Laura’s Welcome Post


Welcome to ENG 220: Travel Blogging in Scandinavia!

I am so excited to teach this course! I love blogging and traveling, so this is the perfect combination of my passions.  Although I have Swedish ancestry, I have never been to Scandinavia, so I will be exploring the region with you! I can’t wait to discover new sites and experiences – and the world of travel writing – with you.

During our time in Scandinavia, we’ll learn about WordPress, the content management system we’ll be using to develop our class blog, but we’ll focus on creating compelling copy – after all, in order to have a successful blog, you need to know how to write succinctly and powerfully, and how to engage your audience. We’ll focus on the craft of travel writing, including:

  • Finding and focusing your subject
  • Crafting a structure
  • Bringing your story to life  through dialogue, characters and detail
  • Developing your blogging voice
  • Enhancing your stories with compelling photos

Thank you for taking this journey with me. An amazing adventure awaits us all!

Featured photo is the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. We will be visiting the Royal Palace on March 12!


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