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What Inspired us to Create a Blog and How You Can Too

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Happy New Year! We hope 2018 had some very high highs to counter balance those inevitable lows and that 2019 is equally exciting with lots of fun things in store.

During the turn of the year, I always take some time to reflect on what’s been happening over the year and this time The Rambling Travellers has featured in my musings. It’s been a big project for us in 2018 – one which we have thoroughly enjoyed working on. So how did it come to be? And how could you start on your blogging adventure too?

Looking for inspiration

I’d been thinking about writing a blog for a while. I had a few different ideas for topics to write about. But when it came to actually writing something, actually putting pen to paper, I was often left feeling uninspired.

As any fellow blogger will tell you, if you’re not totally passionate about what you’re writing about then you will never enjoy it. And if you don’t enjoy it, then it will feel like work and a drag and nobody wants that!

Perhaps it was the time in my life or perhaps it was just the ideas I had, but that inspiration didn’t come…

Putting together my bucket list

So how did The Rambling Travellers come to be? When I reached the ripe old age of 25 I wrote myself a bucket list of things I wanted to achieve by the time I got to the big 3-0. I gave myself 5 years and a long list to work my way through. I wanted to do things like run a 5k, buy myself some Christian Louboutin’s, own a house and get married.

world globe on the beach

But, the one thing I was most excited about was my quest to travel to 30 countries. Having only ever been to 12 by the age of 25, I had a long way to go in those 5 years – no pun intended!

Journaling our travels

As we travelled to more and more places, the years and the things we did started to blur together. We found ourselves asking whether we did something in one place or another.

So, I decided to start jotting things down as a personal reminder of the exciting adventures we’d been on. A journal of our travels if you like, something to look back on in years to come.

A few travel journals later, I had basically created the makings of a blog. Without even realising, I had hit on the passionate topic I was looking for – travel! With that The Rambling Travellers blog was born!

So here we are on the internet, rambling about our rambles across the globe as we both aim to hit our 30 countries by 30. If you have just stumbled across us then welcome! We hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as we enjoy writing it.

Picture of a laptop

Starting your own blogging journey

If you’ve ever wondered how to create your own blog then hopefully our story inspires you to think about what you’re passionate about. You want to have fun and enjoy your blogging adventure and for that you need the passion for the topic you’re going to be blogging about.

On top of this it helps to be part of a community of like-minded people who you can bounce ideas off. A community where all the tools you need to create a blog are at your fingertips. We found this at Wealthy Affiliate.

At WA, you can buy your own domain, host your site, get training on anything and everything about the online world and get help with anything you need. We wouldn’t be where we are now without Wealthy Affiliate and couldn’t recommend it enough.

Have you ever wondered how to create a blog? If you would like any help or advice in getting started then just let us know!

The Rambling Travellers


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8 Comments

  • Lok Which

    Thanks for sharing your experience on what inspired you to create blog and I must appreciate you for writing this article because this is really meant for me  , recently I have been thinking of creating a blog to showcase my skills and promote my business but I do not know how to go about it but reading this has informed me on the steps to take.

    • The Rambling Travellers

      Hi! Thanks for visiting us and checking out the article – I’m glad you found it helpful 🙂 You should definitely take the first steps and start writing some ideas down and perhaps padding them out to be articles. Before you know it you’ll have the makings of a blog! Best of luck with your blog 🙂

      The Rambling Travellers

  • Cheri

    Great post! You are so right (and I can confirm from personal experience) that no one will get very far blogging if they don’t pick a topic to blog about that they are passionate about. I’m glad you found yours as you obviously have great travel insights to offer us! Thanks for taking us along on your journeys. Happy travels!

    • The Rambling Travellers

      Thanks for your comment and for stopping by! Best of luck in your blogging journey.

      The Rambling Travellers

  • Eric

    What a cool concept. After looking through your bucket list, at the time of this comment, you have been to 11 of the 30 places you want to go to before you hit 30! That’s quite a feat. Of the countries that are left, which one do you think will be last and why?

    • The Rambling Travellers

      Hi thanks for stopping by!

      We’ve actually been to more than that but just haven’t written about them all yet – we’ve just written about the places we’ve been together. There are so many places left we want to visit and will hopefully get round to visiting many more when we find the time 🙂 What’s on your bucket list?

      The Rambling Travellers

  • Anilise

    I myself love to travel, but I think you are more adventurous. I really liked the continuity of the “48 hours in ____” or “72 hours in _____” posts.  May I ask if you normally look for deals that are 48 hours or 72 hours? I was wondering if trips for only a few days in a destination allow you to take in more places? Or do you normally find better deals if those trips are only for a few days?

    You are doing well with all the traveling. The pictures are amazing – on land, under water, the landscape – it is all beautiful! I found myself just wanting to look at your pictures more than read the articles – that is just how pretty the pictures were to me!

    Anilise 

    • The Rambling Travellers

      Hi there, thank you so much for your comment and kind words! We’re glad you’re enjoying our articles and pictures. There’s plenty more to come so stay tuned!

      For our city breaks we keep them quite short so that we can fit more places in throughout the year and also arrange them around work. We have found that we can see and do a lot in just a few days and we try to pass on these tips to our readers. 

      Shorter breaks also tend to be cheaper as you mention meaning you can travel to more and more places!

      Have you got a favourite city you’ve visited?

      The Rambling Travellers

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