Guide to Travel Blogging

Wandering Earl’s Guide To Travel Blogging…Sort Of

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Guide to Travel Blogging

It’s been some four years since I wrote my first blog post on this site. Four insane years.

When I clicked the “Publish” button on that very first post back in 2009, never could I have envisioned the wild ride that this website would lead me on. Never could I have imagined that a silly thing like a blog could play such a major role in everything I would do from that point forward.

How did this happen? Seriously, how did it happen?

I sure have no idea. And the more I think about it, the more clueless I am.

What I do know though is that I’ve met a massive amount of incredible people during this blogging adventure and I’ve learned a great deal about myself, about others, about the world in general. I’ve also learned what is important to me in life and I’ve discovered that there is definitely no one right way to do anything.

In fact, regarding that last point, and in terms of blogging, if I were to listen to all of the advice out there about how to blog correctly, I probably wouldn’t still be blogging today. I remember trying to figure out ‘how to blog’ when I first started and I also remember getting a headache after every research session. So much information out there, so many people telling me one thing, so many people telling me another thing. You need to do this, you need to do that. If you don’t do this your blog will explode, if you don’t do that you’ll never, ever, ever, ever have any readers.

Information and advice overload!

Before I continue, I know that many of you are bloggers as well or you’re thinking about blogging at some point. I know that you probably have tons of questions and you want to know what you should do in order to ensure that you achieve all of your blogging goals.

And while I could pretend right now to provide you with answers to those questions, answers full of advice that I could claim you ‘must’ follow in order to become a successful blogger (whatever that means), I’d rather just tell you that there are no rules, tips or pieces of advice, from anyone, that you ‘must’ follow to make that happen.

So, that’s why this guide to travel blogging is not about telling you how to blog. I’m about to tell you how I blog instead. Maybe it will prove useful to you in some way or maybe it will all sound absurd and give you a headache.

We shall see.

Be Yourself, Not Just Another Travel Blogger

It all starts here. I don’t consider this site a travel blog. I consider my site a blog, a blog about my lifestyle, and my lifestyle just happens to involve a great deal of travel. As you’ll notice, I don’t only write about travel. I write about things happening in my life, about how I feel, the challenges I face, the lessons I learn. Yes, much of that is related to travel since I am traveling all the time but I’m trying to share my personal experiences no matter what I’m doing.

Early on, I realized that there were indeed thousands of travel bloggers out there. And I remember thinking it was strange that we all wanted to be classified as a ‘travel blogger’ in the first place. Why do we need to be in such a category? In fact, being classified as such tricks us into thinking that we must always write about travel, about ‘what to do in Paris’ or about topics that you would find on thousands of travel websites already, when that’s not the case at all.

So, that’s why I decided that I didn’t need to be a travel blogger. I needed to be a blogger. This instantly freed me up to write about absolutely anything, allowing me to be more human and more personal in what I write and hopefully, to connect with all of you on a much different level as a result.

Be Yourself

How I Gained An Audience

I’ll admit, I got a bit lucky on this one. My post “How I Can Afford My Life of Constant Travel” became quite popular somehow and ever since I wrote it back in June of 2011, it has brought me several thousand visitors per day. And since a lot of people connect with that post, many of its readers have stuck around and become regular visitors to the site, for which I am greatly thankful.

However, you don’t need a near-viral post to gain an audience. If I think about it, I can understand why that particular post was indeed popular. Based on the comments and the emails I receive, it is clear that this post resonates with a lot of you and has helped some of you realize that your travel goals are indeed achievable.

And that’s the key. When I write a post, my aim is to make it useful. I want to always help others in some way. Sure, sometimes it works, and sometimes I fail, that’s how it goes. Sometimes I just write plain nonsense because that’s the mood I’m in. You can’t write a useful or interesting post every time but you still don’t want to lose track of that goal. If your posts aren’t helping others, or entertaining them or making them think differently than they would normally think, it will be difficult to grow an audience because you are not creating any bridge between the two of you.

Just imagine yourself, it’s what I do. Let me clarify…I actually think about myself, not about your self, at least not in a naughty way, usually. Ok, back on track here…

I always imagine myself visiting my own blog. I certainly wouldn’t become a regular reader of my site, or any site, if what I read didn’t provide some value to me.

