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Understanding the Stumbleupon Monster
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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 [...]

When A Guest Post Just Doesn’t Make The Grade
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[Posted on: 13 December 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
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Editor’s Note: The following is reprinted from the Global Bloggers Network newsletter, with the gracious permission of Janice Waugh. I was asked recently how I manage a guest post that just isn’t the quality that I want on my site. And from there, the discussion expanded. We discovered that there are many issues around guest [...]

How to Get Invited on Press Trips
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[Posted on: 29 November 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks]
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  Hi there, I’m Anthony from TheTravelTart.com,… ….and I’m going to write about my experiences on how to land the odd travel press trip here and there – starting from scratch. I’ve managed to score three press trips so far in 2010 – to Fiji, the United Kingdom, and South Africa, and with all of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Forget Budget Travel – Learn to Travel for Free!
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[Posted on: 22 September 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]
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Are you tired of the conventional wisdom that says that you have to spend a lot of money to travel the world? Well, it’s not true. In spite of the general consensus that you have to be rich to travel extensively, I will let you in on a little secret: not only is it possible [...]

Travel Writing: Syndication With a Twist
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[Posted on: 14 September 2010]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]
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The typical freelance writing process involves coming up with an idea and then querying a magazine, ezine or other publication for a one-time working relationship. Sometimes, as you get to know an editor, you establish a rapport that leads to multiple writing assignments. As a freelancer, those are the gigs I like best – the [...]

Travel Photography Tip: Create a Smile Circle
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[Posted on: 11 August 2010]
[Posted in: Tips & Tricks, Travel Photography]
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Today’s Post is a re-print from professional travel photographer David Smith. David has generously given us permission to publish an article that was originally featured on his own blog, Interface Images, titled “Cool Photographer Tip: David’s Smile Circle Group“. Since most travel writers and bloggers these days are also serving double-duty as travel photographers, many [...]

Increase Your Travel Writing Exposure and Readership with Syndication
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[Posted on: 28 July 2010]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]
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Sometimes a story gets better the more it’s told. This is especially true if you get paid for each telling. When you write an article and sell it to multiple sources as a syndicated piece, you are seizing the opportunity to tell your story over and over to a larger audience of readers. Travel pieces [...]



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