Starting a travel blog
Posted on: 29/11/2017, by : Cynthia Thompson
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There are many reasons as to why you may wish to start a travel blog. Examples include to expose your writing skills, share your travel experiences, or to make money among many others. Irrespective of your reason, there are many things which you have to put into consideration before you start the blog. For the technical aspect including setting up the blog, you can find out more online. Some of the other top considerations to make are highlighted below.

Factors to consider when starting a travel blog


You should start by deciding the niche of your blog. This will help to attract a particular target group to your blog a lot easier compared to having a general blog. It will be a lot easier for readers to find you and they will know which type of information to expect from your travel blog. Try to find a niche which is interesting and very specific. For example, try to include interests and places which you intend to cover on the blog.

Target audience

You need to think about who your audience will be. This will help you to know how to write your content so that it is most attractive to them. You cannot simply target everyone because different people have different interests. What age will your readers be? Are they affluent travelers or budget travelers? Do they prefer adventures or formal settings? These are just some of the questions which you should ask yourself to help define your target audience.

Impact on the audience

reading a blogYou will only get many followers if you offer them something unique that they are interested in. Find out how you can help your audience or the impact that your writing will have on them. Knowing the impact will help you stay on track with your blog and always deliver quality articles which your readers will appreciate. It is by having some impact on your readers that you will have success in blogging.

Available time

Keeping your blog alive will take a considerable amount of your time. You need to determine if you have sufficient amount of time to work on your travel blog before you start it. It will not be worth the effort if you know you will not be able to work on it sufficiently due to time constraints. When making the time considerations, remember to factor in the learning curve of everything which you might not know about travel blogging.