No one will ever tell you being a blogger is easy work. It is a long, slow, painfully tedious process, often filled with doubts such as “is anyone reading this?” But to those who do it, blogging is more a labor of love than a chore. Although that is not to say it doesn’t occasionally feel like a chore..
Like any good industry, blogging does have its perks. Although obviously they tend to vary depending upon the subject matter of the blog, I would argue that travel bloggers have by far the best spoils. Obviously the most common would be free lodging at pretty much an endless supply of hotels and resorts worldwide, but there are also free excursions, discounted cruises, new gadgets and gizmos test to out on the road, firsthand access to new online ventures and startups… The list goes on and on. But what type of benefits can a book blogger have..? Besides the obvious occasional free book. What about a blogger of social media trends?
Another beauty of being a travel blogger is that pretty much anyone can do it. I am not saying that everyone can travel the globe. Thanks to customs and immigration that sadly is just not possible. But at least you can explore your hometown and hopefully travel your home country. That’s a perfect place to start!
So why am I saying all this? Well there are many reasons. To encourage others to turn off the television, get out of the house and see some sights, maybe even start a blog — obviously. But I’ll admit I also had a bit of an ulterior motive to this post.
This is my first post comprised 100% on my new Sony Tablet — thank you Sony 🙂
I’ve actually set it up to be my all-in-one HoliDaze control panel. I’m not just talking about email and tweets; I’ve got backend access, site traffic monitor, all the travel apps that were clogging up my phone. With one touch I can add a new post (such as this) or upload videos to our Video Gallery — and with it’s dual camera setup its a breeze to get great video…can’t wait to test it out in Cuba!
Two mins out of the box and I could even control all the electronics in the living room, from the simple stuff like the TV and DVD player to the more complex gadgets like surround sound, projector, and even my Western Digital media player.
Now I just need to get me one of those iPad/tablet-controlled yachts that are apparently the wave of the future… 😉
What’s your favorite part about being a travel blogger? Share Your Thoughts!
Full Disclosure As Sony did give me this kickass tablet for free, I felt I should give them a proper thank you.