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Instagrammer – Jess Dales part1 Ep36

Jess Dales doesn’t call herself an Instagrammer, that is a lame name I gave her. She would say travel blogger or visual storyteller and those both would be very true and she is very good at both of those things. But the primary way that Jess gets her visuals and stories out into the world is Instagram and it always has been. I wanted to understand how this all worked. How she built up a following of over 300,000 people. How she has found ways to get paid. What things about all this have been hard. What are the choices she has made. And how exactly do you get paid to go to Slovenia by posting pictures on a free app that most people scroll through on their phones. Turns out Jess is awesome and was willing to share about how all this happened and how it all works.

Check her instagram feed out @jess.wandering

And her blog at  http://www.jessdales.com/

 

Writer – Leslie Jamison Ep 35

Leslie Jamison is the author or the New York Times best seller the Empathy Exams. She is also someone who in her writing is willing to share about some of the most raw things that ever happened to her.  In turn in her book people share the raw things that happened to them. I found about Leslie and her writing through my friend, who happened to be her older brother Julian Jamison. I got in touch with Leslie because I wanted to know more about what it’s like to share such intimate details of your life and your family’s life as your profession. We also chat about the business of writing and lots more.

Pro Runner – Tim Olson pt2 Ep34

Tim is back for part two talking about the people chasing his record at Western States 100, looking at you Jim Walmsley!

We also chat what it’s like to get pegged as the poster child for things like meditation and diet. I also talk smack about runners way better than me and tell Tim how I destroyed him in a race once…for about 10 minutes…until I didn’t.

Follow Tim the following ways

Instagram –@timothyallenolson

Facebook – www.facebook.com/timothyallenolson

And check out his retreats at www.adventuremindful.com

Pro Runner – Tim Olson pt1 Ep33

Tim Olson is someone I had hoped to talk to for a while. He is one of the most well known ultra runners out there but he has a lot of things that make him unique. The unique things that some people see are his look with his long blond hair, his dietary habits have gotten a lot of attention as has his embracing of meditation. I wanted to know some other things though like what is it like trying to be a pro runner and having a family? Is racing worth it when you don’t win? And when did he know that he could make a living from this? What is it like to be sort of a poster child of meditation and diet?

Tim also talks about the growing other side of his career his Adventure Mindful retreats. He and his wife Krista have started putting these on with some other friends and partners and I really came away thinking that Tim’s meditation retreats are about the only I’d ever consider going to as he shared his approach which was, find what works for you. Anyway a little plug for his passion project.

Follow Tim the following ways

Instagram –@timothyallenolson

Facebook – www.facebook.com/timothyallenolson

Travel & Adventure Blogger – Heather Balogh Rochfort pt2 Ep32

Heather Balogh Rochfort the writer behind the Just A Colorado Gal blog and the new book Backpacking 101 is back for part two. Find out more about her best adventures, the good and bad about being a woman in the outdoor publishing world, my blabbing and more!

Travel & Adventure Blogger – Heather Balogh Rochfort pt1 Ep31

Turning your travel, adventures, photography and writing into a career is something a lot of people wish they could do. Heather Balogh Rochfort is someone who is actually finding ways to do it. From blogging, to writing for magazines to now writing a book Backpacking 101 Heather has been finding paths to make her passion for travel and exploration pay. We talk more about how she got started in the world of a blogging and being a paid influencer and what that world is really like.

Travel Writer – Fran Golden Ep30

Sometimes you go on a journey to get a career you want and sometimes that career finds you. In a lot of ways travel writing found Fran Golden and it sure seems like she has been enjoying the journey. When the journey is getting paid to cruise around the world and write about it I guess it makes sense that she’d try and find things to enjoy. That said I was amazed in talking to Fran how much she works to churn out stories. The hustle is real! If you ever thought travel writing looked like a great job this is an episode for you.

This episode brought to you by Toad & Co makers of travel clothes tough enough for the trail but stylish enough for the tavern.

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Features Writer – Jane Marion Ep29

Jane Marion has been writing features about celebrities, artists, chefs, restaurants and quirky Baltimore people for 30 years! First as an editor and writer at TV Guide magazine and more recently at Baltimore Magazine. When it comes to writing, working on features always struck me as the fun stuff. You get to meet interesting and sometimes weird people, ask them practically any question you want and they answer. Basically like my podcast! It is an area or writing though where you do really get to meet an incredibly wide swatch of interesting people and Jane is a teller of those stories.

You can find her on Twitter @charmcityjane

Or check out her work at Baltimore Magazine 

Author – Scott Carney part 2 Ep28

Scott Carney and I continue our conversation about what makes books sell, what motivates him to write, what question he is trying to answer with all of his writing, what he think of Wim Hof and his strategy for talking to hard subjects. There are lots of good insights into the world and career of writing for anyone aspiring to be an author themselves.

Check out Scott’s newest book and New York Times best seller What Doesn’t Kill Us as well as his past works The Red Market and A Death on Diamond Mountain. The audio books are great for all those too if you are into being read to like I am!

You can also see more of Scott’s writing at www.scottcarney.com or find him on twitter @sgcarney

Also if you are interested in more info about the business of freelance writing check out a previous project Scott did called www.wordrates.com

Author – Scott Carney part 1 Ep27

Scott Carney is a writer who has investigate some strange and dangerous things. His books have explored the economy for human body parts, extreme meditation and what can go wrong and how learning techniques for coping with extreme cold can perhaps help your health. He is also very savvy about the business of writing. He shares what he’s done right when approaching the business and some of the mistakes he’s learned from.

Check out his newest book about Wim Hof called What Doesn’t Kill Us anywhere you get books or check out the audiobook like I did. Carney’s previous books are The Red Market and A Death on Diamond Mountain.

You can also see more of Scott’s writing at www.scottcarney.com or find him on twitter @sgcarney

Also if you are interested in more info about the business of freelance writing check out a previous project Scott did called www.wordrates.com