Writing a travel blog generates interest in people to visit new places. In writing your own blog you might identify a niche, such as travel locations within a small region of a country, or broaden the scope to include countries across the globe. Writing a travel blog requires recording notes and observations, taking pictures and talking to local people while travelling.
Here are a few tips for writing a travel blog.
Selecting a Publishing Platform
WordPress is a powerful and flexible online publishing platform that is easy to set up and maintain, with no knowledge of HTML or other code is required. The WordPress editing interface is similar in operation to modern day word-processing software. As the site administrator you can grant various levels of access to others, allowing them to contribute to the blog. Because the interface is web-based, creating and editing pages can be done from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Provide accurate facts. Protect the credibility of your travel blog by verifying all facts. Write down directions as you travel to various locations so that you can provide accurate information to readers. Provide the correct spelling of towns, people, restaurants and streets. Call phone numbers and visit website links before publishing to verify accuracy.
To help people see things with their own eyes, take pictures of all locations about which you wish to write. Local cuisines, landmarks, traditional clothing and scenic locations are possible examples. Take numerous photos, posting the clearest and most vivid pictures.
To infuse your travel blog with voices of other travellers, invite freelance writers to submit blog posts about locations you may not have the opportunity to visit. Introduce the writers in a few sentences before posting their entries.
Blogs typically allow you to accept or disable comments. Allowing comments is an opportunity to build rapport with readers and answer questions.