Last month, I was fortunate enough to meet the top travel bloggers in the country including famous travel blogger Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet. I invited them to take part in a tour around Bicol interspersed with meals from Bigg’s Diner and they were very kind enough to oblige.
As I got to know them, the blogger in me was rekindled and I longed to have this blog updated with regular posts. Further, I got into thinking, maybe I can be a travel blogger too? It seemed to me that they certainly had a great life being paid to blog about food and travel. But as Gael of The Pinay Solo Backpacker told me, it’s not all glitz and glamour. Still, I admired their guts to leave the corporate world behind and pursue their passion of seeing the world, one step at a time. But what impressed me the most were people like Chyng of No Virus, No Spam, No Kiddin’ who maintained regular corporate jobs and still managed to travel and blog about it! Now, that’s something I wish to emulate!
And so here I am, updating my blog once again and thinking of how I will back – blog my recent, biggest trip – witnessing the Marinduque Moriones Festival. But more than that, living in a new place now (as part of training for my new job), I am led to appreciate the new sights and sounds that surround me each day. True, this is the norm for a lot of people, but to me, it is something new.
And with that my epiphany came! Travel blogging is not merely going to tourist-y destinations and trying to write about them, it is about documenting one’s own insight on the new things one is exposed of. And with that, I am back to the blogosphere.
PS. Having lots of time to kill also helps. 😉