After my recent 26 posts on travel and globe trotting and the successful launch of my ebook on The A2Z of Globetrotting, I have got various queries on how to become a travel blogger. Hence, I am dedicating somw quick tips and basics for the same for all of you.
Becoming a travel blogger or any other blogger needs a proper dedication on the matter. If you think you are passionate about writing, sharing your views to the world, have that art of using your words and phrases with an attractive twist, can blend your creativity well with the latest trends, there you have the quality of becoming a full fledged and successful blogger. That was for the blogging quality, for travel blog in specific, you need the curiosity to explore mother nature and her beauty. You should be an avid traveller and always with a camera or your smartphone ready to click whatever is distinct of that particular destination. What you think is eternally beautiful and captivate the souls of the spectators.
Register on WordPress or blogger or tumbler
There are various blogging sites that have proved to be amazing for the start of the blogging journeys. You can chose your pick from WordPress.com, blogger or tumbler. They all are great in terms of being timely updated and giving you the perfect platform for your blog start. These apps are free and easily available on IOS or android stores and even the websites are super easy to use. Just make sure you even keep an app of the website handy in your mobile always, this will help your writing a lot. You can always start a post whenever you feel inspiration is just ahead of you in the form of the beautiful scenery or a calm lake!
Catchy blog name
First impression is the last! We have heard it since ages now. Time to work on it. Make sure your blog name us something related to travel and depicts your true traveller spirit perfectly. Being a travel blogger can be just defined in your username if you chose your website name or username correctly. You can search for the various synonyms of the word travel from Google and plan your website name accordingly. For example, you can choose Life of a Wanderlust, The travelpeodea, etc. Just make sure these names aren’t already registered and used before as someone else’s website.
Format your images
I am sure if you have the idea of being a successful travel blogger, you may be having some thousands of images of those places you went to inspire you! Now is the time to format them location wise and keep the like ones in a particular folder. Make sure your images are cropped well to give the locations proper visibility. If you want you can also watermark your images with the help of apps like photogrid, photoeditor, etc. In case, if you don’t have your personally clicked images and still want to use images from someone or get it downloaded from web, make sure you have their permissions or are giving due credits for the images. From Google, of you want images without the copyrights, you can choose from thousands of images from pixabay. They don’t need any credits are available easily from web for free.
Get your researchs right
Make sure all your facts about the place are intact. If you need, you can cross verify your research through google. You can even inquire and take some ideas from the locals there and then describe all those factors briefly in your blog. Don’t try to over emphasise your your details. Its really good that you want to share all your ideas and informations on your blog with people, but frankly speaking, no one has the time to read so much about anything. So, it’s advisable to get all your details and informations compact in few lines, yet covering all the aspects well and jot it down in your blog beautifully.
Travel related keywords
If you want to become a successful travel blogger, it’s really important to check for the travel related keywords which are trending and get used in your blogs. This will help in catching major readers for your blogs and get your travel post better reach. You can also make use of relative and suitable hashtags and keywords when you promote your blog through your social media sites like Facebook, instagram, twitter, trell, etc. When it comes to trell, you just can’t be a perfect travel blogger if you don’t have this app on your phone. It totally displays your travel passion to the world with all your active updates on the app.
I am pretty sure these these five tips of being a great travel blogger is the best guide for the aspiring travel bloggers and those who are presently a travel blogger, but need to improve their skills on the same too. You can download my ebook, The A2Z of globetrotting for free by clicking here, and do let me know in the comments below if these tips were helpful to you or in case you are left with any doubts on this. Happy travelling! Happy blogging!