Nomadic Matt is a travel blog that I found a few months ago. Matt is from the Boston area and his blogs give information about where to travel, and most importantly; how to travel cheap. Nomadic Matt is the name that he goes by, and that is all the information about his identity that he gives. His identity remains that of a nomad. His posts are so informative and interesting, and you can learn so much information within a few reads. Matt’s blog remains one of my favorite blogs because of his personality and intelligence. Sitting back with a cup of coffee and just reading about his adventures is indulging and informative. His website can be found at https://www.nomadicmatt.com/getting-started-new/.
Nomadic Matt’s blog is cleanly organized and his website is extremely navigable. I will start from the top, and work my way down the opening page to give you guys a quick glimpse of what to expect when navigating the blog. The top tool bar is a great guide for the reader to get a hang of the blog. You can search around where he has been, resources he used to travel, the start page, and most importantly his blog. One of the most important things I have discovered on the internet is the use of a home button. Websites that utilize a home button make for a great user experience if a person gets too lost flipping the pages of the website.
Readers of the blog are greeted with an entry from Matt that introduced himself to all. Within a few paragraphs you learn the inspiration of the blog, and who Matt is as a person. I appreciate that as a reader because it personalizes you with the writer. It takes away that barrier that some blogs have, Matt is a real person with real experiences to share. He is not some ghost writer making this stuff up. It really gives you the perspective of his life, which makes you appreciate what he has to say much more.
The “Start Here” page is so useful to get an understanding of Matt’s philosophy on travel. There is a grid system on the page which shows many great sources on how to travel cheap and efficiently. On the bottom of the page is a communication link between you and Matt, he is available for all of his readers. From the things I have read about his helpfulness, he is always willing to give people advice no matter how busy he is. From the look of it, he is extremely busy, as he has helped over 16 million people travel more efficiently!
Many blogs have social media links on the bottom or top of the page, but Matt has his social media links follow the scroll wheel. The links can always be seen on the left side of the page no matter what they are available. This is so useful as a marketing tool because it allows people to easily follow you on any platform that you are on.
The footer of Matt’s blog is one of the most detailed footers I have ever seen on any blog before. There is information scattered everywhere in an organized fashion. If you would like to connect to the community in a more in depth manner, you can do that. If you would like to experience some of the travel classes Matt offers, you can do that. And if you would like to go ahead and book a trip with Matt’s tools, you can do that. It is such an organized website and so helpful.
Overall, I believe this is one of the finest looking blogs. It is not overwhelming at all, and it is still informative as it can be.
Overall, I believe this is one of the finest looking blogs. It is not overwhelming at all, and it is still informative as it can be. As someone who is not completely into blogs but follows this blog on occasion, I am not sure I am in a position to say what about the blog should be fixed. I believe that in a way the blog from earlier years to the blog from now has turned more into a marketing tool for him, rather than a personal discussion about his life. However, if you choose to ignore some of the stuff that he sells and focus on the information that he has to give, then it is an almost perfect blog. I have learned a lot about different parts of the world from the information he has given his readers and I appreciate that a lot. The pictures he posts are amazing as well, which helps give the reader a better visual understanding about what he has experienced. If you have any interest in travel and would like to learn more about how to travel in a more efficient manner, I highly recommend Nomadic Matt.