What can travel bloggers do to keep their Instagram followers during the pandemic?
Travel blogging contributes a lot to the appeal of Instagram. Beautiful people in stunning locations are #lifestylegoals for most of us. However, all of that came to a halt in 2020 with the pandemic. Anything to do with travel stands canceled until any further development. So how do travel bloggers keep their Instagram pages alive?
Travel blogging is not just a hobby for most travel bloggers. It is also their livelihood. Which means just like any other industry, travel bloggers have also had to adapt to the new normal. And some of them have kept their Instagram accounts thriving. Here we look at some ideas to do so.
Exploring local sites
One of the main appeals of any lifestyle blog, including travel blogs, is the aspirational quality to it. Their followers wish they could be in those destinations, backpacking through exotic locations. However, it doesn’t always have to be so. There is a lot to be explored in our immediate surroundings. A talented travel blogger will be able to find the unexplored attractions in the most mundane places. You could even add your own perspective to a heavily explored location. Wrap them in your talented photography skills and you already have amazing content for your Instagram feed.
Travel advice and tips
While you are copied up in your house amidst the pandemic, put your restrained creative energies into writing. Make good use of all that pre-pandemic travelling experience.
The newness and know-how of travelling to an unknown place can be intimidating to less-experienced people. Which is why, blogs and videos that address travelling tips and advice always have a good amount audience. Instagram posts are no different. There are always people who are looking for the best ways to travel, without hassles. Share your knowledge and keep your Instagram followers satisfied in the meantime.
Share your old travel stories
The pandemic has made all of us slow down and take a moment to relax. In the pre-pandemic life, we often had to prioritize our jobs and the more urgent requirements over more enjoyable things. This is probably no different for travel bloggers. In the race to explore as many places as possible, we often don’t get the time to appreciate the small moments we had during those trips. It is also possible that you had to overlook some of the details in order to keep your Instagram stories short and interesting. Well, now that you have a lot of time and not a ton of content to go through, you could sift through some of your favorite travel memories. Share your travel stories in detail to make interesting Instagram posts while you are stuck at home.
You can also take this time to connect with your Instagram followers and take their suggestions into account. Having a question and answer session is always a good idea to keep your followers interested.
Branch out and explore other interests
A lot of travel bloggers have taken to other interests that may or may not be related to traveling. One of the most popular hobbies among Instagram travel influencers is cooking. Since travel bloggers are often exposed to a variety of cuisines and cultures around the world, a cooking blog is often a success with them. Quaint, rarely known recipes from different cultures and communities can make for amazing Instagram content.
Additionally, you could expand your knowledge of cultural interactions and use them in the tourism industry. Several tourism agencies hire travel enthusiasts to write for their companies.
Just because the pandemic has you restricted at home doesn’t mean you have to put your creativity to rest. Your travel experiences from the pre-pandemic life can make interesting Instagram posts if done right. Channel your creativity in versatile ways and use your experiences so far to keep your followers interested.