Welcome to The Weekly Postcard Travel Blog Link-up!
Just like the postman once delivered updates from friends and family traveling around the world, The Weekly Postcard has delivered posts from travel bloggers all over the globe every week!
A Brief Introduction
Around 1374, Geoffrey Chaucer put down his pen, finished a Grande Latte and remarked, “There is an end to everything, to good things as well.” Perhaps that’s not exactly how it happened, but Chaucer’s words rings true today as we end The Weekly Postcard.
What? The End?
Sadly, it’s true. Anda Galfy started this blog link-up years ago as a recurring article on her blog Travel Notes and Beyond. Over time, it has grown and evolved, becoming one of the most popular link-ups in the travel “blogosphere.”
What many people don’t appreciate is that running a successful travel blog is a lot of work, even without having a link-up to administer. While The Weekly Postcard has been thriving, Anda and the co-hosts have decided it’s time to concentrate on other aspects of each blog’s business.
And so, you are looking at the last edition of The Weekly Postcard. We want to thank Anda for inviting us to be a part of this endeavor, and our co-hosts who have provided endless inspiration. Most of all, we want to thank everyone who has contributed to the link-up, and everyone who has read along with us each week. Truly, without our fellow writers and readers, all would be for naught.
We strongly encourage you to make note of your favorite bloggers from The Weekly Postcard, so you can continue to follow their adventures. Follow them on social media, subscribe to their blog emails, and please leave them a comment to let them know how much you enjoy and value their work.
Thank you for supporting The Weekly Postcard!
On with the Weekly Postcard!
Highlights from The Weekly Postcard
Not only is this the last issue of The Weekly Postcard of the year, it’s the last issue period! We don’t want to let this moment pass without acknowledging our c0-hosts and highlighting their awesome work one last time.
Anda at Travel Notes & Beyond has been our fearless leader. She is an award winning writer, and travel blogger extraordinaire, as evidenced by her detailed posts like The Ultimate Europe Bucket List, which will have you longing to turn on your Out of Office and go exploring!
Anisa of Two Traveling Texans is now an expat, living in England. She blogs about her journeys on both sides of “the pond” and has great tips and info-filled guides to the places she explores. Anisa regularly takes us along through detailed reviews like her Wembley Stadium Tour Review.
Lorelei (aka: Lady Lolo) is also an expat, blogging her travels around her new home in Germany, and around the globe as The California Globetrotter. She also has an eye for quaint Christmas Markets, as evidenced by her recent Guide to Vienna’s Christmas Markets!
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How Does The Weekly Postcard Work?
There’s a new batch of blogs ready for reading every Friday afternoon. You can find them on TravelLatte, and at our co-hosts: Travel Notes and Beyond, Toddlers on Tour, Two Traveling Texans, and California Globetrotter.
Each one of us will have links to all of that week’s featured blogs. Find a few that look interesting, and click to read – it’s really that simple! Don’t forget to leave a comment – bloggers love comments, and that’s how we build a community of like-minded travel lovers! Feel free to share with your friends on Social Media, too. You can Pin, Tweet, or share on Facebook right from the thumbnails, or from each post you click on. I know all of the bloggers truly appreciate it when you read and share.
What if I have a blog, too?
Then join the fun! Participating in #TheWeeklyPostcard is a great way to reach new readers, and build your comments and social shares. Plus, you get to know some of your fellow travel bloggers, network, and learn about tons of destinations, travel tips, and more.
Housekeeping Rules for Bloggers
- Can I use an older blog post?
- Sure! #TheWeeklyPostcard is a great way to show off a new post, but also to show an older piece some love.
- Does it have to be travel related?
- Well, it is about travel, so yeah. Show off your favorite destination. Teach us how to take a train or save money on airfare. Tell us your favorite travel tips. You get the idea! Posts that are not travel related may be removed.
- Where do I get that snazzy badge for #TheWeeklyPostcard?
- We know, it’s cool! And it’s easy: Just copy the badge html code (from the gray box on the page where you add your link) into your editing program. You can add it to the bottom of your page or in a sidebar.
- Uhm, that code thing isn’t working for me.
- No worries. If you have issues adding the code, add the badge as a picture and include text saying that you have linked up with #TheWeeklyPostcard, along with a link back to one of the co-host’s blogs.
- Do I have to add the badge?
- You want people to know you’re part of the cool crowd, right? The badge helps get the word out and identify community members. Having the badge on your sight lets readers know you’re part of an established, respected community of travel experts. Plus, posts without a badge will be removed.
- When can I add my post?
- #TheWeeklyPostcard opens each Friday at 12n Pacific / 3pm Eastern, and closes on Sunday at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern.
- Anything else?
- You can help spread the word by using the hashtag (#TheWeeklyPostcard) in your tweets. We will like and re-tweet your Tweets when we see the hashtag, and encourage everyone to do the same.
Helpful Hints for Bloggers
- Be sure to include a nice, tall portrait-orientation Pin so everyone can add you to their Pinterest boards! Here at TravelLatte, we’ll use that to add you to our board for #TheWeeklyPostcard, and may feature you on next week’s roundup!
- When you do make a Pin for your post, be sure to give it a name that includes the post title, blog name, and keywords. That will help your Pin (and post) travel farther.
- Not up with the Pinterest? No worries, but do try to include at least one portrait orientation image that people can use if they’d like to Pin your post.
- Be sure your posts have your Social Media channels, so readers can find and follow you right from The Weekly Postcard linkup!