So, you're a (travel) blogger planning to go somewhere nice and want to save up on accommodation costs. You would be writing about your travel - the destination, interesting spots you find and maybe, about your accommodation. Wouldn't it be nice if you could cut the cost by setting a little sweet arrangement with a … Continue reading How to score ‘free’ hotel stays through your blog
The internet is such a lovely place. We never run out of things to read and learn. When you have internet connection, there's no room for boredom. All good, all good but then I always find myself falling into this rabbit hole of digital distraction and before I know it, I just lost a couple … Continue reading From WordPress to airplane tickets
I've been fortunate to have been invited by different restaurants who wanted bloggers to sample their dishes. As a blogger, I will admit that receiving these invites is really exciting - I won't lie. And I do go to a few food tasting and opening events. I say "few" because I am not a food … Continue reading Closing the gap between F & B PRs and bloggers
About a year ago, by some sheer luck, I was whisked to Istanbul, Turkey. That destination that always tops every traveler's bucket list, Istanbul is ranked the world's most popular travel destination, surpassing perennial favorites like London and Rome. Stepping into Istanbul is like stepping into another world - century old buildings stand near modern skyscrapers … Continue reading It’s been a year since Istanbul
Traveling. Writing. Writing while traveling. Traveling to write something. I'd really love to do that. I mean, that would be the best way to live my life, for me. I am passionate to do both until the day I die, so to speak. So naturally, I stalk travel blogs and do a lot of arm … Continue reading Meet up with Michael Hodson, travel blogger
Just right after I wrote about blogger outreach a couple of days ago, this landed in my inbox: "Hello. We're looking for expat bloggers living in Dubai to blog about our airline client. Our client will fly the selected bloggers to a city in Asia and they will have to blog about their experiences. Can you send us your … Continue reading Blogger Outreach: Travel edition
Lately, I've seen more and more companies in Dubai catching up with what is called: blogger outreach. Blogger outreach is simply defined as the authentic pairing of your business with bloggers who create quality, engaging content about YOU! A blogger outreach campaign can be an opportunity to spread the word about your brand across numerous sites. … Continue reading Blogger Outreach: is it worth it?
Someone asked me, "Aren't you afraid of what you're sharing on your blog?" I have been diary writing since grade school. This was back then when it's all pen and paper, no running my fingers through the keyboard, no hitting the delete key. It was all honest, raw. Spontaneous. Once the ink trickled out of the … Continue reading Blogging and vulnerability
"Oh so you are a blogger? What do you blog about?" "Can you describe your blog in three words?" I immediately thought I was in the Miss Universe stage. Those tricky little questions! So, I thought for a while but if I just need three words to describe my blog, it would be: personal, visual … Continue reading Describe your blog in 3 words
As I'm still on vacation and having a bit of difficulty finding the time to sit down to write a full blog post as much as I would like to (as expected), I've invited other bloggers to write for me. Thanks to a few who have responded! I hope you enjoy their posts and follow … Continue reading Guest posts coming!