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A Few Great Reasons To Start A Travel Blog Of Your Own
One of the main reasons I started my first travel blog was to be able to document and share our travel adventures 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 today.
Blogging can be a lot of 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.
I enjoyed crafting my writing skills and learning as much as I possibly could about the world of blogging.
Just What Is A Blog Anyway You Ask
I’m sure most of you who are unfamiliar with the word Blog are thinking, just what is a so called 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 on the internet for just about everything imaginable today.
For me, it revolves around my true passion since childhood and that is … travel. Second to my wife and family of course!:)
Start A Travel Blog Free With For Beginners
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 you can get up and running in a matter of minutes!
One of the largest free blog start up sites around is called WordPress. 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 included the official website start up page link below for your convenience. The site will guide you through a simple step by step start up process, and within minutes, you’ll be up and running and become an official blogger for whatever you fancy!
Reasons To Start A Travel Blog – A Great Hobby
I started my first travel blog about 7 years ago, after discovering and reading other peoples blogs on the internet. I was amazed by how easy it was for them to share their worldly experiences and photos with everyone around the world.
I thought what a great way to easily share our travel adventures and photographs with family and friends. All with just a click of a computer mouse.
As well, it was an excellent way of making my blog a permanent diary of our wonderful travel experiences and photographs taken along the way. A great and easy way for our entire family to access at any time they wish.
Taking The Next Leap Forward In Blogging
I spent the first 2 years 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 created my very own unique website and name brand (Gr8 Travel Tips).
I realized that over the years, having worked in the travel industry in various positions, I had something more to offer. I decided to take the next step in blogging. I realized that I could share with other, the things that I had 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. I was very fortunate to have parents that also enjoyed traveling and could afford to do so.
In my younger days I became a Charter Tour Bus driver with Trailways Canada. The photo above is the actual bus I drove many years ago! 🙂 I loved the opportunity to drive people to various holiday destinations throughout North America. I was young at the time and felt like I was on vacation as well!:)
I also attended a prestigious Travel College years later here in Canada, becoming a Certified Travel Agent. After retiring from my full time career, I went on to work part time with a major Cruise Holiday Booking Franchise.
I absolutely love to travel! When I look up into the sky and see passenger jet flying above, I’m always wondering where they’re off to!:) My wife and I also enjoy all forms of travel. From cruises, all inclusive vacations, eco-adventure to camping vacations, we love it all! 🙂
Reasons to Start A Travel Blog – Blogging For Profit
With my previous years of travel, and working in the industry, I realized that I was qualified to make the next step in the world of blogging. Turning my blogging into more than just a hobby. I had something that I could offer others, and set a goal to eventually work and partner with a variety of businesses travel related businesses around the world.
Like any business, blogging definitely has its rewards for your hard work and dedication. One of those rewards is eventually having the opportunity to work and partner with businesses in your chosen niche.
A blog can play a vital role and help increase online exposure for businesses in the marketplace on a global scale. By partnering with reputable and well established bloggers, this can be done at a very minimal cost. Be sure to check out one of my previous articles on The Benefits of Travel Blogging.
It’s wonderful to be able to review and share products and services related to travel with my readers. At the same time, feeling comfortable knowing that they are receiving an honest and personal firsthand opinion from me.
Blog About Your Passion
Our family has enjoyed all kinds of different travel over the years. From fabulous Cruise Holidays, All Inclusive Vacations to many beautiful tropical destinations around the world. As well, taking great camping vacations in our Recreational Vehicle throughout North America.
As you can see, once you get started blogging about something you love, then the skies the limit!
I’ve had so much fun with my blog watching it grow over the years and developing a wonderful following. I enjoy getting more creative, honing my writing skills and learning much more on how to become a trusted and accountable blogger on the internet.
Interacting with my readers, other bloggers and followers on Major Social Media Accounts, is also a big part of blogging taken to the next level.
It’s definitely a lot of work for me, but a lot of fun and very rewarding 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 my blog many years ago!
If you have any questions, I would be happy to offer any assistance I can to help along the way.
There’s no age requirement and for those who may be retired, what a great way to spend some time on the computer. Start putting a diary of your fondest memories together for all to enjoy!
Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂
Did You Know …
“It Is Estimated That There Are More Than 500 Million Blogs In The World In 2020.”
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