- Editorial content is "evergreen." With a newspaper or magazine, an article has a shelf life of a day, a week, or a month at most. On the About Cruises site, articles and other content remain online indefinitely and can be updated as necessary.
- Readers can click through to your site. About Cruises articles often include links to related Web sites, which makes it easy for readers to find the information they need without picking up the telephone or writing a letter.
- Articles can be longer, with unlimited color photos. A typical newspaper feature is 500-1,000 words long, with one or at most two photos. At About Cruises, an article can be as long as the topic requires, with a color photo on every page. Cruise ship profiles can be extremely detailed and numerous photos can be used to demonstrate differences in cabins and amenities. For examples of comprehensive "mega-features" that included multiple articles and photo galleries, browse my cruise lines category.
Since July 2000, I have been the About Guide to Cruises. I write about cruise lines, cruise ships, and ports of call and shore excursions from around the world. In addition to covering the latest on cruising, I'm especially interested in creating new articles, photo galleries, and comprehensive "mega-features" on:
- Cruise destinations such as the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, South America, and the South Pacific
- New cruise ships and what makes them special
- Cruise ships of all shapes and sizes and what makes them special
- Barges, riverboats, sailing and small ship cruising
- Unique cruise tour adventure packages, and combination land/cruise packages to Alaska and other locations
Where to send press materials and inquiries
For contact information (phone, fax, and mailing address), please send me an email and I'll send you my "snail mail" address. One note -- although About.com is headquartered in New York City, I live in the Atlanta area. I look forward to hearing from you!