REGISTER A GREAT DOMAIN NAMEFirst things first, you want a domain name that is catchy, memorable and matches your personal brand. Your blog's name doubles as your online identity, so you want to make sure that you choose one that is available across all social media platforms. There are thousands of travel blogs on the web, so it might be difficult to find a name that isn't taken. One way to find your perfect domain name is to use a less common domain extension, such as .GLOBAL. One advantage of .GLOBAL is that you can find a ton of available domain names that are most likely taken under the more common domain extensions. Here are a few names to help you brainstorm:
TAKE EYE-CATCHING PHOTOSWhat's a travel blog without photos? An eye-catching photo could inspire someone to book their next vacation across the globe. You can use your smartphone, a DSLR, GoPro, or any other photography device to take great photos wherever you go. Depending on where you go, certain devices will be more practical to bring than others. Photos are also perfect to use on social media to drive traffic to your travel blog. Some people visit travel blogs purely for pictures, so consistently engaging photos will have them scrolling endlessly.
RECORD HIGH-QUALITY VIDEOSBring your blogs to life by recording your travels! Videos will drive more engagement on your blog and allow you to be more personal with your audience. Many travel bloggers will create vlogs, which are video blogs. These types of videos can be informational and entertaining at the same time. There are multiple ways to capture video, including your phone, GoPro, DSLR camera, or even drone. With videos, your audience will be able to see first-hand your experiences across the globe.
CREATE ENGAGING BLOG POSTSWell written blog posts can boost your SEO and increase your engagement. Blogs are a great way to summarize your travel experience and tips. People planning their next vacation can look to your blog for advice. Concise, consistent, and engaging blog posts will have your followers eagerly waiting for your next post.
UTILIZE SOCIAL MEDIASocial media and blogging go hand in hand. Sharing your blog posts on social media is a great way to drive traffic to your blog. Certain social media channels will be more effective than others, specifically the ones that are photography heavy such as Snapchat, Instagram, and Pinterest. Certain social platforms allow you to view analytics on your social posts so you can see which content receives the most engagement. Using hashtags relevant to your travels will increase the likelihood of someone finding your travel blog.
With a .GLOBAL domain name, you can start sharing your travels with the world. GLOBAL is only $14.99 for 1-year registrations, so get .GLOBAL today!
Written by Paige Omandam