Here is my attempt to transition from this haphazard 1990s-era text blog into a few more professional-appearing privately hosted blogs with my their own domain names, which I can monetize as well. This change made me think a bit about my approach towards travel blogging. So far it’s all been about putting a very prosaic sequential description of the places I visited, the people I met, and the things I did. How boring is that?
After reading other travel blogs, I felt that the most effective ones communicate emotion through brief stories. There’s no need to blandly summarize every detail of each day and place, but rather to pick out the magical moments that truly define the travel experience – conversations with new people, unexpected cultural quirks, and amazing sights.
My future blog posts will be more concise, more witty, and contain more pictures. There will be fewer of them, but they’ll come quicker as well being easier to write. They will make you laugh, cry, and want to set off with a backpack all at once.
Update: It’s here!