Keep that in mind. If you write posts aimed at attracting advertisers or you write posts whose sole purpose is to show up in Google searches for specific keywords or posts that are written just for the sake of writing something, I’d say you’re off track.

You simply forgot about the most important aspect of your blog – your readers. You can never forget about your readers. Never, ever, even if there is only one.

Everything you do should be done to enhance their experience. That’s something I’ve always believed and will never change my mind about because, as I’ve said before many times, without all of you, this blog wouldn’t exist and as a result, my life would not be as fulfilling as it currently is.

How I Continue To Try And Grow My Blog

Once I started to enjoy a consistent number of visitors finding this site each day, it was time to start thinking about ways to grow the readership at a faster pace, right? Well, yes. But, no. I love when my readership grows of course but I don’t really put much effort into making it happen apart from trying to continue writing useful posts. For me, it all comes back to that.

That’s why I sometimes write a post where I ask all of you what you would like me to write about. It’s not a trick question. It’s actually quite simple. I really want to know what you want me to write about so that I can provide you with exactly that.

I’ll be honest, writing doesn’t come naturally to me at all. It’s a struggle at times for me to put together a post and there are days, or even weeks, when I have real difficulty figuring out what to write. So, by telling me what kind of information you are looking for, I am able to ensure that I am providing you with posts that interest you, as often as I possibly can.

And my hope is that the more I can offer such posts, the more the word will spread about the blog to others who are looking for the same kind of information, the same blog experience. That can then lead to more mentions in various media outlets, on other blogs and even through word of mouth, bringing more readers into the community.

How I Gained An Audience

It’s All About The Community

About three months after I started this blog, I made a promise to myself. I promised to answer every email and comment that I would ever receive. Sure, I think I had downed a few, or seven, beers before I said it but I’ve tried my best to stick with it nonetheless. Unfortunately, I’ve failed myself with this one. While I do answer every single email and I do try to reply to every comment, I’ve realized that it’s just not possible to reply to them all.

I already spent about four hours per day answering emails and comments and I’m just unable to spend more time on it. My apologies to anyone whose message I may have missed…it’s not intentional at all. You can always feel free to write me again if I didn’t get back to you or leave another comment and just let me know I missed it the first time. I will respond!

This site is all about the community of readers, you, as I’ve mentioned above. And in my opinion, there can only be a strong, engaged community if the blogger plays a major role in the site apart from just writing posts, and only if the blogger truly loves being a part of it all as well.

This is why I reply to all emails. I love hearing from you, I love hearing your stories and reading your questions. And I love sharing whatever advice I can to hopefully help you achieve your travel goals. I want you to know that I’m as accessible as possible and that I don’t just write a post and then forget about it, and in turn, forget about you. This is how I believe blogging should work.

Social Media, Keeping It Simple

I used to spend about one to one and a half hours on Twitter and Facebook every single day, at least for the first two years. Did it help? Well, the best thing I received from the time I spent on Twitter in those early days were the connections I made. I met new people, interacted with other bloggers and travelers and learned a great deal from so many of them. This also helped me to start spreading the word about my blog and to finally get that consistent trickle of readers that causes bloggers to run up and down the street in their underwear, shouting their excitement at the top of their lungs and hugging every single person they see, until they get arrested of course.

So yes, social media, as well as commenting on other blogs and just interacting with the general travel blogging, as well as lifestyle blogging, financial blogging, motivational blogging, and other communities (not necessarily attaching yourself to any particular community, just interacting from your own space) was fantastic and definitely a major stepping stone in getting this blog off the ground.

And as many of you know, you could easily spend hours commenting and being on social media sites, trying your best to connect with even more people, to promote your site everywhere, to attract even one more reader over to your blog!

Social Media

It can certainly be addicting, which is why, these days, I only spend ten minutes per day, maybe fifteen, on social media, which for me is still only Twitter and Facebook.

Call me old fashioned (or just old!) but I don’t really like to use any other social media sites. Not only do I have limited time but I just don’t have the interest. I spend enough time online as it is and as a result, I would rather skip out on those other social media sites and use my time to be outdoors enjoying my travels or wherever I happen to be staying at the time.

Would I benefit from more time on social media? Most likely yes. But at some point you need to find a balance and I’m personally willing to give up those benefits for more offline time doing other things that I love to do.

