Killing Batteries is now accepting paid advertising in the form of text links and banners placed in the margins, header footer or, in some cases, clearly identified mid-post banner ads. I will not do in-post text ads, disguise ads or guest posts.
I am rededicating myself to a minimum of one blog post per week, on topics with an emphasis on mass appeal information, entertainment and first person narrative vignettes. I promote each post on Twitter and Facebook. As such, my stats are ramping up quickly. During the seven day period from November 4th to November 11th I had 3,126 page loads and 2,327 unique visitors. A massive improvement from the 1,544 page loads and 1,230 unique visitors from the same week in October. I expect these numbers to rise steadily in the coming months.
As of April 16, 2013, Killing Batteries has 682 RSS subscribers and I have 8,077 organic Twitter followers (i.e. not purchased).
Please contact me directly to discuss advertising fees.
I am available for a variety of freelance writing work, consulting, interviews and public speaking. I have been a full-time freelance writer since 2003, mostly in travel writing though I have also written product reviews and shopping guides. I have visited 377 cities in 51 countries (not including the US). I have lived for extended periods of time in Spain, Romania and Italy. I’ve written for over two dozen print and online publications, including Lonely Planet guidebooks and web site features, Global Traveler magazine (executive business travel), Travel Ideas magazine, MSN shopping guides (tech products) and street food blurbs in over 60 US cities, Gadling.com (multi-author travel blog), Perceptive Travel web magazine, Postcards magazine (Carlson Wagonlit Travel), Travel Savvy magazine (now defunct), Experience magazine (also defunct) and a number of travel anthologies, including To Myanmar with Love.
My engaging, humor-driven writing voice is well known in the travel writing community. I have been interviewed by the New York Times in an article about guidebook writers as well as the popular travel blogs “Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site”, “Nile Guide”, and “My Year of Getting Published”. I’m listed on virtually every travel writer Twitter list and I was prominently featured in a Twitter report by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. I’ve been labeled “the Larry David of travel bloggers” by Jaunted.com. I was named one of the “2010 Hunkiest Men in Travel” by GoGalavanting.com.
I have been performing/public speaking for over 25 years, including copious stage experience as an actor, juggler and MC. I have worked as a college radio DJ and appeared on TV and radio as a spokesperson and interviewee.
I can speak with authority on a variety of subjects including freelance travel writing, blogging, budget and long term travel, living abroad, Tuscany, Romania, Moldova, and Slackerology.
All requests should be sent via email: