TMBA 322: One For the Writers

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This week’s episode is one for the writers, bloggers and creators. Dan and Ian have invited Jodi Ettenberg on to the show this week. Jodi is the author of a blog called, and she makes a full time living as a writer. She recently gave the closing address at the TBEX conference, where she talked about what it takes to make a living writing full time. You’re going to hear why Jodi feels that strong narratives are so important, along with her views on the balance between making money, keeping your integrity and making great art. You’ll also hear her thoughts on how travel writing might develop over the next few years.


Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • How food connected Jodi to the different cultures that she was traveling in. (4:21)
  • Some of the most important points from Jodi’s most recent keynote speech. (7:01)
  • The importance of focusing on the details of people’s lives. (8:30)
  • Why Jodi believes long form posts are ultimately more beneficial to people than shorter posts. (17:00)
  • How Jodi feels about the future of long-form blogging. (27:06)

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Published on 02.04.16
  • Evaldas Miliauskas

    This was quite a refresher in terms of content even thought it was a bit business related it still felt more personal when it comes to writing. I do see as long-post writing is beneficial when it comes to audience just because you have much more time to build that relationship with the reader, especially if the content is engaging.
    I have one amazing blog to share that I encourage everyone to read: because of the super-powerful ideas! It is much under the radar as well.

    @Dan the transcript link is to the previous 321 episode :) (the main drawback of copy-pasting)

  • Steffen

    Jodi, I love your voice! Could listen to you forever… You should definitely read audiobooks

  • agree!

  • thanks and thanks! working on getting those up to date

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