How to get a lot of likes from travel bloggers

After I posted my Cape Cod marathon recap, I immediately started getting more likes than I normally do, and from new readers. As I checked out these other bloggers, I started to notice a theme…they were all travel blogs. Hmmm…that’s odd. And then I had a realization. I had categorized my post under “travel” because I had traveled to the race. This must have led all these travel bloggers to my post. I think this is really cool, and I will now be using a “Running” category on every post. It’s kind of funny, though because I didn’t actually talk about travel AT ALL in my post. Haha.

After all that, I thought I should write a little about the Cape and our travel experiences. I thought the best way to do this would be to make up a quick travel survey to fill out.

BARE BONES TRAVEL SURVEY

  • Location: Cape Cod, Falmouth, MA
  • Time of Year: Late October
  • Length of Stay: Not Quite 2 days, 1 night

Where’d You Stay? At the beach! Seacrest Beach Hotel. The hotel was nice, and had an off season discount, but I wasn’t super impressed. The pictures on the website are nicer than the actual rooms, and it was a bit more expensive than I felt was worth it given that it’s not beach season, but it wasn’t out of line with the area. In context of the race, the hotel was about a 15 min drive from the start/finish, and it was one of the very few (only?) hotels that didn’t have a 2 night minimum.

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The hotel beach

How’d You Get there? Drove. We had no problems with traffic, but I know it gets very backed up during the summer.

What/Where did you Eat? I purposely tried to eat “boring” things before the race, so I’m not going to comment on this one. It could give the wrong impression. 😉

Any Must See Sites/Attractions? The beach!  Specifically, the Lighthouse was spectacularly beautiful with the ocean in the background. (Mom, I know you’re laughing because of all the complaining about our lighthouse visits when I was a kid.)

lighthouse

Picture from the race facebook page. It’s even more beautiful in person!

Cranberry bogs being harvested. This was just so cool. You’ll have to visit in the fall though if you want to catch the harvest.

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Where cranberries come from.

What was the weather Like? Highs in the low 60s, sunny, and very windy.

What was the Running Like? Beautiful views, and the race was very well organized. Outside of a race, I’d stick to the beach front area, and maybe check out the bike path. There are a lot of blind curves on some of the inland roads and this was also were most of the really tough hills were.

Would you go back? Yes, but probably not during the summer….I’m not a “hanging out on the beach” person, and there’d be too many people, I think.

Did you know that categories actually did something?

Have you been to Cape Cod?

Any other questions I should answer?

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4 thoughts on “How to get a lot of likes from travel bloggers

  1. I’ve gotten a lot of hits from travel blogs with all of my vacation recap posts (San Francisco, Cape Cod etc). Who knew? Cape Cod in the summer is really nice, although crowded. My family recently switched weeks to early June, before school is out (instead of late June), and during the week we had the beaches to ourselves! It was also less god-awful hot.

    • Haha…it’s funny, I wonder if they actually liked my post or even read it. Vacationing during the school is definitely best if you can pull it off!

  2. Ha! The same thing happened to me when I used “travel” for the first time. Also, reviewing running books and using the “books” or “book reviews” category/tags got me a few likes from book bloggers. It’s fun to be interdisciplinary 😉

    I haven’t been to the Cape in too long. I have family there so we visited several times when I was growing up. The only problem with strictly visiting family is that I’ve never really had the chance to do fun touristy things… this needs to be remedied!

    • That’s funny about the books, too. I wonder how many different topics would get very specific likes. Does tagging “shoes” on your running shoe review get you fashion blogger likes? I’ll have to do some experimenting.

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