Speed blogging

Speed blogging

A little outside my normal sort of post about travel and travel blogs, but the information in this post is relevant to all travel blogs. Better performance, more readers, more page-views, more money!

Ivica Delic at Knowledge Base for Freelancers has put together a useful guide on speeding up Wordpress sites. You run a travel blog, chances are it’s powered by WordPress, and it could use a little hurry-up, yeah? I know I got some big gains very quickly by following this advice.

Yoda

SF: Seriously Freaky

Carol at Wayfaring Views lists and describes some of San Francisco’s off-beat bits. Some of these places I’ve been to – and love – some are waaay outside my experience. It’s all good. San Francisco is a city I fell in love with right from the start when my shuttle pulled up at Fort Mason. Many subsequent visits have only pushed it further into my heart. Carol writes with love, and that’s the way the City should be written about.

A year alone

A year alone in the world

Ania of Ania Travels writes about a year spent as a solo traveller. Normally I’m a bit down on these sort of “15 best things about…” posts, but I think she’s nailed it here. Her wisdom shines through: travel isn’t about being away from home. Any blogger contemplating extended solo travel away from home, family, job, and a mountain of possessions should read this.

I’m not a big fan of selfie sticks, neither, but Ania has got the genre down to an artform. Love it!

Lovely Lofoten

Lovely Lofoten

A post by Tom from Adventurous Travels. He and his sidekick Flavio look into some of the more remote and interesting corners of the world. When they say that it is the most beautiful place on the planet, well it’s something worth listening to. The photographs are truly extraordinary. Go, read the post, admire the views, and then settle down with a mug of something and read the rest of the blog. I feel ashamed of my travels around airports and city streets. These guys really get stuck into the travel lark!