Blogging PreCourse and Blogging101

TBEX: A Travel Bloggers Conference

John & Carmen

Question: What is the right collective term for a large number of bloggers? (A note on collective terms. A “herd” is the right collective term for buffalo, a “mob” would be the term for angry people).

Is it a swarm of bloggers? A school or a flock?  I’m going with swarm since that carries the idea that the bloggers are usually solitary but they periodically….swarm.  A school or a flock, like fish or sheep, suggests that they stay together.

I’m John, one of the founders of the legendary BlogWritingCourse. In its heyday, this course led many dozens of bloggers down the road towards fame, fortune, independence, and self-expression informing them with deep knowledMy Wife's Travel Blogge, equipping them with strong skills, and supporting them with a warm constructive community.

A few years ago, we redeployed resources and focused on our K12 educational businesses that were growing faster. While this was  a smart business decision, it was with real sadness that we stopped offering the Blog Writing Course.

A Swarm of Travel Bloggers

I’m thinking a lot about the blogging course since I’m attending, with my wife, a blogging conference. Specifically, she’s attending and I’m tagging along.

We’re at the TBEX conference which is uniquely for travel bloggers and their sponsors and affiliates.  There are maybe a thousand attendees and what an interesting diverse group.

I’ve met so far (and it hasn’t really started): a blogger who focuses on adventure travel for lads in the 2o’s, a couple of a certain age who focus on travel for people of a certain age, a young lady who talks about young ladies traveling alone. a women who writes about luxury travel, several people who focus on budget travel, one lady who only blogs about Scotland, a guy who guides and writes about walking tours in NY, another who focused on discounted luxury travel, and so on. It reminds me of being in my late teens or 20s when I spent time backpacking through Europe and meeting a diverse crowd. Nothing corporate about these people.  Blogs that I’ve noticed so far:

Chasingthedonkey.com
Travelpast50.com

CarmensTravelTips.com
IntrepidEscape.com
Ancient Greek Archaelogical & Military History
Notes of Nomads.com

All this excitement about blogging has me thinking about the history of the blog writing course.  I’ve started drafting up a summary , want to peak at an early draft? Go to the history of the blog writing course? I’m working on this on my “blorum.info” a (my digital marketing blog) and will move it here when I finish the post. Stay tuned… #TBEX #TBEXAthens

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