You can still write about being thrifty or budget travel, just avoid locking yourself into that niche forever. Understanding how you want to position yourself and your brand is key to choosing a good travel blog name. Avoid Cliches and Duplicate Travel Blog Names To date, there are already too many blogs which have the word nomadic, adventurous, wandering, backpacker, etc.
Blogs such as Nomadic Matt, Nomadic Samuel, Wandering Earl, and Adventurous Kate have all been around for a really long time so their blogs rank really well. Choosing travel blog names with similar keywords mean that you are positioning yourself in direct competition with the big boys. Set yourself apart by avoiding duplicate travel blog names and avoiding the usual name cliches. Avoid Names with Punctuation Marks, Numbers, or Misspellings I once went to a branding seminar which said when choosing what to name your brand, business, or blog, you have to do the mom test.
Let me get a piece of paper to write it down. Remember, apart from finding your writing online, a lot of new followers will come from the people you meet while you travel. Sonnet: Write a sonnet today. Should, Would, And Could: Write a poem or story using the words should, would, and could. How to: Write a poem that gives directions on how to do something. Alliteration: Use alliteration in your poem or in a sentence in a story.
Poker Face: Write about playing a card game. Timer: Set a timer for 5 minutes and just write. Dance: Write about a dancer or a time you remember dancing. Magic: Write about a magician or magic trick. Out of the Box: Imagine finding a box. Under the Influence: What is something has impacted you positively in your life?
Forgotten Toy: Write from the perspective a forgotten or lost toy. Rocks and Gems: Write about a rock or gemstone meaning. Remote Control: Imagine you can fast forward and rewind your life with a remote control.
Symbolism: Think of objects, animals, etc. Light at the End of the Tunnel: Write about a time when you saw hope when it seemed like a hopeless situation. Railroad: Write about a train and its cargo or passengers. Clipboard: Write about words you imagine on an office clipboard. Shipwrecked: Write about being stranded somewhere — an island, a bus stop, etc. Quotable: Use a popular quote from a speaker and use it as inspiration for your writing.
Write a poem, story, or journal entry inspired by the mind map. Patterns: Write about repeating patterns that occur in life. Scrapbook: Write about finding a scrapbook and the memories it contains. Cure: Write about finding a cure for an illness.
Wishful Thinking: Write about a wish you have. Doodle: Spend some time today doodling for about minutes. Write about the thoughts you had while doodling or create something inspired by your finished doodle. Chalkboard: Imagine you are in a classroom. What does it say on the chalkboard? Flashlight: Imagine going somewhere very dark with only a flashlight to guide you. Promise to Yourself: Write about a promise you want to make to yourself and keep.
Brick Wall: Write a poem that is about a brick wall — whether literally or figuratively. Making a Choice: Write about a time when you had to make a difficult choice.
Outcast: Write about someone who is not accepted by their peers. Scary Monsters: Write about a scary or not-so-scary monster in your closet or under the bed. Imperfection: Create a poem that highlights the beauty in being flawed. Birthday Poem: Write a poem inspired by birthdays. Title First: Make a list of potential poem or story titles and choose one to write from.
Job Interview: Write about going on a job interview. Get Well: Write a poem that will help someone who is sick feel better quick! Lost in the Crowd: Write about feeling lost in the crowd. Apple a Day: Write about health. Cravings: Write about craving something. In the Moment: Write about living in the present moment. Concrete: Write about walking down a sidewalk and what you see and experience.
Stars: Write about the stars in the sky and what they mean to you. This Old House: Write about an old house that is abandoned or being renovated. Clutter: Is there a cluttered spot in your home?
Go through some of that clutter today and write about what you find or the process of organizing. Go Fly a Kite: Write about flying a kite. On the TV: Flip to a random TV channel and write about the first thing that comes on — even if it is an infomercial! Fruit: Write a poem that is an ode to a fruit.
Long Distance Love: Write about a couple that is separated by distance. Glasses: Write about a pair of eyeglasses or someone wearing glasses. Robotic: Write about a robot. Cute as a Button: Write about something you think is just adorable.
