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How to start a travel blog

As you get ready to embark on your cruise travel, you may want to set up a travel blog to keep all of your friends and family informed of your movements and what you see.

As you get ready to embark on your cruise travel adventure, you may want to set up a travel blog to keep all of your friends and family informed of everything you see, hear, taste and experience. While there are travel bloggers who get very serious about it - and some that even make a living off it - you're likely to just want a place to post your best pictures and a few reflections on what it's like to travel the world. With this as your goal, a lot of the pressure is off. Instead of creating a blog that will draw traffic and ad money, all you need is something you like. Let's take a look at how to do that:

Choose your favorite platform

There are a lot of blogging platforms available, and the choice can be pretty personal. If you're all about pictures and shorter text posts, look into Tumblr, which has a lot of options for displaying those sorts of posts in an interesting way. If you're more of a writer, Wordpress may be your ideal. If you really only need to send quick dispatches, think about foregoing a blog entirely and just getting a special Twitter account set up. You might want to take a look around at what is available in terms of blogging platforms before you commit to one, or maybe make an impulsive decision - whatever you like can be a great foundation for your travel blog.

Make sure to personalize your blog when you register it, too, just so it stands out from the default pattern.

When to post?

Make posts whenever the mood strikes you on your trip. If you don't have reliable WiFi during parts of your journey - and you may not - make a draft and wait until you get somewhere with Internet to post it. Don't worry too much about who the blog will attract based on post times - just get your thoughts and pictures out into the world. Once you post, share links to the blog on Facebook and any other social media you use. You'll be surprised at how many of your friends are interested in your Norway cruise.

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