Introducing TravelFeed: Featuring Steemit’s Best Travel Content

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TravelFeed @travelfeedFebruary 2018 · 4 min read

If you are a travel blogger or enjoy reading travel-related content on Steemit, TravelFeed is for you! TravelFeed is a project by @jpphotography, @rimicane, @adonisabril and @for91days. We are passionate travelers who met each other on Steemit.

We felt we should start #travelfeed after seeing how successful #photofeed has become in such a short time. They are making a real difference in bringing great photography to Steemit, and we aim to do the same for travel content.

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The Problem of Browsing the #travel Tag

If you are interested in finding the best travel-related content on Steemit, your chance of finding it by browsing the #travel tag are lower than finding a needle in a haystack: You will only see posts by a hand full of Steemians who benefit from high upvotes. Often, these posts are not of high quality. The high-quality content of the travel bloggers you are looking to discover never makes it to the trending or top page and the new page is filled with low-quality posts.

Supporting Travel Bloggers

If you are a travel blogger, you are probably using the tag #travel for your posts. With #travel being upon the most popular tags on Steemit, your chances of anyone discovering your content are very low. Many amazing content creators have given up on Steemit for that reason, but now there is a solution!

Introducing TravelFeed

If you are a travel blogger, digital nomad or just passionate about traveling and having a hard time breaking through on Steemit, then we are here to help: Use the tag #travelfeed in your posts for better visibility and a chance to benefit from our curation.

Our Curation Initiative

With our communal account @travelfeed, we will resteem and upvote the five best travel posts posted under #travelfeed each day! Each upvote comes with upvotes from all our curation trail followers, so the reward is huge.

Also, there will be a daily curation post featuring three selected posts! The winning entries will be selected from the best posts of the past seven days on a daily topic:

  • Monday: Australia & Oceania;
  • Tuesday: Asia;
  • Wednesday: Africa;
  • Thursday: Europe;
  • Friday: America;
  • Saturday: Travel Advice (e.g. what to pack, the best websites for journey planning, how to find cheap flights). These are not tied to a specific location;
  • Sunday: Weekly roundup featuring the top 3 best posts of the week from the previously featured plus honorable mentions.

You don’t need to post on a specific day to be eligible for our curation!

The post rewards of our curation posts will be distributed as follows:

  • Half of the SBD post rewards will be paid out to the winning
    entries (please, expect a seven-day wait);
  • The rest of the earnings will be used to power up the @travelfeed
    account.

The daily curation posts will start next Sunday (February 25), upvotes and resteems straight away.

Future Plans

There is always room for future curation growth once #travelfeed gets established. This means more Steemians benefiting from the travel community and sharing the inspiring destinations we all excited to learn about!

Some plans that we have for the future include introducing and curating language-specific tags and recruiting established travel bloggers to Steemit. At some point within the next months, the community feature will launch on Steemit. Think of it as a better version of tags that you can follow, similar to Reddit subreddits. We plan to become the primary travel community on Steemit!

Participate in TravelFeed!

  1. Follow @travelfeed
  2. Follow our curation trail on Steemauto or delegate Steem Power: Check out our tutorial!
  3. Use the tag #travelfeed in your posts: Check out the requirements!

Join the Steemit Travellers on Discord!

We started a Discord Server for all travelers on Steemit some weeks ago and this is the place where the idea for TravelFeed was born. With now over 120 members, it has become an excellent place to meet other travelers and chat about traveling! Also, this is the place where you can ask all your questions about TravelFeed.

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anomadsoul
Eric @anomadsoulFebruary 2018

You do realize we already have @steemitworldmap dedicated to this? With an app, a proper map and a travel digest?


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martibis
Martibis @martibisFebruary 2018

Hey, thanks for letting people know, but I want to point out that the organizers have reached out to me to let me know what they planned to do. It's not bad to have more initiatives for travelers in my opinion.

Just figured I'd let people know so there are no misunderstandings!


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Thank you @martibis and thank you for your helpful advice during the creation of TravelFeed!
You also had a good point with not wasting VP, we will probably do 10 upvotes with @travelfeed soon :)


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rimicane
rimicane @rimicaneFebruary 2018

Thank you for your comment @anomadsoul! There are many curation projects carrying out good deeds for Steemians! They might have different concepts but one goal - working towards the improvement of the experience for every Steemian! @travelfeed is here to help! We are building a travel community with future plans! And we would like travellers to join us on this mission! 🌍


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I love @steemitworldmap, but #travelfeed also aims to cover travel topics that don't necessarily have GPS coordinates. Take Travel Tips for example :)


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@anomadsoul, did you even read our intro post before you left this comment?

I LOVE @steemitworldmap and what they are doing; TravelFeed is not aiming to be some kind of competition to steemitworldmap, but rather an addition: I encourage everyone to use the steemitworldmap code snippet AS WELL as the tag #travelfeed.
While Steemitworldmap provides an amazing map and daily best-offs in form of the travel digests that I love reading, it lacks of a way of browsing new travel posts like it is possible with a tag on steemit. Of course, there are the honourable mentions in the daily travel digest, but they lack an image and some first words to spark interest like a Steemit tag does. There is the #swmchallenge tag curated by @runicar which I love to use for my own high-quality travel posts, but only few posts are using this tag. Now go to #travelfeed and see for yourself how many great travel posts you can discover and this just one week after the introduction of this new tag. Now image seeing finding even more of the good content from #travel there without all the spammy posts in between...

