Travel blogger looking for 'likes' from back home
CLARENCE Valley traveller Nic Zietsch says entering the world of social media has reminded him of his days as a South Grafton High school student.
The persistent world traveller said his first gig as a professional travel blogger has forced him to come to grips with the world of social media.
Nic has scored a job writing blogs for travel website Cheapflights, where the pressure is on him to promote his work via Facebook and other platforms and he is looking for his home town to help him out.
"Being a social media novice - something I realise I will now have to remedy after holding out for so long - I would really appreciate it if you could like and share it around in as many ways as possible," he said.
"Popularity hasn't been this important since high school."
After completing a university degree in psychology from Griffith University, the former South Grafton High student, from Nymboida, has travelled extensively in Asia and Europe.
In between he visits home and stays with his parents, Rod and Jenny Zietsch, in Nymboida.
His first blog, written in London, gives time poor travellers, eight things they can do in an eight-hour stopover in Amsterdam.
"I just fell into this first blogging opportunity," Nic said.
"While working at the P.O.W, a bar in south London, I came in contact with a local couple who had my best interests at heart. On hearing of my literary aspirations they passed on my name to a colleague of theirs who was quickly in contact.
"I was attracted to the travel-based topics I was offered and wanting to escape pouring pints for a while, I got to it. I have hopes of it turning into work enough to sustain my lifestyle.
"The possibility of being able to work from anywhere in the world also gives me dreamy fantasies of one day being able to work from the road."