If you are in the travel industry it can be hard to come up with content to write about. Today I am sharing my favorite 7 ways to add content to your travel blog. Here’s why I am excited about this new venture!
I recently changed my blog from a personal hobby blog to a food and travel blog.I wrote about a lot of things that were changing in my life this year. In fact, that is my word for 2016 — Change. It started with this writing space that I call my blog.
I decided to really give this turning your blog into a business a full steam ahead go. I have a lot of plans on the horizon for this travel for this year and I wanted a space to write about it, but at the same time, I wanted to open this space up to create income for myself.
7 Ways to Add Content to Your Travel Blog
If you have a new writing site, and you have not had the opportunity to travel much, it can be hard to come up with content to share. However, I have 7 ways that I have found to help me put content on here and share with my readers.
Which of these 7 ways is your favorite?
#1 Past Trips You Have Been On
If you are like me, in your past, you have taken some great trips but honestly never written about them. A couple of years ago, my youth group that I teach took a trip to Gatlinburg and I have some amazing photos of all kinds of cool stuff that we did. However, I did not write about one thing we did during that time. Now, I have a whole set of series that will make really cool article pieces for my site.
Then I can turn around and turn those series into a page on my blog. That page will work to share with travel and tourism boards when I am emailed asking about covering a trip. I created one for our visit to Gulf Shores and I use it frequently to share with others who are interested in traveling there — and the tourism commission loves that page on my website.
#2 Videos of Your Travels
I have not started doing this much, but I plan on starting in 2016. I have a friend who makes vlogs all the time — that is his thing. He recently traveled to Cinncinnati with some friends from college and he made a really cool video to showcase his time there.
This content will not only be shown on Youtube, but you can also create an article or blog post to share on your site as well. Then just embed the video and you have double content to share.
Don’t forget to upload those videos straight to Facebook as well!
#3 Travel Sites
I visit a lot of travel blogs and travel sites to give me inspiration for writing new articles to share with you. I recently discovered that American Airlines and Uber are now working together, so I have an article in the works to share with my readers about my first time Uber experience and why I am loving this new venture between AA and Uber.
While you cannot copy these articles on travel sites word for word, they can give you inspiration for coming up with your writings for your site.
Whenever we went to Gulf Shores last year, I periscoped our whole adventure. Anytime we visited some new attraction or restaurant, I always made sure to Periscope about it.
I even did a Periscope tour of the beach house we were staying in. The PR company I was working with LOVED what I did and was excited to see those scopes going on.
You can then take those scopes (if you have a Katch.me account) and turn those into articles on your website. Embed them in your post as you write about what you saw or did and then your readers have the option to watch and read your story.
One of my new favorite things to do is to read through travel magazines. They offer seasonal information that is good for inspiration.
Then I take that information and share it in a new post that I have written on the blog.
It’s really good to create a list, such as one that I read the other day entitled “7 Photos You Should Never Take When Traveling”. It was a great read, and gave me inspiration for my own list article that I am in the process of working on.
#6 Go Eat Somewhere New
I love when I read about an authentic restaurant experience, so if you want to find a great piece to share on your travel blog, then go eat somewhere new, take lots of photos and then write a blog post about it.
Then, right before you leave the restaurant, ask to speak to the manager. Hand him or her your card and let them know that you are a food and travel writer. Be sure to share with them how much you loved the food and atmosphere and that you plan on writing a post about your experience there.
Not only are you gaining a new reader, you are opening yourself up to that owner or manager sharing her experience with other restaurant owners, who in turn might contact you and want to work with you in the process.
Then, be sure and write a great post about your experience at the restaurant.
#7 Be Adventurous
The best place to get inspiration and to find content for your travel blog is simple — do some traveling. Stop being afraid of going by yourself and just get out and go somewhere new.
It does not have to be somewhere around the world. We live 2 hours from Nashville, so we sometimes get in my car, and drive over to find a new adventure of some kind. There are all kinds of things to do and just visiting a couple of towns over can open the door to a new travel venture.
That is how I wound up writing a post about our adventure at the Nashville Zoo!
These are just 7 ways you can add content to your blog — now I want to hear your favorite ways?
Looking for more great blogging posts about content? Here are a few of my favorite bloggers:
- How to Keep Promoting Your Content With CoSchedule by Ellen Blogs
- Tips for Writing Your Real Life Story by Mama Knows it All
- How to Find the Inspiration to Create Amazing Blog Content by Moments with Mandi
- 7 Ways to Add Content to Your Travel Blog by Jen Around the World
- How to Find Content for your Blog by Day by Day in Our World
- Generating Content Ideas by Biannual Blogathon Bash
- How to Quickly Fill Your Blog’s Editorial Calendar With Outstanding Content by Pretty Opinionated