Becoming A Travel Blogger

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I am the kind of person that likes to try and do random things. I have decided to take 6 months to rebrand myself to become a travel blogger. It’s about 6 months because that is my estimate on how long my savings would last.

I start off in Budapest where I meet my mother for 2 weeks. Just like anyone when they start anything new, I am excited and eager to create some content. So the video starts off quickly buts ends badly.

I am also a planner. I try to plan for as much as I can so that when the time comes, I have a strategy. I have planned specifically to vlog about my journey along with take photographs and shoot epic video of the locations that I would visit.

hungarian parliament building
Hungarian Parliament Building

The plan did not go so well starting off the first day. We only have two days in Budapest, so I want to see as much as possible and not see the same thing twice.

The first day in Budapest we only have the second half of the day to shoot. And I like to create my content around sunset/sun rise because that is when the best light is.

We head off to Széchenyi Chain Bridge and I’m high on endorphins because I’m pumped to create some content. To me, I’m making this travel blogging thing competitive in my mind so I’m getting myself psyched up.

Both cameras are locked and loaded for everything that I am going to throw at them. We get to the bridge and then I pretty much run around like a chicken with it’s head cut off because we only have about an hour to shoot.

Széchenyi Chain Bridge

I’m taking pictures when I probably should be filming video. I’m going left when I should be going right. I realized that I have never done street/city scape photography. So I’m just standing there with no idea of what I’m doing.

Basically, I was a mess.

There is no way that I can capture photos, videos, and vlog at the same because there isn’t enough time. I spent the whole time juggling all of these when I should have been focusing on one. I didn’t take enough photos, or videos. So I did not come out with anything that I truly loved.

If I would have focused on just photography, or just video, then I could have taken my time to capture something that was actually good.

After that madness, I start second guessing myself on if I made the right decision to even do this series. But the more I think about it, the more it brings me joy because I actually did create something. I created what I set out to do and that was to document myself becoming a travel blogger.

And so this is me, documenting about failing at becoming a travel blogger.

Through the night, I decide to make a pivot on the content I would create. I would mainly focus on photos for the blog while the Vlog would be second. I won’t be creating a random travel video of the locations I would visit.

This is my best option because the main purpose of this is for the blog, and I have noticed that photos work best for blogs. And then I can use my vlogs within that blog to still showcase a bit of the location.

I think this strategy would work for the next three weeks since I won’t have enough time in each location. Once I am in Southeast Asia, I will probably be able to take my time and really think about video content I would want to create.

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