If you like to travel and you like to write, it makes complete sense for you to start a travel blog.
Not only will your blog share information with people that can help them make their own vacation plans, but you will also be creating a pretty could journal of all of your travels. That way you can look back at any time you want and relive those memories.
It doesn’t take much to start a travel blog. You need a good name that isn’t already taken, a website, a decent camera for taking photos, and the drive to write. Aside from that, here is how to get started.
Here is How To Start Your Own Travel Blog
Know How To Attract Readers
Unless you’re just blogging for the sheer joy of blogging, you are going to want to make sure you are bringing people to your blog. There are many ways to attract people to websites and blogs, like sharing links to your posts in various places.
You can also use keywords to help your posts show up in search engines when people are looking for things that related to whatever your blog post was about.
Mainly you want to make sure that you are sticking with the theme of your blog and that you are writing stuff people want to read. That means telling them why you had a great vacation and what it is you recommend they don’t miss if they visit that place.
It means being honest and detailed.
Social media helps with this as well, promoting your blog, but it also helps with inspiring conversation about vacations. This will allow you to direct people to your blog. Use social media as a marketing tool.
You may also want to join in conversations on forums for different vacation related websites. Forums are not an obsolete thing in the internet world and still attract many people looking to get their questions answered.
You may have a chance to share a link to one of your blog posts that has the answer another vacationer is seeking.
Document All Your Travels
If you travel somewhere, write about it. Don’t just write about the places you enjoy. People like the truth, so write it.
Even if you plan a staycation or you just take a road trip across the state, there is likely someone out there that will enjoy reading what you had to say. Maybe they’ve been thinking about a road trip across their state and your post inspires them to visit places they wouldn’t have thought of on the drive, like art festivals and farmer’s markets.
Make Sure You Take Pictures
One of the most important things, if you want a successful travel blog, is to make sure you take lots of photos. You may not post all of the pictures you take, but you want to have a good amount of them to sift through to find the perfect ones for your post.
You don’t have to have a separate camera for this if you have a smartphone that takes good pictures. Just make sure you have enough memory available no matter which type of camera you choose.