I think Travellerspoint is a great point of information for travellers. I find the Forums a great source of information and the few blogs I read really interesting.
I think it would be a good idea to have an entry page or section for the 'Blogs' similar to the Forum section for easier navigation.
I have been trying to read blog posts on India and the blogs section gives me only the most recent updated blogs, irrespective of country, and there is no link to find out about all the blog posts that have been written till then on India.
If one goes to the Destination section, in hope of finding the blogs, it gives us the total number of members and it is tedious clicking on each and every link to find out if the member has posted anything on their blog (especially where members are in their 1000s). It was easier for Antarctica, where there are nine members and only one maintains a blog.
I hope you consider this suggestion so as to enable easier navigation amongst blogs.
Thanks in advance,
The search works reasonably well for that. You can either find all blog entries that specifically mention india, or just all blogs with a title referring to India (hmm, which is kinda useless, with lots of empty blogs in there; that's been put on the list to fix now.)
We also used to have the plan to create aggregate blogs for each country that would combine all blog entries about that country (based on categorization by the user, so missing uncategorized blog entries, but still quite useful). That'd be probably ideal for you. Don't know where that is in the planning, though.
[ Edit: Edited on Nov 26, 2006, at 5:26 AM by Sander ]
Definitely on the to do list. Now that so many of the bigger changes we've been working on have been done, this will probably happen relatively soon too (although no guarantees on time frame just now!)
Just finished this off. You can now browse through all previous blog entries posted by Travellerspoint'ers.
Though it is worth noting that sometimes users don't categorise their entries (or incorrectly categorise them), so the search form may in fact yield better results.
Wow... Thanks, Peter. That was pretty fast.
No worries.. I had the urge