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1. Posted by budjude (Full Member 46 posts) 11y

has anyone done anything similar to a travel blog, whilst one there travels? i have had a look at the lnoely planet ones, which are free for a month then you have to pay around £50 for a year. i have started tp set up my own @ http://lonelyplanet.mytripjournal.com/BobsBarmyAdventures05

just wondering if people found them more useful, rather than sending emails to everyone. it also allows you to put pictures etc on it, so it seems like a good way for everyone to see what your upto and make them jealous!

your thoughts peoples.............

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Hey Budjude!

I think travel blogs, or blogs in general, are a great way of expressing yourself. I'd be hesitant to pay for one of them though, there are tons of free alternatives available....

I'll drop you a pm on this one as well. Check your message center :)

Sam

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 11y

Quoting budjude

has anyone done anything similar to a travel blog, whilst one there travels?

Ayup. Still doing it, even. I originally envisioned it as being a regular weblog as well, but practice has shown that I almost only write travel-related things there. 'course, my entire life nowadays is traveling, so I guess that doesn't say that much... :)

just wondering if people found them more useful, rather than sending emails to everyone. it also allows you to put pictures etc on it, so it seems like a good way for everyone to see what your upto and make them jealous!

That describes the benefits exactly. So far I've managed to convince two friends to come join me for a few weeks - the thing a few pretty pictures can't do... ^_^
Of course, with added posibilities to describe your trip come the almost overwhelming need to go and use them all. And suddenly rather than jutting a quick down a few quick observations in a mass email, you're writing these endless treatises and spending hours upon touching up your pictures. But then, it's all worth it, says I.
It's also very useful for yourself, simply as a sort of extended diary of where you've been and what you've done. Memories which now seem fresh fade far too quickly, but when you're writing for all the world, you have the happy sidebenefit of writing for yourself as well.

4. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

I have many - all free. As all blogs - good for the internet promotion.

5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Whilest the idea of having my blog branded with the Lonely Planet logo does appeal to me, not to the tune of 50 pounds a year.

I personally use Ball of Dirt (my blog) which has a nifty map, ability to update your friends when you update your blog and unlimited photo storage. All for the low, low price of 0 pounds per annum (i.e. free).

The only issue I have with it is that lately it has been running very slowly and occasionally timing-out. However, I spoke with the operators, and they are adding new servers, so hopefully that goes away.

And yes, I have found it a handy way to update my travels. I always felt a little bad just sending out unsolicited emails to people talking about my travels. This way, only those that really want to read it, do. And yes, I hope it makes people jealous. I'm off to Paris tomorrow, and plan on posting pictures of me eating pastries on the banks of the Seine with La Tour Effiel in the background! Suckers!

Greg

6. Posted by s0f (Full Member 163 posts) 11y

I'll be keeping my own blog on my travels. I suppose being a web developer makes it easy for me to set up my own - which I have. The reason I don't want to use an "ready-made" blog is because you have to have access to the internet when you want to add pics or post entries etc. I like the idea of being able to do my entries at the end of every day and then just upload the new pages when I have access.

As Greg said with a blog you don't have to send out mass emails to every one in your address book and it's a way for my mother to know that I am still alive even though I haven't personally contacted her in a week! She can keep track of me and what I've been doing without me feeling like I have to write her an email everyday.

7. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

I do!... I just made my own

I tryed a few of those others and they are bloated with features and code that doesn't do anything

Though there are some good ones... out there ;)

8. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 11y

Hey!

There is also this site where you can put many photos of your travel and make travel tips (things to do, accommodations, restaurants, off the beaten paths, etc.). They have the world map and you can enter the countries and cities you have visited and they list it down per country, and reflect it in your travel map. I haven't travelled that much but I've built my travel pages there. It's on http://www.virtualtourist.com/

Z

9. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Thanks for reminding me of that site, zags . I saw a few months ago and saved it as a favourite, but forgot to get back to it

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