I discussed a bit about niche blogging in my last article, “Why Do You Want To Blog”, and I wanted to further elaborate and point out a few niche’s you may want to explore. Although it doesn’t have to be, niche blogging is typically for profit. With that being said, if you really think about it, all blogs could be considered niche blogs, right?
For another type of travel blog, let’s look at those where at first glance you may not think of as an exotic travel destination. Not to name names. You can fill in the name of your hometown or city. What? Why would anyone want to see a packing tips about where I live, you ask?
Commenting on other websites is a way to connect with other travel writers. As a travel writer, you can never have enough contacts. Leave as many comments as you can. You never know who you’ll meet online. You could meet a former travel editor who could give you tips and tricks about travel writing.
You can see why this is, if like me you live in the UK, to say the weather in not good is an understatement. The winters seem to be getting longer, and the summers shorter.
Social networks MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Technorati, Digg, and countless other social networking sites can put you in touch millions of people. If you do not have a MySpace or Facebook page, go and set one up now! Just think of all the people you can reach by advertising your website on social network sites.
Other popular travel blogs are by retirees.The ones fortunate enough to be able to choose an exotic location to live and play after getting through the rat-race. Not only can they share information for future tourists, but they are ideal to supply answers for others thinking of a state or country to retire to!
What you need for your travel blog to be successful is you need relevant and highly critical feedback for all aspects of your travel blog. Additionally, you will need some personal guidance from a person who has been there and has done that, learn how to get visibility on travel heavyweights like Lonely planet.