Since you were too ignorant to actually read our post explaining our curation concept, I will try to explain you the differences to the steemitworldmap travel digests by comparing two of my favourite photography curation projects: @photofeed and @photocontests. They do have very different curation approaches which complement each other; @photofeed curates the best photo posts of the day (similar to the steemitworldmap travel digests), while @photocontests has two themes on each day of the week. If you now take the time to actually read our curation concept, you will see, that we are doing something very different from the steemitworldmap travel digests - not better or worse, but different and in my opinion a long needed and welcome addition for the travel community on Steemit.


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anomadsoul
Eric @anomadsoulFebruary 2018

Lol calling someone ignorant out of one question he made over one post. Cool, good to know thats how you roll.

And yeah, i did read it, so its a tag with RS and a curation post. Where is the innovation?

I actually read other people's replies to me here and i was thinking of voting the posts from time to time to support the project and the new users (your co workers @adonisabril and @rimicane gave good replies) but after reading yours, maybe I'm too ignorant to find the @travelfeed posts, so sorry if i dont vote them.

Btw quick tip, not a good strategy to insult people in the blockchain, im not the flaggin for personal issues type of dude, but you may find there are many others who are exactly that way, so watch it when you call someone ignorant, mate.

Cheers


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Mate, you are doing curation yourself, so I think that you do realize how much effort it takes to create a project like this.
Maybe you can understand that after having put in all this time and effort to start a non-profit project for the benefit of the travel community, reading a comment like yours on top of our intro post seems very insulting. I don't go to your blog and write something like "You do realize there are better blogs than yours?".

If you as an established travel blogger who benefits from big upvotes for good content decide not to support small bloggers because you are feeling offended by my comment so be it, but don't blame me for that. I respect people for their actions, not for their SP, and before you wrote this comment I was actually looking up to you and the work you are doing on Steemit.


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anomadsoul
Eric @anomadsoulFebruary 2018

I was not aiming to insult, but to encourage you to try and bring more to the table, this project has some very capable people and i think you could do so much more. If i had the time i would develop so many ideas but ungortunately i dont have it. If you care to bounce ideas hit me on discord, i actually wilr reading the i tro thought about 2-3 things.

The way i am and write is crude (you can actually read my airport post) and youll see my comment here is not personal, its just what i think without sugarcoat and honey, but dont take itpersonal vs the project.

Im already spending a lot of SP, SBD from my own posts and following the vote of a lot of communities, all towards minnows and projects. Im still a minnow which is the reason i try to support as many people as i can, but ypu cant blame me to be biased about a project where one of the leaders insult me, after all we are all humans. I actually try to keep personal isues out of curation and taje the posts as they are no matter who they come from, thanks for letting me see my mistake about being biased because of personal issues, that shouldnt matter when curating.


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Thanks for clarifying this, I am sorry we started off on the wrong foot. Pinged you on Discord.


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I've been a big fan of @jpphotography and his work for awhile now. This sounds like a wonderful project. You definitely have my support!


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Thank you so much Matt! ~jpphotography


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I'm a big fan and supporter too! =)


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Oh. Wonderful project, guys. I just need to do one more thing. Pack my rucksack and get out the door to have some more adventures. :D


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That is always the best thing to do! We are excited for your travel posts :)


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Hi, friend. It's amazing to have you here with us. Do explore and have fun. @greatness96 says WELCOME TO STEEMIT


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Thank you! We hope to see your travel stories in #travelfeed!


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Sweet! Good luck with this project! Remember us when you get famous!


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Thank you! How can we forget! 😉


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This is fantastic, I am excited to join you on your adventures!


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And we're excited to learn about yours.


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joythewanderer
Joy @joythewandererFebruary 2018

Nice project, let's make the travel community bigger and greater!


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Awesome initiative guys! I can't wait to use this.. congratulations on the project! It was really needed..


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It was! It has been almost impossible to find the good content that was not created by top or already followed accounts, but #travelfeed will change that!


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Can't wait for this :) it seems like a great start for you guys and I see a bright future ahead!


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This is a great project and glad to see you get it off the ground now !


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Thank you! We are now expecting lots of travel stories from you in the #travelfeed!


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This is a great initiative guys! I'm sure it'll be mighty helpful to both travel bloggers and people interested in travel content.


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And it will bring tons of new travellers to Steemit.. we're so happy to have you in our travel discord group!


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Awesome guys! Such a great initiative. I'm thrilled reading your post here and can't wait to use the tag!
It's cool to see the daily themes are roughly the same as @czechglobalhosts's contests, so we can sync them for some days. ;)
Is this the same Discord channel as the one @jpphotography invited me to some weeks ago? Thanks! =)


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Yes it's the same ... there is also a channel just for TravelFeed conversations.


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