Posts Tagged "Blog101"


Updated on: 08/10/18As of August 2018, Living the Dream is 10 years old. I don't know where the time has gone, but somehow I spent the last decade writing about my adventures around the world on this blog (nine of those with Angie who entered the picture around the start of year two for the collective “we” in this post). Living the Dream started out rather simply as a means to chronicle my plans for a long-term trip I was...

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Updated on: 07/6/18There is no easy way to say this, but a good chunk of the content on your blog is crap. Complete and utter crap. I don't even have to read your blog to be able to say this, because of one simple reason: it's not just you, it's everyone. A good chunk of content on our blog is crap too! Blogging is a dynamic field, and most content that is generated is focused on the present day. A new post is great now, but what...

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Updated on: 04/13/182018 marks the ten year anniversary of my first international trip (solo at least). This whirlwind tour of Europe was my college graduation present to myself and, unbeknownst to me at the time, would spark my wanderlust and put me on a path to become a travel writer, blogger, and photographer. Since that fateful journey I've explored over 70 countries, on five continents, totaling over two solid years on the road,...

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Updated on: 09/24/18Currently travel affiliate programs are our second highest income stream, just behind CPM advertising with our private ad network Mediavine. We make close to $25,000 per year in total across our affiliate programs, and have spent the last few years A/B testing which programs and placements convert the best- both on our global travel blog, Living the Dream, and our local Pittsburgh blog, Discover the Burgh. In this...

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Updated on: 05/21/18In our ever-present quest to improve our travel blog, we have done a lot of back-end work you may not notice on the surface. One of those is optimizing our WordPress plugins, as these tools are what take sites like ours from a normal blog and transforms them into something special (not to mention helping get a ton of awesome blog traffic too). A problem we've noticed when it comes to viewing websites is that you...

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