Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

A Blog is Like a Baby: How to Parent It
[Posted on: 25 January 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks]

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 […]

Do You Write What You Mean?
[Posted on: 28 December 2009]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks, Writer's Education]

Editing is a must when you write. Even the best writers and editors need someone else to edit their work. It is very easy when you are typing quickly to misspell or use the wrong spelling of a word. I did it a few weeks ago with an important e-mail—using their instead of there—and I […]

Do You Really Need That Model Release?
[Posted on: 22 December 2009]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]

Editor’s Note: Readers please be SURE to read the comment below from Dan Heller, the photographer whose articles I cited, for some important input that clarifies my point – in retrospect, I should have asked Dan to write this article – live and learn, yes? Recently I was chatting via email with Stephany Wiestling, founder […]

Lessons From a Successful Travel Blogger
[Posted on: 14 December 2009]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks]

I’ve been running my travel blog now for three years. Here are some of the things I’ve learned on the way. 1. Content is not king. You often hear the phrase, “content is king”. This is simply not true. Content is not king. It is true your content can’t be bad, but simply being a […]

Are You As Organized as You Can Be?
[Posted on: 7 December 2009]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]

Think back to when you first started traveling. Did you know all the “rules”? Maybe TSA wasn’t even in your travel vocabulary. You probably didn’t even really know what 3 ounce liquids really meant…right? But you’re a smarter traveler now, aren’t you? Now think about when you first started as a travel writer. Did you […]

Promote Yourself With a Portfolio Site
[Posted on: 2 December 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]

Most of the travel writers and travel bloggers we work with focus most, if not all, of their writing on (own) their travel blog, or the travel blogs of other individuals or blog communities. And yet I’m guessing that most, if not all, of you are freelancers, and – like most freelance writers – are […]

Why Google PageRank Matters for Travel Writers
[Posted on: 30 November 2009]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Technology, Tips & Tricks]

So why should we focus heavily on Google? The answer is crystal clear considering that Google commands a 78% market share while its other major competitors (Yahoo! and Bing) only make up a combined 19% market share. This is why all bloggers (including travel writers) should make it a priority to target the search engine […]

Doing Interviews? You Should Be!
[Posted on: 25 November 2009]
[Posted in: Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]

Many travel writers, both beginners and experienced, follow a familiar format. They travel (even if that is to some local destination because their travel niche is where they live), they take notes, they take some photos, they return home, and then they begin writing numerous travel articles and essays on their trip, and submit them […]

Finding Untapped Travel Writing Niches
[Posted on: 18 November 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Readers, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]

Recently, a new member of our forum who plans to attend college in Canada asked us a question about creating a single travel blog to write about two different travel writing niches. He has an idea about blogging about college life, with a focus on the perspective of a foreign exchange student living abroad. His […]

How to Plan a Round the World Trip
[Posted on: 2 November 2009]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]

Planning a trip around the world is a pretty intensive process, but at this point you’ve already made the hardest decision you’re going to face: the choice to overcome your perceived obstacles and travel. It’s easy to get extremely overwhelmed when it comes down to the actual process of preparing and planning out your trip, […]



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