How to take your blog from press trip to paid campaign – TBEX presentation

by Heather Cowper 10 May 2015
moving from press trip to paid campaign

In May 2015 I was invited to co-present with Gary Bembridge at the TBEX bloggers conference, held in Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava, Spain and we decided to share some of the things we had learned in setting up a collaborative blogger group at Travelator Media.  

My New Year’s resolutions for my blog

by Heather Cowper 2 January 2015
New Year's Resolutions for my blog

So here, we are at the beginning of a new year in 2015, reflecting over what we learned in the last year and how we can apply it to our endeavours in this new year. For my blog at Heather on her travels, here’s what I plan to do differently in 2015.  

How to create quick and easy videos for your blog – my #TBEX Dublin presentation

by Heather Cowper 3 October 2013
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This article about Quick and Easy ways to create video for your blog (without the film school training) is based on the presentation I gave at Travel Blogger’s Conference TBEX in Dublin in October 2013. I’m a self taught video-maker and I’ve learned as I’ve gone along, without any formal training. When I first started making videos to use on my blog at Heatheronhertravels.com, I naturally aspired to make beautiful, professional looking mini movies, just like the BBC travel documentaries I’d […]

How to get your guest post published on another blog

by Heather Cowper 11 October 2012
Guest Posts

I get quite a few guest post requests each week for my travel blog at Heatheronhertravels.com. The majority are generic cut and paste enquiries that I give a quick scan before I press delete, while others are well written proposals that catch my attention. If you want your Guest Post to get serious consideration, read on for my tips;  

5 free Google SEO tools and how to use them

by Heather Cowper 30 September 2012
Google tools

In this Guest Post from Emma-Julie Fox we cover some of the top free SEO tool from Google and how you can use them to analyse you travel blog’s performance, identify problems with your site and target topics that will be profitable and interesting to your readers  

05 Case study #inCostaBrava campaign – Podcast interview with Jaume Marin

by Heather Cowper 25 September 2012
Heather Cowper and Jaume Marin at TBEX

In Podcast 5  I talk to Jaume Marin in a case study of how the Costa Brava region in Spain has been working successfully with bloggers to promote tourism. Jaume Marin is the Marketing Director of Girona and Costa Brava Tourism Board who hosted the TBEX Travel Bloggers conference that I attended in Girona. Costa Brava have been working closely with bloggers for the last couple of years with some great results, and we discuss what travel bloggers and tourism […]

Stay in fab hotels for free – how to get sponsored stays through your travel blog

by Heather Cowper 19 August 2012
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Travel the world and stay in top hotels for free? Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? Well yes and no. My travel blog at Heatheronhertravels.com has enabled me to stay in some wonderful hotels, apartments and holiday homes in the last 2 years, either paying nothing or a much reduced rate, but I’ve had to work hard for the privilege. You’ve heard the saying ”There’s no such thing as a free lunch?” … well there’s no such thing […]

Is now the time to take sponsored posts on your blog?

by Heather Cowper 26 July 2012
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I’ve been taking sponsored posts on my travel blog at Heather on her Travels for 18 months now and a trickle of enquiries has now become a steady stream, if not a river of requests. In the last 6 months since all the Google updates (I get my Penguins mixed up with my Pandas) there’s been a noticeable shift in the requests I receive, away from the banners and links in the sidebar and towards sponsored posts. Many advertisers and […]

How to use symmetry to take travel photos that stand out from the crowd – guest post by Darin Rogers

by Heather Cowper 18 April 2012
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In this guest post, Australian photographer Darin Rogers shares how you can use symmetry to make your travel photographs stand out from the crowd. You’ll find more photography tips in Darin’s e-book Capturing the journey: A beginner’s guide to the basics of travel photography.  

Review of Video 101 – Tips for visual storytelling – e-book by Lisa Lubin

by Heather Cowper 29 January 2012
Lisa Lubin Video

Lisa Lubin is a travel blogger and videographer at LLWorldTour and an award-winning television producer and video consultant who has put all her experience into an e-book called Video 101 – Tips and tricks for awesome visual storytelling. Before I get on to my review of the e-book, I asked Lisa to give us her top tips on story-telling through video;  

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