Archive for January, 2011

Q&A: Why Are My Article Pitches Getting Rejected?
[Posted on: 31 January 2011]
[Posted in: Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles, Q&A]

  Welcome to another installment of Ask The Editor! Today I cull once again through the copious questions from my email inbox, and pull another one that I hear frequently enough that it belongs in an FAQ somewhere: Q. Why do my article pitches and guest posting efforts get rejected? Sometimes I don’t even get [...]

How I Got Back to Writing
[Posted on: 24 January 2011]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Getting Started]

Everyone has a story in them. You just have to put it down. Now, with so many internet opportunities, everyone can become a writer or at least a blogger. Here’s my story. I loved writing until my high school English teacher trashed a short story I wrote. I was crushed and put down my pen. [...]

Understanding the Stumbleupon Monster

New writers and bloggers ask me all the time how I’ve used social media to advance my reach since the launch of Brendan’s Adventures last year. I constantly tell them that I treat social media use like any business would treat advertising. You have to decide if the cost of the advertising is worth the [...]

How to Sabotage Your Social Networking Efforts
[Posted on: 10 January 2011]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Technology, Travel Writer Op-Ed]

Are you using Facebook and Twitter to promote your self as a travel writer? Every so often I get an email from someone who asks me why I haven’t responded to their Facebook friend request, or why I haven’t followed them on Twitter…… …most of the time the reason is that they’ve — perhaps unknowingly [...]

Serious Travel Writing: It’s Not About First-Class Hotels
[Posted on: 3 January 2011]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]

Since I started just over a year ago, I’ve been approached by many writers who say they simply want to write for the site so they can stay in luxury hotels. This always stops me. I can’t help but wonder….did they get into the field so they could stay in luxury hotels? I have [...]



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