Warning: this post has completely changed since the first time i wrote it in August, when i added a category here called “tips for trips” and had a completely wrong idea about blogs.
In the beginning i thought i had to open a blog because of 3 main reasons:
What happened in 4 months that made me completely change my mind?
Well, i think that starting to plan my trip for real, together with trying to take care of all the technical (and emotional!) aspects of it, has given me a better idea of how the reality of it is different from what i had imagined
Not necessarily in a bad way, just in different way.
I simply realized that “writing for the others” was not gonna to cut. It’s just NOT ME.
I’m not a Journalist, or a novelist and i’m not even close to be a writer. So it is not so cool to have a blog just for the reason that i’m going to travel the world.
Yes ok my experience is going to be BIG, no doubt about it. But there are so many people out there already doing it and a blogging it.
And many bloggers out ther gave me a good example of what it means writing just because one wants to!
So the only thing i need to achieve by writing here is to express how i feel about my adventure, interact with other people who are writing about it or who want to write/travel or simply interact with me about it
No matter if i don’t become popular in the community. This is not the reason why i’m writing.
Yes of course it would be nice to have someone following my crazy rants but is not essential for now
I am just happy to have someone to share my experiences and my emotions with, and someone to whom i can relate!
The second point in my list of why i wanted to write a blog looks almost ridiculous in my eyes right now.
I wanted to give some tips to other travellers ( i even created a category called “tips for trips”)…OH REALLY??? on which bases??
The more i think about it, the more i laugh!
I DON’T KNOW A THING ABOUT TRAVELLING!
Yeah sure, i know how to book a plane, pack my stuff decently and save money well enough. But at the moment i am the one who really needs some very good advice!
So this is a request to whoever is travelling and wants to do some volunteering job. I NEED HELP:) no seriously, contact me or write me a message here and i will be grateful to you forever!
Now last but not least…the bitter part of it all.
The naive idea of using this blog to interact with my family and friends.
Regarding my friends i can’t really complain, they have been amazing and really supportive so far, i even had some really nice surprises from few of them and this made me incredibly happy!
My family gave me a bit of disappointment instead.
I tried several times to involve them in my project and showed them my blog, where i installed a plugin for instant translation from English to Italian just for them, since they don’t understand the language.
In 4 months i didn’t manage to show them my website, not even ONCE. They simply refuse to listen, to ask any question or to get involved too much. This hurts me quite a lot to be honest, and is putting a shade over my enthusiasm.
I know that this is something big for them, i understand that they are concerned for my safety and that they are trying to avoid the subject at all costs.
I know all that. And i’m trying to accept it as a consequence of my choices. But it is quite hard to shallow the disappointment some times. Since you would expect your loved ones to be the most involved in your dreams.
Maybe i’m doing something wrong, maybe i’m not communicating with them as i should.
But i’m new to this and i don’t know how to approach it really…
So that’s it. That’s how i completely changed my mind and my emotions about my blog.
I transformed myself from an automatic distributor of non requested advice to a simple, down to earth, scared girl.
Things changed a lot for me, and i can’t help but wonder… If they changed so much in 4 months whilst just planning my trip, what is going to happen when i actually depart?
This scares me big time but excites me too…i guess i just have to wait and see!
in the meantime i TAHNK YOU in advance for the LOADS of emails i will be receiving with all sorts of suggestions from you! )