Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

The Daily Post has a Special Mid-week photo challenge. This week we are challenged to post some photos of ourself doing the things that inspires us to blog.

Venezuela Animal Safari with friends and family

I could not decide on just one photo because I don’t really have one topic that I blog about.  I am inspired daily by the people I randomly meet, the people I work with, my family and things that make me laugh. I blog about things ranging from the love I have for the rush of extreme sports and the satisfaction of working with children to reuniting with old friends and family.  I blog because I want to share these experiences with my family and my friends.. the added bonus of blogging is I am, on a daily basis, inspired by what I read from other bloggers.

I hope you enjoy some of my favorite inspirations.



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So thanks to Chris’s (Rileys Random Review) constant repetition regarding his addiction to the Reader, I too have become obsessed with finding blogs I am interested in.  I happened upon a blog entitled “Where’s my Backpack”  by Ailsa which has … Continue reading

Capture the Color

I was recommended to participate in a contest called “Capture the Color”, sponsored by TravelSupermarket – click (here) to see rules for the competition.

All you have to do is publish a post with photos that capture the following 5 colors – Blue, Green, Yellow, White and Red. You then nominate five other bloggers that you admire or enjoy to enter a post following the same criteria of the contest. Lastly, you enter your post at “Capture the Color and there actually is a prize for the winner in each color category. I don’t often enter contests of any sort as I enjoy looking at other’s amazing photos rather than participating.  I also don’t play the lottery.  However, I found the challenge fun in that I was able to go back over my own photos and find some of my favorites that might “capture” the colors listed.

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Calling All Travel Bloggers

I am posting this as an excellent opportunity for those interested.   I’ve been on this mailing list for an organization called, Glimpse Correspondents Program”   for over three years now.  I have never submitted before but I’ve seen so many excellent blogs on here that I wanted to pass on the information.  You can visit the website and see some of the most amazing travel blogs out there.

Here is the email I received with all of the pertinent links.

This is just a quick reminder that applications for the Fall 2012 Glimpse Correspondents Program will close in one week, on July 30th.

The Glimpse Correspondents Program is currently accepting applications from emerging writers, journalists, photographers and filmmakers who are working, living, studying or volunteering outside of their home countries for a period of at least 10 weeks. This is an excellent opportunity for students or recent graduates to develop a portfolio of published work with the guidance, feedback and support of experienced editors.

Each fall and spring, the Glimpse editorial team selects 10 Glimpse Correspondents. These correspondents are expected to produce two long-form feature stories and/or photo essays, and in return receive one-on-one support from professional editors, free tuition to MatadorU, career training in travel writing and photography, a $600 stipend, and publication on Matador Network and Glimpse.org.

Matador Network is the world’s largest independent travel magazine. With millions of monthly visitors, Matador is a key place to get attention from a wide and enthusiastic audience. Powered by Matador Network, the Glimpse Correspondent’s Program offers a unique, funded opportunity to learn to develop and publish quality, complex long-form travel stories and to establish a dedicated readership.

If you’d like more information on this topic, or to submit an application, please visit the Glimpse website atwww.glimpse.org. You can read the stories of previous correspondents athttp://matadornetwork.com/topics/glimpse/ on Matador Network.

Please feel free to contact me at sarah@glimpse.org with any further questions.


Sarah Menkedick
Editor in Chief, Glimpse.org

Good luck to anyone interested.