Some Excellent Reasons to Start a Travel Blog
One of the main reasons I started my first travel blog was to be able to share my stories and photos with family and friends. From there it just escalated into a Passion and one I thoroughly enjoy spending my free time writing on.
Blogs are fun and a great way to interact with others who enjoy the same things you do. After retiring from my career of 30 years, blogging became more of a hobby for me, crafting my writing skills and learning as much as I possibly could about the world of blogging and becoming a “Professional Blogger.”
What is a Blog Anyway?
I’m sure most of you who are unfamiliar with the word Blog are thinking just what is a Blog anyway? Well, in a nutshell, the term blog refers to a [web log], or a website diary. It really is just a diary of what you enjoy writing about and sharing with others around the world! There are blogs out there for just about everything imaginable. For me, it revolves around my true love and that is … travel. Second to my wife and family of course!
If you have a computer and internet access, then you can have your very own blog absolutely free of charge. It’s fun, easy to set up and get running in a matter of minutes! One of the largest free blog start up sites around is called WordPress.
WordPress Blog for Beginners
If you just want a free and simple Blog to share your photos and stories with others, then this is your best bet. In fact,
“WordPress.com is the easiest way to create a free website or blog. It’s a powerful hosting platform that grows with you.”
“WordPress powers 23% of the internet”
I’ve include the official website start up page link below for your convenience. The site will guide you through the simple step by step start up process and within minutes, you will be up and running and become an official blogger for whatever you fancy!
A Great Hobby for Us Baby Boomers
I started my first travel blog about 5 years ago, after discovering and reading other peoples blogs on the internet and being fascinated by how easy it was for them to share their worldly experiences and photos with everyone around the world. I thought this was a terrific way to easily share our travel adventures and photographs with family and friends, with just a click of a computer mouse.
As well, making my blog a permanent diary of our wonderful travel experiences and photographs taken along the way, for our family to access at any time they wish.
Taking the Next Step Forward in Blogging
After about 2 years of crafting my writing skills and learning as much as I could from other leading bloggers around the globe, I decided to take a further step in the world of Blogging. I realized that I could offer and share with people things that I have learned and experienced in all my years of travel, both good and bad.
I began traveling as a boy and was bitten by the travel bug early in life and was fortunate enough to have parents that also enjoyed traveling abroad and could afford to do so. I have learned a great deal over the years and had always had previous jobs in some form, in the travel industry.
In my younger days, I drove Charter Bus, driving people to various holiday destinations throughout North America. I attended a prestigious Travel College, becoming a certified Travel Agent. After retiring from my career, I went on to work part time with a major Cruise Holiday Booking Franchise. I have visited many different parts of the world and continue to travel with my wife as often as we can.
With this past experience, I realized that I was qualified to make the next step, and that was turning my hobby into something that I could eventually be able offer businesses out there in the marketplace. Like any business, blogging has its rewards for hard work and dedication, and one of those is having the opportunity to work with and Partner with businesses, to help increase their exposure in the marketplace.
It’s wonderful to be able to review and share products and services related to travel with my readers. At the same time, I feel comfortable knowing that my readers will receive an honest and personal firsthand opinion from me, on that product or service.
Blog about Your Passion
We enjoy all kinds of travel, from Cruise Holidays, All Inclusive Vacations, traveling in our Recreational Vehicle to Adventure and Sports related travel. As you can see, once you get started blogging about something you love, then the skies the limit! I have so much fun with my blog, getting creative with and honing my writing skills, working on my photos, creating personal you tube videos, to interacting with my visitors here and with those on my Social Media accounts. It’s definitely a lot of work for me, but a lot of fun at the same time!
So if you have always thought about starting a blog, then don’t put it off any longer! It’s a wonderful way to save and cherish your holiday memories forever. I only wish I started mine many years ago! If you have any questions, I would be happy to offer any assistance I can to help along the way.
Once you get started and progress with your blog, here is a great article from a leading blogger on extra tips to help make your blog just right!
Have you thought of starting a Blog? If so, what topic are you interested in?
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