The problem having a travel blog is that if I don’t travel, then I don’t have much to write about.
The reality is that in order to keep producing good blog posts, I need content. And in order to get content, I need to travel more. Pretty sure you guys don’t give a crap about the fact I got the ferry into town the other day. I mean it was nice and right on sunset, but it really wasn’t something I would deem as post worthy.
And I don’t want to have to keep rehashing the same old stories about places that I’ve been in the past.. I mean there are only so many times I can write about my love for London without it being too monotonous.
So.. what does this mean? Am I going to take a hiatus from blogging until I go on my next trip? Or is it time for me to begin a transformation into a different type of blogger?
The only problem with that, is that I don’t think I have anything interesting to say.
Every Saturday morning I ring my mum and we chat for around 30 minutes about pretty much nothing at all. I usually say that nothing exciting has happened during the week, to which my mum always responds “We can’t have exciting things happen all the time, Sarah”..
It would be nice if something exciting happened once in a while though.
In this day and age of social media, are we in danger of feeling inadequate because of what we see our friends doing? Do we look at those we follow on Instagram and have post envy?
I know I do.. even though I also know that I shouldn’t.
I think it’s in our nature to think that the grass is greener for someone else. I’m sure there are people out there who are envious of my life in that I don’t have any ties; I can travel when I want & make my own decisions.
Well from over this side of the fence –
- Sure I don’t have any ties, but I also don’t have anyone that I can share my burdens with. I can’t go home and vent to my partner, flatmate etc about my day. I have no one to hug me when I’ve had a crappy day or I’m missing my dad.
- Yes I can travel whenever I want but I have to work around everyone at work and pay everything myself. I don’t have anyone helping out with the bills so everything I pay for, I have to pay for myself.
- Ok I can make my own decisions, but sometimes it would be nice to have someone to tell me I’m an idiot for thinking the way I sometimes do.
- Over on my side, it can get pretty damn lonely
Now I am not being all “poor me” over here. I am merely stating that for people looking at my life, they might not realise what I am going through.
It’s not all sunshine and window seats over here.
I guess the point I am trying to make is that what might work for other people may not work for me. I’m not spending a year travelling the world, so perhaps the idea of having a ‘travel blog’ may not be a viable option for me anymore.
I think that I really need to reassess where I want kiwiontheloose to go and decide what’s next for this blog.
Then again, I could do nothing at all and pretend that everything is ok.