This is a very moving TEDx Talk by travel writer Lavinia Spalding. What she does is brilliant. She is an advocate for traveling women and publishes their unique “personal essays”. The most interesting part is that she not only cares for writing technique, grammar, in-depth journalistic details and technical stuff like that. But one of her main criteria is if the writing portrays an amazing story.

Admittedly, I know that I am not the best writer by all means. I don’t have a degree in journalism, english or even arts. If anything, I might be a decent academic, research and research writer. But they are extremely bland and stripped of any emotion. However, this is one reason why I started this blog in the first place. All I want to do is try and share my stories, photographs and journeys with you.