I remember the days when I was just starting my blog, way back in July of 2008.
It was for a trip to Europe, which I was incredibly excited about sharing with everyone. I wrote a couple posts pre-trip, a couple catch-up posts post-trip, and absolutely nothing at all during the trip. In the process, I lost all two of my potential readers, because they gave up checking my new website for the non-existent updates while I was in Europe.
Don’t let this happen to you!
Part of my problem was I didn’t know what to blog about. I was brand spanking new to blogging and although I loved to write and had a lot of ambiguous ideas about what I wanted to share, I didn’t have any sort of structure when I started out.
Another issue I faced was I waited so long after the trip to describe all the amazing things I did that I couldn’t figure out how best to write about them in a meaningful way. The next-day-next-day-next-day format seemed too boring and drawn-out, so I soon just gave up.
Don’t let this happen to you, either!
What I didn’t realize is I didn’t necessarily need to write chronologically. But I didn’t have a better idea at the time.
Now I do, and I’ve figured out a way to keep you writing, and keep your readers interested. Keep reading.
Are you just starting out with your blog? (or thinking of starting a blog?)
- Joining Peace Corps
- Doing a study abroad program through a college or university
- Teaching English or another language abroad
- Participating in an immersive learning experience in another country
- Becoming a foreign exchange student
- Quitting your job to travel the world
- Taking a gap year to travel
- Going on a working holiday
- Just going somewhere new to do something exciting
If so, this new guide I created could be just the thing you’re looking for to get you going.
It’s called “10 Starter Blog Post Ideas to Transport Your Readers Into Your Life Abroad.” It’s a simple one-page PDF file that you can download, which has 10 ideas to plan your first posts once you start your blog. Each idea has a hyperlink to an example blog post from my website, travelingev.com, so you have a real live post to refer to.
Interested in learning more?
Questions? Email me, email@example.com.
Know someone else who might be interested? Send them this article.
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