I do sometimes wonder about this blogging thing. You know - why spend so much time typing away and the connected question of what sort of blog it should be?
And New Years are a good time to be asking these questions again, though like resolutions without necessarily being successful.
Originally (for those with very long memories) this was an everything blog but it became a slightly more focussed sailing blog. But then the problem was that I don't actually do enough sailing to fill the pages, so other stuff crept in, starting with fiction. Then after the move life by the Thames was a theme, followed by kayaking.
But hopefully there was enough watersports related to be part of the wider sailing and kayaking blogging community - which is one intention. And at least one fellow blogger down under is now a good friend "in real life".
I'm aware that friends and family also read this blog and they're not so much into sailing but do like to hear about where I am in my travels. To be honest when off on business trips there usually isn't much time for anything else so might as well let this become a travel blog.
Though funny things do seem to bring people to it. The highest ranking entry page is almost always "Non laser sailor sails laser" but not for the reasons you might think. This page is favoured by Google images due to the picture of my spectacularly bruised upper arm. Fame of sort I suppose. Though who is searching for pictures of "bruises" and why?
Some pictures do seem to keep bring hits - like the photos of Karachi Railway station. Book reviews seem to get some interest. And last last week got a hit from Kabul of all places (hello there) for "Natural Navigation".
Alas no conclusion or change - random ponderings, and would be interested in your views. Its the time of year to make plans and priorities - for holidays and other stuff, though credit crunch means might be less ambitious than previous years.
I have a feeling should do some more fictional stuff - particularly while the freezing temperatures makes outdoor activities less attractive.
ps. This is the last of the posts drafted on one of those long train journeys over Christmas. Might have to start thinking again now. Also its back to work tomorrow (sigh).
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