Archive for October, 2010

Finding Time to Write While On The Road
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[Posted on: 30 October 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
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For most travel writers, finding the time to write while on the road is a challenge. Everything is a distraction – the excitement of going to a new place, meeting new friends, experiencing a culture different from your own. If you’re on one of those media tours where the publicist drags you to every must-see [...]

Q&A: Why Am I Not Getting Invited on Press Trips?
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[Posted on: 25 October 2010]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Q&A]
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Welcome to another installment of Ask The Editor! This month a travel blogger I know personally called and asked me why he/she (I won’t say which, I’m trying to keep this anonymous since it involves some constructive criticism) has been declined by several PR companies and destinations for press trips. It was frustrating just being [...]

Optimize Your Travel Blog with Scribe
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  S-E-O.   Do those three little letters cause panic whenever you think about Search Engine Optimization? How does a non-techie travel blogger optimize a site without writing text that sounds artificial and spammy? What if SEO advice appeared conveniently in the WordPress dashboard? Travel bloggers, meet Scribe, the online SEO tool that helps optimize [...]

Get Paid to Write!
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[Posted on: 11 October 2010]
[Posted in: Book Reviews, Writer's Education]
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If you want to know the secrets of travel writing success, then bypass Thomas A Williams’ Get Paid to Write! and pick up something else. But if your goal is to learn the art of freelance writing and how to make money at it, then this book is worth your time. Get Paid to Write! [...]

Travel Writers As Firefighters
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With the U.S. State Department issuing an alert on Sunday “urging Americans traveling to Europe to be vigilant about possible terrorist attacks,” I am wondering how many of the editors I know are canceling assignments, “holding stories” and in general, choosing NOT to write about Britain, France and Germany until this storm passes. When is [...]

Keeping A Travel Blog Fresh When The Trip Is Over
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[Posted on: 4 October 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
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Do you own a travel blog but at the moment you just aren’t traveling? I’ve seen this brought up before and empathized with the rants of frustration and envy.  It can leave one full of doubt as you ponder over your latest trip to the local apple orchard.  Was the apple orchard news worthy?  After [...]



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