Christine Gilbert

Writer, photographer & filmmaker

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On My Blogging Course: Blog Brilliantly

Posted on Jun 30, 2012 in On Blogging

I’ve been meaning to write about the course I’m teaching, but I’ve been so busy, I keep putting it off. Why another blogging course? I have had this growing feeling over the years that the kind of blogging advice that’s available out there – either for free on places like or or at a price like...

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Beyond making money blogging

Posted on Jun 6, 2012 in On Blogging

I was recently quoted in a piece over on Why your travel blog isn’t making any money and how to change that and I think it’s a pretty well-reasoned piece. There was one thing I thought of, after reading it, that I had wished I had said to John when he contacted me. It’s a short story: In 2010, I went to TBEX (travel...

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MGID: We’ll email you until you say ‘yes’

Posted on May 31, 2012 in On Blogging

This is what happens MGID, random online marketing something whatever scammy blogger-bait company, when you keep emailing me. I write about it. I don’t install your widget. I do mark all of you email addresses as spam. Mar 14th: First email. Totally fine. Not interested, so I don’t respond. Hello, Ms. Christine Gilbert I’ve been...

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Travel blogging campaign in China

Posted on May 30, 2012 in On Blogging

Just got this email, if you’re a travel blogger and want to go to China, this might be a good fit. We are currently in the process of planning a world-wide tourism campaign, both print media and online […] With that said, we would very much like to collaborate with you on our upcoming campaign that will entail one or both of the following: 1) ...

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The Comments Off Non-Debate

Posted on May 23, 2012 in On Blogging

Recently I turned off comments on, something my long time readers weren’t entirely happy about. I wrote a little bit about the decision here. For years people have been debating the comments vs. no comments option for bloggers. Some people say that a blog without comments isn’t a blog. Others say that comment management...

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