Archive for January, 2010

Suzy: The Finale – Suzy Speaks!
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[Posted on: 29 January 2010]
[Posted in: Case Studies, Getting Readers, Getting Started]
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  Hi everyone! I’m “Suzy”, from the Case Study. Some of you may know me as Nancy D. Brown from the “What a Trip” blog. As Trisha mentioned in our interview, we met on a press trip. I distinctly remember her asking me about what keywords I wanted to rank for on my blog and [...]

Research: A Key to Great Travel Writing
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[Posted on: 27 January 2010]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts]
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Finding a research approach that allows you to deliver fresh, unique, and thoughtful content is one of the greatest hurdles for travel writers.   Whether you only have a few days in one location or are embarking on an extended RTW trip, conducting some preliminary research on your destination will enhance your travel experience and [...]

A Blog is Like a Baby: How to Parent It
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[Posted on: 25 January 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks]
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A good parent can’t say, “Well, I changed, fed, and loved the baby yesterday. I’m tired today; I’m going to take a break.” Blogs also need constant care and attention. If you don’t keep feeding your blog’s audience new information and stories, they will wither away. Blogs are hungry little suckers. It’s not just the [...]

Suzy: Week 22 – The Interview
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[Posted on: 22 January 2010]
[Posted in: Case Studies, Getting Readers, Getting Started, Interviews]
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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.   I promised you a video interview.   And dagnabbit I’m gonna’ give you folks a video interview, even if it’s not oscar-worthy.   At the last minute [...]

FREE Subscription – New York Video School
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[Posted on: 20 January 2010]
[Posted in: Contests, Opportunities, Technology]
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  Who doesn’t love a giveaway?   Especially one that is for a really great prize? Yes, we have a really great prize you can win!   I’m thrilled to announce that Lisa Lambden, whom we interviewed last week about her new project, the New York Video School, has graciously offered us the opportunity to [...]

The Importance of Finding Your Travel Niche
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[Posted on: 18 January 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts]
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I write about “all things India”. I write about India in newspaper and magazine articles, on Facebook and Twitter, in emails and essays and, of course, especially on my travel blog, Breathedreamgo.com.   Every one who knows me is well-acquainted with my obsession, er passion, for India. But now and again someone asks me, “why [...]

Suzy: Week 21 – The Wrap Up
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[Posted on: 15 January 2010]
[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.     You can browse through all the older installments here.     It’s been a long road, but we’ve finally reached the end of it. “Suzy” and I met on a Media Trip in the [...]

Interview: Lisa Lambden, New York Video School
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[Posted on: 13 January 2010]
[Posted in: Interviews, Podcasts, Writer's Education]
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Many of you will remember Lisa Lambden from my prior interview with her – she’s the founder and director of the Travel Channel Academy. Lisa has launched an exciting new project – one that every travel writer should pay close attention to – called the “New York Video School“, and she graciously took time out [...]

Interview: Susan Farewell, Travel Writer and Author
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[Posted on: 11 January 2010]
[Posted in: Interviews]
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We have a real treat for you today, dear readers! Yes, I snagged an interview with Susan Farewell (woot!) For those of you newbie travel writers who may not be familiar with Susan, she’s an accomplished and oft-published travel writer and author, a former travel editor and staff writer at The Condé Nast Publications in [...]

Suzy: Week 20 Goals-Affiliate Advertising Reports
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[Posted on: 8 January 2010]
[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. You can browse through all the older installments here. Last week we talked about how Suzy is tracking what people search for once they get to her travel blog (see “Suzy: Week 19 Goals-Tracking Your Site Searches“), [...]



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