Why I Love Having a Travel Blog

Each month I make exactly zero dollars and zero cents from this blog.  But I love it.  I have loved it for years now.  Why?  Because it gives me a reason to take photos.  It motivates me to do things I may not have done ordinarily, just to be able to share them.  It gives me a way to remember everywhere I’ve been and what I’ve enjoyed–or not enjoyed–there.

But lately I’ve discovered another purpose.  This blog connects me to amazing, helpful people who will, no doubt, make my travels better.

I’ve been reading about social media a lot lately, which is ironic given the fact that I’ve been blogging for almost two years now.  And equally ironically, I’ve been learning that social media is not about broadcasting YOUR LIFE, but instead it is about having conversations with others.  For whatever reason, as of late, the universe has been showing this to me first hand.

Take, for example, Vanessa–the previously mentioned amazing woman giving me advice about Halifax.  Add to that today’s Amy–see her comment in my ‘Maritime Plan’ post–with her detailed description of everywhere I could possibly want to go on the Maine coast.

When I started this blog, I thought that perhaps I was helping other people plan better trips by sharing my own experiences.  I now realize that the opposite is true.  Having this blog enhances my own travel experience exponentially.

And for that, I am extremely grateful.



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