Travel blogging tips

Travel blogging is the type of blogging that is focused mainly on the blogger and his or her travels in different places. Through travel blogging, a blogger gets the opportunity to share his or her experience to other people and also chronicle one’s own personal travels.

Travel blogging is the type of blogging that is focused mainly on the blogger and his or her travels in different places. Through travel blogging, a blogger gets the opportunity to share his or her experience to other people and also chronicle one’s own personal travels. For a blogger, it is also important to remember that travel blogging is not just a personal diary wherein one can post any kind of blog entries. In travel blogging, part of the goal is to inform the readers about the place, include pros and cons, recommend accommodations and services, and provide tips for people who are interested in traveling to a certain place. For a newbie blogger, here are some travel blogging tips, as said at https://essaylab.com/blog/the-house-tree-person-drawing-test:

  1. Take Photos (wisely)

Do not be a tourist photographer who only takes photos of the popular places, look for unusual photo opportunities, interesting places, and details. Do not just go for the typical landscape shot or jump group shot of your friends. Capture the scenes that are not common in other places. In travel blogging, a blogger should take photos and write about things that make a certain place unique and different from other destinations.

  1. Take Notes (vigilantly)

Write down information about the place, be aware of the travel time, the modes of transportation, check out the amenities of the area. A blogger must be able to record the things that are around him or her during travels. Aside from a simple task of note-taking for  travel blogging, writing everything down on a small notebook or journal would also serve as a chronicle for the travels of the blogger. When the blogger wants to recall a detail about that particular thing, then he or she would have something to go back to. The trick here is for the blogger to bring a small notebook and pen everywhere and once there is something that really piques his or interest, write about it on the small notebook. If a blogger gets an opportunity to meet an interesting person during his or her travel, that blogger must not hesitate to ask the contact information of the person.

  1. Choose URLs (descriptively)

The URLs (link on the address bar) of the blog post can help greatly in SEO purposes as well as organization of the blog. In blog hosting sites, a blogger sometimes lets the URLs of the blog alone and fails to edit it. However, there is an option in most blog hosting sites that enables the blogger to alter the URLs and change them into more descriptive ones. The default URLs of the blog sites are often composed of numbers and random letters that search engines would just go pass by. These numbers and letters also do not provide information to the possible readers so they can ignore these as well. So, if a blogger wants to increase the traffic of his or her blogs, remember to change the default URLs into more descriptive ones. The following are variations of a URL from a travel blogging site:

  • Custom URL: http://www.thepoortraveler.net/2012/03/secret-lagoon-miniloc-island-el-nido-palawan/
  • Default URL: http://www.thepoortraveler.net/randomnumbersletters
  • Day and Name: http://www.thepoortraveler.net/yearmonthday
  • Numeric: http://www.thepoortraveler.net/randomnumbers

Note that it is the custom URL that is the most descriptive and is works best for SEO purposes too! There are modern blog hosting sites that already alter the URL of the blog post depending on the topic.

  1. Social Media and Networking (buttons)

These social media and networking buttons are important and could help in the increase of traffic in the travel blogging site. In an area on the website that could easily be seen, it is ideal to have those social media buttons that readers can click to in case they want to “share”, “like”, or “retweet” the blog post or the blog itself. Travel blogging also includes promotion and developing a wider audience and one of the most effective ways to do this is to take advantage of the social media and networking sites. These buttons could either be custom made or be simply installed in a blog site like a widget. There are also some blog hosting sites that already have these social media and networking buttons as a default feature.

  1. Be part of travel community

Most people who are into travel blogging especially professional ones, always point back to the travel community. The travel community is filled with millions of people who are willing to share tips, advice, secrets, and ideas to other travelers and travel bloggers. If one is a newbie travel blogger, he or she must not hesitate to reach out to other travel bloggers that have been in the industry for quite some time. A large number of professional travel bloggers are helpful and they would be glad to help out newbie travel bloggers. There are even some who release ebooks and instructional materials that provide guidance and rich information about the craft of travel blogging. Another way to be part of the travel community is to join forums, groups, and organizations. Read other travel blogs, leave comments, communicate with other travel bloggers, be an active participant in the community.