I was reading Mr. X blog and wondering why people were getting hooked to his blog when he was just below average writer. He don’t even know how to structure a story, but still people like him and lots of comments in every post. Then I've realized he writes from his heart, he don't bother about writing, but write like a diary where he puts everything whatever comes into his mind. I asked myself what are the pluses of travel bloggers who write blurb still very popular, some of them even earning good amount of money out of their blogs.
For a professional travel blogger it's a different ball game altogether, but If you are going for a vacation and you really want to put down your travel in a digital platform for the first time, there are certain things you need to understand before you write an informative and inspired article.
Love your laptop
If you are a travel blogger, laptop is your first love in your travel. Of course in my case I used to write in notebook then fresh it when I returned home. Nevertheless, I found it too time wasting because sometimes I was out for 10-15 days and those days I couldn’t upload a single story. Google doesn’t wait for my writings, its algorithm works in its own way, so it’s a continuous updating your blog brings traffic. For internet writing unfortunately it is still more about quantity then quality.
Don’t forget your old pal, your journal
You may go to some places where internet access is not an option. Suppose you go to conquer a mountain peak, or camp in a dense forest, at those places your journal is your best friend. I personally always like to write on journal, even if I have an internet connection. Journal writing is also good way to hone your writing skills. There is an ocean of difference between writing on computer pad and writing on real pad. Find you pen handy and randomly scrawl notes and keep writing ideas or your observations about your travel. Later on you can structure all your thoughts with the help of your literary skills.
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Read to write
Stephen King said, "The more you read, the less apt you are to make a fool of yourself with your pen or word processor." Years back one of my good friends told me a valuable thing: “if you want to write one page, you need to read hundred at least.” Read everything; for pleasure, for fun and for knowledge. Reading is an addictive habit, and soon you will discover how writers weave their words to craft wonderful pieces. I prefer always classical writing, but anything of your subject of choice will be good to get into the flow. Bring something to read for pleasure, and read while your travel.
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Apps are the new smartness
Smartphone is much useful than Swiss knife if you are a travel blogger. For example, Evernote is an app for iOS and Android that can capture your ideas any moment. You can write your notes and save it in just three easy steps. There are many other apps that are helpful in writing and editing.
Inspiration is not plagiarism
There is a difference between being inspired and copied something. Writers’ block is a common syndrome of many writers, but don’t make your travel disappointing, so bring some inspiring journals or photographs and even find inspiration from app like Pinterest. For me nature is the biggest inspiration.
It is very embarrassing but quite helpful to take notes while talking to strangers about their experiences. Even if you are an introvert person, take the opportunity to talk to people. Talking helps to learn many things, and also you can get new experiences and ideas. You can also discuss about your ideas of writing and probably would get some valuable tips.
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