I’ve been nominated by Abhijeet Deshpande at Backpacking Series for the Blogger Recognition Award, where bloggers celebrate each other and share their favourite writers. Thanks Abhijeet, and here’s my answers to the questions she asked…
- How did your blog start?
I started writing this blog in the spring of 2015, after a 3-month attempt at university ended in a last minute, one-way flight to Romania instead (sorry mum). This began as a travel diary, to save memories and photos, and I’ve been adding more trips and adventures to it ever since.
In the last couple of years I’ve made mistakes and learnt a lot, and have been using this platform to share those lessons with my readers. It’s easy to show your experiences through a rose-tinted filter, rather than include the negative aspects – I aim to show the good, the bad, and the ugly!
- Any advice for new bloggers?
It’s important to write about what you’re passionate about. That way a post will never have to be forced, and people will find your writing more real and inspiring. If you choose something you love it will be easier to keep it up, and you’ll never be short of ideas.
As mentioned above, social media often encourages people to show the highlights, rather than the whole picture. While there’s definitely nothing wrong with sharing your favourite moments and best photos, try to include every side of the story. Sometime’s the mistakes and mishaps are more interesting than the perfect holiday picture!
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Tell us how/why your blog started.
- Give some advice to new bloggers.
- Nominate other bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them.