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  1. Bossman

    Lucky and team,

    First thank you for the wealth of information you have put together in one place here. I truly enjoy reading the blog each day and have benefitted from many of your tips/suggestions/reviews.

    I apologize if this is slightly off-topic for the forum, but I was wondering if you would consider a post on how the blog got started? Yes I know some of this ground has been covered in various recent articles etc., but since you’ve clearly found a great niche and are pursuing your passion I’d love to hear (from you) how you came to realize that this could be a career? Do you have any suggestions for those of us who have thought of starting our own blogs (in my case not in the travel space) on attracting readers, advertisers and the like?

    Again, apologies that this is not a travel specific question but I do think many of your readers would love to hear more about how you built this amazing community from scratch.

    Thanks again for being such a great and valuable resource!

  2. Gaurav

    [USER=1938]@Bossman[/USER], not sure if Ben will do this but he did put down some of his suggestions about blogging a little while ago and I think they are solid thoughts for any kind of blog.

    [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/02/18/tips-becoming-travel-blogger/[/URL]

  3. Bossman

    [QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 17214, member: 79″][USER=1938]@Bossman[/USER], not sure if Ben will do this but he did put down some of his suggestions about blogging a little while ago and I think they are solid thoughts for any kind of blog.

    [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/02/18/tips-becoming-travel-blogger/[/URL][/QUOTE]
    [USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] this is great. Obviously I didn’t search hard enough but thank you for pointing me in the right direction.

  4. Anonymous

    Welcome [USER=1938]@Bossman[/USER], and thanks for reading! The post [USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] mentioned is great for discussing blogging, so I’d start there.

    It’s not necessarily helpful in terms of tactics, but you might also enjoy the very first ever post on OMAAT: [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2008/02/04/welcome/[/URL] — shows you how far things have come, and that everyone has to start small. 🙂

  5. rickyw

    [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] any chance you have a link to your first post?!:cool:

  6. Anonymous

    [USER=1436]@rickyw[/USER] — Hmmmm… I didn’t start writing consistently/with my own byline until November of 2014, but did a couple of guest posts before then. I think the first one might have been when I spirited Ben off to Sicily on Lufthansa that one time?

    [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/05/12/im-just-caviar-less-biased-review-lufthansa-first-class/[/URL]

  7. David W

    I LOVED that review of LH F.

  8. Gaurav

    Ha, I think I had just started reading the blog regularly and taken my first LH first flight. Remember that post too!

  9. Bossman

    [QUOTE=”Tiffany, post: 17218, member: 7″]Welcome [USER=1938]@Bossman[/USER], and thanks for reading! The post [USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] mentioned is great for discussing blogging, so I’d start there.

    It’s not necessarily helpful in terms of tactics, but you might also enjoy the very first ever post on OMAAT: [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2008/02/04/welcome/[/URL] — shows you how far things have come, and that everyone has to start small. :)[/QUOTE]
    [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] thank you! Looks like things have come a long way 🙂

  10. Debo

    ” I fly mostly United and stay mostly at Hilton and Priority Club properties”

    ha! Oh how quickly things change.

  11. Bossman

    [QUOTE=”Debo, post: 17250, member: 390″]” I fly mostly United and stay mostly at Hilton and Priority Club properties”

    ha! Oh how quickly things change.[/QUOTE]
    [USER=390]@Debo[/USER] GO BEARS!

  12. Emma R

    Hi,

    So, this is not so much a travel related question but I work for a business travel company in London (UK) and have been asked to write a review of an upcoming trip that I am going on. This gave me an idea of maybe making this a permanent part of my travelling experience. I was wondering if you/anyone could give me some good tips and insight into how to write a brilliant review as I have never done anything like this before?

    Thanks
    Emma x

  13. David W

    [URL=’http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/02/18/tips-becoming-travel-blogger/’]This [/URL]post might be a good place to start.

  14. Gaurav

    I’ve only written one review but it really is a different mind set and not very relaxing. You need to pay attention to things that are going on around you from the perspective of your potential audience, take pictures (which may or may not feel comfortable) etc. I don’t envy anyone who does it for a living!

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