writing well

Getting Things Accomplished: Productivity Tips for Bloggers

Posted by on December 2, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Many who attended my presentation at TBEX Athens asked if I could post it somewhere. Others who couldn’t attend have been asking as well. The audio from that conference is still not posted and the slides only make so much sense without it. So I’ve re-recorded it and here you go. So Much Content, So […]

Here’s How to Consistently Run a Mediocre Blog

Posted by on June 25, 2014 at 12:21 pm

If you read a lot of conventional wisdom articles about how to write successful blog posts, you’ll read a lot of advice that’s just plain wrong. Some people giving out this advice give it because it worked for them five years ago so they assume it’s still working now. Others are just parroting what they’re […]

11 Ways to Be a More Productive Writer (Who Makes Real $$)

Posted by on April 29, 2014 at 10:09 pm

I did a presentation at TBEX Toronto in 2013 with a range of slides on succeeding as a travel writer in the digital age. Some of them got a chuckle, some got frowns, but the one above got a collective gasp. A rather loud one. I knew it must have gotten some attention when people […]

6 Mechanical Mistakes Most Writers Make (and I’m sometimes guilty of #4)

Posted by on February 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm

I’m a freelance writer and blogger, but I’m also an editor. The kind of editor that pays people for quality travel stories they write, for a publication that wins awards year after year. So I see things from both sides of the desk more than most. That includes seeing common writing mistakes that are not […]

70 Nuggets of Advice From a Successful Blogger

Posted by on November 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm

We do lots of interviews with successful bloggers and writers on this travel writing blog, but the normal question/answer format doesn’t lend itself to very long, detailed “here’s what to do” nuts and bolts advice sections. Sometimes I’ll veer off and do one of those myself, like The 4 Stages of a Successful Blog or […]