Why You Should Read My Blog (If You Travel And If You Don’t)
“When asked, ‘How do you write?’ I invariably answer, ‘One word at a time,’ and the answer is invariably dismissed. But that is all it is. It sounds too simple to be true, but consider the Great Wall of China, if you will: one stone at a time, man. That’s all. One stone at a time. But I’ve read you can see the motherfucker from space without a telescope.” Stephen King
I’m not paid to write my blog which in our society makes it undervalued by many of my friends and family. It hurts my feelings when my friends or family can’t be bothered to follow it or read it sometimes. I’m not referring to everyone. Some of them are very supportive. On the other hand the blogging community is friendly, informative and generally cheering for you to succeed.
Travel is my passion. I am writing about what I love to do and what I see in the world. I do a lot of research before and after I travel so my facts are always checked. I love reading other people’s blogs because I want to know what they loved about where I am going. Though I read everything, I’m less interested in what paid travel writers have to say. I go for the passion.
You definitely shouldn’t read my blog for the photographs but I’m getting better. There are some seriously amazing travel photography blogs out there like beautifulIceland@wordpress.com., http://www.bulldogtravels.com and http://dalocollis.com. They write well too and I want to go everywhere they have been. I like people who write from their heart not for their audience. I like blogs about navigating spirituality, literature, poetry and life from https://bobbiblogger.wordpress.com, mitchteemley.com, http://leonarddurso.com, https://michelleazar.wordpress.com. and http://stephaniebarbehammer.net. I like this blog called https://animalcouriers.wordpress.com, They transport pets around the world.
Writing is something I never thought I would be doing. It has changed my life and how I track the experiences in my life. It forces me to become more observant of the world around me and articulate my life and my decisions. It’s an interesting exercise in how much you want to reveal about yourself to others. I started revealing very little and now I tell more of my story from time to time. I realize that It is helpful to put your story out there. There are a few times when I’m writing about myself that I feel l’ve lived an important life and have something to offer others. If nothing else, my story is “in the cloud” for posterity.
Thanks for reading and fly safe,