If you want to hit the big time, here are our tips for creating the perfect travel blog
Travel writing has come a long way since Pausanias’s ‘Description of Greece’ in the 2nd century, so here is how you can become a famous travel blogger today!
You need to stand out in the saturated blogger market, so try something unique! That’s the best way to get shared across the internet and keep your readers engaged. Try camping in Canada’s mountain regions in the winter or walking across Africa’s scorching deserts. Try to be original and avoid copying others. Place yourself in your audience’s shoes and ask yourself: what would I want to read about?
Become a Twitter Travel Inspo Sensation!
Once you’ve got that down, in order to establish a loyal audience and become a famous travel blogger, you’ll need to find interesting ways to push your blog via social media. Deb – co-founder of the travel blog The Planet D – advises that bloggers should:
‘post daily on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest; tweet regularly and join Twitter chats to meet new people and followers. Post on social media a little bit each day and have fun with it!’
If you’re a travel blogger, have you considered adding video?
Using an online video editor is perfect for anyone wishing to become a famous travel blogger as it’s the direction that the travel blogging business is moving in. The sooner you jump on the bandwagon, the greater your blog will be! Most people would rather see your journey than read about it, and video enables you to bolster what your audience experiences from your blog. It also allows you to establish a stronger connection with that audience. By adding music, filters and text you can inspire your audience and make your travels look even more appealing and magical.
Also, if you’re skiing, abseiling or skydiving, why not try to record your experiences using a wearable camera? Show your audience the sheer drops and thrills of the adventure for greater reactions.
How can video help your travel blog to succeed?
Videos are very effective within the digital world. Researchers have found that coloured visuals increase people’s willingness to read a piece of content by 80%. Similarly, Syndacast predicts that 74% of all internet traffic in 2017 will be video.
Captevate offers a great platform for online video editing. You can select clips from your entire footage easily, rearrange them in any order, include music, stickers and text to make your movie slick and professional. Perfect for any aspiring travel blogger!