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June 3, 2020 VickyFlipFlop Blogging, Life Stories, Travel Advice ••• My 2019 in Travel: Where I Went This Year Pin to save me for later39 Comments by Chris on August 13, 2015 6:50 am Reply Hi Vicky,I am going to be setting up my own travel/lifestyle blog and (although the advice you gave is wonderful and all) still have a few questions. I really love your site, style and tone and I have seen a lottt of blogs as I'm sure you have. You aren't too wrapped up in that pretentious, hipster way of describing everything and throw your personality at a location not just repeat how beautiful/nice the people are (aka everything that has been said before. I think what you are doing is great.Anyway, so I'm also not very tech savvy. So basically:> set up a Wordpress .com with a theme (is it better to pay than get a free one? How much can I mess about with the layout, number of pics etc? I really wana upload videos is this feasible?)> Get a webhost, will that be around 5 quid per month? How much do you pay as the speed of your website is perfectThen is that it as far as getting it up and running goes?Hope you can answer me, I know you seem very busy.Thanks for the inspiration,Chris 26 (Bristol, UK) by Vicky on August 15, 2015 10:35 pm Reply Hi Chris, thanks for your message and I'm really happy to hear you like my blog so much! I know what you mean about all the OTT / everything's great kind of travel blogs, very proud to read you think mine is different :).I set up my blog originally with an org, which was fairly easy to change. If you know you want to be serious about it from the start then you can just go straight for the .com. Having a .com allows you to play around with it all a lot more, and to customise the site more to be how you want. Unless you have a very clear vision I'd advise you to just get started, rather than start worrying about every aspect. I'm sure any blogger would tell you that their site is a constant work in progress. I am hosted by hostgator but to be honest I wouldn't really recommend them. I'm looking to change. I pay $60 for half a year. I need to upgrade but it's all very confusing! Yep, that's what I pay – so $18 to Wordpress a year, $120 to hostgator per year and then around $10 for my domain name a year to 123reg.com. That's it. Just let me know if you have any more questions. Vicky :) by Dave on October 7, 2015 12:57 pm Reply Hey Vicki, that's awesome advice. I might want to get a co.uk but i notice bluehost doesnt offer co.uk.Do a lot of hosts not offer hosting for uk domain names? by Vicky on October 12, 2015 11:42 am Reply Hi Dave, it's always better to get the .com as people trust it more and it has other benefits too. Most hosts will offer you the .co.uk so you could buy that too if you wanted to make sure you had all bases covered, but it's not neccessary. by Natalie on October 18, 2015 11:54 pm Reply I LOVE that you have a blogging tips tab! I felt like my prayers have been answered when I saw it! I am an aspiring travel blogger and I am kinda walking into it blindly- but I can't help but follow my heart and figuring it out along the way. I haven't paid for anything yet- but I am looking to reach out to more followers. I know consistency, great photos and good content is the to achieve this. Do you have any other suggestions? I hope one day I can be in a position to help other bloggers like you do. Natalie by Vicky on October 20, 2015 4:14 pm Reply Hi Natalie, check out my Travel Blogger High series https://vickyflipfloptravels.com/travel-blogger-what-to-write-about/ and this article here: https://vickyflipfloptravels.com/starting-a-travel-blog/. I have loads of general advice on site – feel free to have a look around!Let me know if you have any specific questions and I'll be happy to help. :) Pingback : How to Start a Travel Blog in 4 Easy Steps | The Fashionable Backpacker by Casey on December 10, 2015 5:14 pm Reply Hi! The picture with the "10 easy steps" links to a different post instead! Would really wanna read the 10 easy steps! Pingback : What Can You Expect From Travel Writing Internships?The Cosy Traveller by Long Nguyen on June 29, 2016 8:49 am Reply thank you very much for your sharing picture and infomation by Đại lý Toyota on July 20, 2016 5:00 pm Reply Hi Vicky, Thanks for your posts. It is easy to find travel information, i love travel to. Hope one day I will travel all around the world! by Vicky on July 22, 2016 6:10 am Reply Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get to too :) Good luck! by Lucy and Sarah on July 27, 2016 1:49 pm Reply Your posts were so useful for us beginners. Been following what you write on festivals and travel for a while now but we hadn't noticed these blogging tips (how