But don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy social media. In fact, I thoroughly enjoy the interactions I have on my Wandering Earl Facebook Page. Every day I look forward to sharing random things with you, hearing your thoughts about whatever I post, learning from you and just getting to know so many new people, even if it’s through one comment or like at a time.

The point is, every blogger needs to figure out what works best for themselves. Do what you enjoy in terms of social media, skip what you don’t. That will take you much farther than trying to do ‘everything’ just because you’ve read in every guide to travel blogging that you need to be on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google +, Instagram, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Foursquare and every other social media site for a minimum of six hours per day in order to be a ‘successful’ blogger.

Earning An Income Through A Blog

This is always the big topic to discuss as it seems like many people are starting a blog these days strictly to earn money from it. In my view, that’s the wrong reason to start a blog, or at least it shouldn’t be the focus before you even have an audience. I can’t say it enough. If your readers, or potential readers, aren’t your major focus, it’s going to be quite a difficult, and most likely disappointing, road ahead.

While it may appear that something like advertising income is easy to earn through a blog, what you have to realize is that nobody is going to pay to advertise on your site unless you can offer some value in return. That’s how advertising works. Nobody will pay $100 to place an ad in your sidebar if you don’t have an audience to actually see that ad. It wouldn’t make sense.

Also, if your focus is on attracting advertisers, consider again what you would want if you visited your own blog for the first time. That’s what I did. I asked myself, “Would I stick around if my site was plastered with advertising? No way. Would I keep on reading each week if every post had sponsored links in it? Not a chance. Would I visit my site more than once if I felt that the writer’s focus was on earning money from their audience instead of helping them? Hell no.

That was all it took to convince me to pay close attention to the advertising I place on my site, which as you can see, is quite limited.

But I am aware that a blogger must spend so much time on their blog that it’s hard to put in the effort without receiving some financial gain. I understand that and felt the same way. Blogging can be a full-time job and I don’t know of too many people who would work a full-time job without getting paid for it!

Earning an Income

Back in 2010, as the site started to grow, I thought long and hard about how to proceed. Eventually, I reached the conclusion that accepting advertising was a poor long-term strategy. So I decided to give up almost all of the potential advertising revenue that I could earn from that point onwards (I do accept a few ads per year) in the hopes of growing a larger audience, of creating a larger community of readers, of creating a site that visitors wanted to spend time on without being annoyed by ads.

My idea is that if you blog for your readers and you provide them with the blog experience that you would want yourself, you’ll discover other ways to earn some money, ways that will hopefully benefit your audience to an even greater extent.

I won’t go through it all here but you can read how I’ve been able to earn money in this post: “How I Make Money Online To Support My Travels”.

The only thing I’ve added since writing that post is something you’ll find on my contact page. When sending me questions or asking for advice via email, I do suggest making a $5 donation to my Wander Fund. The main reason is that again, I do spend over four hours answering emails every single day and I put a great deal of effort into every single message I write, always striving to offer the most detailed advice and answers to your questions that I possibly can. Will I answer your email if you don’t make a donation? Absolutely! It’s simply a suggestion based on the amount of time I do spend in putting together a thorough and hopefully helpful reply.

Overall, do I earn millions as a travel, sorry, as a blogger? No. Do I earn what I feel, and what I hope you, my readers, feel, is a fair wage for the amount of time and effort I put into this site, into my eBooks, into my tours, into everything I do that is related to this blog? Yes, I honestly do.

Conclusion

I’m quite a stubborn person. While I’m always open to advice and instruction from other people, I have a hard time actually listening and following that advice and instruction sometimes. I prefer to do things my own way, or at least to discover on my own, how I should do something.

The funny thing is that I realized, when it comes to blogging, you have to do it your own way. If you try to follow others or copy exactly what other bloggers are doing, you probably won’t get too far. You can learn from others for sure but you need to always remember to be yourself, to blog in your own style, to create your own rules and to always try and provide value to your particular readership if you want to stand out at all.

That’s what I think anyway.

Hopefully, you don’t have a headache at this point. If you do, just ignore everything above and you’ll feel much, much better.

Any questions about blogging? Any advice you want to share based on your own blogging experiences?


