Turns out writing a detailed blog post each week with feeling and description is much more difficult than I thought.
1) I’m not the best to convey my feelings at all well.
2) Descriptive writing is extremely time consuming to me.
3) An ‘anything will do’ approach becomes all too easy.
Of late writing these posts is not only starting to become a chore but I am also producing writing that I feel is substandard below-par rubbish that doesn’t really reflect the situation or occasion very well. If I had more time to write these posts I could probably do a better job, but equally I would probably never finish them held to no real deadline or end goal. You can always make a piece of writing better and I know I would be going over drafts and drafts of one post just to improve the writing style, which isn’t really what my aim is here.
I think it is probably best to stick to weekly posts, to maintain the focus of each piece. But the point which has always remained the same; to produce a record of my hobbies and adventures which I can look back on and read through. Therefore, maybe a different angle is required. At the beginning when it was all new I used to read back over my posts quite regularly and be pleased to read them. Now I can’t be bothered past the first few lines because of its cheesy contrived waffle about what I was trying to feel or describe. Some might say the novelty has worn off.
With this little revelation, I have decided to go for approach that suits me a lot better. Just tell it how it is. Where I went, what I did, what happened, what was it like and was it any good, all summed up in a short paragraph. I think this way the descriptive writing is removed and the stuff I actually want to document is right there in black and white in the space of a few sentences or a paragraph at the most. Not only this, I mostly go to places that are extremely familiar to me and therefore to describe these places two, three, four plus times over and over is becoming uninventive and monotonous. I think anything impressive or out of the ordinary, I can always add a little more detail but for the most part I shouldn’t feel compelled to do so. For these reasons, all future posts will now be in a different format.
I will continue to add pictures and take some videos along the way still but the lengthy descriptions will be going out of the window. We will see how this goes, hopefully it will keep my interest and enjoyment encouraging me to keep progressing through the challenge I set myself at the starting point; to write a blog.