TravelFeed a hidden gem on Hive

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I think it is pretty safe to say that one of the biggest introductions to the Hive blockchain since its inception would have to be communities. Where earlier versions of Hive were kind of one dimensional, communities have allowed the blockchain to blossom into something truly fantastic.

I don't know the exact number, but I would have to guess there are hundreds of individual communities. If you have an interest, you can probably find a community for it on Hive. If you can't, it is pretty easy to make a community yourself.

While some communities rely on the Hive.blog clone page and focus purely on the community, others have created tokens and employed developers to turn their little space on the blockchain into something really awesome. Leo is a perfect example of that. It is really impressive the number of tools and features that the Leo team has released in a relatively short period of time.

Another community that has flown under my personal radar is TravelFeed. I remember several years ago I started using the travelfeed tag for some of my posts. It is usually around summer time since that is when I most frequently travel. I remember them saying that they were working on a new front end and they encouraged us to post via that versus using the tag. I think they were shifting their curation purely to the front end or something like that and they wanted to make sure everyone got included.

Around that time, things flipped over to winter, and then Covid hit, so the extent of my travels were pretty limited. I kind of forgot about the TravelFeed community until I had the chance to check it out again after my recent trip to Nashville, TN.

What a difference a year or two makes!

TravelFeed isn't your run of the mill Hive community. They are one of those (like Leo) that has went above and beyond to make posting and curating content on their platform smooth and fun. The front end is beautiful with a post creation platform that is easy to use. It creates stunning posts that look professional no matter the skill of the user.

It almost reminds me a lot of TasteSteem when they were around. They had an editor that allowed you to create some really attractive posts even if you were a total noob.

TravelFeed also has a sister(?) mobile app that allows you to post, vote, and curate on the go.

I'm sure the TravelFeed community is relatively large, and I am sure if someone from that community is reading this post now, they are probably saying to themselves "duh, TravelFeed has always been awesome, where has this guy been?". While that is likely true, this post is more for people who dabbled with TravelFeed but got busy with other things (like Covid), so maybe have never heard of the TravelFeed community before today.

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I think one of the things I love the most about TravelFeed is the addition of background images to your post. It really makes them come alive and it is so easy to add them. It is seriously just a drag and drop on the right hand side of the editing screen.

I've been using the Pinmapple tool/community for a while now, but TravelFeed also allows you to pin map locations for easy access to your locations by readers/future visitors.

Another important feature... Night mode. It's pretty much a given that any page/app worth its salt these days needs to have some kind of dark/night mode.

Something you may find missing from TravelFeed is your wallet. While TravelFeed fully leverages the Hive blockchain, it appears that they have chosen to focus on the user experience versus any of the tokenization aspects of the blockchain. Perhaps they feel Hive handles that perfectly on its own, so why add another layer of complexity. Maybe it is something they have in the works and just haven't released yet. If someone wants to set me straight in the comments, please feel free to do so.

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If you dig into some of the advanced areas of TravelFeed, you can see that there are many options for integrations with other platforms. Upon further inspection, I am guessing that is part of the reason the community has taken a more agnostic approach to rewards. They are definitely there, but less specific to Hive. Probably very similar to the way that Actifit works given they still have one foot in each blockchain (Hive and Steem).

One thing I do know is that I am going to be using TravelFeed quite a bit more in the future. It is a frontend/dapp that absolutely deserves your time and attention. Especially if you do any amount of traveling at any point in your life.

Personally, I am looking forward to getting a bunch more pins on my map.


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I am fairly new to Hive so I had not heard of TravelFeed. So I went to the site today and created a quick profile. You are correct the site is very easy to navigate and a lot of fun to explore. The search by place feature is very helpful as I plan my next few trips. I love seeing real people's thoughts and experiences about places. Just a note, your link at the end of your post gave me a 404 error. @cryptocharmers I thought you might like seeing this site also. It does not feel or act like a Hive clone site. I like the smile system for upvoting.

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Yeah, I think it is pretty cool. Thanks for the tip on the link. I think it might have to do with that part of the site only being accessible to the person logged in. I guess I am not sure. I hope you find some really great stuff to post and curate in there!

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I will join that community…. I have tons of travel photos from Canada 🇨🇦

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Looking forward to seeing them!

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I think I might need to post them somewhere else. All my Travel photos, Actifit and Dtube videos get downvoted on Hive. Oh well.

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Good article but you really do need to start using headers.

This helps with SEO as well as readability. Travel is a great topic and you might have gotten some ranking on this one.

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Can you give me an example of what that might look like?

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Travel Blogging Can Be Very Profitable

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Sorry posted in the wrong place.

You can see how travel the keyword in your article, is highlighted in these headers.

Plus break up the article for easier to read. You can also help it along by bolding a few words in the article.

