Is Travel Blogging Dead for 2021
Chances are if you are a blogger of follow any bloggers, especially travel ones, a question this past year might be is travel blogging dead for 2021. Or is blogging in general dead for 2021?
The short answer, No!
With the world turned upside down things will forever be different but blogging is still here and still going strong. That goes for travel blogging as well.
What is Travel Blogging
Travel blogging is the same as any other type of blogging, but in the travel niche. Usually a travel blogger is one who loves to travel or talk about travel. One who is knowledgeable about destinations or specific types of travel.
Being a travel blogger means you use social outlets to share your story. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Snapchat, TikTok and/or a blog. Some travel bloggers use one, some use a few and some use all.
The goal is to create buzz about destinations, answer travel questions and get people to your content by using great SEO. Influencer marketing is the best way to grow a blog of any kind.
What Happened to Blogging in 2020
Oh what a year 2020 was. The world basically came crashing down, and for travel bloggers in particular that was a hard thing to have happen.
Certain blogging niches took off, like shopping, couponing, ways to make money and blogs that helped people with things they faced during the pandemic. Basically travel blogs didn’t offer things needed during this time.
Travelers search out information and travel bloggers supply that information by writing great content. Because 2020 had less searching for the content travel writers provide due to travel restrictions.
2020 started out good and I even was enjoying my travels, and had just gotten back from a weekend away. Life turned upside down, the doors to just about anything fun were closed and here we all sat, wondering what the future would hold.
Is Travel Blogging Dead in 2021
Absolutely not! Traveling is opening back up and more and more people are peeking out from their houses and making plans to get back to the life they had to put on hold. As a result, ravel plans are being made again.
Bloggers are still going strong and that includes travel bloggers. Being a travel blogger a while now my down time was used to do other things but even I am back at it strong and steady! Is travel blogging worth it? Totally!!
Becoming a travel blogger might not be a goal for everyone, but for those who love travel it can be very rewarding. Take Sandy & Vyjay, a couple based in India who love sharing their travel stories for the world to read.
Jump on Board
Is blogging something you have thought about doing, but not sure how or where to start. Do you have a zest for something, like cooking, organizing, sharing deals, or even travel?
Basically there is no right or wrong type of blog or blogger. Taking what you love or are knowledgeable about and turning it into a part time or even full time career, like so many have done.
Learning how to start a blog can be a bit overwhelming, but totally doable by anyone who applies what tools they are given. Everyone has to start somewhere and if you don’t try you will never know if it’s for you or not.
Being a blogger or social influencer is about sharing something that people need and want. What do you have that people need or want? Start reading blogs, seeing what you like and don’t like all while keeping notes so you can reflect back on them when you are ready to start blogging.
Final Thoughts about My Travel Blog
I admit that over the last year my life too was turned upside down. However, I always knew my passion was travel as my husband and I love to travel and do it often. I have a love of writing and being online so I am not going anywhere (other than on trips).
Writing will always be in my blood, and travel blogging will always be a thing no matter what you might hear elsewhere. There will always be places to travel and will always be people traveling. So, if it’s a travel blogger you want to be, what are you waiting for?
And, if you’ve ever wondered if travel blogging is profitable, there is only one way for you to find out. Start a travel blog!