Archive for the ‘Guest Blog Posts’ Category

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 […]

SEO Blogger Firefox Extension Review
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[Posted on: 19 February 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Reviews, Technology]
[11 Comments]

I’m assuming that a majority of travel writers are relying on their blogging platform and its built-in plugins to optimize articles for the best search engine results. The problem with this method is that you are relying on automated code to guess the best target market. For example, my article “5 Extreme Winter Sports That […]

A Master Podcaster Shares His Advice
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[Posted on: 15 February 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Podcasts, Technology, Tips & Tricks]
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  So you want to start your own audio podcast? Perhaps you always dreamed of having your own radio show. Or perhaps you just want to document your travels for your friends and family. You can create your own internet radio show by creating a podcast. A Plan The first thing that a podcaster needs […]

Hosted Trips: It’s All a Matter of Principle
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[Posted on: 10 February 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Travel Writer Op-Ed]
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Hosted Press Trips – Are you in favor or not? This topic has been tossed around for years with stands pro and con. Discussions generally run to extremes and can get quite heated. In the past, most salaried journalists were not allowed to participate in hosted trips. The publishers felt it clouded their reporting. Instead, […]

How To Manage Your Blog While Traveling
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[Posted on: 8 February 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
[40 Comments]

Many people that travel for extended periods of time often consider making a travel blog to share their experiences with friends and family.  Some also dream of having their blog take off and become popular.   If you are one of the few that has made the decision to keep a travel blog with hopes […]

How to Find the Right Editor for Your Book
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[Posted on: 5 February 2010]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts]
[2 Comments]

It is the great dream of every writer. Whether you write non-fiction articles, novels, poems, short stories or film and book reviews, it is inevitable that you have a desire to be published. And if you buy into the general consensus about getting published, you’ll think you have a better chance of winning the lottery, […]

What’s a Real Editor Going to Do For My Manuscript?
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[Posted on: 3 February 2010]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts]
[1 Comment]

Would you fly from San Francisco to Paris if your airplane was flown by a pilot that didn’t know what he was doing? I think not. Would you take your car to a mechanic who was just practicing in his spare time? I hope not. Well, why would you trust your manuscript to the eyes […]

Choose Your Words Carefully
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[Posted on: 1 February 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
[11 Comments]

One of the most powerful moments of my professional life was when I was a guest writer visiting an elementary school. I asked a class of 4th graders to describe the color of the Caribbean Sea. After the “turquoise” word was shouted out by many, we brainstormed and came up with some better ways to […]



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