Why do you do this? What’s it for? What do you get for it?
No I don’t get paid. Yes I love it. I don’t have to do it and I gain a lot from it. simple.
It’s more a question of, why wouldn’t I blog?
It all started when a very good group of friends mentioned starting a blog one evening and decided to look into. Now here I am.
Number one. I think I can speak for a lot of travel bloggers out there but it doesn’t really start like that. I’m not in the mindset with the ambition to get paid for this, however it would be utterly fabulous to have a career from it or even be able to earn some pocket money, however it’s not why I do it.
I write for myself.
It started when I was receiving a volume of questions about where I travelled and how. I was one of the few people in my area who flew off to work a season at 18 and I guess it stemmed from there.
One of the biggest reasons is purely for my own satisfaction.
I love being able to write and then take a step back and look at what i’ve done. I am able to view my stories and experiences in a different way. It’s like a little reminder of what i’ve been doing. I can piece it all back together in such a lovely way and its an easy way to share my stories.
It allows me to document my travels, easily share with friends and family and whoever else is interested. Think of it almost like a travel diary.
There is a huge bloggers, backpackers and travel comunity out there! From forums, groups, meetings all over the world. It’s so fun to be part of this awesome community which helps me understand more about traveling the world in all sorts of ways.
It did surprise me how much time it took to do everything. From the writing to the coding, the format, the promotion of the site etc! It all takes time and effort and I can now see why successful bloggers get a lot of help! Thank you to my lovely friend Chris for all the help for my site!!
I feel as though it’s quite a positive way or socialising, connecting with a passion of mine. I try and remain a very positive person and will do my best to never put any negativity on other people. I find I don’t portray my life in a bad way despite on what may go on. Again, this is a positive blog on real life travelling from myself.
My aim is for this blog to help me understand more about travel, the world and me as a person. To also connect better with other backpackers and travelers all over the world with the same passion we all share. My biggest aim is to show, help and explain how easy traveling can be. Many thoughts and perceptions of this planet and backpacking, hostel living, modes of transport and affordability are wrong.
Despite this remaining a positive blog I will be writing about real life situations and experiances.
Interested in my not so positive experiance. Want to know how I almost died and the ocean almost got me. Click here to read more!
One of the most positive and rewarding things I get from the blog is helping others. I’ve had so much incredible feedback about certain blogs that have helped people to book interrail tickets, flights, hostels and just to get up and go travel.
The amount of comments I get in a positive light helping other people with tips, advice and genuine talks of travelling and working abroad has been amazing. Ive had some incredible feedback from all types of people and by the looks of things, already helped people go off and travel. When I receive comments and responses like this, it really makes me want to work harder on the blog and help others.
I learn a lot from other bloggers, my readers and it really helps me see more of what goes on between backpackers and other travellers.
Any feedback is welcome and it means a lot to get responses from friends, family, fellow backpackers and other readers!
As those who know me know I’m a huge social buttery. Having lots of different friends is important to me, meeting other people is a huge part of my life.
Blogging is just another great way to socialise. Especially with whatever category you blog about. I have already interacted with some awesome travellers around the world and if it can help me meet others while travelling then why the heck not! Since creating a twitter account, it looks like I might already have some new friends to meet the other side of the world!
Follow me on Instagram, twitter and Facebook by clicking here! If you are ever in the same city as me, wherever that may be, make sure to give me a shout and grab a beer with me!
Having a travel blog has also improved my hurrendous english skills, shown me more in regards to writing, photography, blogging and opened up my knowledge to reviewing, WordPress, social networking and more!
I mean who doesn’t want their own site. haha, ok maybe not everyone but who knows where it’ll take me!!
I am determind to put the work into this site and have good hopes for the future!
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