What is a blog and who is a blogger? According to Dictionary.com, a blog is a personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis. That makes the blogger the doer…the one who blogs.
A huge part of my writing assignments is in the area of ghost blogging. Which means I write in the voice of my client who owns a blog and nobody knows who is behind his or her writing.
To get the job done, I study their social media platforms, how they interact with their friends and clients. I listen to their recordings (if they have) and study their personality.
I love my job! One day I could be a realtor, or another day, an immigration advisor talking about a specific country he represents, a caregiving company founder or a wellness doctor…. and many other roles on an ongoing basis. There are some freelance projects, which are short term.
The blogging platform is so much fun and it has helped me to be a better copywriter. This is my personal blog. There are over 150 articles that you can peruse.
Last week, my friend Donovan Grant from England (Thanks, Donovan) has nominated me to take on the 7 links challenge.
Purpose: “To unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.”
My role now is to select 7 posts and then pass on the baton to five other awesome bloggers. You can find further details of the rules at The 7 Links Challenge – that was created by TripBase Blog.
Here are the seven links I’ve chosen:
The Most Beautiful Post:
Traveling Beyond Your Comfort Zone, Learning from the Past and Planning for The Next Big Travel
Is there a perfect time for travels? When asked, most people would say, “we’ll wait for _____”. In this article, we reveal our plans of taking long-term slow travel around the world in 2013.
The Most Popular Post:
How to have Unforgettable Air Travels with Your Kids
In this post I gave 7 practical tips for air travel with kids. These are tips that we used when traveling with our own kids. This is an article with the most retweets and private messages.
The Most Controversial Post:
I come from a background that values higher education and Ivy League universities. They are worshipped almost like gods in the culture I grew up in.
When I announced our family and our daughter’s decision in declining a place in an International Baccalaureate (IB) high school program and not pursuing the traditional way of higher learning, many were surprised.
So this article points out our thoughts on the unschool system and possibly uncollege. In other words, college is not for everyone.
The title of the article is Uncollege, Unschool, Uncommon from my old blog uncommongeneration.com, which was merged in December of last year with travelwritingpro.com.
The Most Helpful Post:
A Journey Through Every Continent in the World: Choosing the Right Destinations and Countries to Travel, in my opinion is the most helpful post. In this post, I outlined 8 things to look for when choosing countries and destinations for long term travels with your family.
The Post Whose Success Surprise Me:
The one post that I spent the least time and put the least effort has one of the most views on my blog. That is Traveling to the Luxurious Wilderness in Belize. In October our family had a few hours visiting The Lodge at Chaa Creek, had lunch and took some pictures. It is one of the best places to visit in Belize.
The Post that Didn’t Get the Attention It Deserved:
As a writer, we are our own worst critic and every time we hit publish, there could be uncertainties lingering in our mind. When asked to pick the post that didn’t get the attention it deserved, that is quite hard. I’m going to pick Shocking Tips on Traveling with Kids That Went Unnoticed.
This is a group writing project with 16 other traveling families from around the world. I think it deserves media attention because these are families that wrote what they live by. Not a bunch of theories or secondary information.
Now it is my turn to nominate 5 amazing bloggers that I’ve connected through social media platforms like Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Google+. They are from different travel categories and countries.
Fourjandals.com a young traveling couple from New Zealand, that I’ve just connected through Pinterest from a country I lived for over three years and love.
Sangay.com/ecuadorguide, a travel expert from Ecuador, connected through Twitter. Ecuador, a country we are visiting in 2013.
GypsyNester.com an empty nester couple who travels freely and enjoying their life, whom I connected through Google+.