Since I’ve been back, I’m learning that blogging and content creating is hard, really hard! And if you don’t stay on top of things, then you can quickly lose yourself and become so inflated that you give up the whole thing. I’ve been there too many times *trust me*. As we are close to a New Year, I thought it would be good to write a few tips on how to stay on top of your goals.
Write and write
Thanks to thecococreativ, I was able to not worry about the logistics of my website and focus on my writing. It was great because I was able to write. Write like I was writing my diary. I didn’t read over my work I just kept on writing and decided that it would be best to go back to what I wrote once I was ready to publish the post.
Spend some time just writing down how you feel. As a travel content creator, write down your experiences and ask yourself the following questions:
- How did the country make you feel?
- What did you learn about yourself?
- Do you have any tips you can share in that specific country?
I feel like if you want to you can write up to two or even three posts on just one country. For example, I went to Paris for my birthday this year and here’s what I wrote:
- France Paris: A 3 Day Romantic Trip In Paris
- Where Dreams Come True: My Experience at Disneyland Paris
- Turn Your ‘Birthday Into A Lifestyle With These Tips and more…
Take some time out and talk to people who understand your platform. It can be a friend or someone in your content creating community. You never know how they may be able to advise or give you tips on what you can write on next.
I now use writing as a form of therapy. I have a lot to say, and there is no way you can keep a girl like me quiet! So if you need some ideas, do give me a shout!
Get out the house
Thanks to Char of memoirs & musing. I learnt that it’s so important to get out of the house. I am lucky that I can also write at home, but it has to start away from home. Take yourself to a local café or a library. If you live in London, I can suggest a great place – the South Bank Centre. It’s not as good as it was back in the day but has space for you to get your head down.
Try your local Starbucks if you have one. Set yourself a deadline for writing a couple of posts, and you will be surprised how much you get done. Another thing to is write the headings of posts and then just do the intro with a few headings. You will see how easy it is to flesh out the content once you have the body.
Go to events
Thanks to events such as Black British Travel Meet Up, WomenInTravel and Black Travel Creators (haha). I was able to learn so much from other content creators. I remember a brand mentioning that as a travel blogger, there is so much one can talk on.
As content creators, we don’t realise how much influence we have over someone. Not to mention that as a traveller, we can talk about virtually everything! It doesn’t have to focus solely on travel. Yes, travel can be the sole purpose, but have some fun and talk about fashion, food, skincare, hair care.
Don’t limit yourself is what I’m saying here!
Remind yourself why you started in the first place
Why did you start your platform in the first place?
Ask yourself this daily. Like every single day!
If you have been following My Breaking Views from the beginning, you will know my journey. I wanted a space for young people to share their opinions on political issues. Studying International Politics at uni/college made me want to speak about the problems around the world. I also wanted to share areas of my study exchange but doubted that I could talk about it. I now have a few study exchange posts, which you can also dip into.
Utilise your lunch breaks
I often can write a few words here and there while on my lunch break. Use the time it’s there for your side hustle!
- Write to yourself like you’re a friend to yourself.
- Remind yourself how amazing your platform is and why you started it in the first place.
- Tell yourself why you must and should keep going!
- It may give you that small push you need to get writing. Start with this is my baby, and I got to keep going!