Online Storytelling: Story vs Meta-Story

There is something that has been gnawing at me for several months now. I’ve been suffering from a bout of cognitive dissonance ever since I attended the Book Passage Travel Writing Conference last August. I sat in on the sessions by Spud Hilton, the travel editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. During his 4-day sessions, … [Read more…]

2013 Blogging Goals

I had a problem in 2012. I spent so much time traveling and running around that I had very little time to focus on growth of my site and the goals I set out to achieve. I’m going to purposely slow down this year and focus more on creating content and getting the word out. … [Read more…]

2013 Goal #1: Write More

I’m a big believer is setting out goals and making those goals public. I’ve done my blogging goals for several years on this site and I’m going to do it again for 2013. My biggest goal for 2013 is to write more. This has been a big problem for me. I often wait for my … [Read more…]

Half of Blogging is Knowing What You Are NOT

As blogging becomes more entrenched over time, there has arisen a number of ways that people are going about doing things. Some people have gone into social media consulting. Others are doing freelancing for print publications. Some are are trying to make money selling courses and ebooks. There are certainly many different ways to go … [Read more…]

6 Blogging Lessions I Learned The Hard Way

I’ve been blogging long enough that I’ve tried almost everything. Not surprisingly, most things have failed. Some however, have succeeded. Here is a list of things I’ve learned the hard way. I hope you can learn something from my experiences: AVOID Blogging Contests A few times a month some company launches a “contest” where bloggers … [Read more…]