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Travel stories, with their myriad trials, tribulations, and adventures, are made for sharing. Today, the best way to do this is by starting a travel blog. While writing your own blog seems daunting, in reality, the sheer number of blogging platforms out there has made it easier than ever. With some patience and creativity, anyone can blog their adventures with ease.

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    Find a place to host your blog. There are a number of great platforms where you can build a good looking website free of charge. You can use Tumblr, Wordpress, LiveJournal, Weebly, and many others. To get an idea of which one to use, visit the site and search for "Travel." You can then peer through other travel blogs hosted on the same site and see what styles you enjoy.
    • While almost all blogging sites offer a free version, they also offer paid packages that allow you to upload videos and music, host more pictures, and gain access to a wide variety of customization options. If you plan on blogging after more than one trip, you will likely need professional options
    • If you're looking to be a professional travel writer, you should consider buying your own domain name. Having a site URL like is fine for smaller blogs, but it looks a lot less professional than[1]
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    Think of your unique angle while traveling. What makes your blog stand out amongst the thousands of other travel blogs out there? Establish a style and stick to it. Try to pick up on a new trend or become an authoritative guide on something people really want to know about. Think about your reasons for writing a blog -- what do you want the world to know? Whatever makes you and your trip unique needs to be in your blog to be successful.
    • Is your blog just meant to keep friends and family in the loop about your travels, or do you hope to reach a wider audience?
    • What kind of perspective do you bring to a new place or country? Are you a foodie looking to compare different recipes. A tourist out of her element in a new culture? A photographer looking to capture something new?
    • What can you teach people from your trip? Are you an inventive budgeter, a student of music or poetry, or a camping guru?[2]
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    Think about your blog's angle when designing your page. All blogging sites come with "Templates," which are pre-made websites that allow you to focus on the content, not coding. That said, you need to choose a design that best showcases your talents and travels. Remember, you can always change this later, too, if your blog changes focus.
    • Pictures: If you plan on using a lot of photos, choose a layout that offers lots of pictures on the screen at once. Many of them have a homepage or top bar with slideshows or a collage of your pictures, making them front and center for your viewers. Often, these templates show off big, high quality photos.
    • Essays: Look for a very minimal design, something that is easy to read and doesn't distract viewers from the words on the page.
    • Mixtures: If you plan on posting a bit of everything, consider a simple, scrolling design. These usually give small clips of pictures or text in chronological order, with the latest post up top, allowing your viewer to scroll through and get an idea of what each post is about.[3]
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    Choose a short, memorable name. Usually, the name includes your location, but if you plan on multiple trips you should get a more general name. Puns, plays on words, and alliteration (using the same letter twice, such as "Timmy's Travels") are generally safe bets, but choose a name that speaks to you. Keep it short so that it is easily memorized and people know how to look you up.[4]
    • Try to avoid hyphens, numbers, and odd symbols or spellings whenever possible.
    • For ease of memory make sure your URL and name are the same.
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    Plan when and how you can post while abroad, and let your reader know. Before you leave, check out your accommodations and determine when you'll be able to post something. Blogging shouldn't be the end all be all of the trip. If you're not able to post frequently or need to cut your experiences short to run to an internet cafe, you may not get the most out of your trip. However, a bit of pre-planning can save yourself the hassle:
    • Know when you will have time to write, and let people know your "posting days."
    • When out of service, write multiple posts. You can then schedule them all when you're back in internet range. Learning how to use your site's "Schedule Post" allows you to write many posts at once, then put them up every few days. This is perfect if you'll be leaving service again.[5]
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    Make an enjoyable trip your first priority. You can't write engaging, enjoyable content if you're not engaged with your trip. The best writing comes out of experience, but you can't get that experience if you're always holed up on your computer or looking through a camera lens. Set aside time for writing, but move on to other things when that time is over.
    • Oftentimes, writing is best at the very end of the day, right before bed, or right when you wake up. You'll be able to reflect on the day you just had, then move on to the next one.[6]
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    Brainstorm ideas for posts based on your experience, but not about you. This is the fine line of travel writing. While all of it is going to be personal (you did experience it, after all) your writing can't be so personal that it reads like a journal. You need to find ways to tackle the subjects that will illuminate or enlighten your readers. Find ways to put the viewer next to you on your adventures, making them feel like they are traveling too. For example:
    • Dedicate posts to describing cultural differences, like a post on food, a post on public transportation, a post on morning rituals, etc.
    • Dive deeply into one specific area, like a neighborhood, restaurant, friend you've met, or hidden location.
    • Teach your readers how to do something, like how to plan their own trip, how to dress like a native, how to order at a restaurant, etc.
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    Write or post every few days. The more you write, the better you will get it. Even better, frequently updated sites will appear more often in search engines, and viewers are likely to keep coming back if they can be sure there will be new content waiting for them.
    • Make a deadline for yourself, such as a new post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Your viewers will know when to check in and you will be more likely to stick to a regular writing schedule.[7]
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    Diversify your posts. While you want to stay on your general theme, mixing up your posts here and there is a great way to keep your readers, and yourself, interested. If you normally write essays, post a funny personal story or a photo collage. If you're mostly focusing on food and recipes, take a day and go into a market or grocery store, or interview a cook about their method of cooking. The best part is that expanding your horizons like this will make the actual travel more enjoyable, as you'll peer into unexpected corners and cultures. Some other ideas include:
    • Throw in a personal essay, explaining who you are to readers and your thoughts, once in a while.
    • Teach your reader a new skill you've picked up.
    • Ask a friend or new acquaintance their thoughts on your own culture.
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    Add visuals, music, and imagery. Even if you're not a great photographer, a few pictures in every article captures people's imaginations and makes them likely to stop and read. A page filled with nothing but words is intimidating, but the same content with 2-3 pictures mixed in seems much more appealing.
    • Take some videos of great events or post a link to a song you heard. Engage the reader as much as possible so that they feel like they're on your trip with you.
    • Link out to new music you find to expand your reader's boundaries.
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    Use social media accounts to promote your blog. If you're a writer, send out tweets with your thoughts and links to the blogs. If you're a photographer, there is no better way to get exposure and practice than Instagram. And if you want friends and family to read, tap into your pre-made network of friends on Facebook. All blogging platforms allow you to link the posts with a little button on the right or left side (or found on the "Settings" page), which means the site will automatically post things to social media for you every time you post a blog post. Social media is your friend, and it is the best way to get your work out there.[8]
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    Comment on other related blogs. Offer to write content for them and link back to your own site. If your content is interesting enough, then you will build a fan base naturally. You might also get travel tips from others that have been there, and get ideas for new posts or topics to tackle. The best way to learn to write is to read, so pick up a few of your favorite travel blogs and start reading.
    • A lot of great travel writing these days takes place in papers and magazines, like The New York Times Travel Sections,Sunset Magazine,Outdoor Magazine, and National Geographic. Go online and lookup if they have covered your location for ideas on where to go and what to see.[9]
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      To write a travel blog, start by finding a platform to host your blog, or consider buying your own domain name for a more professional presentation. Then, determine a unique angle or style you want to use to set your blog apart from other travel blogs, and keep it in mind when you're designing the look of your blog. Once you have your blog set up, work on writing engaging, enjoyable posts that are based on your experience, not on you personally. It also helps to come up with a posting schedule to ensure you continue generating great content for your readers. For tips on promoting your travel blog, read on!

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