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Comments 134

  1. KloeyAnne Kelton

    Hey There!
    Thanks for all your wonderful posts, I just stumbled across your blog about an hour ago and I’ve read a lot of them. Reading, writing and teaching are things that I am very passionate about, and I’ve always fantasized about having a blog that people actually read and find useful. I am planning on starting one soon, but I have a couple questions for you!
    1. Do you have any recommendations on which site to use, or do you recommend starting your own website right away and letting it grow?
    2. As far as uploading pictures, blog posts and keeping up with social media abroad, what do you recommend. Do you have a smart phone that you simply use wifi on when it’s available? Do you pay for a cell phone plan in the countries you visit? Or do you lug around a laptop or tablet? Digital camera?

    Thanks for your advice!
    KloeyAnne

  2. Campbell

    Hi Earl, nice post, thanks good job. I have been traveling for more or less 3 years and started a blog maybe a year into my trip. My blog is on travelpod with mainly friends following it. Finding my blog on google even if you know what you are searching for is a mission! I want to do a self hosted wordpress blog and would appreciate your opinion on one or two things. Since the only way to migrate from travelpod to wordpress is by ‘copy and paste’ I am thinking of doing it a couple of blogs at a time, how would you suggest I do that? Concidering timeline, order of countries etc. My other question, I am traveling with a dilapitated 2gig netbook, it does not look like I can download wordpress, set up my blog and test it to see if the set up works offline, before paying for a host. Do you think my hardwear will be up to the task? Thanks for your time. Safe Travels

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Campbell – It really depends on your goals. If you really want to try and grow your blog and to take it seriously, then it’s like anything else…you’ll need the proper equipment to make it happen. As for the transfer to WP, I would copy and paste all of the posts and mark them as ‘drafts’ in WP. Then you can publish them a couple of times per week or so.

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  4. Vicky

    Great stuff! Especially the part about finding it difficult to take advice! My favourite… ‘you know what you should write about…..’. Sending good vibes from Hampi, India 🙂

  5. Nicola Hilditch-Short

    Brilliant post Earl. I am trying to build up a following but need more experience, I am hoping to use the time I still have in uni to develop my blog for when I do more long term travelling after, I still have a lot to write about but feel it is getting there slowly! Your advice is exactly what I was looking for. Love your blog!

  6. Nina

    Thanks Earl! Helpful advice for those starting out with whole blog thing…. Even though they have been on the road for over 2.5 years already. Ehheem, that’s me 🙂

    Better late than never! Plus I have tons of experience to share now. Yay! Be yourself and not another travel blogger- possibly the best sentence in the whole article. Thanks a lot!

  7. Dan (The Stupid Foreigner)

    Wow, 125 comments, total respect for answering all of them!

    I’d just like to ask my own little question, although I don’t know if you will have much information on it…

    So, I’ve read all the articles about monetizing blogs, and my blog is continuing to grow at an amazing rate. The problem is my blog is about hitchhiking, couchsurfing and all those super low budget topics, and therefore my audience are this type of people who either don’t have, or don’t want to spend money…

    Do you have any suggestions on how I could monetize this kind of audience? I’ve been racking my brain for months and yet to come up with anything successful yet 🙁

    I already know not to expect the kind of money I could get from a blog about luxury travel, but just enough to put a small dent in my tiny living costs would be nice 🙂

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Dan – That’s an excellent question and to be honest, it’s a difficult one to answer. The best thing to do is to examine exactly what budget travelers do spend their money on and then try to focus on that. You might be able to work out some sponsorship deals or affiliate programs with services/hostels/etc that would be a great match for your audience. I would start by exploring that route and see what kind of ideas you come up. And if I can think of any other tips, I’ll come back here and let you know!

  8. Pamela

    I stumbled upon your blog while doing research on potentially moving to Playa del Carmen. I appreciate the insight you have given on that subject as well as the insight on life in general through other blog posts. I have continued reading your other posts and find them very enjoyable. Thank you for deciding to include the public on your travels! May your travels remain safe!

