It doesn’t matter if you are halfway through your travels or you are just about to leave, there will be a large number of your friends and family who will want to track your progress and who are excited to read about your preparations and your journey and adventure.
While traditional social media is the go-to medium, it isn’t always the most convenient platform for all of your followers to stay up to date. To really show your followers everything in a true travel blog, you really need to start your own. But don’t worry, it’s super easy! Below are some tips to get you started.
What Is It Going to Be Called?
The first name that you are going to think of will likely be Sam’s Travel Blog, whereas your name replaces Sam. As informative as this is it isn’t the most engaging. Think of creative puns that you can use with your name and a travel theme, or just name it something wacky that gives a funny explanation of your expected adventures.
Get a Host
Your own travel blog means your own website! The best place to start is with the Groupon Coupons page for Namecheap. You can pick up a coupon and grab yourself a great discount on a domain name (the www.) registration along with a space to host your new travel blog. When you are choosing the website address name you will use, make sure that it clearly reads your travel blog name and doesn’t inadvertently read anything else. Once you have chosen your name, show it to some friends and family members for their feedback, you’re ready for the next step.
Design Your Blog
Now that you have your own website, it’s time to start designing it in a way that reflects you and your adventures. Whoever you choose for your hosting will be able to provide you with a large number of user-friendly tools which you can use to customize how your site looks and how visitors can interact with it. If you are unsure how you want it to look, take a look at other travel blogs to get an idea for what you like to see and what you don’t.
Spread the Word!
Everything is almost ready to go. You just need one more thing – followers. Use your social media account and other communication platforms that you utilize to spread the word about your new travel blog. Be sure to include the URL in your message and a brief description of what people can expect to see.
Now that you have everything set up, it’s time to get out in the world and have some adventures so that you can start filling up your blog! Remember to keep your posts regular and to include as many pictures as you can. Also, remember that without a good comment, people will have little idea about what your photos are about. Alway s be sure to include a thorough description.