When writing an article or a post for a website where do the ideas come from and why do we write?
The main aim of writing on websites is to gain an audience that will come back again and again and will also share your site with others, which will lead you to carving a career out of travel writing. You may decide to work on paid or unpaid sites. Either way, you will gain lots of experience and exposure for yourself, as a writer.
Lots and lots of people write everyday on different sites all over the world. The thing they have in common is they want to share with you their knowledge, experiences and also their pure joy and excitement of where they are and what they are doing.
One of the things that a writer or a travel writer will think about, is the topics or material . When thinking about a topic , we could think about what do we like and want to share. More often than not you will find that if you write about you and your experiences and treat it as though you were writing to a close friend, the feel and response will be much better. Often I have come unstuck as I have put to much thought into what others think or even approve of and you may write awkwardly, with less feeling and you don’t enjoy it one bit. I think fear sometimes comes into play, as we fear that telling people things about us will cause negative feedback. We all want to be liked, but everyone is different and not everyone wants to go on the same journey or holiday as me, or I them, so learning to take a step back is a must for a writer and sometimes you will get a few negative comments.
When you have written an article receiving good feedback and positive comments is important, as we as people work better and feel better when we do. Even when we have been given constructive advice, we take it on board because we know that people care and have taken the time to review our work and want to help us. Owners and writers on sites want the site to be a two way thing, so all suggestions, comments or requests are reviewed and responded to. Besides, a writer will aim to make you a part of their experience when you read it, so viewers are important.
Travelling can be a lonely life, its hard to believe this, but its true and we may sit here and think that they are having an amazing time, and they probably are, but we forget that they are moving from place to place. Travelers meet people all the time and learn different things from them, but, they are not their family or closest friends. So remember, when you read some of the posts and have enjoyed it, don’t forget to say so in the comments box. We can run programs to see that the site is getting lots of visitors, but what we really want to know is if people like our posts. Motivation to write is key and more so for a traveller,especially if they want to make a living from it.
Often a writer may go blank and even struggle to find areas to talk about. One of the things that I have found that has helped me is to write on instinct. What is writing on instinct? It is an impulse, doing something that involves very little research, but instead you write about things you are passionate about and enjoy and want others to share this. Or Stories that you read about that touch your heart and you just know others will feel the same. Its a feeling of knowing that you get. Other times I may have an idea, I look on say you tube, and flick through, or type in different search words and 99% of the time, which is a high number, something pops up that’s amazing and I write about it. This is how I found the “Draw your future” documentary which is on this site.
People write for all sorts of different reasons. They may want to be a writer and go on to write books. They may want to write so that they can capture their experiences and photos to look back on. They may want to write as writing helps you to grow as a person on the road as you write down what you have learned and your experiences. They may want to write as they feel that they have something to teach other people and writing and sharing does just this. There are no rules in writing, so why you write is a personal experience. I know which one I am, which one are you?