With my passion for everything travel related only increasing every single day, it’s safe to say that I’m determined to absorb as much travel content as I possibly can.
Whether it’s on Instagram, through my favourite bloggers’ websites or watching my favourite travel vloggers on YouTube, Instagram Stories and IGTV, I really can’t get enough of all the incredible content that’s constantly available. In recent months, I’ve been thinking an awful lot about my travel content and I’m so eager to explore more avenues and channels and I really want to start creating travel vlogs, especially now IGTV is a thing; I think it could be the perfect place to start.
There’s just one issue however; I’m terrified of being in front of the camera. It’s taken a lot of courage to just take pictures of myself for Instagram so I really need to work up to actually filming myself. In order to do this, there’s been plenty of travel vloggers who have constantly inspired me recently and I wanted to share them with you in today’s post.
With over 1 billion active users on Instagram, it’s not hard to see why the photo sharing social media platform has taken over the world (kind of).
At just a click of a button, we have unlimited access to a plethora of wanderlust worthy images of stunning cities, beaches and countries. And according to research undertaken by holiday home insurance company, Schofields, over 40% of millennials are choosing their holiday destinations based upon how socially shareable and ‘Instagrammable’ their holiday will be.
In today’s post I wanted to explore that a little further and see what the role Instagram plays on our choice of travel.
Self-promotion, pitching to brands and celebrating your achievements and accomplishments can often have negative connotations within the Bloggersphere. While it’s obviously very typically British to refrain from praising oneself as it can be perceived to be ‘showing off’, it seems almost forbidden in the blogging world to big yourself up.
I used to be like that; terrified of people in ~real life~ discovering my blog, scared of what people might say and worried about rejection from brands that I’d admired for years. However, in the last few months I’ve really narrowed down my blogging goals and aims – I know exactly what I want and I’m not afraid to go after it.
With it, comes pitching yourself to brands. Of course, it’s not the be all and end all to work with the industry’s most sought-after brand but it is something that many bloggers do aspire to, and with good reason. Working with reputable brands is such an incredible feeling, and one that leaves me feeling so proud and humble that anyone would want to work with me, never mind some of the brands that I’ve loved for years.
My mum always taught me “If you don’t ask, you don’t get”, and that’s a philosophy that I always try to live my life by.
So today’s post is all about why it’s totally ok to pitch yourself to brands, and why you shouldn’t be afraid to chase after your dreams.
My obsession with travelling has been going on for an incredibly long time, and while there are a number of reasons that I love visiting new places so much, one of the biggest reasons is seeing some of my favourite bloggers travel the world.
I’ve always much prefered reading blogs about travelling as opposed to watching travel vlogs (although I am partial to the odd New York vlog…).
I’ve compiled a list of my favourite travel blogs and if you haven’t already then I’d totally recommend checking them out because they all visit some incredibly wanderlust-worthy places.
I’m certainly not claiming that I’m an expert when it comes to creating the world’s best blog posts but there are a few tips that I use when I’m writing my latest post that I wanted to share with you.
I’ve been offiicially blogging for just short of two years now, and I’m not saying that my traffic is through the roof by any means, but over the last few months I’ve noticed a pretty decent improvement in both my stats and the I’m Just A Girl blogging community so I wanted to share what I’ve learnt with you guys.
Here’s 5 tips for creating really great blog posts.
P.S. please remember that I’m by no means an expert, I simply just wanted to share my opinions with you guys!