I don’t know how you do it – you travel bloggers out there who can keep up with their blog while traveling. While traveling, I spent a lot of time not travel blogging.
Not because I didn’t want to, but a little because I was lazy, but mostly due to the fact that I was traveling. Which seems to be the whole point of travel blogging. And as a travel blogger spending lots of time not blogging while traveling, I will tell you it is hard to blog while traveling.
Blogging in general is hard, and by hard I mean requires a lot of work and creativity. Blogging with a steady internet connection requires a lot of time and energy. Blogging isn’t just about writing and publishing, in fact that is only a very small portion of what I do as a blogger.
Marketing my work, and interacting with the travel and vegan/vegetarian communities online uses an estimated 70% of my time as a blogger. Last year, before my travels, I was working full time, but also working on my blog on an average of 2 hours per day, whether it be on social media, writing articles and preparing photos for my site, or interacting with other bloggers via their blogs.
Then I left for travel. I was excited at the prospect of being able to share my travels with my audience and the community, but the 2 hours a day, 14 hours a week, just didn’t seem to be there anymore. I mean, I was traveling, and there were many other things I wanted to do, or had to do.
Also, internet connection in India, or many other less developed places, is sometimes non-existent. Which can make working at times impossible and frustrating to say the least.
So, hat’s off to those travel bloggers out there who make it happen. It is no easy feat! And I look forward to learning from you and continuing to grow as a travel blogger.
Oh, and by the way, I am back in my hometown Washington D.C. from a year of travel, but just for a few months to regroup and make a little money.
So until then, I will be using my big computer (no more netbook = better work!) and unlimited internet connection to catch up on many of the posts I have planned in my head.
Look forward to tips, tricks, and vegan travel recommendations from the countries I have visited in 2015: India, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic.
In addition to practical travel tips including my year abroad budget, and of course, recipes inspired by the beautiful spices and flavors of the places I have visited.
(And more typical “travel blog” pics…)
Most importantly, remember, when you are reading your favorite bloggers articles, know that a lot of time and hard work went into what they do. Leave us some comments and show us some love!
And I thank all you out there who keep up with their blog while traveling, it inspires me to make it happen for myself. You are amazing!
Do you work during your travels? What is your best tip for managing work and play time while traveling?