Writer for Hire

To whom it may concern: Please consider hiring me to write true tales of travel–you could call it T to the Third. Or you could call it anything you damn well please, as long as you hire me to write it. I feel that this kind of travel writing is hard to find–the kind that actually tells it like it is. An example of this sort of writing could include chapters or articles titled ‘Why more than one museum in a day is inane’ or ‘Having to pee in Paris–why it sucks every single time’. I could write a whole book on what is wrong with most travel guides. Spoiler warning–it involves ‘The Best of One Day’ schedules and why they are impossible.

I’m a good writer–really, I could do it. Please don’t take the mechanics of this blog into account when considering it–these posts have been written with my husband looking over one shoulder, and a clock ticking away the hours of our vacation. Should it be my job, I can and will do it even better.

There’s an audience for this type of writing–I know there is. On the worst day of this vacation, I had over six hundred hits on this blog. Six hundred. My annoyance was interesting enough for it to be read six hundred times in a 24 hour period. A good day gets me maybe 200 hits. So you see, to whom it may concern, bitching about travel sells.

Of course, I can also bitch about other things. I’m really good at that. Give me a topic, any topic–oh that would be fun! Yes–anyone, give me any topic, and I can do it. Honesty is comedy. You’ll be rolling on the floor laughing–all because of the horrid, painful truth of it all.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my request. Sincerely, Tracy A. from Blog on the Run.



5 responses to “Writer for Hire

  1. If I had the money I would send you to all kinds of horrid places so that you could write about your experiences. LOL

  2. Having one bad vacation and hyping it up on another travel website doesn’t make you a great writer. The reason you got more hits on this blog is because you kept posting it on Rick Steves.

    • Suze–yes, actually I am a very good writer. I know this about myself–it is one of the few things of which I am absolutely certain. But perhaps you are not a very good reader. The post was not about me being an awesome writer, the post was not implying that said ‘awesome writer-ness’ caused my blog to be viewed multiple times. In fact, I believe I clarified that the blog is not an example of ‘good’ writing (I never used the word great–I definitely didn’t use the word awesome, despite the fact that I’m using it here, now) The point was that misery sells. Honesty sells. Often times, honesty IS miserable. And I think that the world needs that.

      As for the Rick Steves comment, the last time I posted this link was before I left (three weeks ago), and I’ve since DELETED that post (two weeks ago) because I could not keep up with the comments on the thread. It was literally taking me hours per day to maintain this blog and that thread. But honestly–I’ll post it again. Not because I think I’m amazing, not because I’m getting anything out of it (trust me, I’m not–you can clearly see that this blog earns me zero cents. And, to be further honest, ‘what I’m getting out of it’ is more misery, in the form of comments like yours) but because I think people should get to hear the true story of what a real trip is like. I used the RS helpline so very much in planning my trip, and I hope that my experience helps at least one person come to terms with the reality of travel–not the fantasy.

      • I have to agree with Tracy, Suze, you did not read this very well. Tracy CLEARLY stated that she received more hits on bad days than good ones, and has thus concluded that people want to read about the ‘ugly truth’ of travel. Of course, there are also many out there who derive great enjoyment from reading about another person’s misery, feeling very smug and superior about themselves, and posting rude comments because their ‘real life’ is miserable.

  3. I aslo agree with Tracy, Suze. She really didn’t need your rude remarks. Remember…..if you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything.

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