HOW ARE WE A QUARTER OF THE WAY THROUGH THE YEAR ALREADY?!
Happy April everybody, and maybe more importantly…happy Easter! For a little bit of fun this month, I have agreed to attempt the Travel Bloggers Cafe April Challenge, and I thought it was only right to give it a wee post of it’s own to introduce it properly.
So what is the challenge? The challenge is to write and post a travel themed post each day in April.
So why do the challenge? Firstly – it’s a bit of fun! It pushes you (well, me!) to be more creative with my posts (30 days means 30 posts – that’s a whole lotta travel writing!) and with the support of the corresponding Facebook group it’s a great way of networking within the community, learning from others and discovering new favourite blogs. It also gives my content a boost!
So what made me want to sign up? Mostly I thought it sounded like good fun, but I also feel like it’s an opportunity for me to explore travel writing a bit more. When I first studied media and comms, it’s because I thought I’d like to get into travel journalism. Traveling, exploring and having adventures big and small is one of my favourite hobbies, and writing about these adventures and the things which I’ve learned along the way are some of my favourite things to write about. Statistically, it seems like that is some of your favourite things to read about on my blog – so if we’re all happy, surely it can’t be a bad thing! I’m also really excited to discover some new bloggers’ work and learn about new places too.
So what do I have planned? I’m not one of these super organised bloggers who has a day to day plan – heck I hardly ever have a plan at all! I thought that such a challenge might require a little planning however, so I set about writing a list of ideas. These ides include posts about my past trips to Rome, India, Edinburgh, Aviemore, Nairn and my upcoming trips to Manchester and Vienna. I plan on sharing stories of where I want to go, and where I don’t want to go. I’ll tell you my packing essentials and my planning essentials. I’m also planning on getting a bit creative with the topic – think movie and books reviews. I might even challenge myself to be a tourist in my home town.
Do you have a particular kind of travel post you like to read? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do – I want this to be an enjoyable experience for us all!
Want to check out some of my previous travel posts? You can do that here: