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Bonus email: Your questions answered
Our reader survey threw up some interesting questions, and we've got answers
In December, we asked you to complete our reader survey, and almost 200 of you answered the call. This means we got some real insight into what you want and need from this newsletter, and what you’ve loved so far.
It also reminded us that not all of you have been here since the beginning, so there are entire series of newsletters in our archive that many of you haven’t seen — lots of which will answer plenty of the questions we got in our reader survey.
In this bonus email, we’re rounding up the most popular newsletters of 2022, plus a few of the topics that you asked about in the survey. Read on for a reminder on all things pitching and more…
Your favourite newsletter series from 2022
September’s pitching series
March’s bonus newsletter
November’s travel blogging series
August’s “how to get into…” series
April’s career growth series
Topics you asked about
This comes up a lot, and we love to talk about networking — so much so we’ve got more networking-focused content coming this spring. In the meantime, here’s our 2020 series as a reminder:
We ran an entire series on travel photography back in November 2021, with advice from experts and practical tips on taking better pictures.
We’ll do more on this in the future, but we’ve covered teasing ideas out of press trip itineraries or press releases:
Writing for other markets
There’s often lots more money abroad than there is here in the UK, so pitching beyond British media can be a lucrative endeavour. Here’s how to do it.
It’s a dream for many travel writers to pen their own narrative travel book, and we dug into the ins and outs of it with a series in December 2021.
Decolonising travel writing
We ran a whole series on bias in travel writing with the excellent Shivani Ashoka and Meera Dattani. Recap here:
Finding a niche
We’ve not yet done a series on niches within travel writing, but here’s a piece we wrote on whether you need a niche to be successful.