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Published On: Wed, Jan 2nd, 2019

5 Tools that Can Improve Your Travel Blogging

Blogging can be difficult to schedule around your daily life. From your work routine to getting the kids to bed, there are many distractions which can stop your blog from becoming the regularly updated and perfectly organized website that you want it to be.

These problems are amplified when you are a travel blogger – from a lack of Wi-Fi hotspots to mysterious illnesses, it can be difficult to reach your followers in the middle of a jungle or even on the plane journey home. These devices are built to make travel blogging easier, allowing you to both contact your readers and produce regular content.

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Logo Geek

One of the most important things about making your living as a travel blogger is that every element of your blog is unique and specifically tailored to the audience you want to make a real impact on. To this end, it is vital that you get your branding sorted out before anything else, which is where Logo Geek becomes really useful.

The first thing you need to start with is getting the name of your blog, and your audience identified so that you have a name for yourself and a brief to give Logo Geek. This will be the first thing your followers see when they come to your blog, so it needs to be memorable and one of a kind, which is why getting a professional on board is so important.

Once you have your logo, you will be able to curate the look of your blog around this central image so everything is cohesive and well put together.

TOP TIP: On every image you post to your blog, be sure to stamp it with your logo so you always get credit for your photos and so followers can immediately recognize your work when it appears on their social media.

ConvertVideo

Video diaries and vlogging are some of the most engaging forms of blogging after the success of Youtube and other video streaming sites. There are many reasons why you may need to convert your video, from making your file compatible with editing software to choosing the right format for your website. To easily convert your blog’s YouTube videos into easily transportable and editable MP3’s, ConvertVideo, a YouTube to MP3 converter, is the application for you. Additionally, if you have an inspirational vlogger that you wish to help inspire you on your travels, using this application is the best way to take them with you to areas where you may not have internet. You can even choose between different quality options to find the right setting for your time restrictions and your video’s uses.

Trip Journal

Trip Journal is perfect for every sticky situation, from running out of paper to needing to jot down a quick note. Trip Journal is an online journal that you can use to write up your travels on a laptop or computer rather than on scraps of paper that you might lose in your suitcase. This application allows you to record your destinations and add notes beside these, ensuring that you never forget a place name or geographical location again. The content you write on this app can also be easily exported, and geo-tracking technology allows your readers to follow your travels without the need to constantly update your Twitter feed.

Co-Schedule

If you use WordPress for your blog, then downloading Co-Schedule, a plug-in available for all devices compatible with WordPress, could help you to achieve your blogging goals. Using this app will allow you to schedule regular posts and new content whenever you have time to create it, meaning that you never miss a blog update again. For every post that you choose to upload, you can choose when to share this to social media, meaning that you can reach your biggest audience at the click of a button.

BetaOut

Working with a team of different content writers and editors can be difficult if you struggle to meet face-to-face, a particular problem of traveling. However, with editorial calendars like BetaOut, you can schedule your content and split them into topics and posts, making it easier for other people to see what posts need to be written and published while also aiding your own organizational methods.

TripMayor

If photography is your blog’s strength, then using TripMayor could be a lifesaver. A social media app that allows travelers to upload their pictures onto one interface, TripMayor allows you to ask locals about the nearest sight-seeing and see the best spots near you, meaning that you can find original content to share with your followers while also sharing your work with other travelers.

Using SEO Plugins

If you haven’t heard of SEO, it stands for Search Engine Optimization, and the process of using SEO tools is to help your blog reach a bigger audience by appearing higher on search engine results pages. There are many different SEO providers, so it is worth shopping around for the right company to cater for your needs, alongside chatting to a professional or doing some research about the best SEO technique to use.

One of the most effective is known as link building, whereby your website is linked in other blog posts all over the internet to help lead a new audience to your door. This is a really strong option as, just as you want to find new places in the world to explore, readers want to find new blogs to follow, just like yours, and SEO will take them right to your home page.

Curating a unique travel blog is a fantastic way to share your journeys into the unknown with your followers and other travel fanatics at the same time, helping them to discover new places with you. By using these tools, you will be able to make your blog as up-to-date and technologically adept as possible, enabling you to reach a wider audience from wherever your travels take you. You have the travel experience and the writing chops, now you just need to make the most of technology to reach your audience.

Author: Carol Trehearn

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