5 WAYS TO GROW YOUR BLOG WHILE TRAVELING

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Happy Wednesday guys! Many of you have been asking me if I think all the traveling I do made my blog grow faster. I could go into this thoroughly but the answer is just simply, yes. However, what doesn’t come to mind with everyone (which is completely fine) is that traveling takes time (a whole lot of time), energy and adjustments. Lately I’ve found myself quite often fighting my schedule to find time to blog, grow the blog, create content and do all the things I want to do. If you’re keen on traveling, like me, you need to make sure you have everything in check to not slack at the blog and at the same time seek new opportunities for your blog to grow. With my experience of traveling full time for 5 years I’ve found out that these are the most important things:

1. Plan, plan, plan: I’m the best at making to do lists and planning and the absolute worst sticking to them. I can’t tell you the amount of times where I had a busy traveling schedule coming up and I told myself; ‘I’m SO making sure I will schedule all my blogposts for the first week of traveling and create content ahead’! However, when I left for New York two weeks ago for fashion week I actually, for the first time ever, scheduled my blog posts a week ahead. So when I arrived to New York I didn’t had 8 hours of work left when I returned home after all the shows but instead I could rest and make sure I had a lot of energy the next day.

2. Authentic content: Traveling is THE opportunity to create new and authentic content, something different than what you’re readers are used to, and quite often even better content than you would usually create. Another thing I like to do is when I have exciting projects going is to shoot these projects while traveling.

3. Socialize: Another thing that’s good about traveling is that you will meet a lot of new people. It’s always good to tell everyone about your blog to get your name out there and they might just follow you! Another thing that’s good to do while traveling is try to schedule meetings with brands you’ve always wanted to work with but are usually not enable to actually go and see and introduce yourself in person.

4. Plane productivity: My workflow is the absolute best about 10.000 ft up in the air where there is preferably no wifi and I can fully concentrate on writing and editing pictures. At home or in the office I would usually edit one post a day, but on a long haul flight I’ve had time where I came out of the plane with 5 posts fully edited and ready to go online!

5. Evaluate: While traveling you will have a lot of time to evaluate the things that you’re doing with your blog and to think about where you want to go and think of future goals. Often when you’re out of your comfort zone you look at things in a new perspective which can give you new interesting insights. I also find that I’m more creative when I’m traveling which is something that usually results in new ideas, a new strategies and empowering my brand/blog even more!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and if you have any tips or questions about this subject, please leave them below! Hugs!

  • This is a perfectly timed post for me! I’m currently out traveling and am struggling how to balance it with growing my blog! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Okay, I felt a bit like a awkward telling everyone about my blog, but good to know networking helps! Also, big congratulations to you on the Bloglovin Award! I’m a silent reader and love your content!! x

  • Wish I could travel a lot like you do, but you have this process on lock!

    xx, Diane || http://www.dizined.com

  • Wat weer een fijne tips!

    Liefs Nora / 1310bynora.com

  • Hele fijne tips! Ik vind inderdaad dat de mensen die veel reizen ook meer unieke content posten..

  • Stefanie Pink

    Loved this post! How cool that you are most productive on the airplane!! πŸ˜€ I have to try this on my next flight, haha.

    x Stefanie
    http://www.thefashionrose.com

  • The Fashion Panda

    Thanks for sharing you tips about this !

    http://www.thefashionpanda.be
    http://www.thefashionpanda.be

  • I think balancing travelling with blogging can be really challenging but seem like you have done a really great job! Thanks for sharing your tips!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

  • Macy

    Thanks for all these tips, it always seems difficult to me to stay updated and give a lot of energy to the blog as well <3 xoxo

  • Wow, you’ve covered it all! I’ve travelled for my day-job more than 100K air miles this year, and my most productive time to write and edit posts is in the air! But, boy, I come back home completely drained and exhausted, and having ready posts helps so much! Thank you for this great post!! xx Zuma
    http://www.splashofteal.com

  • I preschedule my posts far in advance ever since I took a two months break for traveling New Zealand and wasn’t able to bring my laptop with me. It worked fine and I was enjoying my trip way more than I ever thought possible before.

    Linda,
    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • lavieenliz

    these are all such great tips

    http://hashtagliz.com

  • The Sunday Mode

    Such an interesting post to read. Personally travel-related posts are some of my favourites to read, so even travelling for the sake of content can be great!

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

  • Lovey Fleming

    Thank you so much for all your blogging tips! I feel like I need to take notes on your posts <3

    Amazing

    xoxo

    http://theindiegirl.com

  • Traveling can really help build up your audience if you have a good solid plan while going and do things to interact with others and make some new connections! I like the sound of these tips and they were so helpful. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    My recent OOTD: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2015/09/ootd-poolside-days-high-shorts.html

  • You’ve got the perfect things to pack! πŸ™‚

    http://thegaragestarlets.com

  • Noor, I love your Wednesday tips! They are so useful! I’m soon relocating across the Mediterranean sea, and these are so appropriate! x

    http://tomboychronicle.com/

  • This is really good advice! I always find long hall flights or waiting in airports the most productive times too haha x

  • Such great advice! I travel a lot and I find it’s where I shoot some of my best content but it always takes some time to get it up on the blog! Would love it if you and your followers would like to take a look and leave any tips, advice or comments!
    Stephanie x

    http://www.thestylememo.com

  • I love travelling! Call me if you need an assistant! πŸ˜‰
    Nice tips you select. Thanks for sharing
    Kisses from Argentina
    Ana

  • Sooooo so so helpful – we are going on a 3 week international holiday in about a month. Excited! But was getting stressed on how to manage the {new!} blog while abroad. Love the idea about working on the plane. It is a LONG flight, so I will do just that – and get all my posts planned out for the most part. Awesome tips!! This series is my absolute favourite! xx SS

    http://champagneatshannons.com