When I first started this blog this last March, I marketed myself as a travel blogger because I wanted to focus on writing about the travels I was taking. I’ve been to countries throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the US and have always had a love for it. In fact, it’s something I want to spend the rest of my life doing. So the decision to become a travel blogger came easily to me. I’ve written a few travel posts now but my traveling has slowed down, making it pretty hard to write about. When you’re starting out as a travel blogger, there’s a pretty good chance you don’t have the means to travel the world, spending your nights in Paris and mornings in Africa. So what do you do when you’re not traveling? You can’t just avoid writing altogether. That’s what I’m here to help you with. I’ve put together some quick ideas to help you figure out what your step is.
If you recently went on a trip, try your best to use that trip for more than one blog post. For example, you can do an entire blog about the excursions, the best/worst restaurants, best/worst bars, and best/worst beaches. If you enjoy photography, put together your favorite pictures and do a series of posts with pictures rather than words. The point is, write about a variety of points for one trip.
2. Have a second niche
If there’s one thing I’m learning about considering yourself a travel blogger, it’s that you should have a second niche. Unless you’re spending your days traveling to different cities and countries, you’re probably going to run out of things to say. This is where having a second niche comes in handy. As a millennial, I find myself reading other millennials talk about life and how to navigate this confusing point in our lives. That’s why I knew I wanted to be a lifestyle blogger. If you like fashion, you can write about fashion and yet still tie it together when you’re on your trips. If you like food, you can cover different recipes and talk about that when you’re out and about. If you are a mom, you can write about your every day lives with the kids all while talking about traveling with the kids when you get the chance. Chances are you can tie another niche together with traveling and make it flow smoothly.
3. Focus on your home state
Sure, where you live now but not seem interesting to you but there’s more than likely someone out there who wants to read about it. Play tourist in your city for a day. Go on a staycation at a trendy resort in your area. Go to a new restaurant and review it. Take a day trip up north and explore a different city in your state. Talk about the best places to go on a date or to visit. There are a lot of people out there who have never been and they need your advice.
4. Talk about different aspects of traveling
What do I mean? Well, do you have any special tips for when you’re packing? Is there any necessities that you bring with you every time you travel? If so, what are they? What are your favorite songs to listen to when you road trip? How about when you fly? What are your favorite snacks to pack? What is your traveling bucket list? How do you like to save money when you’re traveling? What do you like to splurge on when you’re on vacation? Do you keep a travel journal or scrapbook? What does it look like? These are all things you can use for posts.
5. Find inspiration
Join Facebook groups, Pinterest groups, and stalk Pinterest and Instagram for post ideas. Read your favorite blogs for inspiration. Always keep your phone or a notebook nearby just in case a blog post pops into your head. This way you can write them down and use them later. As bloggers, we all hit writers block from time to time and writing about traveling can make it even harder.
What do you guys do for inspiration? Anything I didn’t mention? I would love to hear. If you liked this post, I would love it if you guys could share it on Pinterest too! XO