2 Jan 2017
It’s been ten days since I launched this blog. Not my first travel blog, and not my only current blog.*
In that time I’ve done a lot of wrestling with WordPress, themes, plugins, and myself. There’s a tonne of work in running a blog if done properly, and I’m nowhere near doing it properly.
There’s a lot of travel blogs out there, I’m discovering. Compelling writing, stunning photography, exotic destinations, and if I turn to the “About Me” page, like as not the thing is done by a stunning twenty-something beauty in odd moments between nightclubs and long-haul.
Me, I’m into my seventh decade (beginning with the Fifties), I need a nap and several cups of coffee just to get out of bed in the afternoon, I’m lucky if I leave the terminal when I travel, I sweat blood over my turgid prose, and my photographs invariably turn out fuzzy so I have to use the odd one that is in focus, but the lighting is wonky.
And I travel with a teddy bear. How pathetic is that?
I want to make this blog a success. I’ve been looking at travel blogs and they are a mixed bunch, to be honest. So I’ve got two questions:
1. How can I improve?
2. Where in the world is Routebear?
*I run a pun-infested joke site called Dud Jokes which is a useful resource for those Dads who like to make their children groan and roll their eyes. G-rated, but it should carry a health warning.