Writing Style on a Travel Blog

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I just started my own travel blog last week and I'm super excited. I have already posted 5 posts from my travel. I travel alot in California and I enjoy sharing my experiences.

but I have hit "writer's block" in a sense. do I write to inform, entertain.....do I write of the mundain or the dramatic?
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    I love travelling!!

    The best thing you can do is be yourself!!

    I had a travel blog but it got hacked :-( I am thinking about transferring the posts to my own domain now :-)

    hmmmmmmmmmm you have me thinking now
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  • Profile picture of the author redstanford
    I have so much material to work with but I don't know how to put it to paper in a way that keeps readers engaged
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Most of all make it boring and not funny and entertaining, at all.

    That way a lot of people will want to read it.



    Hint hint...

    No really, write to inform AND entertain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Formal Shorts
    Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

    I just started my own travel blog last week and I'm super excited. I have already posted 5 posts from my travel. I travel alot in California and I enjoy sharing my experiences.

    but I have hit "writer's block" in a sense. do I write to inform, entertain.....do I write of the mundain or the dramatic?
    Write informatively about both the mundane and the dramatic in an entertaining manner
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  • Profile picture of the author Zabrina
    People reading travel blogs don't usually want to hear mundane details, except when necessary. If you're writing instructions on how to get through LAX with your sanity, mundane details are great. If you're writing about your experiences going through LAX, bring out every dramatic detail you can. In general, my travel writing has been best received when written with humour, personality, and personal anecdotes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    Just start.....

    it can be hard to work out a structure at first... just see where the site goes :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author tfauzan
    i think you should write it in your own daily language, not formal, giving others information, and also with passion
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  • Profile picture of the author imgeek2727
    Watch some travel shows, 'an idiot abroad' is a good one if you're looking for inspiration and ideas. Another trick that I use, is I summarize an article in dot points and then I fill it out from there, that usually works for me. I produce articles very regularly so trust me, I know what I'm talking about.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shadowflux
      I've written literally hundreds of articles for travel sites. I like to write them in a friendly manner that emphasizes how memorable a vacation will be.

      It can be hard to come up with new article ideas. Just try to think of anything relating to the topic of the site:

      Best Restaurants in X
      Make Sure to Visit X When You Travel to Y
      Great Day Trips in X
      X, A Shopping Paradise
      Best Beaches in X
      Little Known Gems in X
      X Nightlife
      Family fun in X

      Just try to cover anything and everything.

      I hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    Write about your personal experience and thoughts on the places that you have visited. most people find this more interesting.
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    • Use an informal tone and provide interesting facts that grab readers' attention. Share your personal experiences. Include statistics and facts to show people why they should visit a particular city or state. Make your posts engaging and informative at the same time.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dazzling Content
        Would you care if you let me see your blog? I'm planning to start a travel blog, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author scfc16
    Hello,
    I am looking to guest post on travel blogs. Would you be interested in having a post from me?
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  • Profile picture of the author xuip26
    Using words that evoke a sense of "being there" will help. Use your words to let your readers virtually see what you are trying to see. Use specific descriptions such as color, measurements, etc. But make it simple and entertaining. Also, it is very important that you add in a personal flavor just to make it stand out from other travel blogs.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

      I just started my own travel blog last week and I'm super excited. I have already posted 5 posts from my travel. I travel alot in California and I enjoy sharing my experiences.
      Good start. One thing I've noticed that stands out is, when sharing personal experiences, it shouldn't be too personal. For example, if you found a cool bar or restaurant, talk to the owner, waitress, whoever and write about them.

      One of the news shows used to run a series of reports called "Everybody Has a Story". The reporter would go to a location, literally pick a name out of the phone book, and do his story on that person. He came up with some amazing stuff.

      Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

      but I have hit "writer's block" in a sense. do I write to inform, entertain.....do I write of the mundain or the dramatic?
      Yes, and yes. But you may want to keep the 'inform' and 'entertain' separated. Look at how the travel mags do it. You have the main story, and then sidebars with the dirty details.

      If you can find it on Food Network or YouTube, see if you can track down Alton Brown's "Feasting on Asphalt" mini-series, documenting his motorcycle trip across the US. There was a follow-up, sailing the Caribbean, called "Feasting on Waves." Both were excellent, and told through the food and people he met along the way.

      Find your own unique approach, and you'll build a loyal following...
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