Archive for the ‘Guest Blog Posts’ Category

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]
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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 […]

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

Ten Tips for Hunting Down Stories on the Road
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It can happen to us all, eventually. Dare I admit it in public though? That travel writers and traveling can jade the adventurous spirit, that you can be in a dream location and suddenly have nothing to write about. That you don’t want to write about coconut trees swaying in the tropical and scented breeze […]

Exactly What IS an Ambidextrous Travel Writer?
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[Posted on: 5 April 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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I’ve had enough people ask me about the name of this column, so I think it’s time to define “ambidextrous travel writer”. Before I explain what an ambidextrous travel writer is, I do need to take you back to what a travel writer used to be. When I first started as an assistant travel editor […]

Recording Phone Interviews as Podcasts
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[Posted on: 2 April 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Technology, Tips & Tricks]
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While we are all travel “writers”, you may also want to consider adding podcast interviews to your repertoire. Or even if you don’t want to use these recordings to publish on your site it is a great way to have a record of your conversation to listen to again as you write your article. There […]

Mentoring: The Two-Way Street to Success
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[Posted on: 22 March 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Writer's Resources]
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  You Mentor Me and I’ll Mentor You. My blog is less than a year old, yet it now holds position 51 in Travel Blog Sites’s top 100 travel blogs. I could not have achieved this spot without my blogging mentor. Keith of the Velvet Escape and I met on Twitter 10 months ago. I […]

Developing The Perfect Pitch
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[Posted on: 17 March 2010]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts]
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Are online publications really that much different from glossy mailbox delivered ones? Some aspects…yes. Others…not so much. After all they both accept articles, stories and photos. So where do you start when you want to pitch a story idea to an editor? Can you use the same information, the same tactics and even the same […]

Simon Says “Write and Make Money”
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[Posted on: 5 March 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Reviews]
[9 Comments]

Now travel writers can monetize their reviews. In my never ending search for inspiring retreat holiday destinations I’ve just stumbled across a new travel website called Simon Seeks. The site has been created by Simon Nixon, that’s the guy behind moneysupermaket.com and travelsupermarket.com. He’s used his internet enabled brain to create what may be the […]

From Rock Art to Bits and Pixels
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[Posted on: 1 March 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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I’ve just come back from a trip to Botswana and Zambia, where I was on a safari. One of the outings we took involved a boat trip through the waterways of the Okavango Delta which, in parts, are lined with thick stands of papyrus. At one point, our guide buzzed up close to the weeds […]

Why are you Blogging?
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Why are you doing, or even thinking about doing, this thing called “blogging?” Oh so long ago in blog years, back in December of 2008 sometime between the hours of midnight and 3 am, I started my first blog.  After ten clicks and minutes I had set one up with what I thought was the […]



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