Welcome to the March edition of Travel Blogger News! Here are the best articles and news related to the business of travel blogging we read over the last month.
The new, new economy: How the world of online publishing is changing, and why you should care – Great read by Chris Guillebeau on being an online publisher.
The secret to brand-blogger relations? Learn the difference between these two words: – From parenting blog busydadblog.com, this post equally applies to travel blogging.
Stop saying “Blogging Is Dead” – feveredmutterings.com.
Travel guidebooks come back from the brink – By Tom Robbins for The Financial Times.
How’d you get that job? FAQ on being a guidebook author – joshuaberman.net.
8 tips to becoming a travel writer – travelettes.net.
On Writing In General
Scream it until their ears bleed: pay the fucking writers – terribleminds.com.
Building a following on Instagram – results of a one month test – livingthedreamrtw.com.
How to get 1000 followers on Twitter in 28 days – talesfromafork.com.
The ultimate guide to Instagram etiquette for travel bloggers – thelongesthaul.com.
Welcome everyone to the official Under 1000 Club: For Aspiring Travel Bloggers homepage – If you are a new blogger then check out this Facebook group by dontforgettomove.com.
10 years of Killing Batteries – killingbatteries.com.
On Press Trips
The Escapism Business – “It was an all-expenses-paid trip to a resort in Mexico, a travel writer’s dream assignment. Or not.” – catapult.co.
On Travel Blogging
bloggers read mean comments – A fun video put together by hecktictravels.com in the spirit of Jimmy Kimmel’s “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets”.
Successful travel blogger / brand relationships with Anna Phipps – inmarketingwetrust.com.au.
Are all travel bloggers starting to look the same? – thepinthemapproject.com.
6 Things I stopped doing after two years as a travel blogger – we12travel.com.
Are travel bloggers forgetting travel is a privilege? – migratingmiss.com.
The hardest part of travel blogging – taylorstracks.com.
How blogging changes your life (and is good for you) – followthesisters.com.
Benefits of travel blogging – gr8traveltips.com.
My travel blogging crisis – veganfoodquest.com.
I quit travel blogging and it changed my life! – ausglobetrotter.com.
Seven reasons to become a travel blogger – sophiessuitcase.com.
Stop lying to yourself. This is why most travel bloggers fail – travelersuniverse.com.
Travel blogging is a sham – thetravelcaptain.com.
Dear new travel bloggers: don’t give up – blondwayfarer.com.
What do ‘bloggers’ actually do? (Travel focused) – molliebylett.com.
I spent $10K launching my travel blog, and ended up broke – By Lacey McLaughlin at thefinancialdiet.com.
In The News
How one entrepreneur turned a travel blog into a TV series – americanexpress.com.
Income and blogging stats reported in February for the month of January, 2016.
January 2016 Working Online Update – Digital Nomad Wannabe. Note that Sharon is no longer publishing income numbers but this is still a useful monthly report on making money.
February 2016 Travel Blog Income Report – Wanderlust Storytellers.
Income and traffic report #13 – January 2016 – Living The Dream RTW.
January blog income report (and traffic, too) – The Wandering Gourmand.
[If you are a travel blogger that publishes an income report let me know and I will add it to the monthly update.]
Conferences and Events
Blogger events and why they’re great for bloggers – fangirlquest.com.
4 days in Istanbul for the 2016 World Tourism Forum Global Meeting – By Ian Livingston for johnnyjet.com.
Indonesia press trip 2016 – psimonmyway.com.
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