Hold the travel blog – there’s work to be done!
Writing a travel blog can be something of a labour of love – coming up with regular post ideas, honing your voice and writing style, serving your audience with gripping ideas and discussion. But it’s all worthwhile when you know people are reading your posts and are actively engaged in what you’re writing.
However sometimes labour of another variety can put paid to the labour you love. Earlier this year I embarked on a new work project. LiveShareTravel is an online travel and lifestyle magazine that takes a different approach to sharing travel ideas and inspirational features.
It sees writers staying in hotels and resort properties sharing up-to-the-minute updates on LiveShareTravel and, a variety of social networks – you’ll find LiveShareTravel on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Audioboo, Stumbleupon, FriendFeed, Digg… oh you name it, we’re probably there!
The beauty of using these different social networks is they each help us deliver real-time updates and rich content, be that video, podcasts or photo slideshows.
LiveShareTravel is in effect my baby, created by myself and my husband Terry, who has written features on this blog. But we also carry features and blog posts from other talented writers.
So what’s the trouble with LiveShareTravel? Nothing whatsoever in as much as we are currently making a bit of an incredible journey from Tenerife to the small Andalucian town of Arcos de la Frontera (via Madrid and Seville – don’t ask!) by plane, train and auto-mobile in a bid to get to see the town’s Belen, or living nativity, this evening. As long winded as the journey is set to be, it will likely prove the old adage that travel is as much about the journey as the destination.
As well as that we’ve just had a week packed full of brilliant experiences in Tenerife – we’ve spotted beautiful rainbows on top of Europe’s largest volcano, visited lava tubes carved out by said volcano, had our fill of theme park thrills and more.
But if there were one downside to LiveShareTravel it’s that it’s dragged me away from my travel blog – a space where I can explore the quirkier aspects of exploring the world and have a fun poke at the lunacy you can discover along the way.
So I’m hoping that now the magazine is up and running I’ll be free to write a few more posts here and not be such a stranger to my own blog! Either way, there’s still a healthy fix of travel news, features and more on LiveShareTravel – come on over and take a look. In the meantime, head over to LiveShareTravel to read more…