When I started my travel blog, I received a lot of feed backs whether I can  survive in maintaining my blog continuously. I was even criticized of wasting my time while working ten hours a day with 6 days off. That sounds impossible but I did. I was able to manage it. I started to travel in Saudi Arabia from city to villages. I had gone to ride a public bus, a trailer with full of hays, walking the road, and talking to strangers. But always have all written down. Writing is my tool to understand the important words and emotions I was able to hear and feel. Not a typical diary but writing the highlights of my travel whether good or bad- I don’t mind as long as I learn from it.

I am not a typical travel blogger who loves always the beautiful scenery in front but a trash behind it. I love the good and the bad side of this world.

WRITE WHAT YOUR HEART TELLS YOU. I am not a professional writer however writing is something I love to do after I travel. I writes what my heart says first and my mind would proofread it

Travel is something that makes me a story teller

INSPIRE. Travel is something that will makes you speechless when leaving however will makes you a good story teller after. This is absolutely true. Inspiring others to see the world and learn something new. In fact, when I am on a verge of planning to set up my own niche. Life is so damn short to distressed your life. Helping others to help themselves to travel while enjoying their life is awesome. Inspire others to be a story teller by writing

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LET THEM CRITICIZE. World is full of perfectionists and jurors from various fields. Criticizing your works is normal. Let them criticize your output and you will learn from them. Your style of writing is your choice however you must accept suggestions from others too. To be a good writer you must accept criticisms from others whether it is good or bad, that means they love reading your blog!

START FROM A LOCAL. Most people think that I had a high pitching stories and traveled far away places or jumped from a plane and landed in Philippines to have an inspiring stories. The reality is I don’t. I started traveling places and wrote my first 10 articles far from this. I began traveling near towns and cities however I brought them to life for others. I only writes what I know not because my friend told me so

MAKE CONNECTIONS. As a travel writer, it is my job to know the people in the industry in your preferred niche. What I am saying is, if you want to be an expert of travel backpacking, start networking with backpackers in each country using the social media and other ways to reach them. Make contacts with other bloggers and respect them as brothers and sisters

LEARN THE SKILLS. To become a travel blogger is not an easy job. However the skills that you will learn will be yours forever as long as you love this job. I am a self taught photographer and blogger however I am still looking for some training and coaching from the experts. Learning should never stop or else you will be doomed

 

 

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Hafiz is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Travel with Hafiz. He is an expat turned travel blogger, self-taught photographer and digital entrepreneur. He speaks Spanish, Arabic, and Filipino.
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Hafiz is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Travel with Hafiz. He is an expat turned travel blogger, self-taught photographer and digital entrepreneur. He speaks Spanish, Arabic, and Filipino.

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