This blog originally started as an easy way for me to keep my family and friends informed about my travels. I was working full time, and didn't have a lot of time, so this seemed an efficient way. I could also make photos accessible without overloading their computers. I had been in trouble a couple of times for causing computer crashes!
Then in 2011 I moved to Hong Kong and retirement. I had a lot more time to travel and began to enjoy writing about my travels. So the blog developed into a travel journal. But I found that people didn't have time to plough through a whole travel journal, day by day. Even though I have tried to keep it light and entertaining, it just seems too wordy! And I still struggle with the placement of photos in the blog!
So the next change was articles. I started off writing an article for a competition. I found the word limit very challenging, but it resulted in much tighter articles. I concentrated on painting the experience without relying on photos, although they always enhance the text.
So this is where I am up to now. I am not sure what the next change will be, but I can be sure there will be one!
I would have liked to separate them out onto different pages, but an easy way to do this still seems to be in the pipeline. So I have tried to mark them to differentiate between journal pages and articles. And comments or advice on how to improve this would be welcome.
I hope you enjoy both the travel journal and the articles.