Blogger in the Spotlight: Patricia Bech
As part of my blog I want to feature some other writers and bloggers that I love by doing Blogger in the Spotlight style of articles and some features that also recommend Top 5 bloggers in certain areas like beauty for example. Patricia Bech is one of many people who inspired me to start writing and I love her travel website. She writes only about travel, whereas I like to write about pretty much anything! That said, I wanted to pick her brains for some blogger tips and do a little interview for Lifestyle Loves.
|Patricia Bech writes about travel|
Patricia, why did you start blogging?
I love writing and I love travel. Starting a travel blog was a way for me to mix both of these interests. I love to explore new places and write about my experiences. A blog is a great way to keep a diary but also to write about lots of different hidden spots around the world. I also thought it would be nice to share tips with readers. I love browsing the internet for ideas and reading about the experiences that other people have can be so helpful for when you plan a trip yourself.
Do you only write for your Patricia Bech Travel Notes?
No, I don’t only write for my own website and I am always looking for opportunities to write for different publications. The Patricia Bech Travel Notes are published on my main blog website but I also write for other blogs as well. This is a really good way of getting more experience as a writer and it is something that I have wanted to do to build my CV. I have written for A Luxury Travel Blog. A Luxury Travel Blog has a huge social media following so I was really excited about having the opportunity to write for this publication. I have also been lucky enough to write an article for TravelExpert.org.uk and these types of opportunities are great.
|Patricia Bech also writes for A Luxury Travel Blog and other publications|
Where is your favourite place to visit?
This is a very hard question. Too hard in fact! There are so many places that I like to visit all over the world. I also like to experience different cultures and weather conditions and I don’t really have any situation or location that I prefer. That said, I do love beaches and some of the coastlines in Europe are beautiful, especially Italy. But, like I said, I love lots of different environments and snowy countries are just as appealing as those with tropical climates. Big cities like London and New York are also a big draw for me, but I have been to some really remote villages too that are so pretty.
Is there anywhere in particular that you would like to visit?
I love social media because you often see pictures from places that you haven’t visited and it is such a great way to get inspiration. Twitter is my favourite and when I scroll through my own Twitter feed, I often see photographs of Bora Bora. They are also on my Instagram feed alot too! It makes me turn green with envy! It looks so amazing. There is beautiful sea and also some beautiful mountains. This place is definitely on my bucket list and I would really love to visit. However, I think I would need to make it part of a bigger trip and go to some other countries on the way. This would be great for the Patricia Bech Travel Notes as it could work as a little tour. I think it would be fun to do a diary of a larger trip and take in some other countries on the way.
|Patricia Bech loves visiting new places and is especially fond of the beach|
What is your advice to new bloggers?
Blogging is so much fun and I think that is the most important thing to keep in mind. If you want to start blogging then it should be because you really enjoy writing. For me, it is very much a passion and so I love every minute of it. Blogging is really popular nowadays, so if you want to stand out from the crowd then you need to concentrate on creating very unique content and perhaps doing something different. Sometimes I think that people can underestimate how much of a commitment blogging is and if you want to establish yourself as an influencer then you need to be very dedicated.
However, if you are doing it as a hobby then I would suggest that you just approach it to enjoy it. Afterall it is a great way to express yourself and you can be very creative. You can take your blog wherever you want to take it and you shouldn’t limit yourself. I love blogging and although it is a very busy community, I have found the other bloggers to be very friendly and helpful. You can make some great contacts and also communicate with an audience from all over the world. It can be a hobby that takes your life and travels in a whole new direction!
Thanks Patricia for some great advice and an insight into the world of travel blogging. You can follow the Patricia Bech Travel Notes on her website and she is also on social media too, so make sure to check her out!