Daniel over at TheLostGlobe.com was kind enough to tag me with the latest 5 Reasons Why I Blog meme that’s recently been passed around here, here, and here to name a few.
I’m hard pressed to pick just five, but here goes:
1. I’m passionate about anything “web”. I’ve been in the web industry all my life – it’s the only real career I’ve ever had. I love to design, write, and travel and how better to put those three things together than to blog about the ultimate RTW trip on a site that I (ahem didn’t) design?
2. It’s the only outlet for my secret double-life as a passionate traveler! I have many other websites, but Vagabondish.com is an island unto itself. I don’t link to it from any of my other websites as a way to remain semi-anonymous. My employer doesn’t know about it. The only people who are even aware of my RTW travel dreams are a few close family members. So I essentially have no one but my fellow travel hopefuls online with whom to share my passion.
So keep it on the down-low, OK? Shhhh …
3. I can show off the days and weeks of my life that I spend researching all things travel. I while away an inordinate – some might say ‘unhealthy’ – amount of time reading travel blogs, books, and news websites. Why not pool all of that otherwise useless knowledge into a nice, condensed format to give something back to my readers reader (hi Mom!)?
4. To meet friends and fellow travel addicts. I love reading blogs and forum posts by seasoned travelers and other travel-hopefuls! My hope is that our paths will one day cross in some faraway place. I’ll say, “Hey, aren’t you’re so-and-so from the infamous so-and-so blog?” To which they’ll stand, mouth agape, in absolute awe at the mere site of seeing a celebrity blogger such as myself in the real world. And we’ll laugh and banter all night, drinking cheap local beer until the sun comes up.
5. I need to supplement my short-term memory. Maybe it’s because I sat too close to the television as a kid, but I sometimes feel like my memory ain’t as sharp as it used to be. By blogging my thoughts, travel research, and eventually my RTW trials and tribulations, I can chronicle everything in a nice neat package to ensure I don’t forget the little details that might otherwise fade with time and alcohol.
Plus, it’ll make it easier when Simon and Schuster comes knocking at my door insisting that I sign an exclusive autobiography and travel memoir deal with them.