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2 July 2009 One Comment


What constitutes a good travel blog?

How much information should be included?
Which topics do people like to read?

Do you read for information, enjoyment, curiosity or something else?

I have recently started thinking about developing a structure for blog entries, trying to formulate an outline of what posts will be like, partly to work out how to structure things so I can think about subjects as I’m cycling, but mainly to give readers an insight into how the blog will take shape. This process will hopefully make writing entries easier and less time consuming, but more importantly, give readers a chance to express what they like to see included on travel blogs.

what consitutes a good travel blog

The page is blank....

Some of the ideas I have so far:

Daily Entry Topics

  • Morning Campsite inc photo (with cost and link)
  • Hotel inc photo (with cost and link)
  • Road condition inc photos
  • Food eaten inc photo (with cost)
  • Music (song of the day)
  • People met inc photos
  • Landscape inc photos
  • When cycling – a daily 9.35am photo
  • Evening Campsite inc photo
  • Physical state
  • General goings on
  • Facts about where I am (history, geography etc)

Weekly Roundups

  • Campsites
  • Hotels
  • Food
  • Roads
  • People
  • Youtube video
  • History
  • Geography

Monthly Roundups

  • Welcome to new visitors
  • Review of whats happened (links to entries)
  • Maps
  • Best Stories
  • Fave photos
  • Youtube video interview Yami & me
  • Budget review
  • Equipment review

What do you like to see incorporated into a travel blog? The page is blank and I’m looking for your ideas. Leave a comment, help me out, sculpt a blog.

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One Comment »

  • Roy (author) said:

    Some ideas for your comments to get the ball rolling…

    how much description do you like?
    do you prefer short or long posts?
    are you interested in costs?
    how much emphasis do you put on photos?
    is it easier to relate to a destination when maps are included?
    is scenery or are people more interesting a subject on a travel blog?

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