After much ado, Travel Bugs Goals for 2011

2010 saw the creation of Bitten by the Travel Bug, and my wavering ability to create content for it (3-months devoud of Internet does that to a person!). After a much needed kick in the backside after the TBEX Europe conference I have slowly started working out where I want to take BbtTB in 2011, and after pondering whilst laying on beaches I have come up with a short list.


  • See two new countries
  • Explore more of South Australia
  • See at least one of Australia’s beauties
  • Go skiing (and don’t get a cold!)
  • Learn to scuba dive
  • See something breathtaking

Social Networking

  • 500/1000/2000 Twitter followers
  • 20/50/100/200/500 Facebook followers
  • 20/50/100 YouTube followers


  • 1 post minimum per week (500 words minimum)
  • 1 pic post per week
  • Create logo/header/social network buttons for blog
  • Create business cards
  • Make BbtTB an authority of Australian travel
  • Develop a niche
  • Write two mini guides
  • Post at least 4-videos (1 per quarter)
  • Establish a mailing list


  • Finish an online writing course (I just enrolled in MatadorU!)
  • Take a photography course
  • Learn more about video editing/vlogging
  • Improve my grammar and writing structure
  • (If I choose to go back to Uni) get nothing lower than a CREDIT


  • Save AUS$5,000 (spend said AU$5,000 when I head back to the US/EU in December 2011)
  • Pay back my debt from my last trip
  • Start a change jar


  • Get a piece of work in print
  • Manage my time on computers better
  • Cook at least one meal per week for my family and/or friends
  • Scare myself silly

So here is my short list of goals for 2011. Have you created your goals for 2011 yet? I’d love to read them so please share them in the comments below.

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  • Reply
    Chris - The Aussie Nomad
    January 19, 2011 at 12:05 am

    That’s quite a list you have there, I’ll be sure to remind you of it when I see you slacking off 🙂

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    Justin Morris
    January 24, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Nice list Nicole, great to see that you have some dead set goals defined for yourself. Hope to see you back in le Londres this year some time!

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    January 25, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Great list! 🙂

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    Red Nomad OZ
    February 15, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Gee, if that’s your SHORT list, I’d hate to see the long one! But we do have some points of similarity in our lists – the ones about commitment to blog posts etc. But unlike me, you had the courage to put your list in the public domain!!

    Happy travels!!

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    February 20, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Great list of goals. Let me know if you need any video editing tips.

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      February 20, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks @BobV3!

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    April 15, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Hello, I found you on the Travel Cartel community. What kind of photography class do you want to take? I’m a photographer and teacher and am working on writing my own classes and ebooks. I’d love to know what you most want to learn?

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      April 16, 2011 at 2:30 am

      Hey Darlene!
      Nice to meet you. I was hoping to take either the MatadorU photography course or a photography course at Uni.
      I’d most like to learn more about taking better photos with my SLR camera. About ISO. About different lens types and what they’ll help achieve, and just simple things to take a great looking photo from set-up to the gear. I’m a video student so I know a wee bit about the rule of thirds and things but I’d like to learn more.
      Can’t wait to check out the classes and ebooks! Would love to take a look! 😀

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