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Review: London School of Journalism
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[Posted on: 25 March 2013]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Reviews, Uncategorized, Writer's Education]
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After twenty years of travel obsession, Ben Holbrook signs up to the London School of Journalism’s travel writing course – here’s the inside scoop on his bizarre but brilliant experience. Sitting at a bar drinking ice-cold San Miguel, a suitcase-sized screen showed lions ripping deer to pieces on National Geographic TV. I scribbled notes in [...]

Review: Why Your Website Sucks
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[Posted on: 19 September 2010]
[Posted in: Book Reviews, Getting Readers, Reviews]
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No one wants to think that their website sucks. And no one wants to admit that it might, even when it does. But what does that even mean? At its core, a website has to do something for you, otherwise what is the point of having one? Just what it “does” for you is, of [...]

TBEX10 Conference Recap
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[Posted on: 29 June 2010]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Opportunities, Reviews, Writer's Education]
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  Most of you reading this know that TBEX10 was held this past weekend, in New York City. Some of you also know that I was there, because we finally got to meet in person (yaay!). No doubt you’ll be reading many “wrap-up” posts from any of the several hundred bloggers who also attended, as [...]

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

The Travel Writer’s Handbook
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[Posted on: 31 March 2010]
[Posted in: Book Reviews, Reviews]
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Reviews for The Travel Writer’s Handbook (Subtitled: How to Write – and Sell – Your Own Travel Experiences) by Louise Purwin Zobel and Jacqueline Harmon Butler call it “brilliant and highly informative … everything I would want to know about travel writing technique” (Carol Guanzon of Scenic World) and “the best on the subject I’ve [...]

Marco Polo Didn’t Go There
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[Posted on: 15 March 2010]
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Few travel writers and travel bloggers, if any, don’t know who Rolf Potts is. When you say the words “travel writing”, many people think of a “went there, did that” guidebook-like style of writing, and in truth much of travel writing is exactly that. What prolific writer, author, and well-known vagabond Rolf Potts produces, however, [...]

Automate Your Twitter Tasks with Tweet Adder
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[Posted on: 8 March 2010]
[Posted in: Reviews, Technology]
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Twitter has become enormously popular. Celebrities such as Oprah are on Twitter. Ok, Oprah is probably not tweeting herself, but someone from her organization is. It’s a great way to keep fans and followers up-to-date on what is going in your life or to promote your blog or website. Instead of spending hours every day [...]

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

Dramaticapedia Takes the Drama Out of Writing
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[Posted on: 24 February 2010]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Reviews, Writer's Resources]
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On occasion travel writers find themselves with a story that is much more than just material for an article. They may decide to try their hand at writing a book. And as often happens with writers, they may find themselves in need of help getting their story told. If that’s you, you may want to [...]

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



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