I still can’t believe I get paid to do this. Sometimes as writers it’s good to step back and count our blessings. Got rejected recently? Yeah, me too. But you know what? I went back with another pitch and landed an assignment. It’s a game of adversity and those who are willing to work, push through, and put themselves on a ledge are successful. So take a moment and relax those shoulders, have a sip of tea, and take look outside: it’s a beautiful world and somehow we are lucky enough to play in it.
Following up on last week’s Twitter post, I am happy to announce Written Road’s arrival to the party. The new Twitter account will help us post more job leads, multimedia examples, interviews, and links to our favorite blog posts. But we don’t want to just talk, we also want to listen and converse. So feel free to direct message us, send us questions, shoot us examples of your work, and tell us what we are doing right and what we could do better.
Finally, as I mentioned last week, I’ve compiled a short list of people I would recommend checking out. This is just the tip of the iceberg, so if there is anyone out there who you feel we should be following, leave a comment and let us know. A little bit of conversation can go a long way in this business.
Happy writing all.
Writers and Editors
aphotoeditor~ Rob Haggart, the former Director of Photography for Men’s Journal and Outside Magazine
mchmiel ~ Director of Digital Media- National Geographic, JASON Project
Z_Everson ~ Writer. Editor. Consultant.
jennfields ~ Nonfiction writer and editor, dirt-bag climber, slow cyclist, bad Buddhist, media watcher (not watchdog)
deliciousbaby ~ Debbie Dubrow is a mother of two (ages 3 and 1 1/2) living in Seattle, WA. Her blog, www.deliciousbaby.com is about traveling with babies, toddlers and kids.
taraskipp ~ Talking travel, style, love & life @ www.champagnetravelonabeerbudget.com & www.thislusciouslife.wordpress.com
amaser ~ Travel the world producing TV and film for National Geographic, NG Adventure, Canoe and Kayak, and film festival stuff for Banff, Telluride, Wild and Scenic
COtraveler ~ online magazine focused on Colorado travel and tourism
TravlAndLeisure ~ Travel + Leisure explores the places, ideas, and trends that define modern global culture.
Suntimes ~ What you need to know: now. News, entertainment, sports and business news from the Sun-Times and more.
yankeemagazine ~ New England’s Magazine
latimestravel ~ Travel deals, news, tips & advice curated daily for the restless Tweetosphere
NatGeo_News ~ Passing along daily news from National Geographic.
PR Firms and Travel Resources
skydiver ~ Social Media CEO Adventurist, founder of Help A Reporter Out (HARO)
MissExpatria ~ The Internet’s leading enabler of travel addiction splits her time between Italy and France.
kmrosner ~ Founding member of Diamond Public Relations, specializing in travel & tourism PR.
Diamond_PR ~ Travel & tourism PR agency with more than 30 years experience creating awareness of and exposure for clients.
TravelPR ~ exNew Yorker now loving LA; travel/hotel PR consultant; certified foodie; political junkie
greentravel ~ News & Links for Greening Travel & Tourism
fairmonthotels ~ Editorial â€œSuite Tweetsâ€ courtesy of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts – an extraordinary collection of luxury hotels
hotelexperience ~ A hotel industry blog, managed by Hilton Bellevue. Where do you find your hotel news?
ThePeechHotel ~ Joburg’s Boutique Hotel
>> Incidentally, Written Road is hosted by the BootsnAll Travel Network. You can follow us on Twitter @BootsnAll