It turns out my idea of a weekly travel theme is not my idea alone. I was inspired to start a blogging event after wordpress encouraged us to improve opportunities for the blogging community. I browsed the events, and found nothing on travel, so I thought I’d start one. Unfortunately, it was brought to my attention that it already exists. Oops.
I’ve done some brainstorming, trying to think of something that would help me improve as a blogger as well as help our travel writing community grow. I still want to stick with travel as the topic, but I need to offer a different opportunity with my blogging event.
Instead of offering a theme, I will provide a place. Together, we will go on a journey by sharing posts and reading posts dedicated to that place. I’m hoping it will be a great resource for anyone visiting that destination or wanting to take a journey in the comfort of their home. Here is the plan:
1. Each Sunday, a place will be set as the theme (it could be a city, landmark, national park, etc.)
2. If you are familiar with the place, and would like to contribute, you will write a post and title it Travel Journey of the Week: (Place).
3. Your post can be any medium that works for you; videos, photos, descriptions, itineraries, personal memories, poems, ticket stubs, etc.
4. Finally, be sure to provide a link back here so everyone can connect and share their own take on the place.
The goal is to provide a resource for destinations to visit along with a chance to practice our skills. I will probably take a guidebook approach to my posts so I can improve my technical writing while including pictures.
This weekly challenge will evolve over time, so if you have recommendations for how to make it better, please share! This will only be successful if you contribute. Today’s post will be out momentarily…