It hopefully goes without saying that I’ve not been very active on this blog over the past month and maybe a bit more. I’d like to write about why that is and what’s going on.
So, I could sit here and blame external sources like ‘work’ or the fact that walks I’ve been doing recently are ‘similar to walks I’ve done before’… Both of which are items that I’ve never used to prevent myself from writing frequently.
I certainly have a lot of time on my hands right now, with an ‘indefinite’ work situation employing me less than five-days a week. This means I’m also able to cram in more walks each week than the usual one or two at a weekend. So, the content is there; it’s just not being written.
Writing is something I enjoy doing and it’s one of the few ways in which I feel most comfortable in expressing myself. While I like to write often and can find myself struggling if I don’t maintain that habit, I also recognise that few people will read my work – being very specific, I’m referring to the average walk review and its exceedingly long length.
So, I’ve been focusing on that a bit more than usual lately and I’ve almost reached a ‘what’s the point?’ conclusion. At the same time, I don’t know what or how else to amend my style of writing to gain more of a wide appeal. Engaging with people is not a strength I can claim.
I intend to start writing another walk-related post immediately after submitting this one and I’ll see how that goes. I’m not saying that ‘I’ll never write another long post again’ as I know there are a few who do appreciate those, especially when following a long-distance trail. But I would consider making those posts less regular, if only I knew of what to supplement them with…
I’d love to be able to make money through my blog (if only to contribute towards the expenses of life) but I don’t want to sell myself to each and every brand available. If you have any thoughts on any of this, please share them below or e-mail me directly.