I’ve been thinking a lot about Petite Adventures lately. I mean, I always think about it but over the last few months, I’ve been thinking about the big picture and what I would like this space to be.
It all started at the TBEX Conference in July in Stockholm. I’d spent a few months working on this blog, trying to grow it into something, and I was attending the conference to learn from the best, those who’d been there, in hopes of finding the secret formula for success. On that very first morning, I barely even made it through the first session when I realised I wasn’t the target audience for this conference.
Over the next few days, I sat in session after session, listening to great speakers who were trying to teach me how to turn my blog into a business by doing X, Y, and Z, I couldn’t help but think: That’s great, but that’s not what I want. I admired their success stories and I took copious notes, but the whole time I was stuck with the thought: That’s not what I want.
That is until Spud Hilton’s keynote session. The travel editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, Hilton spoke about writing, he talked about some of the pieces he’d written and how they came to be. But mostly, he talked about writing, and how to write a truly great travel piece, and I was inspired.
That’s what I wanted. Continue reading