Mecyll’s Note: If you like writing travel blogs more than other niches, you’re in the right place. Because today, my friend, Ossama, will teach you the basics of writing great travel posts, which you can apply to your work. Enjoy learning, and have fun writing!
Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.Dalai Lama
Have you ever decided to learn how to write a great travel blog post but felt blank and stuck? You do not know what to do, and you do not know where to start. You are probably doubting yourself and do not know what you did wrong.
Writing a travel blog can be challenging. However, knowing what to do can make the process much easier. That is why we are writing this article.
We discuss the fundamental steps to writing a travel blog. Knowing the basics can improve your writing experience and help you decide what to write, so stick around and learn more about it.
Table of Contents
- How to Write a Great Travel Blog Article for Beginners
- 1. Determine your target niche.
- 2. Outline interesting content ideas related to your niche.
- 3. Be strategic when choosing target keywords for your content.
- 4. Be strategic with your content design.
- 5. Make use of subheadings.
- 6. Ensure plagiarism-free content.
- 7. Edit, edit, and edit!
- 8. Be visual.
- 9. Publish your content.
- Final Thoughts
Before we get started, you should know what makes a travel blog post stand out to write an article that ranks in google.
First, you should select a niche you are passionate about. It makes sense to write a travel blog if you are passionate about traveling. It would be easy to lose motivation along the way, so make sure you love what you do.
How to Write a Great Travel Blog Article for Beginners
Travel blogging can be rewarding, and you can make a career out of it, so write as if your life depends on it because it does. You can also make it a hobby that you can enjoy writing during your free time.
Marc Anthony said, “If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.” It is true because it does not feel like working, but you enjoy doing it.
Not that we covered the importance of choosing a topic that you are passionate about. Hopefully, your fair and doubt will fade away.
It is time to start talking about the essential steps of writing a great travel blog post that educational and informative to the reader.
1. Determine your target niche.
Google prefers a specific niche. The more specific your niche is, the better. In other words, you should narrow your travel niche to be specific and limited to a certain area.
For instance, instead of a general travel blog, you can narrow it down to the country you live in and write about that. This way, you will be an expert in a particular niche. Google loves that. Thus, you will rank better.
2. Outline interesting content ideas related to your niche.
Make a spreadsheet with all the ideas about the blog post you are writing about. Listing ideas can make your write faster and more organized. For faster writing, know the topic you want to write about beforehand.
For example, list 100 topics you want to write about throughout the year, and then write 3 or 2 blogs weekly.
Now that you know the topics you want to write about. You can make a spreadsheet for this topic and start listing some ideas. After listing the ideas, you can divide them into bolt points for the blog post.
3. Be strategic when choosing target keywords for your content.
Having the blog post well-written is one thing, but targeting a specific keyword is a must. Thus, make sure to know your target keyword.
Many tools can help you find target keywords, such as Ubersuggest and Semrush. Click here if you want to learn more about Semrush.
For instance, traveling to the United States or visiting the United States is the same topic but worded differently. However, one has a higher search and ranking difficulty than the other.
Traveling to the United States has a higher search volume, so it would make sense to write about the keyword with the higher search volume.
However, the SEO Difficulty is 82, which means it is difficult to rank with this specific keyword.
So, find a keyword that is as close to zero as possible regarding SEO Difficulty. Make sure it also has a high search volume as well.
Now that you have your ideas listed and your target keyword, you can write the blog post around your target keyword by stating it within the post and its synonyms.
4. Be strategic with your content design.
Each blog post should have an introduction, body, and conclusion. Make sure to separate them with subheadings to make them easier to read.
You can also add a table of contact to make it easier for the reader to jump from one section to the other.
5. Make use of subheadings.
When I write an article, I usually start with the introduction, jump to the body, and write section by section. You can list the subheading of the section you want to write and add some paragraphs for this specific section.
If you’re new to content writing, you can check out this article to learn more about the process of crafting compelling content for your travel blogs.
It is always a good idea to write the blog post in a google document before adding it to WordPress. That way, you have a backup that you can get back to if you lose your content.
6. Ensure plagiarism-free content.
You should make sure that your content contains original content. It means no copy and pasting from another article.
Suppose you want to take some information from an article, state that you did. Otherwise, it would be plagiarism. Also, you should make sure to rephrase it in your own words. No copy and paste.
To be sure that your content is plagiarism free, such as Plagiarismdetector.net. It will help you detect if your content contains plagiarized content.
7. Edit, edit, and edit!
Make sure your post is free of error and readable. You can use many tools to help you with that, such as Grammarly and Hemingway App. I would recommend using both because each has a different purpose.
You can add the Grammarly extension to Google Chrome and use Hemingway App and use at the same time for readability and sentence structure, respectively.
8. Be visual.
Make sure to add some pictures to your post. They do not only help with the blog appearance, but they also help with SEO.
You can add alt-image text and description that contains your target keywords. They will help with your ranking in Google searches.
9. Publish your content.
After finishing all the steps, it is time to publish your article. Share it on your social media because sharing contributes to ranking.
Ask your friends and family to share the article as well. You never know, you might also get some visitors.
It might sound hard and a lot of work, but it is not as hard as it seems. Writing content can be fun and easy with time and practice. I can assure you will finish those steps in no time.
You can now write your content and take your time on it. Once you get used to it, you will improve and finish faster.
About Ossama Alnuwaiser
Travel writer Ossama Alnuwaiser resides in Saudi Arabia. He confidently asserts, “Traveling is my dream, creativity is my passion, and writing is my talent. All together, creates a beautiful story filled with new adventures and knowledgeable experiences.” Check out his website, where he blogs about his daily journeys and shares travel tips online.