For anyone even slightly invested in the digital world, it’s hard to imagine it without ‘the blogger’. Rarely is a new product launched or promoted these days without a recognisable face from online realms merrily endorsing it, and social channels would be nothing without regular visual updates of influential blog writers’ latest exploits. Rewind even a mere five years however, and the term ‘blog’ was only really associated with weekend hobbyists, unchecked ‘Livejournal’ templates and monthly posts about recalcitrant pet cats. In an almost unprecedented ascent of the digital media ladder, bloggers have gone from overlooked dabblers, straight to the [...]
I was privileged to be asked to attend and speak again at the (IMHO) most relaxed, friendly and also insightful of the travel blogger community. I spoke at Traverse 13 back in Brighton and then was due to attend in Kingston the weekend just gone. However, serious 'man-flu' got in the way and I couldn't move or speak. So, after having 3 days of forced internet free time, I decided to publish my deck anyway. It is on slideshare, and embedded here. If you have any questions, leave comments OR tweet me and use the traverse hashtag.