Archive for April, 2010

Are You Branding Yourself?
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[Posted on: 30 April 2010]
[Posted in: Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles]
[8 Comments]

It seems like you can’t go anywhere these days without hearing the latest buzz words, “Personal Branding” Seriously, I’d be surprised if it wasn’t mentioned in at least one – if not more – of the freelance writing newsletters you subscribe to. In my email this week I learned that MediaBistro has an online course [...]

Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler
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[Posted on: 28 April 2010]
[Posted in: Book Reviews, Writer's Education]
[9 Comments]

I chose this book for very personal reasons. I’ve been so busy in recent years that I’d pretty much given up my journaling. I haven’t written anything that I felt was meaningful in a long time. Oh sure, I keep trip notes, pickup brochures and literature, and take photos when I travel, but I’ve allowed [...]

To Be Successful at Writing, Make Time to Write
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[Posted on: 26 April 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]
[14 Comments]

Where do you find the time to write? That is a question most writers ask themselves at one time or another, or all of the time. I’ve taken more time management classes than I can count and always pick up a hint or two that I can incorporate. However, I discovered most people taking these [...]

Are You Holding Yourself Back?
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[Posted on: 23 April 2010]
[Posted in: Getting Readers, Getting Started, Overcoming Obstacles]
[15 Comments]

It’s been a while since I’ve indulged myself with a good rant. But this one has been building steam. It seems like lately I’ve been seeing certain mistakes being made by travel writers and bloggers that are clearly negatively impacting them, but they don’t realize it. Some make me want to reach through my monitor [...]

Write as if Your Life Depends On It
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[Posted on: 21 April 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]
[13 Comments]

The first time I walked into a writer’s workshop, I had a story to tell and thought it was ready to rock and roll. After all, hadn’t I just spent six months crouched over my laptop in the garage of my cousin’s house, wrapped in a blanket and writing my story? Hadn’t the publisher agreed [...]

Travel Contest: The Blog Hop is On!
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[Posted on: 19 April 2010]
[Posted in: Contests]
[7 Comments]

  HERE YOU GO… YOUR BLOG HOP TRAVEL CONTEST PLAY CARDS! Click here to download the play card for this week, April 19th to 25th. Click here to get your play card for future weeks.   PLAYING THE BLOG HOP? You’ll find the answer to the question for my blog by clicking on the correct [...]

Review: Understanding Google Analytics
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[Posted on: 16 April 2010]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Reviews, Technology]
[5 Comments]

  A couple of months ago I was honored and privileged to be asked by Andy Hayes to review an advance copy of a new eBook from Travel Online Partners. Many of you already know Andy through social networks and his consumer travel website and travel blog, “Sharing Travel Experiences“, but you may not know [...]

Take Advantage of Google’s Free Tools
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[Posted on: 14 April 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Technology, Tips & Tricks]
[14 Comments]

  Google offers a wide variety of free products, services, and tools. Some of these tools are designed to help websites become successful. I use Google Analytics and Google Webmaster tools on a regular basis to gather the information I need to improve my blog. Yes, I look at how my numbers are doing – [...]

Travel Contest: Win Prizes Doing the Blog Hop
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[Posted on: 13 April 2010]
[Posted in: Contests, General News & Info]
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  I’m a member of the Global Bloggers Network and next week we have an amazing travel contest that you’ll want to play. Win Great Prizes $2,000 cash prize thanks to Contiki $1,000 worth of camera equipment thanks to SA-Venues, South Africa Explored 3 hotel nights in a European city thanks to Splendia 3 hotel [...]

Get Cozy With Your Local CVB
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[Posted on: 12 April 2010]
[Posted in: Opportunities, Writer's Resources]
[11 Comments]

Here’s a secret that most traditional travel writers know, but only a few travel bloggers seem to. Almost every city or town has a CVB (Convention and Visitor’s Bureau). A CVB’s mission is to promote their locale as a tourist destination, and they typically LOVE to work with travel writers and travel bloggers who have [...]



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