Travel Writing is a LOT Like Writing a Journal Entry
By William Ballard
Now, of course, this is just ONE new student’s opinion, but for anyone who has ever kept a journal or diary… ask yourself this: Why did you keep that journal in the first place?
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I have reason to believe that it was done in order for you to relive a certain memory or event. And as you write that entry into your journal or diary, what you are actually doing is making a note of what you feel in that particular situation or memory.
And in so doing, it I requires you to activate your five senses (I’ll talk more about that in a few).
The Start of a New Adventure...
By William Ballard
“Begin with the End in Mind means to begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing your proactive muscles to make things happen.” – Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (AFF)
So many people start things – start a project, start a business, or even start a blog – without having a clear picture or idea of what they are trying to accomplish. To me, this just makes absolutely no sense. You see, if you start out on a journey with no destination in mind, how would you know if or when you made it?
I recently started The Ultimate Travel Writer's program and it has inspired me to want to start this new travel writing business blog project. It is because of that philosophical truth stated above, and because of this new program, that I wanted to start the launch of this new blog project with the following insights and strategic planning in mind.
Some of these elements or sections are what you would find in a traditional business plan (and this is a BUSINESS), but they are not meant to be as exhaustive. The gist of this article/post is all about giving you some insight into who I am, who this blog is for, and what you can expect to learn and gather from each article.
So without further delay, let’s get this journey started!