Traveljunkieindonesia.com – I graduated from Padjadjaran University’s Information and Library Department in Bandung in 2007. Over five years have passed, and it seems that lately I have found myself returning, I love knowledge sharing with possibility of being useful to people.
I am SO excited to tell you all about this update.
“I have lived through much and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet, secluded life in the country with possibility of being useful to people.” – Tolstoy
On 21th Dec, I’ve been travel blogging full-time for two years now.
I’ve just returned from a workshop on TRAVEL BLOGGING at Gadjah Mada University‘s English Department, Yogyakarta.
In this workshop, Bekabuluh talked about the key to success in travel blogging is “Responsible Travel & Responsible Travel Blogging”. This leaves one more co-initiator of Indonesian Travel Bloggers to join in. Tale About Nomad was then contacted, and she agreed to become the workshop’s moderator. Perfectoooo!
And, I opened the workshop with materials on the “marketing” side of travel blogging: branding, differentiation, positioning, and readership. Travel Junkie Indonesia contribution is essential mostly because, whether you like it or not, no matter how important your travel blog posts are, they mean nothing if no one is reading them.
Travel Blogging isn’t all about reporting daily nuances or posting narcissistic photos all over the web. Travel blogging requires a vast set of skills, from fundamental writing skills to basic html programming to engaging audience in conversations. We are after all self-publishers who have no editors to report to – in fact, we are ‘amazing people’ who multi-task.
In my the materials, I writed “TRAVEL BLOGGER: the real TRAVEL JUNKIE, WEB DEVELOPMENT, TRAVEL WRITER, DESIGNER, ART-DIRECTING, TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER, and MARKETER. Very BUSY! PASSION! COMMITMENT!”
Getting together with a bunch of people who are extremely passionate about travel blogging reignited that fire. Listening to inspiring talks allowed me to take a step outside of my bubble and see it from a wider perspective. One of the most inspiring speech was made by good friend and successful travel blogger.
Here are some words of encouragement to help you decide what standpoint to take in travel blogging, the vision of Indonesian Travel Bloggers:
Happy Green Travels!