Lost Between Oceans – Travel Blog

Lost Between Oceans – Travel Blog

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We are Alexander & Laura, the owners of the travel Blog Lost Between Oceans. We specialize in blog posts about Europe and The Americas. This is our story.

In 2026, we’ll begin our journey in our Land Rover Defender 110 and drive it from Canada to Chile’s most southern point. Afterward, we are planning on continuing our journey by shipping our car to Asia, going all the way around Africa, and finally returning to Europe. We love exploring new places, and we realized we also love sharing about them in the hope that it can be valuable for anyone wanting to get more out of a particular destination, which is why we decided to start a blog. To have a platform where we can share these experiences.

How long does it take you to put together a post?

Luckily, we are a team of two, so we can always divide the work. One person writes the article and does all of the research, and the other person will do all the SEO optimization, pictures, links, etc. It takes us both around an afternoon to write one article. We are both working full-time, but we are really devoted to posting consistently, so our weekends consist of writing at least five blog posts.

What are your long-term aspirations for the blog?

Our goal right now is to create a good structure within our blog and have a strong base by creating qualitative blog posts for keywords we can rank for, then learning the process of collecting backlinks to, as a result, establish our Domain Authority on Google. Our goal for May 2024 (we will exist for one year) is to have sufficient traffic and start looking at how to monetize our blog with affiliate links and collaborations.

What advice would you offer to other people starting a travel blog?

We recommend you follow many different courses and stay consistent. Alex Genadinik’s course was particularly beneficial for getting us started with SEO for blogging. We also did a lot of research on specific strategies for things such as creating backlinks, guest posting, and web design. It demands a significant amount of time and discipline to finish courses and research, but ultimately, you’re working on your own project. You’re investing in your future. While immediate results may not be visible today or even in a week or a month, you will see progress within a year, provided you remain consistent.

What are some of the unforeseen challenges you faced with growing a travel blog?

We certainly didn’t anticipate the amount of time required for the IT aspects of our blog. Neither of us had any prior experience in website creation, so everything was done from scratch. The process was time-consuming, but we take great pride in what we’ve accomplished with our blog. We continue to make minor modifications each week to enhance the user experience.

In addition, we’re operating on a limited budget, which poses its own challenges. We have had to be very critical with which tools we subscribe to, and we have had to become creative to find short-term solutions (such as numerous free trials on certain tools). With a larger budget, growth would be easier as more tasks could be automated and potentially performed better. For instance, certain programs assist with identifying semantic keywords and provide guidance on optimal content for specific blog posts. Unfortunately, we’ll have to postpone the use of these tools until our budget allows it.

What did you learn the most since starting this project?

Never give up. We are now five months into having our blog, and we finally see people visiting our blog through organic search. We have finally found a good way to generate backlinks, and in the last few weeks, this has resulted in a spike. We’ve found that we both enjoy tackling the technical and strategic aspects of blogging, such as SEO and marketing. As Alex Genadinik wisely pointed out, the devil is in the details – and it’s absolutely true. The process may be time-consuming, but there’s nothing quite as satisfying as watching a blog post gradually climb the ranks on Google’s search results page, eventually landing between positions 1-20.

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