How To Write Content Regularly On Travel Blog

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How To Write Content Regularly On Travel Blog
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How to write regular content about traveling on your travel blog is the third part in the series of making money while traveling.

So now you’ve determined the sort of things you will write on your travel blog. But where to start and how to do it on a regular basis?

The very first thing you have to do is first go down the memory lane and list down all the experiences that come to your mind without censure. This way you’ll generate a scope of the type of things you have to write about.

The following is the list I generated before plunging into this niche:

LIST OF ARTICLES FOR TRAVEL BLOG:

  1. Burning Desire –Dawn Article
  2. Airshow Karachi
  3. Bryan Adams Concert
  4. Faisalabad to Sahiwal- The taxi driver with the mentoring cap
  5. Lahore Badshahi Mosque
  6. Faisal Mosque Islamabad
  7. Dam-ne- Koh Islamabad
  8. Saidpur – Model village Islamabad
  9. Rawalpindi to Jhung – In the thick of Muharram – fish
  10. Manghopir – The crocodile lair
  11. Chaukandi tombs
  12. Shahjehan Mosque – Thatta
  13. Keenjhar Lake
  14. Makli – the largest necropolis in the world
  15. Bambhor – the seven civilizations buried beneath
  16. Rohri Bridge
  17. Multan Memoirs
  18. Indonesia – the official view
  19. Thailand – the 48-hour stay
  20. Reviews of other travel blogs
  21. Land of Malls – Dubai
  22. Ibne Batuta shopping mall
  23. Atlantis Hotel
  24. The Train from Hell – Karachi to Dharki – Karakoram
  25. Automechanika Exhibition – Dubai
  26. Countdown to Thailand – 60 days to go
  27. Travel Hacking
  28. Faisalabad to Multan – To hell and back in Daewoo Express
  29. Airblue review
  30. Sri Lanka trip correspondence
  31. Karachi
  32. Rose Rayhan hotel by Rotana Dubai
  33. Avari Lahore
  34. PC Lahore
  35. Holiday Inn Lahore
  36. Sunfort Lahore
  37. Park Plaza Lahore
  38. Ramada hotel Multan
  39. Usmania guest house Sahiwal
  40. NED University Karachi
  41. Dadex Eternt Ltd – Manghopir
  42. Hotels of Karachi – Sheraton, Regent, PC and Marriott
  43. Lahore – Anarkali Bazar
  44. Lahore skyline
  45. Thai Airways review
  46. PIA Review
  47. Airblue Review
  48. Century Park hotel review
  49. Lotus hotel review bangkok

 

There are two important things you’ll note in this list:

  1. 80% of the places pertain to Karachi or a city of Pakistan. Only 20% relate to foreign travel.
  2. The list can be divided into three categories: place review, hotel review and airline review.

Once you’ve generated a list similar to mine, you’ve to set aside a time each day for writing an article for your travel blog. The time you decide is at your own discretion, a time where you are at your creative best. It doesn’t matter if it’s night or day. But once you’ve set that time apart, you’ve to stick to it.

How do you do that? Using the Pomodoro Technique. What on earth is that?

POMODORO FOR YOUR TRAVEL BLOG

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s.The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. These intervals are known as “pomodori”, the plural of the Italian word pomodoro for “tomato”. The method is based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility.

In this way you can dedicate a mere 25 minutes of your time to writing an article in a single day and still be able to churn out 20 to 25 articles in a month, provided you do it regularly without fail.

One of the procrastinations I had to face with was the daunting task of not only writing the article but then adding links to the travel blog, uploading photos, labeling photos, watermarking them and so on.

 

TRAVEL BLOG  WORK BREAKDOWN

The effective way to do this is to break down what you’re the publishing part into smaller sections and then deal with them one by one by batching them together. Here’s how I’ve divided my workflow for publishing into batches:

  1. Extract all photos from camera or mobile phone and copy them into separate folders with the event/place name on the hard drive.
  2. Add website watermark to all the photos folder-wise while resizing them to fit webpage simultaneously using a watermark software.
  3. Write travel blog content on a word processor and just save it there.
  4. Create a new post on wordpress without actually adding the content. Just upload the watermarked pictures pertaining to a certain trip, add the headline and then just save it. Do this for all the picture folders you’ve got.
  5. Add the content you had written previously on the word processor to the blank posts with the pictures, add category, tags, links and check SEO.

Remember you don’t have to follow any order for the above steps. For instance you can add the content to a post and leave it. Then add photos later just before publishing. The aim is to make this long arduous process easier to execute. And it has been scientifically proven that human beings perform far more effectively when they’re doing similar stuff in batches.

For instance when you’re just dealing with photos, you don’t have to contend with the corresponding articles for them. You can focus all your energy on organizing all the photos in the least possible time. Grouping similar activities together is the most efficient way of getting things done not only when it comes to your travel blog but in any endeavor.

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