Wednesday saw the arrival of the UK’s top bloggers on the France stand at the World Travel Market. They came to discuss blogs and their role in the travel industry and to convince us of the need to recognise this, not so, new media. (We didn’t need convincing – we already have a blog!!)
Kash Bhattacharya of EuropeBudgetGuide.com gave us the low down on what blogs are, how bloggers work, and how we could interact and help each other. He came along with some of his colleagues: Dylan Lowe form thetravellingeditor.com, Kate McCulley from adventurouskate.com, Katy Stewart from starryeyedtravels.com, Kirsten Alana from aviatorsandacamera.com, and Caitlin O’Neil from CailinTravels.com.
The buzz word of the day was definitely “personal”. We learned that blogs are all about being personal. The writer’s own experiences, and more importantly their feelings and impressions from the places they’ve visited and the things they’ve seen, is what makes blogs so accessible and popular. We also need to be more personal in our contact with bloggers, we need to engage, to read their blogs and to find out who they are before finding out how we can work together.
The blogosphere is one big community of people who want to share their passions, whether that is fly-fishing, travel, cooking or chess!
Intrigued? Check out the video below the article.
Want more? See the whole workshop on travelllll.com.
We’d like to say a big thank you to Kash (@BudgetTraveller), Dylan (@TravelingEditor), Kate (@adventurouskate), Katy (@SEtravels), Kirsten (@KirstenAlana) and Cailin (@CailinONeil) for their time, and insights into the world of blogging.
Let us know how you see blogs by posting a comment below? What do you think of the emergence of blogs?