  9. Rob Voss

    So, it’s 3:53 a.m here in Georgia. I started at 9 p.m when I read your initial “How I Can Afford My Life of Constant Travel” page. (The one Google lead me too when I searched for ways to fund my own travel.) Well I read that, and then went off and read another article and another.. and finally like 2348987676 articles later I’m still engaged. Like you’ve met Taliban members, you met the mayor of some small town in Nebraska, you’ve smoked with a Hindi mayor atop his roof, there’s just sooooooooo much cool stuff you’ve done. Reading about all your adventures really took my initial excitement for traveling, and made it a million times worse. If I could spring out my window today and go I would. Once school is done, you can surely bet that I’ll be out there. If I could pick my 2014 man of the year, it would be you. Not even one day into 2014 yet and I’m already more certain of my lifestyle preference than ever. Thank you soooo much for helping me realize where I really wanted to go in life; everywhere.

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Rob – In that case, I shall look forward to meeting you out here in the world somewhere! I’m very happy that the site has helped you figure out what you want to do and as long as you remain focused on that goal, it will happen for sure!

  10. Stuart Forster

    If you look at a typical day (is any day ‘typical’ when you’re out on the road?) how much time do you tend to set aside to write and take care of your blog?
    I guess that requires a lot of discipline when there are so many amazing things you could be out doing, experiencing and enjoying if you weren’t at your keyboard?
    Thanks, I’ve enjoyed reading your posts, Earl. Best wishes, Stuart

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Stuart – In general, I now spend an average of about 5 hours per day on the blog and that involves writing, updating various things, working on my Wandering Earl Tours project and also answering the emails I receive each day. And while it does require discipline, I’ve arranged my life so that it’s not so difficult. I’ll travel for a few months and then I’ll stay in one place (Bucharest, Romania has been my base for two years now) for 1 or 2 months in order to get a lot of work done.

  11. Julio Moreno

    Awesome post…it has really made me think (just like the getting high in Yemen post). I have been debating whether or not I should stray away from travel stuff and blog a bit about other things I care about, mainly technology and animals. I think I will give it a try and see if I like it.

    I am curious if you have a list of the technology you use abroad (computer type, camera type… etc).

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Julio – I do have some stuff listed on my Travel Gear (www.wanderingearl.com/travel-resources/travel-gear-list/) page but I will actually be writing a post within the next week that gives a more complete list of what I use.

  12. Rosemary

    “Sometimes I just write plain nonsense because that’s the mood I’m in” – I love this, Earl! Lately I’ve been debating if I have to establish an identity for myself either as a prolific deep thinking writer or a goofy blogger. Your post has convinced me that maybe I don’t have to be one or the other all the time. Great post. Thanks, Earl!

  13. PassportDave

    Not to add anything new but as many others have said, very refreshing post. I have been failing quite miserably at this blogging thing since I have started. Granted, it is probably due to the lack of blogging or too much drinking and sleeping as opposed to paying any attention to the site or possibly just the fact I am trying to go to school full time while also experiencing new places.

    I have finally just come to the conclusion that it is much more important to me that I enjoy my time in these new places; traveling around and riding sharks and what not; than it is to keep up with a blog. The words, “i’ll get to it when I get to it come to mind”. This is probably the biggest realization that I have had.

    One day I hope to achieve some sort of readership but until then, it’s all about living life.

    p.s. Still an amazing blog here and another great post as usual. Keep up the great writing!

    1. Wandering Earl

      @PassportDave – That’s definitely understandable and if you do decide to focus again on the blog, just keep in mind that it is possible to live life and work on the blog. It’s all about how you break up your time, which is why I keep a base in Bucharest these days, why I can spend 3 months traveling non-stop and then 1 month in Bucharest or another destination doing work. This way, I am able to do both and reap the benefits of both as well.

  14. Barbara

    Thanks for writing this great post! You not only inspire but give us much needed advice and first hand experience that can benefit all of us. As a new blogger I found your post very useful, thank you!

  15. Steve

    Earl this is really refreshing to hear. As someone who is looking to “get out” of the 9-5 and do some long term travel, I’ve tried to read everything I can on your site since I discovered it a couple of weeks ago. It’s inspired me to start a blog of my own, but not focused just on travel but on my life and connecting with people, (and while I travel.) You’re definitely inspiring people. Thanks!

