So you’ve travelled to Thailand and got your fair share of the local sights and sounds after staying in your room in a hotel near All Seasons building, went shopping in Sukhumvit, and whatever else you did in Thailand; there’s something for everyone. Maybe you like it, maybe you don’t. Regardless, you want to share to the world your experience. You want to write about it like your life depended on it.
Then the ‘writer’s block’ drops in and says ‘Hi!’. Suddenly that idea you had seems so daunting, that task seems so complicated. Not only that, there are quite a few travel blogs about Thailand competing for online traffic. So what can we do to ensure we stand out?
Well, here’s some tips in order to help you out with writing your own blog.
- First impression’s the last.
- The title is your blog’s first impression, and we all know what they say about first impressions. To stand out from your competition, your title has to be that catchy, killer collection of words that rolls off the tongue. Something short, sweet, and simple.
- Best foot forward.
- The opening paragraph is the bane of any writer.Title’s how you draw in audience, the opening paragraph is when your audience decides whether or not you’re worth sticking with. Always put some catchy phrase like ‘cosmopolitan melting pot’ in the starting lines. Introduce your article as spectacularly as possible, even if you have to resort to using somewhat cliché lines.
- Content is king.
- Of course it is. What you talk about is important, and decides who you should be trying to attract and how you should go about doing it. In the case of a travel blog, describe the place of your escapades. Thailand is known for friendly people, vibrant night life and markets. Lots of packed markets. Oh, don’t forget the massages. Ok, there’s a lot to write about, so might want to stay focused if you want.
- Travel writing isn’t easy, it’s one of the places where bad work is notably more common. Nothing is more boring than just hearing about someone else’s journey. The thing that you should keep in mind is that writing about your travel is something you do for you. If you want to draw people in, think about how they might like it. How would a stay at a hotel near All Seasons building would be appealing for them. Put yourself in their shoes, and think about what you want to hear about a place.