Have You Traveled Somewhere Because of This Site? Let Me Know!
Hi, all —
Again, I apologize for my lapse in posting. Travel Bloggers Unite in Innsbruck was an amazing, fulfilling, lucrative, debaucherous, fun-filled experience that I won’t be forgetting anytime soon, and I didn’t have one spare minute to write. I didn’t sleep more than four hours any night. It was insane.
Anyway, now I’m in Liechtenstein and I’m freaking out at my idiocy of planning a conference and four press trips back to back without including any downtime whatsoever. I’m going to crash.
In other news, we talked a lot about media kits at TBU. My advertising page is already a pretty good example, but I want to turn it into a PDF and add a lot more to it.
Including your travel experiences.
It’s easy to quantify numbers, but quality influence is more difficult to measure. PR firms, in particular, want to work with travel bloggers who have influence on their readers. So I’m turning to you for some qualitative information.
If I have influenced you to travel, to travel solo, or to visit a certain destination, I want to hear about it.
I want to include brief emails from readers saying that they’ve traveled somewhere because of this site.
A great example is an email I received from a reader once:
I always read your blogs and the other day, I was reading it in front of my mom and I said out loud I wish I could be a solo traveler like you and she looked at me and said why can’t I? I had no response and she said that I can do whatever I want to do. So I took her advice and I am planning my first trip to Spain. I am so excited and nervous because I have never traveled by myself but I know that once I get there I will meet a lot of people. You should be so proud of yourself because I’m sure I am not the only you have inspired.
But you could be more concise than that, too. Here’s an example I made up:
I never wanted to go to Koh Lanta, Thailand, but after reading Kate’s posts about how much she loved it, I went and stayed for a whole week! It was my favorite island in Thailand.
Or something like this:
I went on the Hanoi Backpackers Hostel Halong Bay Party Cruise after reading Kate’s post. It was just as great as she said and the best party in Vietnam!
As for identifying details, I will probably include your first name, age and nationality. For travel bloggers, I’ll include your full names and sites.
You can just comment on this post or email me. You could even just type a few words and we’ll figure something out together.