On Vacation…

Aljezur, PortugalSo, when you’re in business for yourself, looking for work or clients or projects, or simply on the market for new employment — what exactly is the protocol for announcing your absence due to vacation? How far in advance do you share your plans to be away? How relevant is such an announcement when nothing  substantial has been established? Do you announce this sort of thing on your LinkedIn page?

I am in the last couple days of my almost two-week trip through France, Spain and Portugal,  and haven’t had reliable internet connection most of the time. While I haven’t really worried about it too much, I have wondered if some of my leads back home have noticed my absence,  or if they’ve been doing their thing and therefore have not even noticed. (I am inclined to think the latter.)

But I’m curious to know, what do you do?