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Sauntering Thru: Lessons in Ambition, Minimalism, and Love on the Appalachian Trail
We are midway through our second month after offering the first services to our writers which we announced in this post:
The editorial team at the World Traveler’s Blog would like to extend our deepest thanks to those early adopters who have taken advantage of our professional editing services and priority publishing! These authors have been getting curated left and right while having tighter articles at the same time.
Better for them and better for our publication and its writers. We hope others will also consider joining!
Two of our clients have provided their feedback on our services and we…
Dear friends of World Traveler's Blog,
Today we have a 👉major announcement👈 to make — a move that will help us all to better achieve our goals as writers. It also moves us one step closer to achieving our vision here at World Traveler’s Blog.
We couldn’t be more excited 🙆♂️
For some time now, we have been asking ourselves what writers need and how we could better provide that for them. To this end, we are pleased to announce two massive changes to our community.
The first is the initial release of services (linked and below) for our writers…
Simplicity, though not traditionally viewed as a virtue, is the greatest virtue of all because it makes practicing every other virtue that much easier.
Balance can be struck, the truth becomes all we need, and our minds become decluttered in proportion to our environments.
Simplicity, otherwise called minimalism or essentialism, can be considered most broadly as that which reduces complexity, confusion, and clutter in both our physical spaces and our emotional lives. This is the minimalist’s strongest trait. By keeping life simple, there is no reason to covet or lust, lie or steal, nor boast or squabble. …
Well said. There is also a Buddhist saying that goes well with this, "Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die."
Some will insinuate that achieving bestseller status on Amazon books is just gaming the system, but they misunderstand the new rules of self-publishing.
With the advent of Amazon publishing, the game has changed forever. There have always been lists that rank books, but now there are countless categories with ladders to climb. Everyone who sells a book on Amazon is playing the game, the only question is if they are playing to win or just playing for fun.
Being the best seller in a category is really just one more form of marketing, and it’s free; moreover, everyone should be…
When it comes to self-publishing a book, there are so many things to learn (and Amazon certainly doesn’t make it easy).
Small missteps here or there will cost you money and possibly cause your book to flop. I have successfully navigated the self-publishing process with Amazon from essentially no following to Best Seller status and have shared much of that experience HERE. Once your book is on the market and doing well, the next step is advertising and marketing.
This story will give you several tips and tricks to help with the process — hopefully, you can avoid overspending as…
The new thru-hiking season approaches and thousands of hopeful hikers will soon attempt the peak adventure of our sport.
75% of them will fail.
How can you avoid becoming one of the majority and instead find yourself with a life-long badge of honor and accomplishment? Surely it’s just a matter of walking really far each day, sleeping, then doing it all over again the next day — it’s only 4–6 months, right?
Oh, if only it were that simple.
Here are the top reasons thru-hikers don’t complete their goal, along with methods to avoid each pitfall.
As you will see…
Most people reading this probably have an unhealthy relationship with social media (if they are honest with themselves).
My relationship with Facebook evolved as the platform changed from a connection with friends into the doom-scrolling king of social media. As my book was nearing its publication date, I stopped doom-scrolling and started only promoting the book and interacting more with its target audience. Although Facebook’s algorithms have changed to make it harder for authors to reach their followers, certain features are still quite beneficial when growing a following.
The upshot of focusing social media on your writing is that it…