Let’s continue our interview with Jeremy, founder of the blog theworldorbust.com. Jeremy tells us more about his life as a blogger and the evolution of its blog. Discover it !
Hello Jeremy, can you introduce yourself and your blog theworldorbust.com ?
Sure! My name is Jeremy Albelda, originally hailing from Philadelphia, but I spent my formative “adult” years in Miami from 18 to 26. A couple of years ago I set off to be completely location independent. I started my blog, The World or Bust back, a primarily travel and men’s lifestyle blog in 2011 to document my adventures. Fast forward 5 years and I’m still at it and thankfully with a bit larger a readership than my rents and grandma!
What are your editorial habits ? (I write my own content, someone writes for me, someone proofreads me, I take my own pictures for the blog I post a lot of videos ect…)
I write, edit (could probably use someone to help on this one haha), and shoot 90% of what’s on my blog. I ocassionaly have some guest posts if I think it will be worthwhile for my readership. I’m more of a writer than a photographer, but I’m getting better at that every day as well.
How do you use social networks ? Which one do you prefer ?
I primarily use FB (Facebook.com/theworldorbust) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/theworldorbust/), Instagram being my favorite. I’m still a voyeur on Snapchat, but that’s in my agenda for soon as well.
What are the meaningful moments of the development of the blog ?
Learning basic SEO and way around WordPress. I have zero background in computer science so it’s been a learning curve, but I’m pretty good on WP these days and if I need some help, I’ve got a developer I work with.
Who’s your target ?
Millennials for the most part with reasonable budgets. I’ve been a backpacker (have to do it) and my earlier posts were things like “how to travel on a shoestring budget” but I can’t travel/live like that anymore, but maximizing value is something I definitely still write about a lot still. Most people only have a couple of weeks vacation a year and while people like to save money, I don’t think it’s realistic to just write about traveling for months on end as that’s not how 99% of people live.
Which are the most popular categories of your blog?
Mexico (as I spend a lot of time there) and my Best Of.
Where do you find inspiration?
Just by changing up my location every couple of months. If I’m stagnant too long, my inspiration evaporates.
A little message for Upfluence ?
Keep on Keepin’ On! ~Joe Dirt