Archive for December, 2009

Every Meal is a Story, Waiting to be Written
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[Posted on: 30 December 2009]
[Posted in: Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles]
[9 Comments]

I always find it a bit odd to see American fast food chain restaurants when I travel to other countries. But I find it even more odd when I see them packed with Americans. I totally get that they remind traveling Americans of home, and offer familiar food to those who don’t like gastronomic adventures. […]

Do You Write What You Mean?
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[Posted on: 28 December 2009]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks, Writer's Education]
[15 Comments]

Editing is a must when you write. Even the best writers and editors need someone else to edit their work. It is very easy when you are typing quickly to misspell or use the wrong spelling of a word. I did it a few weeks ago with an important e-mail—using their instead of there—and I […]

Our Holiday Wishes for You
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[Posted on: 25 December 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info]
[5 Comments]

Today I am doing something I haven’t done in a long, long time. I’m taking a day off. So instead of posting my usual weekly Case Study installment, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very joyous, peaceful, healthy, and happy holiday season, whatever holiday it is that you celebrate. […]

What If Wikipedia Weren’t There?
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[Posted on: 23 December 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Writer's Resources]
[3 Comments]

Wikipedia is the most used resource on the internet. In fact, it’s the largest and most interactive encyclopedia online, and consistently ranks in the Top 10 of ‘most visited websites’ – in some cases the Top 5 websites – on a number of lists that track and rank all internet traffic. It’s estimated that more […]

Do You Really Need That Model Release?
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[Posted on: 22 December 2009]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
[14 Comments]

Editor’s Note: Readers please be SURE to read the comment below from Dan Heller, the photographer whose articles I cited, for some important input that clarifies my point – in retrospect, I should have asked Dan to write this article – live and learn, yes? Recently I was chatting via email with Stephany Wiestling, founder […]

How Can Travel Bloggers Inspire Travel?
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[Posted on: 21 December 2009]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Travel Writer Op-Ed]
[7 Comments]

A question arose recently among my travel blogging friends: “How can we make travel blogging bigger than travel blogging“. Many people follow sports weekly, but follow travel only when they are planning a trip. For me this raised the question of “why do people travel?”   As a survey that came out recently told us: […]

Suzy: Week 18 Goals – Visitor Tracking
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[Posted on: 18 December 2009]
[Posted in: Case Studies, Getting Readers, Getting Started]
[4 Comments]

If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. You can browse through all the older installments here. Last week we talked about how Suzy is considering writing an eBook or two as another source of revenue from her travel blog. This week we’ve reached the […]

FTC Blogger Disclosure Guidelines, Part Deux
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[Posted on: 16 December 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Interviews, Podcasts]
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If you’re in the Portland Oregon area and listen to KPAM Radio on the weekends, then you may have heard a short interview I did with Pat Boyle. Pat is one of KPAM’s weekday morning anchors who also hosts The Azumano Travel Show, which airs on Saturday mornings with an encore on Sunday mornings. If […]

Lessons From a Successful Travel Blogger
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[Posted on: 14 December 2009]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks]
[14 Comments]

I’ve been running my travel blog now for three years. Here are some of the things I’ve learned on the way. 1. Content is not king. You often hear the phrase, “content is king”. This is simply not true. Content is not king. It is true your content can’t be bad, but simply being a […]

Suzy: Week 17 Goals – Writing eBooks
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[Posted on: 11 December 2009]
[Posted in: Case Studies, Getting Readers, Getting Started]
[8 Comments]

If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. You can browse through all the older installments here. Last week we talked about how Suzy is starting to create her own Direct Advertising Agreements. This week we’re discussing how she can write an eBook (or even […]



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