When you’re living in a city as exciting as San Diego, with its beautiful beaches and picturesque green spaces, you can quickly catch the travel bug.
And one of the best ways to express your newfound passion for exploration is to create a travel blog which charts your adventures and provides expert tips and guidance for fellow travellers.
However, there are a lot of things to consider when blogging, so finding the motivation to sit down and get to work can be tricky.
But that’s exactly why we’ve compiled this list of seven super tips for starting a travel blog – enjoy!
The name of your blog might seem of little significance because you’re going to be writing about spectacular places, so that’ll be enough to make your blog stand out, right? Wrong – your blog name is a vital component of your branding, so it needs to be catchy, memorable and relevant (to you and your blog topics) so that it stands out to your audience.
Travel writing is incredibly popular, but if you’re passionate about travel don’t let that deter you. A great way to help your blog stand out is to identify a niche area of travel to write about. This could be food, a certain continent or an activity like blogging or photography. With a niche in place, your brand identity will be strengthened and you’ll have a clearer focus when creating content.
Once you’ve come up with a name and thought about what sorts of things you’d like to write about, you can progress to thinking about the visuals by choosing a blogging platform. This is the place where you’ll create your and publish your blog posts – you’ll find advice on choosing a blogging platform on TechRadar.
The best travel bloggers are the ones who know their market and part of that assurance comes from reading other travel blogs. By checking out the competition, you’ll be able to emulate the things that your rivals are doing well whilst avoiding the common pitfalls. This research will also leave you better placed to develop a competitive edge for your own blog.
Your travel blog should showcase your personality, but just be careful that you don’t fall into the trap of writing for yourself rather than an audience. You can avoid this by identifying a target audience such as backpackers, students or families. In doing so, you’ll have direction and be able to write a blog that is consistent and remains relevant. This article from Blogging Explorer has tips for finding your target audience.
Once your travel blog is up and running, book your flights, pack your bags, find San Diego Airport parking on Looking4.com and start sharing your thrilling travel tales with the world.
What are your top tips for starting a travel blog? Share them in the comments section.