August 10, 2011
Dave published this at 11:18 am
If youâ€™ve thought of creating a travel blog, it is probably easier than making your travel plans, packing up the suitcase, and making sure you have a good time.
In order to craft a good travel blog to draw in readership on a regular basis, have a few basics in place.
Content, Content, Content
First, review different travel portals online to see how others do it, what to avoid, and what niche you may be able to fill that readers could be missing.
Whether your travels take you not too far from home or halfway around the world, the goal of any quality travel blog is to make readers feel like theyâ€™re along for the ride with you.
In order to have your blog followed regularly, the first and most important aspect is providing regular content.
While youâ€™re probably not going to be able to afford to travel every month (unless you do it for a profession), a blog that is sparingly updated stands much less of a chance of gaining a regular following.
The next and most obvious factor is having a clean looking blog that is grammatically correct, flows nicely, has attractive pictures, and makes the reader feel like theyâ€™re part of the journey.
While your writing tone should be informative and to the point, donâ€™t make it out to be an instruction manual. We travel for the simple purpose of getting away and enjoying new experiences or rekindling old memories, so keep the tone of the blog enjoyable.
It sounds rather obvious, but it is important to maintain a travel journal during your journeys so that you can look back and pinpoint items to a rather exact science. Hopefully your travels involve lots of fun activities, so recording them for posterity will make it easier when you begin to blog.
Adventures in Life
When traveling down the blogging road, be sure to engage your readers in your adventures. If your readers comment or ask questions about your journeys on the blog, be sure to respond in kind.
Another plus to writing a travel blog is that it can lead to new friendships with others who also like to set sail on new adventures. In some instances, you might actually find new travel partners to share journeys with. Sharing blogging information is also a plus, as travel bloggers can promote each otherâ€™s sites, therefore leading to more readers.
While travel bloggers should not expect to make a fortune or even any money early on with their sites, there is potential to profit from oneâ€™s journeys.
Assuming that your travel expenses are not going to come easily, making some money off of a travel blog can help assist in covering some of those costs.
In closing, a travel blog should be done in order to convey your travels to others and share the good times that traveling can bring.
Update the blog regularly, engage in conversation with readers, and make the experience one that is fun and doesnâ€™t seem like a job.
If you follow those basic rules, your travels and writing about them will be a vacation.
Photo credit: freetraveltime.com
Dave Thomas is an expert writer on items like call center services and is based in San Diego, California.Â He writes extensively for an online resource that provides expert advice on purchasing and outsourcing decisions for small business owners and entrepreneurs at Resource Nation.