Posts Tagged ‘Social Media’

A New Way to Find and Celebrate Great Travel Content
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[Posted on: 15 July 2013]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, Technology]
[7 Comments]

Some time ago I wrote a piece for this site on how certain online markets were maturing and beginning to offer new opportunities for well-paid, professional travel writing assignments. In the months since I have worked with numerous travel brands who are waking up to the value of investing in professional-standard travel journalism for their [...]

5 Tips on Keeping in Touch with your Audience while Traveling
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[Posted on: 26 December 2012]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Overcoming Obstacles]
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One of the best things about traveling are the unpredictable situations one gets into. Like when you realize you are in remote little village without any Internet access. While this is great for relaxing and focusing on exploring the surroundings, you might get stressed that you’re neglecting your readers. Especially if your income depends on [...]

Expand Your Portfolio To Access New Markets
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[Posted on: 14 May 2012]
[Posted in: Getting Readers, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities]
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A short while ago I wrote this post about the emerging online market for travel writing. I explained how changes in search engine and social media technology were causing commercial travel websites to start seeing themselves as travel publishers in their own right, opening up significant new opportunities for professional travel journalists. The idea is [...]

How to Sabotage Your Social Networking Efforts
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[Posted on: 10 January 2011]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Technology, Travel Writer Op-Ed]
[18 Comments]

Are you using Facebook and Twitter to promote your self as a travel writer? Every so often I get an email from someone who asks me why I haven’t responded to their Facebook friend request, or why I haven’t followed them on Twitter…… …most of the time the reason is that they’ve — perhaps unknowingly [...]

Who Ya Gonna Call?
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[Posted on: 1 November 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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We’ve all had a computer breakdown. One day, it might simply not turn on. Or perhaps the cursor may suddenly become hyperactive and unpredictable, or the screen may flash every time you hit “enter.” Everyone has some story. And presumably, everyone has someone they call at these frustrating moments. Chances are the “someone” is somebody [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Smack Down: Seesmic vs TweetDeck vs Nambu
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[Posted on: 16 July 2009]
[Posted in: Reviews, Technology]
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Last week I happened to mention on Twitter that I was not thrilled with TweetDeck, as it was unstable and crashed regularly on my Mac, and that I was testing an alternative Twitter Client called Nambu. Nambu is a native Mac application, whereas TweetDeck runs on the Adobe AIR platform. I really love Nambu, but [...]

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

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 [...]



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