With the increase of millennial travellers;most of the travel decisions has basically shifted significantly to the web,by so doing making travel bloggers pioneers of travel with the travel tips,experiences,the challenges and adventures they come across their journeys.In a nutshell,travel bloggers opinion,experience and even thoughts about a destination really count when travelling.
As a matter of fact,everything a travel blogger do,think,or even feel becomes the source of a blog post.Because your constantly thinking of a new ways of keeping your readers engaged,entertained and also wanting then to come back for more.Evey moment matters an awesome dinner at rooftop spot in Sri Lanka?share the restaurant’s name.zip-lined through a rainforest? Share the destination.had an opinion about an airline? Write about it.travelling to a new place on a budget? Share how.
People love to read ( and write) about travel,or activities they came across.so we are privileged to talk to few Nigerian who are successful in travel blogging,what made them become travel blogger?apart from the normal first two steps:start a blog and write post,here are the things they said:
Some of the tips from successful bloggers on how they become a travel blogger
here is her own point of view “Define your blog niche! Because is the key factors that makes you standout, there are different niches out there.are you travel blogger who focus on food(You can be trying new dishes when you travel) or are you a budget travel blogger who will find affordable destination for your readers,or luxury, or even fashion travel blogger?finding a niche is the ultimate thing to do, because it will help you build your own brand.
– tvpadventures Here is her own point of view “telling personal stories in a manner that it provides information.it is often clear when the story comes from first- hand experiences.people will take interest in your story if it’s able to provide answers to there questions or give travel information that will help there own travels.your personal story can add flavour to the information your providing your reader with.
-estheradeniyi “Read others travel blogs.Get ideas from their own work.the goal is not to replicate their work word to word,the goal is to be inspired enough to create content,better content actually.”
Bids – bidsingraceland
Here is the point of view “Decide what type of blogger you want to be creating – whether writing a personal journal of your travel experiences or writing travel guides or simply creating photo travel journal.”
Berry – Berrydakara
Here is the point of view “Travel blogging simply means sharing your experience with others.you must not necessarily need too much to start with and you can keep it inexpensive.most of the smartphones today have relatively good photo qualities,so don’t wait till when you buy a fancy camera.it’s as easy as walking out your front door,visiting one or two places local to you,and sharing it online.Don’t forget to incorporate social media into your mix – Facebook,instagram,Tumble,snapchat.as a matter of fact,you can create stories on your travels (local and international)to keep your followers engaged.”
Tuke – Tuke Quest Here is the view
“Step out of your comfort zone! There was a time when I only posted pictures taken with a DSLR on mg instagram page as I am very particular about the quality of the content I put out.someone from Samsung asked if I was interested in phone photography and I said yes so I could challenge my self to take amazing pictures with a smartphone”
If any body tells you that Travel blogging is easy, is not as easy as it look because it requires hard work to have a successful travel blog,and it won’t happen overnight.
Just remember that no risk,no reward! Good luck,and happy travel blogging!
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