It’s been over two years since I started this strange little website. Some days, I feel like I really have the hang of it. I’m in the groove, writing a lot, finding the right balance of words and photographs to ease a story along. Filling in the right SEO, backing up my server, editing photos quickly, publishing at appropriate intervals… it all clicks into place. My words hit home, the conversation begins, a back and forth between reader and writer.
But some days… why bother? Who reads this? What am I trying to accomplish by spending endless hours pouring my energy into something that has no end in sight? No monetary gain. No ego boost. No CV or resume building. No. Damn. Point.
I read other travel blogs and other than a select few articles, I’m bored out of my mind. I’m sorry, but there are only so many “10 Things to do in Bangkok” I can handle seeing in my feed. I’m going to explode if I read one more fucking story about someone going to Thailand and “finding” themselves. At a full-moon party with flaming hula hoops and psychedelic drugs and funnels of vodka and just loads and loads of tourists. What an exciting story line.
No offense. Every one of us needs to start somewhere, right? The long road of self exploration has to start somewhere. My point is that I’m feeling a bit tired of the “travel blog” game. Every time I land somewhere new, I immediately go into blogger mode. Snapping pictures of things I don’t necessarily care about, but I know my readers will. Taking notes on my expenses, which I painstakingly detail in drawn out posts later on. Why? I don’t know.
Maybe it is burn out. Maybe I need a break. But, maybe I just need to step out of labeling this website as a travel blog. The articles that deal with social issues, injustice, psychology and exploration are the most popular on here.. and that’s not necessarily under the umbrella of “travel blog”. I need your help. I need to know a few things:
- What do you find the most intriguing about Global Frolic?
- What do you like most about the website?
- What do you dislike the most or would like to see improved?
- What brings you to my strange corner of the internet?
Either comment below, or shoot me a message. I want to hear from every one of you. Regardless if you’ve just come upon this today for the first time. I don’t plan on pulling this site from the web, just calibrating what I put out there, for a more streamlined experience.. for your reading pleasure.
Cheers to new beginnings.