It’s hard for me to think about Christmas when the Halloween candy is still around, but this is a good time to think about what you need to do to get your blog ready for the holidays.
Are there holiday topics you should address in your blog? Almost any blogger can find a way to write posts about the holidays: gift guides, dealing with family members and other relationships, how to celebrate on a budget, travel, managing your business over the holidays, etc. Start working on those posts now.
Will you be away, or busy with family and celebrations, over the holidays? (I hope so!) Now is the time to start accumulating a supply of posts so that your blog doesn’t go dark while you are enjoying the season. Request some guest posts at http://BloggerLinkUp.com/ to give yourself time to work on stockpiling future posts.
Do you sell products (your own or as an affiliate) through your blog? What promotions will you schedule for your customers? And what content (posts, emails, etc.) do you need to have in place to support those promotions? Plan ahead to get the best results. (And are there holiday products you need to create? Oooh, you had better get busy!)
Also, if you sell your own products, get some reviews to get your products in front of more customers.
With a little preparation, you can have a happy, successful and sane holiday season!