There is nothing more exciting, albeit sometimes frightening, than entering the realm of travel blogging. On one hand, you get to write about whatever you want to and share it with the world. On the other hand, you may do so with the fear of not knowing what you need to do.
Fortunately, there are hundreds if not thousands of successful travel blogs already on the Internet, so there’s no reason to think you can’t be successful at it as well. Travel bloggers are writing about everything from their own travel stories to advice for beginner travelers to more specific subjects such as converting foreign currency to how to properly pack a suitcase.
In this article, we will analyze and discover four steps to effectively create a travel blog that is simple to construct, but is also engaging for a wide audience:
4 Steps How First Time Travel Bloggers Can Get Started
#1. Choose An Original Name
The first thing to do when setting up your new blog is to choose the name of the site you will be uploading to the internet.
Some bloggers prefer to use a site name relative to their names, while others use catchy but anonymous names for security purposes.
#2. Choosing A Blog Host
The second step on our list is choosing a blog host. This is a very simple step that usually intimidates people into not creating their site. You need to choose your program, whether that be using a pre-made website template or coding your own website.
A good recommendation here would be to use a pre-created site, such as, Wix to begin the process. Wix is an easy, minimal step site that will help you build a personalized and free or low-cost blog with little to no effort.
#3. Personalize Your Website
The third step is to personalize your site. This is definitely the most fun and creative step. You can choose from endless color palettes, page designs, templates, and more, Remember, the more effort and intentionality you put into your website, the more people will relate to it.
The fourth and final step is to get posting. Don’t forget to use social media, as it can help popularize your site.
You can use the same fonts, colors, and themes to relate your blogs to your social media.
After You Launch
Now that your blog is live, your social media sites are linked, and you have some content posted, make sure your blog gains fresh, organic traffic by posting useful and relevant content which your sites target demographic will enjoy. This is where you’ll make or break your site, if your content stagnates, your web traffic will drop.
Once everything is said and done, the hard parts are over, all that’s left is managing your blog. The more you do it, the better you will be; so, take your time, be patient with yourself, and most importantly, have fun!