Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

PR/Blogger Relations Manifesto
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[Posted on: 21 July 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
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Today’s Post is a re-print of a terrific article I found that I believe every travel blogger should read. The author, Lisa Gerber of Big Leap Creative, graciously agreed to let me re-publish her wonderful advice to bloggers, which was inspired by her trip to TBEX10 last month. So without further ado, here is Lisa’s [...]

Q&A: How To Encourage Social Media Sharing
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[Posted on: 25 June 2010]
[Posted in: Getting Readers, Overcoming Obstacles, Q&A, Technology, Tips & Tricks]
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Welcome to our first installment of Ask The Editor! One of the things that keeps me busiest is answering the many emails I receive. Although I encourage travel writers to use our Forum, where we have some great writers, bloggers, and tech-geeks, in order to get a wider variety of answers than just mine. However, [...]

Make the Most of Your Business Card
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[Posted on: 24 May 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks]
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Congratulations…you are now a travel writer. Do you have a business card that says you are a travel writer? You should. Your business card is just a tiny piece of paper, but its value is disproportionate to its size. Because space is limited, the weight of each word on your card is exponentially greater than [...]

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 – [...]

How To Capitalize on Opportunities
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[Posted on: 9 April 2010]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]
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You’re at a Travel Writing Conference, and an editor or PR person wants to follow up with you. So you quickly whip out a business card…..or do you? I’m surprised by how few new media travel writers and bloggers take the time to create their own marketing tools such as business cards, post cards, etc…to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Blog is Like a Baby: How to Parent It
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[Posted on: 25 January 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks]
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A good parent can’t say, “Well, I changed, fed, and loved the baby yesterday. I’m tired today; I’m going to take a break.” Blogs also need constant care and attention. If you don’t keep feeding your blog’s audience new information and stories, they will wither away. Blogs are hungry little suckers. It’s not just the [...]



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