HOW TO GET STARTED TRAVEL BLOGGING
Travel blogging – thought about starting but never quite found the right time, motivation or inspiration to get started?
I was once in your place and the same goes for many other travel bloggers. I’ve got some stories to share from some of those bloggers, who like you once hesitated, or they weren’t sure where to start for so many different reasons.
For a new comer to travel blogging the roadblocks to starting could be anything; from having the confidence to share your stories with the world, getting the story ideas, or the ‘how to’ with all things tech when it comes to creating your blog. Or if you’re like me, it is all of these.
I first started in a small way in 2014, and it’s only been more recently I’m writing more regularly. Like so many travel bloggers, I am self taught, and as the saying goes ‘practice makes perfect’, or at least it’s easier and better the more you write. From the tech side, it’s easier than ever before in the sense that online software and apps have developed in leaps and bounds; there’s easier ways to now to start blog websites and also the investment in starting your own travel blog is so much less than yesteryear, in the early days of online blogging. A Google Search is a great place to start, and just read and read and investigate. Little by little the tech side of blogging comes together.
If I could only give one piece of advice when it comes to the writing and how to get started with travel blogging I’d say – come up with one main question/problem or theme as the centre of your message, and come in up front, loud and clear when you start writing, that this is what your blog is about. As you’re writing, always remind yourself of it, and stick with this idea throughout your blog article.
Perhaps you may enjoy reading their stories not just because it may be the motivator that gets you started but also because all the travel bloggers featured didn’t start out early; these travel bloggers started in their late 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s – it’s never too late to write a travel blog.
GETTING IDEAS – START BY LOOKING AROUND
There’s links to their travel blogs as your read their stories; visit their sites, and you can see how each is unique; the scope for your blog is endless – it’s about finding your style and how you want to see it on our online world.
Everyone has a different story with what finally got them on the road to travel blogging. They’ve also never looked back since and just found it easier over time. Many of us started from the same place; not being sure if we had what it takes to make it happen. Start with a small step, and ‘keeping walking’, it all comes together.