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Highlighting new / interesting blogs

Travel Forums System Talk Highlighting new / interesting blogs

1. Posted by Peter (Admin 6422 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

Hey everyone,

I'm looking for one or a few volunteers :)

I was thinking it would be really nice to have a regular thread on the forums where we highlight some new interesting blogs that have been started, or point out some existing blogs that people should be keeping an eye out for. We currently have two moderators (Trekki and balhannahrise) helping feature blog posts in the Community section of the site, which is fantastic and does a really good job of surfacing some nice content being contributed.

But that only features individual entries and sometimes it would be nice to just see a list of which blogs are worth checking out. That might be long running blogs with consistently great content, or it might be ones that have just been started and look promising. For this, I think maybe a simple round-up post in the forums each month listing favourites would be the way to go. I'm totally flexible on how it is formatted or approached. If anyone is interested in taking on something like this, then please get in touch and we can discuss how to go about it.

2. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 615 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

It would be nice to have blogs listed by some sort of category, I.e. adventure blogs, cruise blogs, with kids blogs, senior traveler blogs, off the beaten path blogs, hiking blogs, bicycle blogs, first trip blogs, budget travel blogs, gap year blogs . . . you get the idea. That way it would be easy to find things that were useful, fun or just interesting.

Just a thought.

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 6422 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

The Highlights page does do that to some extent. Though not necessarily the same categories you mentioned. And of course, that's on an entry by entry basis.

[ Edit: Edited on 03-Apr-2018, at 21:13 by Peter ]