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Contest… Best of TravelBlog 2007 Book!

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Plans are in place to publish a best of Travelbog.org 2007 Book! We want YOU, to tell us your Favorites. Winning authors will receive a free copy.
11 years ago, February 8th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #27049  
Hello fellow bloggers! As long time users of travelblog.org, my friend Brian (aka: TravelGoon) and I (aka: AlanZ) are pleased to introduce a new website that will allow you to automatically turn your blog into a bookstore-quality book, share it with others if you like, and even earn a royalty on sales.

Droptheworld.com will be launching very soon and we will be celebrating by working with Ali to make a special edition book - The Best of TravelBlog, 2007! And who better to choose the content but the travelblog.org community?

So we encourage all of you to this topic and let us know which blogs you think deserve to be included. We want the most amusing, entertaining, thought-provoking entries. Perfect grammar and spelling will not be required, but some really stunning photos are always good (actually, embarrassing photos are good too)… Either way, the published blog entries will be selected from the blogs that YOU choose.

One rule as it's a best of 2007 book - the entry does have to be from 2007! We have plans for a very obvious sequel next year...

Any bloggers chosen will receive a free copy of the book along with a share of any profits! Let the voting begin… winners will be chosen around March 1.

Happy Travels… From,

Alan, Brian and Ali
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11 years ago, February 8th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #27050  
B Posts: 5,186
Blogs to books has been something that has been requested by travelblog members for a while now - so I'm really happy to have been able to team up with Alan and Brian to make this a reality. Sometime soon (March/April) we will be able to offer you the ability to turn your blog into a book for you, your friends and family and possibly the world.

For the competition - we will of course obtain permission from the nominated bloggers before including their work. We are looking for specific Blog entries so that this becomes a collection from several distinct authors.

If you have read an exceptional blog entry from 2007 - look for the small code [diary=1234] (shown with the options to message or comment on a blog) and post a link.

Disclaimer: any bias, offence or accidental ignoring of or towards any blogger or blog entry is completely unintentional - our goal is to produce a book that really sums up the atmosphere and philosophy of travelblog - something that we can all be proud of.

Quick Note - any nomination posts nominating themselves (or their travels) - the post will be deleted!
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11 years ago, February 11th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #27262  
Since no one seems to want to jump first, I'll give it a try...

The happiest man in South America
Alone or Not To Be Alone: Traveling's Mindset
Bruce Lee brings the ruckus to Panda Town

I'll try to grab more at a later date. Picking only one entry is really hard...specially with a memory as bad as mine. Reply to this

11 years ago, February 11th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #27263  

11 years ago, February 12th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #27307  
My first batch of nominations, in no particular order:

So I finally go and rupture a testicle - Part of a huge journey, and one of the most vivid travelling nightmares.

Lebanon - The Road Trip along the Coast... - I really enjoy the photographs.

Afghanistan, Finally - One of the most memorable diaries by a writer whose book I would certainly buy.

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11 years ago, February 14th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #27525  
Michael + Kelley, good call on The happiest man in South America , that gets another vote from me, chilled2thecore were my favourite bloggers on here and that is easily one of their best.

I love this idea, so difficult choosing individual blogs though, as I like to follow the journey or perhaps just like the style of the writer, Maestro the vagabond is terrific, as is Michaelpaddo who finishes off his blogs in 2007, so perhaps something from him!

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11 years ago, February 15th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #27562  
Yeah ive been thinking for a long time now about how cool it would be for a book of Travelblog entries to be made. I will definitely buy it! It's a shame that Cumberlandsausage's last blog was in 2006. I've read many a top entry in 2007, but here are a few entries that are worthy of a book:

Prague/Krakow: Dreams, Dragons & Nazi Death Camps by michaelpaddo - he is one of my favourite bloggers (though I may be slightly biased since he is my best friend's brother). Although I think his best blog was in 2006 (the camel ride), for 2007 I propose this one. His part on Auschwitz is just what everyone wants to say but doesn't know how to.

Suffocating in the Gore Tex® by lovelyplanet - vivid photos from a wild, otherworldy destination... complete with the criticism of high-cost, mass tourism that I love at Travelblog.

WE FINALLY MADE IT!: Adventure's End - SINGAPORE ! by bikepacker - the end of Travelblog's most epic journey.

The Dark side of the Fairytale by le_flow - an insight into how Africa's Shining Light does not really shine so bright (again I think his best blog is in 2006, but hey).

Syria - The Pearl of the East... by Chi - great prose with top photos, a prime example of a normal travelblog entry.

Diving Around Sipadan, Sibuan, Mabul and Kapali by Ali - what kind of Travelblog book would we have without an entry from the man that made it?! This is not a long blog, but that first shot with the turtle is one of my personal favourites on Travelblog. Turtles rock! Reply to this

11 years ago, February 16th 2008 No: 8 Msg: #27637  
Ginger nuts have some really good blogs, especially of their time in India, but one of their most memorable ones is The "One Night Stand".
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11 years ago, February 16th 2008 No: 9 Msg: #27639  
I also highly recommend The Beautiful Island of Maui by Hutcho. I think that's enough from me now!
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11 years ago, February 17th 2008 No: 10 Msg: #27747  

11 years ago, February 17th 2008 No: 11 Msg: #27776  
Best post I read last year was definitely Poorly Planned Seasonal Tourism: Winter in Nepal. Has some great pics and definitely a top read. Reply to this

11 years ago, February 18th 2008 No: 12 Msg: #27859  

11 years ago, February 19th 2008 No: 13 Msg: #27878  
Can we vote for our own blog?

Admin note: - no 😉 - no offence intended - but it becomes a mess if we allow this! - see msg #2 for clarification
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11 years ago, February 19th 2008 No: 14 Msg: #27882  
Almost any blog by le_flow. Outstanding pics of people/rarely travelled areas
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11 years ago, February 19th 2008 No: 15 Msg: #27909  
I read Camo's European travels last year and especially enjoyed Where am I?, a well-written piece from a country that is still unknown to most of us. Reply to this

11 years ago, February 19th 2008 No: 16 Msg: #27969  
2 posts moved to this new topic: Copyright and photos of people. Reply to this

11 years ago, February 20th 2008 No: 17 Msg: #27986  
Andy's entry after reaching Australia from England without using a plane is a great read (as it the entire blog). Outstanding achievement.

TB: I've Done It - UK To Oz Overland! Reply to this

11 years ago, February 20th 2008 No: 18 Msg: #27995  
B Posts: 33
Micheal Meadows' Climbing Kinabalu is interesting!
Some of the pixs are recommended too Reply to this

11 years ago, February 20th 2008 No: 19 Msg: #28014  
B Posts: 109
The Last Spanish Virgin

found this one today thru the first photo on the home page... beautiful photos Halefg Reply to this

11 years ago, February 20th 2008 No: 20 Msg: #28023  
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