When you’re on the go, it can sometimes feel much harder to write and keep your blog up to date, especially when you’re super busy exploring somewhere new and enjoying new experiences! Believe it or not, though, it’s perfectly possible to write amazing blog posts when you’re travelling – it can just take a little bit of thought and planning. Here are some things that I’ve picked up as a full-time travel blogger:
Keeping notes when you’re on the go can be an absolute lifesaver later on. Even a few words here and there, or a useful phrase, can help jog your memory and remind you of brilliant things you wanted to write about long after they’ve happened. If you’re someone who always has their phone close by, then try leaving the notes app open so you can find it quickly and write things down whenever you need to – the voice note app works well too if you’d rather not type while you’re out and about. Alternatively, make sure you travel with a notebook and pen handy in your bag at all times to scribble down all those important things!
Schedule time to write
Scheduling a specific session to write into your daily plans is a sure way of making sure you get the time you need to write some content for your blog. Why not make the most of the scenery wherever you are and find a cute little café to write in, or somewhere with an inspiring view that’ll have the words flowing in no time?! Sample some of the local food while you write, and make the whole experience that bit more immersive.
Make the most of your travel time
A really easy way of getting your blog posts written is by truly utilising otherwise dead time, like travel time. If you have a train journey or a flight, set yourself up to do a little bit of writing and you’ll be amazed at how much you can get done. Pop your headphones in to block out any distracting background noise, and make sure to travel with everything you need to write a post.
My favourite thing to do is write blog posts while I am on a flight as this is when I am the LEAST distracted! With no internet and no notifications every few seconds, I can concentrate on what I want to write and easily stay in the zone for a couple of hours.
Pack portable charging devices
If you run out of charge on your writing device when you’re on the go then it can be game over, so make sure you plan ahead and pack a backup power source. Most trains and planes have power sockets next to the seats, but it’s always worth double-checking so you can pack a power bank or spare battery if you think you’ll need it. If you’re heading somewhere that uses different plug sockets then don’t forget your power adapters so you can keep your devices and power banks topped up while you’re away! I use a Belkin Power Bank and Damage-Proof Cable for my travels.
Write when you’re feeling inspired
You might well find yourself struck by inspiration after seeing, eating, or experiencing something wonderful. If you can, take a few moments to write about it straight away, whether it’s some words or phrases scribbled in your notebook, or it’s grabbing your laptop there and then to immortalise the whole experience immediately! When inspiration strikes you should take full advantage of it and let your creativity flow! My iPhone notes are filled with moments I want to remember!
Don’t be too hard on yourself
Whatever happens, however much you get written or not, the absolute key is to not be too hard on yourself! Sometimes it really can be hard to write when you’re out and about, and the chances are, if you have a few notes, you’ll be able to catch up with your blogs at a slightly later date.
How do you keep up with writing on the go? I’d love to hear your tips!