How to start a travel blog
Love to travel? Why not share your adventures via your own travel blog? Starting a blog can be as easy (or complicated!) as you want it to be and can be a great way of connecting with other likeminded adventurers. Even if you aren’t a globetrotter you can still write about interesting places in your own backyard that other readers might not know about! So check out these easy tips on starting your own travel blog.
- Find a platform that works for you
There are numerous easy to use and popular blogging platforms. Wordpress, Tumblr, and Blogger are among the most used and each come with unique templates that make setting up your blog a breeze.
- Create an editorial schedule
The success of a blog is all about consistency and regularity. Once you commit to a posting schedule – everyday, once a week, every two weeks – stick to it. Your readers will come to rely on you, so don’t disappoint them! We’ve also found that creating a monthly editorial calendar helps alleviate the “what am I going to write about!” complex. Sketch out some ideas in advance so you don’t have to come up with something each time you post.
- Find a unique angle and voice
Needless to say, there are thousands, if not millions, of sites in the blogosphere. What will make yours’ stand out? Find or make a niche for yourself. Present a perspective that only you can write about and master it. We’re sure you have something to say and have stories to tell that no one else can!
- Look in your own backyard
Check out the latest Granta travel issue and you’ll find that travel writing is a changing animal. Just as much as it’s about foreign destinations, so to is it about home. Try writing a travel style post about your town or state. Just because it’s not travel to you, doesn’t mean it’s not to someone else! What you find mundane, others might find interesting and unique!
- Share, share, share!
Share your content on all your social platforms and reach out to other travel bloggers. It’s a wonderful and supportive community. Suggest writing a guest pot for another blog to help spread the word. Speaking of, once you’re all setup, send us a link to your site! We’d love to see what you’re up to!