Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

Top 5 Audio & Video Tips for Travel Bloggers
[Posted on: 5 August 2009]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Getting Readers, Technology, Tips & Tricks]

A good number of travel bloggers that I regularly read are doing a great job of incorporating video and audio into their travel blogs, so if you’re one of them — good for you! If you’re new to travel blogging and haven’t yet tried adding either video or audio, well then you should! It’s a [...]

Monetizing Your Travel Blog
[Posted on: 3 August 2009]
[Posted in: Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]

Lately we’ve been receiving emails – and questions in the Forum – from travel writers who are confused about how to monetize their travel blog. They’re just a little fuzzy on the whole concept of advertising, or perhaps just leery of it, and a few even confuse the concept of displaying ads on their travel [...]

Making Mountains Out Of Molehills
[Posted on: 1 August 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]

As with most cliches, this one is pretty self-explanatory – making more out of something than what you (seemingly) start with. Most often it’s used in a negative way to describe someone’s behavior — when a person is making a huge deal out of a trivial problem. But it seems appropriate when I advise new [...]

Do You Know How To Query?

The following article is an excerpt from “Success: Your Path to a Successful Book” by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill, and is reprinted with permission (and a big thank you to Maralyn). You can learn more about Maralyn at the end of this article. Do you know how to Query? Magazines, Agents and [...]

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts
[Posted on: 10 July 2009]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]

Everyone knows by now that Social Media has taken the business world by storm. It seems like it’s all anyone is talking about online these days. Online communities such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and others that started out as a way for people to keep in touch with family and friends have morphed into valuable [...]

Who Needs a Custom 404 Page? You Do!
[Posted on: 3 July 2009]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Technology, Tips & Tricks]

As I read some of my favorite Travel Blogs, one of the things I’ve noticed is that a lot of travel bloggers don’t realize that they can (and should) customize their default “404″ page that comes with nearly every WordPress Theme. Worse though, is that some bloggers don’t have a 404 Page at all, either [...]

Take A Peek Inside A Media Trip
[Posted on: 25 June 2009]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Technology, Tips & Tricks]
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A while back I wrote about a Media Trip I went on in April, to the Park Royal Holiday Resort in Cozumel, Mexico, and I followed that up with a list of “Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Media Trips“. Most established writers have been invited – at one time or another, sometimes frequently – [...]

Unblock Writer’s Block with Writer’s Blocks 3
[Posted on: 22 June 2009]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Reviews, Tips & Tricks]

If you ever experienced writer’s block, you know how frustrating it can be. While no application can guarantee that you’ll find inspiration and recapture creativity, one application, Writer’s Blocks 3, does claim to help you work through writers block by saving you time, making you more productive, and enhancing your creativity! Writer’s Blocks 3 works [...]

Eliminate NoFollow to Stimulate Conversation
[Posted on: 19 June 2009]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Technology, Tips & Tricks]

Travel writers are you suffering from few — if any — comments on your travel blog? You’re not alone! I’ve noticed this growing trend while reading many of the travel blogs I (try to) regularly keep up on. Anyone who has been blogging for a while is probably familiar with the “nofollow” tag and what [...]

Turn Your Travel Writing Hobby Into a Career
[Posted on: 17 June 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]

There are tons of websites where people can post photos and comments about their latest trip, for the intended audience of family and friends, and plenty of people who write reviews of destinations for sites like TripAdvisor or Yahoo Travel, and even quite a large number of people who blog about travel as a part-time [...]



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