Originally posted on March 27, 2012 @ 5:11 am
Maintaining a travel blog can take its toll when you have nothing left to say about your trips, your adventures, and your experiences. If you feel that you’ve ran out of stories to tell especially after a considerable length of time in actually not travelling, you should consider the option of telling stories of other people. I am not referring to copying posts of others which is unthinkable for any writer worth his/her cent but in discovering worthy stories through simple interaction with people around you.
Everyone has an immediate circle of family and friends who are potential sources of good stories. By interviewing them or through casual talk, a writer can hear experiences about places he/she himself has not gone to. It is essentially telling the story of a place or destination in the eyes of another.
Telling a story from another’s point of view can be a refreshing break from the monotony of your own views. It is a fact that people sometimes have preconceived notions of people, places, and things that can affect their opinion. Having the opportunity to hear of what others think offers us a chance to reconsider what we have always thought to be infallible truths.
It goes without saying that your source should be informed beforehand of your intention to use the information on your blog, as a matter of courtesy. Even if the proposed content is essentially harmless by its very nature of being about travel experiences, you will still be using information which is not your own. Provide photographs must have express consent from owner.
A blog is a wonderful way of providing information to readers. Making posts need not stop when travel writers go home. Maybe it’s about time to talk about places nearer home.