How To Write a Travel Blog: The Ultimate Guide Apkmusk

If you love traveling then it makes sense that you might want to start a travel blog. While there are definitely other niches that are more lucrative (and that you can write about without having to go anywhere) it’s always a good idea to write about something you’re passionate about. If you’re not passionate about your niche, it’s easy to lose motivation and abandon your blog quite quickly.  So if you’re the kind of person that likes jetting off to far flung places and wants to make a career out of it, then it’s definitely worth giving it a try.

But how do you go about writing a travel blog and what do you write about? If you haven’t undergone any formal journalism training and you’re not too familiar with WordPress or SEO then I can imagine it would be pretty overwhelming. That’s why I’ve put together this handy guide to walk you through all the basics of writing a travel blog. In this guide you’ll find plenty of topic ideas as well as technical tips to optimize your content for search engines.

How to write a travel blog post: the basics

Write posts in Google Docs – Firstly I’d suggest you always write your posts in Google Docs first. This way you always have a backup copy, it’s saved regularly and you can easily spell check everything before posting on WordPress. Wordpress just isn’t as good at picking up grammar mistakes and if you accidentally close your browser window you can easily lose your work.

Come up with a list of ideas – Next, you’ll want to come up with the idea for your blog post. I’d suggest generating a list of 100 blog post topics that you’ll write over the course of a year and put them in a spreadsheet. These topics will likely be focused on destinations you’ve visited while traveling. Once you have the list of ideas, aim to write 3 posts per week to get your blog going. Once you’ve written 100 posts, you can revisit your old posts and improve them. 

Write your article section by section – I usually write all my subheadings first and then go back and write each section one by one. Sometimes writing an entire article from start to finish can be overwhelming, so I find it easier to focus on individual sections until the whole piece comes together. 

Write for the reader – A travel blog is not a diary of your adventures. It’s not a journal for your parents to read back home. People don’t want to read a rambling account of everything you got up to today. Remember you’re writing for the reader.  Internet users find your blog because they’re searching for something in Google. Perhaps they type in “Madagascar travel guide” or “things to do in Williamsburg Brooklyn”. They come to your website looking for information. Sometimes they stay because you’re really funny. They don’t come to read an hour by hour account of what you got up to.  Bottom line, provide information. Be entertaining. 



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