Travel Blog Carnival Week 8

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Travel Rants’ Travel Blog Carnival Week 8

Darren is forgiven. Week 7 passed without review by sheer lack of time on his side (Happy Birthday again Darren!) and on the reviewers side. However I have expressed my concern that it is a bit much for a one man blogger earlier.

I offered to do a review of this week which Darren accepted.

Since I liked Gudrun ‘s style of reviewing most, I will try to copy that. There were 17 posts submitted. I chose 4:

The posts not chosen are good as well. You can find all at my Tumblr miniblog : Happy Hotelier | Tumblr that I have just set up in order to see if I can organize myself better with it. More on Tumblr l8ter!

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7 Responses to Travel Blog Carnival Week 8

  1. Vicky Brock says:

    Ah Guido, many thanks for picking my post and sorry to make you suffer. I appreciate typists prefer short titles, but sadly search engines don’t. The tweak I made to the blog title has ensured I consistently rank as number one on Google Blogs for my target key terms ;-) and getting the keywords into the titles/subheads again has had dramatic effect on the search traffic I receive. No help to typists though!

    A great set of picks and many thanks again for the inclusion!

  2. gudrun says:

    nice roundup this week – glad to see so many great submissions and I liked your idea of including all the submissions on your Tumblr site. Seems as though some groups are really taking advantage of this promotion tool, guess I better start submitting more of Kango’s posts, rather than spending all my time reading what other’s have written :-)

    Thanks Guido!


  3. Thank you ladies,
    Apart from looking after our guests here I have been Tumblr-ing around happily a whole day. So I was a bit slow on moderation.

    @ Vicky
    You may know I always like kidding around a bit. I just wanted to put (type) it right here for once. Thinking about what you say, I may change my blog’s name or subtitle into “Happy Haagsche Hotelier……”


    But you learn a lot form, other people:-)
    Only now after reading some more about Kango I understand a bit what you are doing over there and I believe it is grrreat, especially the UGC crawling helps the little entrprneurs (I am Tumblrd ) like myself.

    P.S. can I count on your votes for the Logo?

  4. BarbaraW says:

    Hi Guido and thanks a million for including my post on hiding places for money in your favorite picks. And also many thanks for agreeing to be the reviewer this week.

  5. travolution says:


    thanks for the recognition. our post was actually written by our new chief writer, Martin Cowen, not myself – but thanks anyway…

    thankfully we are insiders, although perhaps the ones we submit for the Carnival should be more consumer-focused.

    a question for Darren perhaps??!? :-)

  6. @ Barbare: You’re most welcome.
    @ Kevin: Most welcome as well. I’ll change the name. Have you introduced Martin Cowen? Personally I believe a bit insight into the profession would neither harm the consumer nor the professional :-)

  7. travolution says:

    Martin joined us in early-February as chief writer. He is a freelance journalist and one of the most experienced travel trade hacks in the UK, having formerly edited

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