People keep asking me what tools they need to create an online travelogue. It’s a big list, and I’m co-teaching a class about it at the Wild Writing Women Weekend Conference, with Lyn Bishop, a digital artist whose online travelogues are photography/art intensive (whereas mine are word-intensive). In the class we’ll be talking about hardware (laptop computers, digital cameras) and software (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Acrobat) and connectivity (FTP, wireless), as well as design skills (if you’re developing a website) and storytelling skills you need for the task. You may just want to create a travel weblog with TypePad, like this one, which is probably the easiest entre into hi-tech I’ve ever experienced.
Check out my Motorcycle Misadventures dispatches and Lyn Bishop’s Wanderlust and her new Global Fusion site (where this marvelous animated gif came from), for example. And if you want to break into online writing, come to the W5 conference and take the class.