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Okay, so I understand that the bold is the title of the blog, but what are all of the terms below it? Do you just add those as comment in your blog? I guess I am struggling to understand what the markdown would look like.

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Examples:

## Section title

It produces:

Section Title

### Sub-section title

It produces:

Sub-section Title

up to

##### almost like bolding this line

It produces:

Almost like bolding this line

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Those aren't really headers though. I don't see how that would aid in SEO at all. I am expecting like metatags or something like that.

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No way to set metatags in Hive. But using headings (that's how they are called in HTML - not the same thing as tags placed in the head section, but h1, h2, h3 etc.) help SEO.

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Gotcha. Thanks for that.

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It looks like they are focusing more on a front-end for various different applications. In a way, I think this allows them to grow easier if they can integrate the mainstream apps like Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Yeah, I think they are definitely taking a wider view. It seems that they want to grow pretty large and I think they are on their way to that.

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I had not heard of TravelFeed before. I checked it out and it was very easy to navigate. Thanks for letting the ListNerds community know about it.

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No, problem. Thanks for checking it out. I think it is pretty cool.

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I have not heard of TravelFeed before, but I am still pretty new to Hive. I will have to try out their front end the next time I travel. Thanks for the helpful post @bozz

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No problem. You should definitely give it a try. It is really sleek and easy to use.

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i am not sure how active the team is now as i did not post or did some traveling for quite some time. but the frontend does look good, i think they still have those recommendations for SEO, easy add of locations on the map...
you can also make a costume blog from your posts through their frontend.

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Yeah, lots of cool stuff going on there. I noticed that they had some connectors to some of the big social media platforms. I am going to have to dig into it even more.

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I just came across this front end earlier today, I got to say it really has potential.

It seems it was or is steem heavy but also hive, I wonder if they built on steem but moved to hive?

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It has been around long enough that I think it was originally built on Steem. It sounds like there might be more of a backstory than I realized, but who knows...

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We launched the first TravelFeed frontend back in 2018 on Steem. When the fork wars happened that resulted in the creation of Hive, we added support for Hive and cut all dependencies on Steem, but decided to support optional posting to Steem for the time being. Focus is on Hive now with most features (synching comments, votes, posting options,...) only available for Hive.
We are looking into integrating additional blockchain-based social networks/monetisation options, have been looking into the Aave Lens Protocol recently, sounds promising but not comparable to Hive at this point.

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Ah ok, that is awesome to hear, I figure it had something to do with being around for a while before the fork.

That would be great if you can get multi able places to share post and content, I think bridges like that is the future of crypto

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I see, Travel feed has been open to centralized and decentralized media.

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I rarely use it, but I really should do so, especially for when I move to Spain soon. Thanks for the reminder! I do remember when I browsed the feed often that there were amazing pictures about travels over the world.

Wow this new frontend is awesome! Signed up and will be using it, I had no idea this was in the making :)

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I didn't either. Someone pointed out to me that like Tasteem and Steemhunt, Travel feed may take a 10% commission on your posts. Had I known that I would have included it in my OP. I'd say do your due diligence. If they are taking a cut, at least they are clearly putting it back into improving the design and usability of the site.

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Yeah, if they are doing something with that cut and actually offering something, so it seems to be the case here (didn't fully check it yet), then this is fine imo. Yes, you have to take into account if it's worth it, I will give it a try to see how I like using it, if the feel is good it may be worth it. I totally forgot about the cut some frontends take until you mentioned it :)

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Exactly, a 10% cut is enabled by default, but can be removed in the beneficiaries options in the sidebar in the Hive section. For good posts that get curated by our team, the 10% cut should usually be offset by the votes from travelfeed and the curation trail (removing the cut doesn't affect that, so if one wants to maximise rewards, posting through TravelFeed with the cut disabled results in more rewards than using other frontends).

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Yeah, Travelfeed is pretty cool. Their website is amazing!
And I always forget to use the site for posting!
So thanks for the reminder! I have some pretty cool travel stuff coming, so will be using it more.

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I am a TravelFeed fan. I am currently hosting travelwritemoney.com with TravelFeed. For now, the domain hosting is free. But, eventually, they will work out the details and start charging for it.

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That is pretty cool. I am glad it has been beneficial to you. It sounds like you are more familiar with it than I am. I am still diving back into it.

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Peaceful day,
Listnerd led me to your post.
I have shared lately many of my articles on Twitter.
Regards

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Thank you! I appreciate that. ListNerds is pretty awesome. I am still learning so much about it.

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Thanks for the shoutout! What a great summary of our platform. Looking forward to seeing more of your travel posts!

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f you dig into some of the advanced areas of TravelFeed, you can see that there are many options for integrations with other platforms.

I used TravelFeed sometimes back, did few posts, but then somehow got addicted with Peakd. Do these integrations auto post to these other platforms ?

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I typically use peakd as well. I think that travelfeed does cross post if you have it setup correctly.

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