To Blog or Not to Blog? I guess that is the question for me right now! :)
Having just typed that I guess, while I'm considering this, the current answer is YES!
After a bit of research ...
- Blogging is easy ... Apparently
- GOOGLE Lurvs blogs => more visitors ... Apparently
- Blogging helps other people - ok, I like the sound of that
- It helps you (me) think clearer .. hmm Ok
- It Challenges you (me again!) - don't mind that
- Blogging will help build my Audience and Promote my work
- It boost your (mine!) Creativity - definitely like the sound of that
- Blogging builds and maintains your Network.
Ok - looks like there are heaps of good reasons to Blog. At least, if you are interested, you'll get to find out a bit more about me!
Although I'm on the "other side of 50", I love the way technology is always expanding our capabilities and experiences, and I really do enjoy the whole Social Media side of Networking.
I've reconnected with long lost friends I'd played Volleyball with/against from back in the 80's (btw I LOVE the 80's! - just thought I'd get that out nice and early); I've connected with old teachers (older than me - that's nice!); High School mates; but most of all it allows me stay connected with my extended family, especially my son Mitch.
Mitch and I are pretty close, and I guess it would be a bit cliched to say he's my best mate. We get on very well, we don't always agree with each other ( try telling him Flock of Seagull's "I Ran" is a classic song! it is! ) but it seems we see value in a lot of common ideas and experiences.
We also both love the challenges and experiences that Photography provides.
The best holidays I can recall are the ones camping with my family, both as a child with my parents, and now with my own family. Mitch and I try and get away for a couple of Photography road trips each year, travelling the backroads of our great country - just the two of us (I have a very understanding wife!).
There's usually :
- a fairly well thought out location plan,
- some photography and bushwalking ideas,
- a music theme,
- podcasts to listen to,
- lots of great bbqs and stir fries,
- and LOTS of banana bread! :)
This allows for some pretty good chat time between us.
Mitch is 25 now, working in Sydney, he has a lovely girlfriend, and it's great to see them also enjoy travel and photography together. This year they are travelling to Iceland, Vietnam and New Zealand - should be fantastic! When that's ended, Mitch and I have squeezed in another two week roadtrip.
Time to start stocking up on banana bread!
Oh, and I guess now, start on my next Blog!