Many people who start up a blog look for ways to create something that is timeless, but is also part of who they are. When it comes to creating a travel blog, most people believe that they need to go travelling the world to provide an authentic experience, but the reality is that we don’t have the money to go and fulfil our wanderlust. Here are a few things for you to consider if you want to create a travel blog without necessarily travelling so much.
Pick Your Niche
A blog is a lot to do with who you are, this will inform your content and your passions. When you are creating a travel niche, you should look for what you prefer, but this is when you start to think about your blogging style and the destinations you enjoy the most. The fact is that if you prefer beach holidays or adventure travel, you can certainly find a lot of stock photos online to supplement your blog experience, but you still need to provide that authentic approach to your blogging.
Accept Guest Blogs
We don’t all have the money to go travelling, and the best thing you can do as a blogger is to start networking with others who are in the same field as you. You will not just get fresh perspectives on travel and get a lot of variety for your blogs, but you will also start to network in a very effective and organic manner. Search Engine Optimisation is all about showcasing your reliability as a website. Having guest bloggers link back to their content will build up that “currency” that helps you up the search engine results page. However, when you accept guests on your blog, you need to have a simple submission process, but set guidelines and highlight what you are looking for which can help save you a lot of time. However, when you’re starting out, you may not want to be too picky because you need to start building up that name for yourself.
Write About Your Local Area
A travel blog, in a very stereotypical sense, offers a unique perspective of the world. It is certainly more appealing on a very basic level. When you are blogging about places around the world, it’s a lot more exciting, but you need to remember that you don’t have to be a world-weary traveller. You can focus on your local area, and this will help you to share more personal stories about your experiences, and it can also tap into a niche that is within the travel blogosphere but allows you to showcase these untapped wonders. Small towns in the middle of England may seem boring to some people, but when you think about appealing to American audiences, they love the concept of “quaintness.” And it is something that can certainly showcase your uniqueness.
There is a lot to consider, especially when it comes to creating blogging content that engages. It’s certainly possible to create a travel blog without travelling.