If you’re taking vacations with a food focus, you probably want to share your discoveries. Food blogging is a fast-growing market, with more people sharing their foodie adventures with the internet.
Blogging on the go, while you’re traveling, can be difficult. The internet might be spotty, you might not have access to your usual computer and finding the time between all the eating can be tricky.
Here’s how to make food blogging work while traveling.
Invest In The Right Tools
If you’re going to blog on the go, you need a lightweight laptop. If it’s got to go in your hand luggage, the lighter the better. Ideally, you want a small, lightweight, compact machine that still has some power. Many brands now make smaller laptops like this, so shop around for one that meets your needs.
If you work on a different machine at home, not having access to your files could be a nuisance. You could combat this by storing photos and notes in the Cloud, so you can access them anywhere from any machine. If you’re a Mac user, you can log in to your Mac remote desktop to get access to your desktop wherever you are.
If you’re taking photographs of your food, you’ll need a good camera. Whether you buy an actual camera or invest in a phone with a quality camera is up to you. For travel, a phone with a great camera gives you one less thing to carry around, which could be wise. Learn some good photoshop or other editing skills to make your photographs really pop, whatever you took them on.
Write Quality Content
Take notes as you go, whether you record voice clips, use a notes app on your phone or write in a notebook. Jot down notes on ingredients, flavors and the atmosphere in restaurants you visit. With good notes, you’ll be able to write better blog posts, as you’ll have all the information you need on hand. Your memory can fade quickly, which won’t help you to write if you can’t remember what that third course tasted like.
Try and find a quiet place to work. If you can, look for a quiet spot where you’re staying or go out to find a library or a coffee shop where other people are working. This also gives you the bonus of reliable internet while you’re working. If you’re staying put in one place for a while, you could look into short-term hot-desking options so you can use a coworking space. Coworking venues will have other people working, a good atmosphere to focus in, and should have decent internet.
Don’t let blogging take over your travels, and remember to enjoy the trip. Use social media scheduling tools to keep your marketing ticking over without you having to worry about too much. While automatic tweets are going out publicizing your latest blog post, you can be enjoying exploring the local farmer’s market or trying ever gelato shop in town.
This is a contributed post.