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    Building a Blog Identity with Integrity Building a Blog Identity with Integrity Presentation Transcript

    • Building a Blog Identity with Integrity (a.k.a how to grow your blog without selling your soul)
    • Magic Marker August 4, 2013 3 BREAKING NEWS
    • Meet Food and the Fabulous
    • Mekong Delta, 2013
    • Magic Marker August 4, 2013 6 And they think… So, you eat for free, hey!
    • Magic Marker August 4, 2013 7 BLOG IDENTITY SPONSORSHIP INDEPENDENT BLOGS DISCLOSURERELATIONSHIPS Building an Identity
    • Magic Marker August 4, 2013 8 Who am I?
    • Magic Marker August 4, 2013 9 Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube PinterestGoogle + Vine Flickr Social Media = Microblogging
    • Magic Marker August 4, 2013 10 Microblog in Action
    • Magic Marker August 4, 2013 11 Blogging is like cake Layers
    • Magic Marker August 4, 2013 12 • Engage • Demonstrate kindness Fellow bloggers • Demonstrate goodwill • Get involved! Hotel/Lodge, DMO, P.Rs • Understand industry expectations Your Blog Readers Comm- unity Industry Relationships Content Family, Community, the Net • Credit sources, • Protect your content Your writing
    • Magic Marker August 4, 2013 13 Free lunch? No such thing! *Image from web
    • Magic Marker August 4, 2013 14 Travel Blogging – It’s Complicated!  Competition  Complicated  Challenges  Sponsorship  Junk Content  Focus on Reader  Disclosure Sponsorship
    • Magic Marker August 4, 2013 15 Conflict of Interest Gushing Tweets, objectivity marred Declare incentives Long-term relationships Transparency Building Trust Disclosure
    • Magic Marker August 4, 2013 16 The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Bloggers and Sponsors obliged to declare freebies Legislation? • Prominent Disclosure • Tweets to carry #ad #paid, start of tweet • No misleading info e.g. “World’s Best Hostel” ? ? • In SA – Consumer Protection Act Roussillon, 2013
    • Magic Marker August 4, 2013 17 Independent Blogging – is it for you? In Provence Verte, 2013
    • Remember… • Nothing is free • Nothing is more important than your integrity
    • Magic Marker August 4, 2013 19 The Trolls!
    • Head up and Blog Strong!