This past weekend I spoke at The New York Times Travel Show during the ‘Meet the Experts’ session. What this basically means, is I had a table with a nifty name tag and my topic (tips on ditching the ‘9 to 5’ to pursue blogging or travel writing) and people would stop by for a business speed date.
From the moment I sat in the chair, I had a line of people eager to ask me questions about blogging, travel writing and how to turn their passion into a reality. With only 45 minutes and a line of people, I started speaking to people two at a time. What speaking at the show reminded me of is that when blogging, it’s easy to forget your words do matter. When sitting alone at a cafe, or writing from some obscure location with a shaky internet connection it’s easy to forget that your posts are seen.
This past weekend was a reminder that words can make a difference, can inspire others around the world and impact change. I was constantly surprised when someone who follows my blog or writing career, would stop me to say hello. I felt like a shepherd helping push dreamers on their way – thank you for that! For those who were unable to attend the show, below are some great resources I wrote to help YOU on your way as well!
RESOURCES FOR BLOGGERS
- Guides for starting a blog from scratch: 8 Things I did when starting a travel blog, taking your blog to the next level
- Tips on building a social media following and blog readership: Should you buy followers?, Building social media following, a guide to building a blog following, increasing reader engagement.
- Once your blog is developed: Your Guide to Landing a Press Trip
RESOURCES FOR TRAVEL JOURNALISTS