To Blog or Not to Blog, That is the Question

Are you thinking about starting a blog? Or, has your blog has been in operation for a while and you’re wondering if it’s worth your time and energy?

Shelly Rivoli, Inga Aksamit and Karen Misuraca will talk about how a blog can benefit you as a travel journalist. We’ll give you ways to get bigger rewards from a new blog or from one you already have, and how to zero in on a travel niche that will attract a sustainable, engaged readership. We’ll also clue you in on what we wish we’d known when we started!

Meeting Site: the Presidio Trust Building 103, at 103 Montgomery in the Presidio of San Francisco (next to the Walt Disney Museum building on the main post).

Meeting Schedule:

10 to 10:30 a.m. – Meet n’ greet with light breakfast refreshments and coffee provided by the Presidio Trust.

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Presidio welcome, BATW programming and announcements.

11 a.m. to 12 noon – To Blog or Not to Blog, That is the Question

Panel with Karen Misuraca, Shelly Rivoli and Inga Aksamit

Noon: tour of the brand new Lodge at the Presidio (building next door) with Lisa Petri, Media Relations Specialist at the Presidio Trust. Lisa will also update us on what’s new in the National Park.

Parking: plenty of metered parking is available in the main post area. The main post is within walking distance of the Transit Center, reachable with the #43 MUNI Bus, or the PresidiGo free shuttle from the Embarcadero BART or the TransBay terminal.


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Important: Attendance is capped at 35 and is limited to members only; guests may be permitted as space allows. RSVP through your email invitation and include any guests. If space allows for guests, we will email you in order of registration receipt. Guest fee of $10 will be collected at the door.

Note: BATW meeting attendance policy is to charge members $10 if they register and fail to show up or if they show up without registering. If you need to cancel, please go online to Events to cancel, or email

Coordinator: Karen Misuraca (