I used to wonder why anyone would have a blog. Now that I’ve had one for several months I am playing quite a different tune. Having a blog is a must! Anyone having a reason to share something can use a blog to spread the word about their passion, product or service throughout the world! It’s cheap, it’s fun, and you can make it look as fun and professional as you want.
We kept a destinations around the world blog when we were in Britain last Summer and we found it was the best way to record our experiences. Now we have a complete, day by day, record of our holiday with corresponding photos. It is a permanent record of our trip that we can refer to any time. Far better than dim memories of what we did and fading photos in an old album.
So if you want your blog to flourish you have to write about something that travel blogs people will find it worth reading and could benefit them in profound ways.
But now, with the internet causing raging competition within the travel industry and companies eager to get their hands on their share of the $7 Trillion travel industry pie, travel memberships have become much more affordable and readily accessible.
The day comes for you to catch your flight. You get to your destination, but your luggage does not. The airline has lost one of your bags. So you’re stuck again with a problem, and call customer service again. You get to your hotel to rest from your long day, and find that your hotel room isn’t ready. Here you go again.
Travel blogs are also a great way to plan a family reunion. Since many of us have family living all across the country, it can be difficult to organize an extended visit. So rather than everyone using hours of cell phone minutes, participants can just leave messages on the blog letting others in the group know what their travel plans are.
This is just a short list of the different types of blogging that can be done. It comes down to knowing what type of blog you want to start and then having the essential blogging skills. That is a topic for a different article but it comes down to knowing the right way to develop your blog to be a powerful marketing tool for your business if that is the angle you are going for.