I was quite miffed this morning because I woke up two hours before my alarm with a sudden and urgent need to create a travel blog entitled, “#Explore”. Half-awake and eyes barely open, I grabbed the phone (because my laptop is still broken) and launched wordpress and started typing before I could realize what I was doing.
I don’t know what got into me but I woke up with an idea fully formed in my head. My brain, which is usually unreliable when I want to blog, has already created a full outline of what the blog would be like and what topics I should write. Heck, I didn’t even have to spend an hour figuring out what URL to use.
So yeah, I am in the process of creating this new blog with a name that came to me in a dream (#Explore) and a url that only a sleepwalking me could possibly create (aiexploreph.wordpress.com). My mind is quite relentless about this since I woke up this morning. The whole day I’ve been thinking about it and had to go on personal break many times to jot down my ideas because otherwise I would go insane. (I work in a call center of a financial firm so writing materials are not allowed.)
As I go about my daily business, I am slowly getting a better picture of this blog. It will focus on budget traveling and I will be highlighting places I’ve been to and places that aren’t popularly known yet. It will basically be like an online version of my Evernote which contains all my itineraries and unpublished travelogues.
I will of course keep this blog as my personal one. Solely dedicated to relieve my clattered mind of thoughts I am incapable of verbalizing.
I would be very honest to admit that I am planning to monetize that travel blog. (It messed up my much needed sleep so it might as well be useful, don’t you think?) For now, I will just work on posting quality works because for the life of me I don’t know how to use my blog for business (and I’ve been blogging for more than 10 years!) Any suggestions? Plus, using it as business would require me to get a clearance from work so…
It’s not about greed though. Or probably it is. Well, I mainly want a new laptop (anyone cares to donate?) But I also want to eventually be stable enough to travel wherever without worrying about a day job. I mean, let’s face it, for people like me who loves traveling everywhere, freelance is the best thing to do. But I am not so brave to just leave my job because at this time, I will not survive a week without income. Sad but true.
Anyway, help me guys. Any advice or suggestions on what I can do to make this travel blog work? Do you have any tips? My brain is killing me with so many ideas and I need to sort this out. I welcome any advice! Thanks!
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