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October 2013
  Who knew that a somewhat corny night full of screaming at ghosts could teach me something about blogging? You can’t walk very far in downtown Dublin without seeing some reference to their ghost bus tours. I signed up to have a little scare-yourself fun. I walked away with some important blogging tips about storytelling....
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  Michael Collins interviews Homestay’s CEO Alan Clarke about why they think working with bloggers is a good choice for their company. (Hint:  It’s about creating great content.)
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  Instagram is the perfect platform for sharing holiday photos – and you won’t miss home if your stay is punctuated with Insta-lovehearts. But one tourist board has bigger plans for this visual social media platform than a few holiday snaps. Instagram is fast becoming part of Costa Brava’s worldwide marketing strategy, with the aim...
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  Okay, I’ll admit it. I talk a lot. I’m kind of introverted and definitely deal with a bit of social anxiety, which I mentioned on a recent post about becoming a better blogger by taking risks. But once I get to know you, I will “talk yer ear off” as my mama would say....
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  Stephen Oddo, Co-founder of Walks of Italy and longtime TBEX supporter, talks about TBEX, Dublin, and Italy. Video courtesy of Michael Collins  
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  If you’re interested in learning how to write blog posts that really resonate with people, Christine Cantera is the teacher you want. Not only has she written for several travel publications, but she’s also ghostwritten dozens of ebooks, articles, and blog posts. Christine was part of an excellent workshop at TBEX 2013 about tone,...
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  “I’m a little high-strung.” Recently, on a way-too-long roadtrip from Pennsylvania to Alabama, I found myself saying this to my boyfriend and co-pilot as we were navigating through heavy traffic on a four-lane highway. I thought he was going to swerve off the road trying to stifle laughter. “A little? Ya think?” Okay, I...
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  Did you miss TBEX Dublin? Or perhaps you missed Ian Cleary’s great ed session, 21 Tools and Technology Tips to Dramatically Grow Your Following Online. Thanks to Michael Collins, you can get a look at what you missed. The slides from Ian’s session, along with all the others, will be available in the next week...
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“Have you received any gifts recently that you might have in your bags?” “No.” “Because you know, one time a boy gave his girlfriend a gift to take with her and it ended up to be a bomb. Do you have a boyfriend? Did he give you any gifts? Even for you to give to...
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  Fáilte Ireland would like to thank the Travel Blog Exchange for bringing the TBEX Europe 2013 conference to Ireland this year. We were delighted to host it and thrilled to meet all of those who attended over the past few days. Dublin is a busy conference destination and it was important for us, as...
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