OAXACA, Mexico- Around six months ago I was stricken with the idea that I should separate VagabondJourney.com up into specific “by topic” sections in an attempt to cycle traffic all around the site as a whole. Part of this initiative was inviting a team of correspondents to field questions about their particular areas of expertise on Vagabond Journey. Each correspondent got their own blog, which was published as an independent part of a larger whole. It worked out well — many of the resulting pages are truly great travel resources — except for one problem:
Not much internal traffic went to these pages.
It seems as if the regular readers of this site stay only on this Travelogue — they do not seem to want to venture in any deeper.
So be it.
I have now moved this team of travel correspondents into this travelogue to allow for more seamless navigation. I want as many people as possible to read and participate on the pages that this team is putting up. I will not be bashful when I say that this group is truly building up pieces of what could someday be a great encyclopedia of travel knowledge.
For Vagabond Journey to progress I need to release my grip on the reigns a little. Readers tend to focus on this Travelogue, so it is here that I need to present the site’s best content — I need to publish the correspondent pages here.
Correspondents on Vagabond Journey
The following links go to the new travel correspondent index pages, now on the travelogue.
Motorcycle Travel | Subscribe to Motorcycle Travel by RSS
Bicycle Travel | Subscribe to Bicycle Travel by RSS
Overland Travel | Subscribe to Overland Travel by RSS
Business Travel | Subscribe to Business Travel by RSS
Teach English Abroad | Subscribe to English Teaching Abroad RSS
As you can see, you can go to each correspondent’s index page and view all of their contributions in their own sections — like always — but new pages will be put up on the homepage of the travelogue, and multiple navigation paths will lead to each article. You can also subscribe to each topic’s individual RSS feed — so if you are only interested in overland travel, you can just get posts from this topic in your RSS reader.
Look for around 20 more travel correspondents to be added to this team in the upcoming months! If there is a travel topic that you would like to see a correspondent for, please let me know. Also, if you are particularly knowledgeable in an area of travel and would like to be a Vagabond Journey correspondent, please email me at vagabondsong [at] gmail.