A couple of weeks ago, after I wrote about our hike to the Heceta Head Lighthouse and beyond, I received an email from Melissa Deats. She was interested in republishing the blog post and photos on her own website, RoadTripJournal.com. Of course, I was flattered and said “yes”.
Now that post has been added to the RoadTripJournal’s “Readers Choice Award” for October, along with posts from four other blogs. Here is what Melissa’s web page says:
“Read our favorite articles submitted by bloggers and vote for your favorite! Choose the article that makes you want to visit the destination the most. The blogger with the most votes will win a $100 gas card to help keep them traveling.
“What's in it for you? You could win a $100 gas card too!! Read each of our favorites below, then click on the survey link to choose your favorite! Make sure you enter your email address to be entered to win the prizes!”
Now, I wouldn’t mind winning a $100 gas card – and you might like one, too. If so, click here to read the 5 entries and cast your vote. Here’s hoping we both win – and thanks for your support. :)
A few of us travel bloggers (especially Al of Travels With the Bayfield Bunch) and readers have recently discussed blog background colors and how the choice of a deeper background color can enhance photographs, making them “pop” off the screen. When Melissa reprints blog posts, she uses a white background, losing the original post’s colors, fonts and format. Curious? Compare her reprint with the original post – it’s a great illustration of the impact of a blogger’s customization choices.
One last comment: As I sit snuggled inside here in stormy northern California writing this post, I am acutely aware of how much I enjoy connecting with all of you – across the country and in a few others, besides. I write about our travels because I enjoy writing… but interacting with readers through comments and emails certainly deepens the enjoyment! Reader Mac of Couple of Nuts Travel Notes emailed me last week to say that my mini-series on Buying an RV had helped the “Nuts” make their decision on which RV to purchase – and it put a big smile on my face to know that something I had written had been helpful in that way. So, THANKS, readers – your friendship and engagement is much appreciated by Odel and me.
Now, back to our regular programming… :)