How to keep up a travel blog

Keeping a travel blog takes a lot of time and it is a lot of fun (speaking from experience). Sharing travel experiences, travel tips and in addition to sharing valuable information for (new) travelers, it is great to relive the memories gained while writing.

Here I'm not going to talk about how to make a travel blog, but what you need to do to keep up with your travel blog, that's what this blog is for. To keep a travel blog you need time and inspiration. What you should keep in mind when keeping your travel blog is the following.

To travel

Yes travel, cool! If you want to be credible, you will have to travel (oh what a travel addict). You need input to write something about. You can start blogging during your travels, but then you have to bring all your gear with you. This is useful if you are away for a longer period of time, but for a short trip you can also record it on a travel app or make notes in a notebook. When you return, you can process it in a blog and publish it.

Creating content

What kind of content do you want to offer through your travel blog? Do you especially want to share a travel story about how you experience a certain place, such as my road trip to Croatia or do you want tips & tricks for backpacking. How to make such a content plan, there will be a blog specifically for that later that will help you set up it completely.

Just type on that keyboard

After that, you will have to start a love affair with your laptop. You are going to use this one very often, because without typing there will be no blog. And without blogs, those visitors won't come to your brand new travel blog. That's a shame, of course, because you probably already spent quite a few hours making it.

Taking photos/videos

Taking good photos is key for your travel blog. You can choose to edit the photos, but I leave that choice to you.

In addition, you can also make videos for certain atmospheric impressions. Videos are generally viewed better, but they take more time and energy to make.

  • Best video apps (coming soon)

Social media tracking

In addition to your travel blog, you will likely have a social media channel. This has additional advantages, because it can generate extra visitors. Share new blogs, beautiful photos and fun & interesting travel stories. You can also share insights about the journey you are currently on via IG Stories. The more social media channels you have, the busier you are with keeping up with all these channels, of course.

  • Using Instagram for engagement
  • Pinterest Marketing for traffic
  • Email Marketing for engagement & traffic

Work ahead and plan

Phew, this sounds like a nerd now, don't you think? By working ahead, I mean you've already created blogs and social media, but haven't published yet. You plan this content so that new content can also be added to your fans/followers or visitors during your trip.

  • Scheduling blogs in WordPress
  • Schedule social media with the Later tool

If you think about these topics, then you are well on your way to keeping your travel blog up to date.