Idiom: Choose from a list of idioms one that speaks to you and create a poem around that saying or phrase. Ie: It is raining cats and dogs Playground: Whether it is the swings or the sandbox or the sliding boards, write about your memories of being on a playground. Rock Star: Imagine you are a famous rock star. Imagine your story! Come to Life: Imagine ordinary objects have come to life. Write about what they do and say. Instrumental Inspiration: Listen to some instrumental music and write a poem that matches the mood, beat, and style of the music.
Wait Your Turn: Write about having to wait in line. Personality Type: Do you know your personality type? There are many free quizzes online — write about what type of personality traits you have.
Decade: Choose a favorite decade and write about it. I Believe: Write your personal credo of things you believe in. Lost and Found: Write about a lost object.
Say it: Write a poem or story that uses dialogue between two people. The Unsent Letter: Write about a letter that never made it to its recipient. Trial and Error: Write about something you learned the hard way. Escape: Write about where you like to go to escape from it all. Records: Go through your file box and pull out old receipts or records…write something inspired by what you find!
Banking: Write about visiting the bank. Sweet Talk: Write about trying to convince someone of something. Serendipity: Write about something that happened by chance in a positive way. Corporation: Write about big business. Word of the Day: Go to a website that has a word of the day and use it in a poem, story or journal entry you write. Unfinished: Write about a project you started but never completed.
Forgiveness: Write about a time when someone forgave you or you forgave someone. Weakness: Write about your greatest weakness. Starting: Write about starting a project. Mechanical: Think of gears, moving parts, machines.
Underground: Imagine living in a home underground and use that as inspiration for writing. Remember, you want to pull readers in not push them away. Shorter Titles Are Great Concentrate on keeping your headlines to the point.
People like short and sweet and have limited attention spans — especially online! Ask Questions Using a question as a title is an excellent opportunity to get people to click through to your post. Have you ever been to the beach? Write about your favorite things to do at the beach. If you have never been to the beach, write about what you might like to do the first time you visit.
Is there a favorite tv show you like to watch? Write about your favorite character and why. Write a poem using onomatopoeia , where the words you use are pronounced similar to the sound they make. For example, buzz, bark, sizzle, slam and pop. Have you ever had to stand in line to wait a long time for something? What did you do while you waited?
How did you feel while waiting? How did you feel once the wait was over? Is it a good idea to keep ALL secrets a secret? Is there something you are good at doing? Write about your best strengths. What historical time period and location would you go back to live in if you could?
Write about 5 things you can do that are important for you to stay healthy and safe. Do you think thunderstorms are scary? Why or why not? What would you most like to learn over the next year? Think about things that interest you or questions you might have about the world and make a list!
You are going on a trip to a jungle safari! What items do you pack in your suitcase? What do you think you will need to pack to survive? Imagine you are sitting at home one day and you hear your mother shrieking in the living room that she sees a mouse in the house!
Write a story about what might happen. You are writing a letter to someone who is having a hard time making new friends at school. What do you write them? What advice might you give them?
Imagine you have met a magician — but his beloved rabbit who he pulls out of his hat for all of his tricks has been kidnapped! How do you help him find his rabbit? Do you hear what I hear? Set a timer for 5 minutes and write about all of the sounds you hear in those 5 minutes. Imagine you go to the hairdresser to get a haircut — but they accidentally shaved your head bald! How do you feel about that, and what would you do? What are some ways you can start up a conversation with someone who you have never met before?
Are there any chores you have to do at home? What are they? What do you like — and not like — about each one? Open up a random book to any page. Write for 5 minutes about the first word you see. There are many fictional characters who live in some unusual houses, from the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe to Spongebob Squarepants, who lives in a pineapple under the sea.
What kind of unusual house would you like to live in? Write about what it would be like to live in an unusual house! Write a list of 10 things you can do to practice kindness to others. Is there a homework subject you dread?
Why do you not like getting homework in that subject? What is your favorite month of the year? Write about why you like it and some of your favorite things to do during that month. Imagine you are planning a surprise birthday party for your best friend — how do you keep it a surprise?
Pretend you walked outside to find a sleeping dragon in your backyard! Why is there a dragon in your backyard? Is it a friendly dragon? What are you grateful for today and why? You are opening a store! Who are the people who come to shop at your store? Do you like having your own store? Write what you think should happen instead. Write the answer to this famous classic riddle from Alice in Wonderland: How is a raven like a writing desk?
