My recent National Geographic Voices blog post, Behind the Photo: Paul Nicklen’s Leaping Penguins, was shared by National Geographic Magazine’s main Facebook page, which has more than 34 million followers. The post was liked more than 35,000 times, with thousands of shares and hundreds of comments!
I was recently interviewed by National Geographic Nederland about Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It was an honor to discuss my New Orleans research and hometown observances in an international travel magazine. To read the original Dutch interview, click here. For Google Translate’s English version of the article, click here.
Last week, National Geographic Magazine promoted my National Geographic Voices blog post promoting Big Cat Week on the National Geographic Channel. The article was shared more than 20,000 times on Facebook and other forms of social media.
To read the post where I interviewed Big Cat photographer Steve Winter — who has shot for National Geographic and had his photos used by Apple during their Snow Leopard campaign — click here. For my full Voices, formerly News Watch, profile please visit: http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/author/carolinegerdes/.
I recently did some consulting work for National Geographic Live, the live events division of National Geographic. As a social media and marketing consultant, I assisted with the launch of the National Geographic Live Facebook page and wrote National Geographic blog posts about the division’s speakers. Here are a couple of posts I authored for National Geographic’s intraweb blog, NG Connect.
Around the World with National Geographic Live … In 140 Characters
Sold-out crowds for Steve Winter’s ‘On the Trail of Big Cats’ tour
As many of you already know, I moved to Pittsburgh about a month ago and am loving this new adventure. I am working as the Development Editor for online alt-weekly Pop City.
Today, I launched my “Throwback Thursday” column, focusing on Pittsburgh’s revitalized historic buildings. My first entry was the Allegheny Post Office, built 1897, turned Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
I am loving sharing the city’s growth, culture and history with yinz … Did I use that right ;)
My recent Mardi Gras post for National Geographic News Watch did fairly well online, with thousands of “likes” and shares across social media. The piece looked at one of Louisiana’s little known Carnival traditions: Cajun Mardi Gras. Most notably, the article, “Mardi Gras from Louisiana’s Cajun Country,” was used as a source for The Atlantic online story “The Courir de Mardi Gras,” by Rebecca J. Rosen. Rosen even used a direct quote from my News Watch story and cited my work.
I was excited to research this Carnival tradition and shed light on a venerable Louisiana observance.
Just in time for Mardi Gras, National Geographic Traveler magazine’s Intelligent Travel blog posted my “I Heart My City: New Orleans.” As a National Geographic Explorer, I was asked to complete a survey about my favorite things to do in my hometown. I hope you enjoy the list and get the chance to visit New Orleans one day!
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
My writing has now been featured on National Geographic blogs, The Huffington Post and … Hello Giggles!
Hello Giggles is women’s humor site I adore. So, I was really excited to see my post shared on their facebook and twitter morning! For a little giggle, check out my story 11 Steps to Being the Best Damn Maid of Honor in the World. And feel free to share your own tips in the comments on this positive, connected site.