I’m super inspired after the Getaway Travel Blog Conference (GTBC) in Cape Town, especially by all the support and positive feedback I have received by the local travel blogging, writing and publishing community. I learnt so much during the conference, I’m still buzzing from the inspiration. After last year’s GTBC I was super motivated. I was also stoked to have the opportunity to share some of my own learnings as a newbie travel blogger.
Here’s a copy of my presentation Journey to Mzanzi – Sharing the Mzansi Love :
Travel Blogging 101
I’ve also curated the best tweets and pics from the conference in a Storify story – Travel blogging 101 at #GTBC. If you didn’t make the conference, there’s a load of useful nuggets of travel blogging gold here.
Creating an African travel blogging community
One of the most important things that I came away from GTBC with is the strength and passion of this community. If you’re an aspiring travel blogger/ writer, do join the South African Travel Bloggers Network on Facebook group. Other GTBC presenters have shared their pressos on the group. It really is a fantastic resource for emerging travel bloggers where everyone is willing to help and share expertise. I’m so proud to be part of this community.
There’s an old African proverb that says, ‘If you want to go quickly go alone, if you want to go far go together ‘.