Travel Writing 2.0 Archive

Abandoned Factories and Shuttered Print Publications

Whenever there’s a transition from one kind of demand to another, the creative destruction can be painful. That’s true in all types of business, from blue-collar manufacturing to white-collar professional services.

What It Takes to Go Pro as a Travel Writer or Blogger

Like most fun gigs, travel writing is a dream job if you don’t need to care about the money. If you’re trying to go pro and make a living at it,

The Four Stages of a Successful Blog (and How to Promote at Each Level)

Despite what some self-appointed gurus will tell you, creating a successful blog is a long-term process, not a series of tricks and shortcuts. If you ask most people who have been

Does What You’re Writing Have Leverage?

I’ve given a lot of talks at writing conferences and travel conventions on different subjects and much of the advice┬áhas a common thread: leverage. If what you work on will last,

Audience First, Money Second for Writers in the Digital Age

Editor’s note – This is an update of a post that originally went up in 2010, thus the old comments. I’m reviving it again because it’s an answer to one of