I have a special treat for you today. Jessica from Turquoise Compass is guest blogging about Blogging Tips and Writing While Traveling.
One of the most difficult things in being considered a blogger or writer, especially a travel writer, is coming up with original ideas for blog posts. Traveling and experiencing the world is the easy part, yet summarizing my experiences in a short blog post at times feels daunting. How can I capsulate a once in a lifetime experience in a mere 500-800 words and with just 8-10 pictures attached? I struggle to not write too much to bore my readers (yes, I can get wordy), yet at the same time I don’t want to write too little and not explain my journey completely. I want my readers to be left wanting more, yet left satisfied with the story-a complete beginning and end. What’s the moral of the story anyway? Continue reading “Blogging Tips and Writing While Traveling – Guest post”
Welcome to your A-Z of writing.
Over the coming weeks, I will be going through the A-Z of writing, giving hints, tips, information and advice on writing. Each post will start with a new alphabet letter, in sequence. I have just completed a Level 4 IAG Diploma. (Information, Advice and Guidance.) So lets see if I can put into practice, what I have learnt.
A is for appreciation of your reader. If it wasn’t for them, your audience, you would not be able to light up their life with your creative genius.
It is very important to:
- Research what your reader wants
- Add value to your reader’s life
- Not patronise your readers
- Attend book signings
- Give talks
- Interact with your readers as much as possible
- Reply to your reader’s tweets and messages
- Be grateful you are doing what you love
- Show appreciation to each reader at every available opportunity
Thanks for taking the time to read this blog post, it is much appreciated.