It’s been 6 months since I started writing regularly again. I’ve had a post written almost every week and I actually can’t believe I have thought about enough topics to write about.
I started off initially wanting to write only about travel. But, as you all know what happend this year- I don’t think it’s sustainable for me in the long run. I don’t live a nomadic life on the road. Perhaps it would be easier if I were a committed full-time travel blogger or flight attendant. But I am neither. Nor am I living in a foreign country or city where I would feel the need to be exploring every day or weekend.
It’s led me to drill into the definition of travel. Usually used to define a trip to someplace else, the actual definition refers to making a journey or to move. I thought to myself that writing about life is a journey in itself so am hoping to incorporate more thoughtful blog posts in the future.
Over the past 6 months, with being active on Twitter and even Instagram (forever tiring) and being in contact with so many other travelers and bloggers- I have felt the pressure to conform and to write posts on guides to cities and the top 5 things to do. I’ve definitely thought about writing these types of posts and have certainly written my Top 8 Things To Do in Mexico City (which are definitely Top 8 things). But then talked myself out of it because the whole reason I wanted to start this blog again was for creativity and thoughts on places and to dive in further into history and give the town or country some more context.
I find Twitter to be my favourite social media platform. I love connecting with others as I do on this blog. I also like finding out breaking information as it happens. But there is a lot constant information and I’m scrolling for ages. An unhealthy amount probably.
Instagram is a different story. I’ve hopped onto this bandwagon really late and am still not sure how to really use it. I love the stories function and have tried experimenting with a few things there. But I find the ‘lifespan’ of Instagram much shorter. I’m spending less and less time on it and therefore less time engaging with other people’s posts and stories. It’s all very time consuming and doesn’t offer as much reward compared to twitter.
I’m interested to see what else I will write about in the next 6 months!