I’ve been in constant contact with our features editor, Don George, over the last few weeks, brewing up the content that we want to put into his talk on engineering the perfect blog in Los Angeles this September. The talk is part of the Travel Blogger Show, the annual extension from the American Society of Travel Agent’s larger convention, and it’s scheduled to take place on Saturday, September the 7th.
Between Don and myself we’ve got lots of insight to put into the talk – Don, with his decades of experience in the travel realm among the San Francisco Chronicle, Lonely Planet and Gadling, and myself, with years of pushing around data and content at AOL.
The point that keeps returning though, is how positive and easy travel and travel blogging can be. With the tools available on the web right now it’s easy to set up a blog within a few quick shakes, and finding content to blog about is just a vacation or a thought experiment away. And the community that surrounds travel is encouraging, nurturing and always full of ideas.
If you get the chance and you’re in LA next week, be sure to stop by the conference. Don will be there all weekend, and hugs are on the house.
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