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 delivers posts from travel bloggers all over the globe every week!
A Brief Introduction
Hello, and thanks for joining us for another edition of The Weekly Postcard! But what, you ask, is this all about? Let us take a moment to explain.
We like to think of The Weekly Postcard as sort of a travel themed Reader’s Digest. Each week, it comes along with a collection of travel bloggers sharing their stories, advice, and photos. It’s referred to as a Blog Hop or Link Up, where you can follow the links to hop from travel blog to travel blog. It’s a great way to spend a lazy weekend!
As you go, please take the time to leave a comment on the stories you enjoy. It’s one way we can thank the author, and give them some encouragement. Another is to share the stories with your friends on social media. We highly encourage both.
We’ll get out of your way now, and let you enjoy The Weekly Postcard! Thanks for joining us.
Let’s Get this Party Started!
Highlights from The Weekly Postcard
Two things we love about The Weekly Postcard are the great company we keep in our co-hosts, and the eclectic nature of each edition. You’re as likely to find a travel guide to Nepal as you are to find a checklist to enjoy a lazy day at the beach! This past week, that eclectic nature shone through in this collection from our co-hosts…
Award-winning travel writer Anda Galffy is the originator of The Weekly Postcard, and the author of Travel Notes & Beyond. She shares practical advice from her years of traveling in her Essential Road Trip Packing List!
Among other things, our cohost Lolo, the California Globetrotter loves a good book. Who doesn’t? Make room on your bookshelf – she’s got a stellar reading list of 20 Royal Novels to Read Before Traveling to Europe. They set the stage with romance and intrigue, and bring several European locations to life.
Our cohost Anisa, one of Two Traveling Texans, is an expat living in England, and she shared a charming corner of her new homeland in Suffolk, with A Guide to Walberswick. Warning: You’re going to be strongly tempted to book a holiday right away!
- Finally, we recapped a recent visit to Oklahoma City, smack-dab in the middle of the United States. Why would we visit Oklahoma City? Glad you asked, because that’s what this post is all about: Why We Would Visit Oklahoma City…and You Should Too!
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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!