I recently wrote about the benefits of review sites and why I find them to be incredibly useful. Review sites, such as Yelp or TripAdvisor, are where you go to figure out the ‘need to know’ before going somewhere or to help you decide if it is a place you want to check out. I find myself using these sites more and more and looking for additional sites when traveling to new places. You can never have too many resources.
On a similar, but a different train of thought, I recently read a blog about Bristol, England and why more people should visit. It got me thinking. Review sites are where I go to when I know a place in mind, but I find myself sorting through various posts, photos, and blogs when I have no specific intention in mind.
Blogs are a place to gain firsthand knowledge and find inspiration. Bloggers provide an inside look into their experience and provide a broader perspective on places or subjects. They detail why they liked or didn’t like a particular place or experience which allows you to find the blogger that fits your personality.
Bloggers give you an idea on the feel of a place and can encourage you to visit new places or try new things you may have never considered. Bloggers give you a firsthand experience of what it is like to truly be there. It is like hearing a story from a friend. They’re not there to give you all the ins and outs but rather to inspire and maybe even a little wanderlust.
I do think that finding the right bloggers for what you are interested in is important as well as finding the writing style and approach you like. Not everyone writing on the same subject will appeal to you the same way. I believe blogs should inspire you and motivate or teach you something while also being an enjoyable read.
I’m continuously looking to find new blogs to follow so if you know any good ones, send them my way! Keep an eye out for my next post where I’ll mention some of my favorite ones to follow.
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