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I’m tired and bored and struggling… with writing.
Writing doesn’t always come easy for me and since I began my life of full-time travel nearly two years ago – it has been hard to carve out the time to do it. When I write I need to be in a quiet space with little to no distractions. Not so easy when you are a budget traveler staying in hostels, or when you are a newly minted Digital Nomad who needs to prioritise paid client work over this little old blog.
I never meant to get over a year behind in telling my travel stories. It just kinda happened. And now I am so far behind it is almost impossible to catch up which makes me put it off more.
Things need to change.
So in the attempt to jumpstart my writing wanderlust again and to take the pressure off myself (I tend to give myself a pretty hard time), I want to try something different around here.
I am going to kick off the changes by mixing things up a bit – I am no longer going to write about every destination I have visited in the past year, for a couple of reasons.
There were simply some places I didn’t spend much time in so I really don’t feel I have anything worthwhile to add to the Blogosphere about them, when there is already SO MUCH CONTENT out there.
Secondly, there are some places that the thought of writing about just about puts me to sleep. If I am so bored at the thought of writing about them, then I am sure you guys will be bored as hell reading about them. So it’s probably for the best that I skip them, and focus on writing about the places that DO excite me – like hiking to this boiling lake.
I am also going to stop writing content in the chronological order that I visited each place. I want to write about a place when I feel like writing about it, damn it! Not months and months after I visited when I can barely remember what I did there. You can always check out my Monthly Round Ups and on social media to see what I am up to in real-time.
And I want to write more personal posts and travel musings again, or even short little updates like this. I used to do that I lot when I started this blog and was living in Sydney and that is something I want to return to.
There will also be more favourites/list posts, like The Best Offbeat Islands to Visit and My Favourite Lighthouses Around the World, and more Guides in the future. I’m especially excited to write a Road-tripping Colorado post, because Colorado is just really, really awesome and there are so many places there worth visiting. I also have plans to write about the best hot springs around the world, Colorado’s best mountain towns, how to be more eco-conscious while travelling, and much, much more!
I’m hoping these changes will shake things up a bit and get me writing more often again. I am feeling more excited about it already!
So, what do you think? Is there anything you want to see me write about more? I would love your feedback!