1. Look for free wifi.
Cafes will be your new favourite places, if they weren’t already, especially if they have a ‘free wifi’ label on the window. Spread your coffee and lunch out for a couple of hours to give you maximum writing time.
2. Bring your own internet modem or have plenty of credit on your phone.
It can be extremely frustrating when you want to get your post out on time and suddenly, none of your photos are displayed due to a slow connection. Come prepared with your own internet if the wi-fi isn’t strong.
3. Plan your posts well in advance.
Sometimes, you will go off on a tour for three or four days and there won’t be time to write. Make sure you have several posts ready to go and schedule them in advance. That way, your readers won’t miss out!
4. Charge your laptop when you can.
There won’t always be a powerpoint at your disposal and there’s nothing more frustrating having an idea that you can’t put down on paper. Be prepared!
5. Take a notebook and pen.
It may seem a bit old fashioned, but just in case there’s no power outlet or internet connection, you can at least write down your ideas before you forget them.
6. Keep your photos well organised and labelled.
When internet is limited, you need to have all your photos ready to upload, so keep them organised on your laptop and, when the time comes, there won’t be a delay.
7. Make time.
It is easy to get carried away travelling and relaxing, but make sure you set aside time to write. Personally, I find it nice to find a cafe and spend a couple of hours in the morning working on my blog. But, sometimes, my ideas come late at night, in which case, I jot down notes on my phone and revise them the next day.
8. Look at things from a new angle.
Lots of people are doing the same thing as you. There will be other posts about the same tours and the same experiences. Try to look at things from a new angle and make sure you stay true to yourself. Authenticity will always shine through.
9. Not everyone will be interested in reading your posts – don’t worry about it!
Blog about your adventures anyway. They are a great way to document your trip and, when you settle and work for a bit, you can look back and reminisce over all the great times!
10. Make sure you read other people’s blogs too.
Sometimes, with lack of internet, it can be difficult to choose between writing your own posts and reading others. Obviously, the more you read and interact, the more people check out your blog. Plus, you come across some great ideas and make online friendships!
If you are are a travel blogger, I would love to hear your tips for blogging on the road! Feel free to share your ideas below.