1. Continue Blogging As Normal Through the Holidays

This would be a good choice if you don’t celebrate Christmas or if the holidays aren’t that busy of a time for you or you just really love blogging! If your blog is your business, this may be your choice. You could still take a day or two off but you might not be able to afford more than that.

2. Stop Blogging for the Holidays

Some bloggers take a break of a week to three weeks and do not produce content during this time. The benefit is a large break from your work. The negative side is that you may lose readers during this time. The longer the break from your regular posting schedule, the more readers tend to be lost. If you are not blogging for profit or are not worried as much about readership numbers, this may be the right option for you.

3. Slow Down Your Blogging

Perhaps you might post the same amount but do less promotion or behind the scenes work. Or perhaps you will just post less often during the holidays. This option could be done in many different ways. If you have more than one blog, you might continue your regular posting schedule on one but take a break from the other(s)

4. Utilize Guest Posts

By accepting guest posts from other bloggers, you can have content for your blog without taking the time to write anything. You could even preschedule the posts to go up during the holidays. For this option you would want to think farther ahead. If it’s close to the holidays though, you might still be able to get one or two as some people have guest posts written already and are just waiting for a home for them. Ask your blogging friends or post a request in BloggerLinkUp or in a blogging forum. Guests posts are also good for bringing another person’s ideas and writing style to your blog for a time.

5. Preschedule Your Own Content

You can schedule a day where you produce many posts before the holidays and then schedule them to go up throughout the holiday so you have regular content that is yours but you don’t have to do the writing during the holidays. It is up to you how much other blogging work you do during the holidays such as promotion, behind the scenes work, design work etc. This can be a lot of work at once but then you will feel relieved at having posts ready to go up.

Bottom Line

Remember there are no right or wrong choices and what you choose will depend on many factors such as why you blog, how many blogs you have, your personal beliefs surrounding the holiday and whether you monetize your blog or not.

What do you plan to do with your blog for the holiday season? Tell me in the comments.

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