Writer’s block got you down? I frequently am at a loss for travel blog post ideas when it comes to adding new content on this site. I am better at objective writing, writing facts and figures and data, rather than subjective writing, such as ideas, opinions, and my feelings.
Another thing that holds me back from writing more is the fact that I am not living that nomad lifestyle, like many of my fellow travel-blogging peers; I travel when I can for now, to be able to hold a day job so that I can finish paying off my student loans and some other bills, and then I do hope to join the ranks of the long-term traveler.
As I was pondering ideas for travel blog posts, I figured I’d write about some of the things that I came up with (plus, writing it down here translates to another post for me 😉 ).
Travel Blog Post Ideas #1: Write about your hometown or where you live
Just because you know your city like the back of your hand doesn’t mean that everyone else does. As travelers, we tend to forget that the place we constantly like to leave may be a destination on someone else’s bucket list. When I travel, I like to meet the locals, because who better to show you this city? Likewise, who better than yourself to show off your home to someone visiting?
Travel Blog Post Ideas #2: Interview others in the travel industry
A great option to write about when you’re stuck on your next post is to try to interview someone in the industry. Send a few emails out to some of your peers, some travel writers which you look up to, and see who bites. They might want to go both ways with you and have you answer questions for them. Similar to a link exchange, reciprocal interviews can be a win-win for both sites.
Travel Blog Post Ideas #3: Make a list
Lists (“Top 10 of…,” “15 Best…,” etc.) are great ways to quickly come up with a blog post. Not only are lists great way to keep readers amused and/or sated intellectually (at least for a few minutes), lists are great at building backlinks to your site, increasing your site views. Lists are always popular, and people and other websites who find them will more likely link back to them as a result. They are also able to be scanned through quickly, because it is easy to get the gist of each point in the article. When someone searches for the best places to eat in Rome, or the most famous tourist spots in Paris, lists are almost always at the forefront of the results. As a travel writer, pick a topic and a destination, such as food and Rome, and get to it! Don’t come up with a number first; get as many points as you can, and when you are satisfied, that’s your number.