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Geraldine DeRuiter is the hand and mind behind Everywhereist.com, listed as one of TIME Magazine’s Top 25 blogs of 2011, and Forbes Magazine’s Top 10 Lifestyle blogs. She describes her enterprise as “a travel blog for the accidentally adventurous” and is known for her self-deprecating and hilarious stories, as well as her impeccable tourist attraction and restaurant reviews. A former freelance editor and copywriter, Geraldine now spends most of her time traveling across the globe with her husband, Rand Fishkin. She has explored and written about several destinations across Americas, Europe, and Asia, and pens down her experiences in various forms like blogs, infographics, photographs, tips, advice, and open letters.
This Week’s Guest: Geraldine DeRuiter
What You’ll Learn About Writing This Week:
- Why Geraldine created Everywhereist.com
- Making your blog stand out from the pack
- Are you writing in your true voice?
- Dealing with people who hate what you write
- Blogging versus book-writing
- Why you need to have a developmental editor
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Elisa Doucette is a writer and editor who works with professional writers, entrepreneurs, and brands that want to make their own words even better. She is the Founder of Craft Your Content, and oversees Client Strategy and Writing Coaching. Her own writing has been featured in places like Forbes, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Yahoo! Small Business, and The Huffington Post, among others. She also hosts the Writers' Rough Drafts podcast here on CYC. When she isn't writing, editing, or reading words, she can usually be found at a local pub quiz, deep in a sun salutation, or binging TV shows for concept ideas and laughs.