Blogging about footpaths
In January 2017, the Ramblers approached me via Twitter, and asked for a guest blog on the importance of footpaths. Months went by, and I heard nothing. In the end, the Ramblers published the piece on the 1st August, to coincide with a month devoted to coastal walking.
Walking the English Coast
Blogging about solo walking
I enjoy visiting blogs written by women walkers, and that’s how I found Emily (via a Twitter retweet). Emily was looking for guest bloggers, and I pitched a piece to her. Since her blog was all about female adventurers, I suggested a blog on solo walking.
Women Who Walk Alone
The post was published in July 2017. We both tweeted about the post, and it was shared on Facebook. It was great to organise my thoughts and write a piece with a feminist slant.
Blogging about hiking and running challenges
I was emailed by someone putting together a blog post for Trespass. She wanted a few quotes about my self-imposed hiking challenge, including tips for beginners. I sent her a few lines, and the post was published in July. I appear at the bottom of a long article.
Best Hiking and Running Challenges – from Beginners to Pros
In February 2017, I wrote a post for Janet Givens, an American writer interested in cross-cultural insights.
I met Janet on the Women Writers, Women’s Books group on Facebook, when she was looking for guest bloggers. I pitched the idea to her of using my experiences walking the Wales Coast Path to discuss my preconceived ideas of Wales as a country, and how my prejudices were challenged.
Things I learnt about Wales
A blog post I wrote for Leila Dewji, and initially posted on a self-publishing website, was subsequently picked up by the Writers & Artists site.
You can read the full article Writers and Artists: Top Tips for NaNoWriMo