i don't know!) Thanks for all your insights! by Vicky on August 1, 2016 12:53 pm Reply Ah no worries. I'm happy to help and glad that you can learn something from my experience. Hoping to write some more very soon :) by Kimberly on January 4, 2017 6:38 pm Reply Hi. I will be going to Alaska in March working for Holland America Princess as a Tour Guide/Driver. The end of my contract is in September then I will likely be working on a cruise ship. I want to start blogging. Should I start blogging now or wait until I get in Alaska? If I should start blogging now what do I blog about until I leave? Any suggestions would be helpful. by Vicky on March 19, 2017 10:47 pm Reply Start now! There's so much you could write about – your first holiday? Your favourite places to eat and drink where you are? Where you'd like to go? Holidays from the past? Your top bloggers? There's loads you can write about when you're not travelling, trust me! by aiman Parween on September 3, 2017 6:55 am Reply I am also thinking about starting a travel blog. by Vicky on September 4, 2017 11:32 am Reply You should do it! Make sure to check out all my advice in the Travel Blogger High series. It will definitely start you off on the right foot to get your travel blog going. After you've worked your way through just let me know if you have any questions. https://vickyflipfloptravels.com/travel-blogger-high/ by JAIMIN PATEL on January 20, 2018 7:28 am Reply I am will set up my own movement/way of life blog and (in spite of the fact that the guidance you gave is brilliant all) still have a couple of inquiries. I truly cherish your webpage, style and tone and I have seen a lottt of websites as I'm certain you have. You aren't excessively wrapped up in that vainglorious, fashionable person method for depicting everything and toss your identity at an area not simply rehash how lovely/pleasant the general population are (otherwise known as everything that has been said some time recently. I think what you are doing is extraordinary. by Incredible Asia Journeys on September 2, 2018 8:32 am Reply i am working in the travel company in Vietnam and i want to promote our product and want to write the blog but that is not easy for me. :( by VickyFlipFlop on September 2, 2018 8:51 am Reply Hello Tony, I'm afraid it's not easy for anyone! Takes a lot of hard work and energy to be a blogger, but I hope my free series will help you achieve your goals! by C. Randen on October 24, 2018 12:18 am Reply Thank you for the great advice. I will put it to use!! by Anjali Kher on December 19, 2018 8:15 am Reply this is really helpful advice that you have given to us. thanks for the info. i just want to check it out, let's see how this works. by VickyFlipFlop on January 3, 2019 12:07 pm Reply No worries. Hope it helps. And please do let me know how you get on :). by Elite Travels on December 25, 2018 3:17 pm Reply This site content is really impressive and informative I learnt lot of about destinations, festivals and blogging. by VickyFlipFlop on January 3, 2019 11:43 am Reply Oh that's great. Thanks for letting me know. So happy you found it helpful! by Lydia on February 10, 2019 3:15 am Reply I read a lot about how nice Guatemala is. And it Is one of the must in my bucket list Vicky. by happy on April 23, 2019 11:49 am Reply Hey Vicky, I am pretty much impressed with your work! You're awesome, and inspiring too. I am planning to create my own travel blog. So, for how many platforms I need to pay apart from buying premium membership of WordPress? Thanks for the help in advance! :) by VickyFlipFlop on April 24, 2019 3:59 pm Reply Hello, and yay for becoming a blogger! My advice would be to spend as little as possible at the beginning. Just to make sure that you definitely want to give this whole blogging thing a go, and that you can stick with it. Just pay for your premium Wordpress and that's it. And then, in the future, you can decide whether you want to sign up to Canva, Epidemic Sound, TailWind, and all the other platforms bloggers like to use. Take your time with it and don't jump in with money before you're ready. I've definitely wasted a lot of money on blogging platforms and equipment I thought I needed when I clearly didn't. by Rakesh on June 10, 2019 6:54 am Reply Informative articles. keep up the good work by Tanisha Chatterjee on July 7, 2019 10:16 am Reply I read your blog and it is very interesting to know all the things that you have mentioned here. Becoming a travel blogger is one of the coolest things I always wanted to do and now I after reading your blog I have gained a lot of insights on how to accomplish these things. by VickyFlipFlop on July 9, 2019 6:40 pm Reply Oh I'm glad I could help :). 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