Imagine you are the captain of a pirate ship. Write a diary entry for what your day was like. If you could start any type of business, what kind of business would you start? What types of products or services would you provide? Write a sequel to one of your favorite fairy tales. What is something you are afraid of?
What helps you to feel less afraid of something? What would you say to a friend who feels scared about something to help them feel less afraid? Write a letter to your future self in 20 years. If you could invent a robot of any type who could do anything you imagine, what types of things would you would have the robot to do? Which do like better?
Apples or Oranges? How are they alike? How are they different? Why did the chicken cross the road? You are a detective and have been assigned the case to find out the answer! Write a story about how you solved the mystery. Write instructions for how to make your favorite snack. Be sure you add your favorite tips and suggestions for how to select the best ingredients! How will you ever tell the news to your friend? Look around the current room you are sitting in and choose 3 random objects that are nearby.
Now write a story or poem that includes those three items! Write a letter to the author of a book you recently read and enjoyed and tell them what you liked most about the book. What do you think will be the future for cell phones?
Will people still use them in 25 years or will something else take its place? Do you want to go to college? Write a story or poem about a kitten who wanders off and gets lost. How does the kitten find its way home? Currently, it is required by law that kids go to school. Do you think this is a good or bad idea? If you could invent a new board game, what would it be called? How is it played?
What are the rules? What do you think people might like about it? Imagine you come home to discover your entire bedroom is covered in ketchup! What on earth happened? What is your reaction? How do you clean everything up? What is something you learned today? Would you rather have a goldfish or shark as a pet? From A-Z: make a list of something for every letter of the alphabet. Have you ever gone fishing? If you have, did you like it? What is one of the most important things you do each and every day?
Write a story about Gretchen the Grouch, a girl who is always angry! Will she ever be happy? Why is she so grumpy all of the time? How do you feel when someone takes something of yours without asking?
What is a good way to deal with it when that happens? How can you prevent it from happening? Write a story about a family of rabbits who live in the woods. What are some of the challenges they face? What clothes do you think are the most comfortable? What kind of clothes do you like to wear the most? What clothes do you NOT like to wear? Imagine there are no grocery stores and you must get your own food. What are some of the ways you find food?
What types of things do you eat? What are three things you can do that is good for the environment? If you could meet any famous person today, who would you want to meet and why?
What questions might you ask them? A tongue twister is a quick poem where many of the words start with the same letter and are similar in sound. What is the first thing you think of when you hear or see the word green? A hero is someone who is admired for their courage and achievements. What do you think makes someone a hero?
Who are some of your heroes? What did you do during summer vacation last year? What do you want to do during summer vacation this year? Write a story about a super hero dog who saves the day! Who does the dog help and why? Would you rather live somewhere that is always cold, or somewhere that is always hot? Write about which one you would rather choose. Have you ever volunteered to help a charity? If so, write about the experience! If not, what are some charities you think you might like to volunteer for?
What does the word courage mean to you? What makes you unique? What are some things about you that make you an individual? Have you ever been to a museum? What is your favorite thing to look at on display? What can you do to set a good example for others to be kind? A Tall Tale is a story that exaggerates something that actually happened.
Write a tall tale about something that recently happened to you. What is one of your favorite toys that you think you might still want to have and play with when you are 22 years old? Oh no! Everyone around you is sick with a nasty cold!
The first important step is choosing a catchy topic. Whether you write short stories, poems, or like to keep a journal — these will stretch your imagination and give you some ideas for topics to write about! Rocks and Gems: Write about a rock or gemstone meaning.
What happens when you wear the sweater? Failure: Write about a time you failed at something. What are the first things you like to do when you get home from school each day?
Most importantly: Is it safe to eat? Now write a poem that sums up the entire story in 10 lines. What types of things would you do?
What do you think would be necessary to be able to break the world record?
Get Well: Write a poem that will help someone who is sick feel better quick! As you can see, there are a bunch of tools to help authors jump-start their creative juices and even a tool to help ensure your title is marketable. A Few Rules of Thumb: Titles should not be dull. For example, maybe you want to help kids who have an illness, or kids who do not have parents. Write about 5 things you can do that are important for you to stay healthy and safe. Write about 3 places you would like to travel someday.