I have been on the road again for three weeks. Not exactly “on the road” but I have been staying in Bangkok this whole time after finally extricating myself from Australia once more. I love Australia but I have travel in my blood, so while it’s my favourite country (so far) I know it very well (better than most Australians) and still have the need to travel.
I have come across a strange conundrum. Now that I am travelling again – the time that I should have the most to write about – why have I not been writing or overly inspired to write? I am a blogger and I love it but I’m lacking direction because I don’t know where I want to go with my blog.
I’ve tried a bit of narrative style and while I’ve had good responses, I’m always thinking that it’s probably only my friends who want to hear my stories. I’ve tried doing a few list based articles but they have no real substance and I’m going to pull them down from my site, not to mention that space is ridiculously competitive. I’ve tried a bit of the travel psychology stuff too but I don’t feel as though I get much of a response.
I want to write more about the things I like writing about. Narrative style stuff, psychology stuff and that sort of thing, but I still need to keep a commercial audience in mind.
If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them.
In the meantime I will try and meet my self defined quota of blog posts due to my recent inactivity, but they will probably come across forced.