  16. Susan

    Thanks for sharing your insight on being a blogger especially while traveling. Whenever I’m constantly traveling I find that it actually is a little hard to have the energy to maintain a site, write, maintain social media and deal with the other workings of blogging all while you’re on the road. It’s so important to stay focused and enjoy doing what you love doing most, like traveling 🙂

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  18. Jacqueline

    If I think about it, I don’t think of you as a travel blogger. I think of you as a blogger. As much as I like travel, I like reading about people. When I read your posts, I immediately get the sense that there’s an actual human being with a personality behind those words. Like that post about the bullet (hilarious by the way!), crossing into Pakistan, Syria and Iraq, staying in a hotel that’s basic in the most literal of terms run by an older gentleman, volunteering at the Mother Teresa Home for the Dying, and the things you’ve seen in India…. And that post about Yemen (that’s the #1 spot on my to-travel-to-list).

  19. Jason

    Hey Earl, great and thought provoking post. Since starting our blog about leaving the US for life as permanent nomads we’ve struggled with many of the same questions.

    Are we “travel bloggers” if we stay in one city for a few months? What if our posts offend someone and scare away readers? Are we even doing any of this right?

    In the end we decided just to be ourselves, write about things that interest us in our own voices and if other people like it then that’s an added bonus. If someone eventually wants to give us money for doing it, well that’s even better.

    Whenever I sit down to write a post I imagine the person reading it is someone bored in a cubicle in freezing Kansas City or maybe a person who just sold off all of their belongings and is about to make the leap to full-time traveler. I put myself in their shoes and think, “Is this entertaining?” or “Does this help me?” If I can’t entertain or inspire somebody stuck in a cubicle or provide useful information to a person about something I’ve already done, then what is the point of writing the post? Let’s face it, it’s not very hard to do at least one of those things!

    It’s been about a year now since we started our blog and I still do a little dance every time we get a new comment or email from a reader. It’s extremely humbling when people that we have never met ask us for advice and oh so satisfying when we are able to provide them the information they were looking for. Whether that information is leading to fulfillment of a lifelong dream or just finding a non-touristy restaurant, it is our sincere hope that we are helping out in some small way.

    Thanks again for doing what you do and for being an inspiration to so many of us out here in the “travel-expat-nomad-blogosphere thingy” that we all inhabit.

    Saludos y espero verte pronto,
    Jason

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hola Jason – That’s a great process for writing a post, to truly put yourself in the shoes of your audience and ask such questions about any post idea you may have. And those questions are the right questions to ask in my opinion.

      Looking forward to talking more in person the next time I get to Mexico!

  20. Osvaldo

    Another nice post of yours Earl, but I would like to know first: how do you network on the first place? You can write the best content, but if you have nobody around your blog, how they know about you?

    Congrats and cheers 😉

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Osvaldo – Well, there’s two ways to look at that. First, if you write useful content that the people who do read your site want to share, the word will spread naturally. And slowly, the audience builds and when they share your posts, it builds even more. Secondly, it’s all about being visible. Connecting with people, any people, not just other bloggers. The more people you connect with on social media or just in life in general, the higher the chances that the word will spread about your blog.

      Hand out business cards, email people who are working on projects you like, contact websites or organizations or companies that seem to have a similar mindset as you and just introduce yourself. All it takes is one of these people, who might have a massive audience, to mention you and just like that, your audience grows even more.

  21. Rashad Pharaon

    Great advice and so true – I really believe that if you do what you love and are passionate about, the money will follow. For me, travel blogging is a need to share my experiences and help others make the leap to moving abroad. The money is simply a result of that, but not the main goal.

  22. Sara

    Great post!

    I’m also hesitant to call my blog a travel blog, mostly because I’m not traveling full time yet. I’m studying abroad right now and much of my focus is on international health (which I study). At first I was afraid I would loose potential readers because of too much other posts, but then I decided that I write for myself, so I need to write what’s important to me.

    Thanks for a great post! Continue the good work.

  23. Sara Ko

    Wonderful advice. I’ve recently been tapping into and feeling a huge connection to the blogging community lately. I used to want to narrow myself down too much too, but as you said: “just be yourself!” Thanks and keep blogging Earl!

  24. Megan

    What a refreshing post to read in regards to blogging. I feel like so many bloggers (and travel bloggers in particular) mainly approach it from a negative angle. Your approach definitely seems like a healthier, happier way to view things 😉 I love reading your posts because they never exude that “I’m soo much cooler than you” attitude- just a conversational guy talking about his life. I really dig that.

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Megan – That’s always what I strive for because at the end of the day, this is just my lifestyle, not any better than anyone else’s, just the way my life has turned out so far!

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