Today our featured post from the TGO Blogger Network is a thought-provoking piece about the responsibilities of outdoor bloggers
Kate Jamieson is an outdoor blogger and Ordnance Survey GetOutside champion who is often to be found climbing, hillwalking, cycling or sailing, and after a recent summer Alpine trip has announced an ambition to climb the Matterhorn. In this thought-provoking article, she points out that outdoor bloggers have a duty to be honest with their audience – because we don’t always know who is reading or how much experience they might have. It’s useful food for thought if you write about your adventures online, or even just post on social media.
Read the full post here.
I recently read a post by Megan Hine, discussing the fashion of becoming an ‘adventure blogger’. She essentially made the point that there is a lot of ‘false epicness’ on social media, seen first hand by heading for what she thought was a remote waterfall in Iceland, only to realise it was at the side of a main road. If you take a photo from the right angle, you couldn’t see the car park.