Blog Samples

Blogging is a main component of my gig at WJBQ Q97.9. I produce at least two blogs per day to drive traffic to the website. The blog becomes on-air content as well, with cross-channel promotion between on-air to online. I write about local topics such as road trip ideas, Maine's breathtaking natural scenery, new restaurants, and other foodie topics. My articles make the Facebook audience tag their friends and say, "Let's do this!" Many of my blog feature original research and photography, while others utilize crowd sourced information and photos found on social media. Blog performance is measured by local unique views, encompassing views from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York.

 
 
PHOTO COURTESY: Instagram via adoriable_adventures

PHOTO COURTESY: Instagram via adoriable_adventures

Enchanting Castle Ruins in the New Hampshire Woods

February 27, 2017

Imagine taking a hike into the gorgeous New Hampshire woods. The trees are thick and the leaves crunch beneath you. After navigating the beautiful trail, you spot a clearing in the woods ahead of you. Among the trees, a mysterious stone staircase rises from the earth and leads to nowhere.

LOCAL UVs: 131,386

 
PHOTO COURTESY: INSTAGRAM VIA kelldono

PHOTO COURTESY: INSTAGRAM VIA kelldono

4 Waterfalls in Maine That Will Take Your Breath Away

March 29, 2016

Maine has many waterfalls across the state. Some are short trips, others are for the more experienced hiker, and some you can swim under for the most incredible summer cool-off spot. Here are some of our favorites.

LOCAL UVs: 57,831

 
PHOTO COURTESY: INSTAGRAM VIA MaineLY.Armanda

PHOTO COURTESY: INSTAGRAM VIA MaineLY.Armanda

This Magical Forest in Central Maine is Straight Out of a Story Book

April 11, 2016

The hiking trails at Vaughan Woods are some of the most whimsical paths in Maine. The rolling green fields and historical estate welcome you to the woods. An easy hike along well beaten paths leads you to gorgeous stone arch bridges over bubbling streams. Anyone who has hiked Vaughan Woods has experienced the magic for themselves.

LOCAL UVs: 31,627

 
PHOTO COURTESY: INSTAGRAM VIA kaklaiber

PHOTO COURTESY: INSTAGRAM VIA kaklaiber

The Treehouse Restaurant in Portland is Something Out of a Fairy Tale

July 27, 2016

Whimsical, beautiful, magical. Those are three of the words used to describe a small eatery in Portland’s Deering Center neighborhood. The Treehouse is a hidden gem along Stevens Avenue that delivers delicious meals with unmatched atmosphere among the trees.

LOCAL UVs: 21,648

 
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PHOTO COURTESY: INSTAGRAM VIA KENNY_LETTS

There’s a Secret Beach in Maine You Must Hike a Mountain to Find

July 24, 2017

Beautiful summertime weather in Maine means the most popular beaches are packed with colorful towels and umbrellas covering every square inch of sand. This can pose an issue for those looking for a quiet seaside retreat in the sun. Unless you have a boat to get you to a remote sandbar or island along Maine’s coast, finding a hidden unoccupied beach is nearly impossible. But what if Maine’s coastal landscape was a natural deterrent for keeping crowds of beach folk away?

LOCAL UVs: 20,780