There is nothing more exhilarating than traveling the world and immersing yourself in new and amazing cultures. However, as much as the adventure is all about you, there are going to be moments that you want to share with your friends and times that you want to connect with your family back home. And while your go-to way to share is likely to be a social networking platform, not everybody either has an account on each of these services or can easily access them at their workplace.
With this in mind, below is some great information on starting your own travel blog website.
There are a number of online services which make it easy for you to design and build your own custom website, including sites that allow you to simply pick and add a color or travel theme which can applied easily through your entire travel site. When choosing a hosting provider, let the creativity options guide your hosting decision.
Once you have the design locked down, it’s time to consider what you are going to share on your travel site. When thinking about what you will put on your site, consider the following:
- It is for people to gain a quick and easy view of your travel life
- Not everybody wants to look at entire photo albums
- Will most people be reading it at work?
- Does it need to be mobile friendly?
- How much private information do I want to share
The reason to consider the above items is to keep engaged readers. After all, if your sister only has time to read your travel blog at work but there are too many pictures to load or if your friends predominantly use their mobile, then you will want to make sure that they have easy access to your stories and updates.
The last tip is potentially the most important. Remember that each time that you update your location, you are telling the world where you are. Just be careful with the level of information you share publicly. For example, if you have taken advantage of the Groupon Coupons page for Vonage for cheap international calls, be sure to keep any number you receive private and only share it with your friends and family.
Time for Adventure!
With your travel blog all set up and your idea of what you will share all set, it’s time to pack and start the adventures and write some blogs! When writing your blogs, keep these items in mind:
- Keep your tales of self-discovery to a minimum
- Only share snapshot pictures, not albums
- Be descriptive about the photos you do share
- Encourage comments and questions
- Be creative!
When traveling, it’s important to remember to enjoy the adventure and experience for yourself first. For this reason, be sure not to update your travel blog each day or spend too much time uploading your posts when you could be out enjoying another exciting adventure in the unknown!