If you believe blogs represent the future of travel writing, you should check out some of the resolutions these travel blogs have made for 2008. (And in case you’re wondering — yes, I do think blogs are the future, and that many of the best minds in travel writing are already blogging.)
• I liked all of Arthur Frommer’s New Year’s resolutions and they inspired me to create my own list. I was in good company. The Hartford Courant’s Jeanne Leblanc, one of the few mainstream media travel bloggers who gets it, posted her own resolutions after reading Mr. Frommer’s.
• Over at Gadling, Jamie Rhein suggests that conventional travel writing is stuck in a rut by pointing out that a search of travel resolutions pulls up little more than a 2005 article in Travel and Leisure. The tips still hold true, Jamie points out, but can’t old media come up with some new ideas?
• At Brave New Traveler, Tim Patterson caps his year in review with goals that you don’t hear a lot of mainstream media talking about (“keep it relevant, keep it fun“) and a reminder of why new media is becoming so powerful — because it’s about you, the reader.
• At Lifehacker — not a travel blog, per se, but a terrific site all the same — Gina Trapani put the question to her readers. My favorite travel-themed resolution: “Catch more waves.”
Happy New Year, everyone. Here’s to another great year of travel blogging.