Most of us intend to keep a journal when we’re traveling. We want to keep record of the places we see, people we meet, and each and every once-in-a-lifetime we have. And sometimes, we even want to share it all with family, friends, and fellow globetrotters.
Enter the blog. It’s like a public journal, we can update it as often as we want and it’s a standing web page that our readers can access whenever they’d like. But most of all, it’s the chance to have a blog community.
How? Dedication and hard (networking) work. Then there’s Travel Journal.
Travel Journal is an online platform created especially for travel writing. Sign up is free and can conveniently be done using an existing Facebook account.
Once logged in, users can create a profile, update their international status, set their location for weather updates, and of course, create an active journal. From there they can interact with others across the globe through friendships (similar to Facebook), private messages, and comments on profiles and journals. They can follow their favorite journals by subscribing to profiles (similar to Google Reader).
And, for professional travel writers, there’s even a revenue-sharing program available with Google AdSense.
KillerStartUps.com touted Travel Journal as, “…so intuitive to use that it is fair to say it can become a reliable companion for modern adventurers of every kind.”
I would have to agree as well, and not only because of the features I’ve listed above. In addition to joining the benefits of social media with the art of travel journaling/blogging, Travel Journal is also projecting themselves as a resource with extensive travel guides on popular destinations and a comprehensive hotel directory.
Then, of course, there’s the ever-changing travel quote at the top of each page. I’m such a sucker for wanderlust inspiration…