As I sit here munching on chips and salsa trying to avoid my other “new year’s resolutions” I decided to I need to figure out what I actually want to do with this Blog. To say I have been anything other than delinquent is an understatement. I’ve been downright neglectful. For years I’ve posted something forgot about it, maybe posted some more. More often than not I have just sent emails to friends and family instead of actually posting something in a central location. So now I have stories all over the place from post it notes, journal pages, emails, my flaky memory, etc. I need to do better, and I know I can do better.
So why do I suck at updating this blog? Well mostly because I hate writing… wait what? If you hate writing, why would you want to have a blog? Well OK maybe hate is a bad word, maybe I’m just sadly not as good at it as I am PowerPoint slides and scripts. But in the end I want to do it mostly because I hate forgetting even more. I’m starting to forget large portions of trips, or the excitement of going somewhere new, or funny stories and incidents that happen on the road. The whole reason behind the travel in the first place. 2011 was very much a bit of a blur, with spending large pieces away, and since for many of those trips I was solo so I can’t just look to my friend and say hey remember when?
So that’s what my plans are for 2012, to better update this blog. Right now I have only 1 trip scheduled so far, to travel to the balmy city of Ottawa in late January. I’m told its going to be very warm that time of year…and why would anyone lie to me?
I want to try to take better photos as well this year. Take a class in photography or photo editing (if I can manage to stay in the country long enough perhaps). Also to take photographs with blogging in mind as well. Often times I come back and say wow this would be a good post and then realize I have no photographs related to that particular idea. It is such an easy thing to rectify and something I really should work on.
Try to promote my blog more this year. I think once I get more consistent with writing on a regular basis, it shouldn’t be as hard to promote the blog. I’m not looking to for instance make any money off the blog, but I’m an attention whore just like the next person and having some comments and some regular readers would be quite awesome! I love traveling and I’ve been good at helping friends and family with their trips so it would be great to share it with even more people!
So hopefully this post keeps me more honest, and hopefully I have more people to share my adventures with.
Just do a Powerpoint blog post, best of both worlds. I’m hoping to take a photography class this year too.
Ha, well then blogging would no longer be fun if i made it feel like work!
Camels & Chocolate says
I had to do a PowerPoint presentation today for the first time in *years* and it took me ages! So how about, I write your blog for you, you do PowerPoints for me…deal? 😉
Ha I may have to take you up on that! j/k 🙂 To fail on my New Year’s resolution on day 4 would probably be a record!
Wow so what was the presentation you were working on?