Archive for October, 2009

Suzy: Week 11 Goals – Article Syndication
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[Posted on: 30 October 2009]
[Posted in: Case Studies, Getting Readers, Getting Started]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. Last week we briefly summarized how Suzy is using Social Media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Stumbleupon, and YouTube, to broaden her reach and increase the number of site visitors to her new travel blog. This week […]

BlogWorld & New Media Expo Wrap Up
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[Posted on: 28 October 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Writer's Education]
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I know it’s been a week since I was at BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2009, but I needed time to digest all that I experienced while there, and formulate an opinion to share with you. A number of travel bloggers wrote to me asking this burning question: Is it worth the time, effort, and […]

7 Steps to Writing a Great Travel Review
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[Posted on: 26 October 2009]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Tips & Tricks]
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Writing a travel review helps ensure that future travelers select the right destination and accommodations for them.   Whether you’re planning to write a professional travel review for an offline or online publication, or you’re writing a consumer travel review to submit to one of the popular travel reviews sites, follow these simple steps: Step […]

Freelance Travel Writing Opportunity
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[Posted on: 24 October 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Opportunities]
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Many of you know that I’m on vacation this week (in Jamaica), which explains why I’ve been a bit less active online the past few days – internet access can be challenging to find here, sometimes expensive, and not as fast as I’d like, but hey when you’re in Paradise it’s hard to complain too […]

Suzy: Week 10 Goals – Master Social Networking
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[Posted on: 23 October 2009]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. Last week we discussed how Suzy is building some inbound links to her travel blog, which in turn will increase the number of people who can find her site by following those links. Some of those links […]

Learn to Craft a Perfect Author Bio
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[Posted on: 21 October 2009]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Getting Started, Tips & Tricks]
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If you’re writing on your own travel blog, you already know that you should have an Author Biography. Most commonly used on your ‘About’ page, it’s what fills the reader in on who you are, what makes you an authority on your travel niche, and any accomplishments that you’d like to impress them with. If […]

Guidebooks: Is Self-Publishing For You?
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[Posted on: 19 October 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]
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Writing guidebooks is a dream of many travel writers, but if publishers aren’t knocking on your door begging you to write one for them, write your own and self-publish it. That’s what I did. My first mini-guide grew out of an article I was writing for a newspaper travel section in 1996. They wanted 750 […]

Case Study: Suzy: Week 9 Goals – Building Inbound Links
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[Posted on: 16 October 2009]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. Last week we discussed some simple tweaks Suzy made to her travel blog to increase its “search engine friendliness”, which in turn will increase the number of people who can find her site by using search engines. […]

It’s Not Just All Travel Articles – Part III
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[Posted on: 14 October 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Tips & Tricks]
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This is the last – but most important – of this three-part series about the writing travel writers need to do in addition to travel writing. The focus of this week’s blog post is the Query Letter. Some travel writers still struggle with writing query letters, but it’s a vital skill to have if it’s […]

Balancing Keywords and Content
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[Posted on: 12 October 2009]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts]
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Do you want your travel writings read by others with the hopes of having your articles published by a well-known travel media outlet? What would happen if I told you that just writing content without strategically thinking of keywords could be hurting your opportunity for those dreams to come true? The goal of this article […]



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