I was thinking about this yesterday and was planning to send a note to those I miss, when I next read one of their blogs, so this thread is a big co-incidence and a great idea. I think, I might actually send a note to all those who are missed by somebody, asking them to check this thread out. Maybe, they will pay us a visit. 😊
I miss the following two. Really lovely girls, and so sweet and nice to everybody they encountered here on the forums.
Snap Shot Stacey
Agree, this is a super thread!
is one I enjoyed reading, they went to some exotic destinations.
And yes, I'm another michaelpaddo
fan, just love his writing style and reading these had a definite impact on the way I pen my blogs.
Here is one of the first bloggers on this stie - Sasha
- his blogs on some rarely travelled places in Africa were fascinating.
I miss PostcardJunkie
- completely contrasting writers but hugely entertaining.
Can we organise a TravelBlog whip-round to send Cumberland Sausage around the world again?
I know he's watching. But we should be careful what we wish for; wouldn't it be terrible for him to reveal he's working 9-5 in a cubicle and is contracted to just 5 weeks holiday a year! Better to remain free as a bird in our imaginations. The Kurt Cobain of Travelblog!
I also miss le_flow
who I am sure is still travelling, like bedreddin
and other travel junkies who I am certain have stopped blogging because the burden to publish has become too much. A blog missed here and there soon adds up when you are constantly on the road, and there is a certain freedom to be had in deciding to transcend the self imposed obligation, or the realization we can exist without being seen. Sometimes the praise given to us by our peers or others gives us the confidence to flee the nest.
And my nose is totally free of brown when I say this, but I genuinely miss the blogs of Ali
who I know still travels outside the spotlight, and who better than blogger=1 to shed some philosophical light on the reasons a (ex)blogger decides to cease blogging whilst continuing with the original passion that underlies it all: TRAVEL.
I'm hoping to tease him out of retirement to come do a few guest blogs on my new website when it is fully up and running;-)
"Just" 5 weeks' holiday a year? I'm on 19 days!
Ha! You shouldn't complain; I bet there aren't many people in the world on 19 days holiday a year who call themselves "travel writer"
I always find there are so many wonderful bloggers who do an incredible around the world trip. They post blogs every few days or couple of weeks from all corners of the globe and round it off with a 'musing on our past travels now we're back home'.
After that they rarely seem to write again. I'm just curious - is it that these people had their fill of travel and don't travel anymore, or that the effort of blogging everything seems tiresome after keeping it up throughout that big trip? Many people have said why they blog here - but why do people stop blogging? I find it hard to believe these people just go back to the 9-5 and don't even make it to exotic locations during their holidays.
I'm actually going to second Liliram's comments - I miss Mingalaba
, Cumberland Sausage
, Crazy Canucks
, and explorerkeith
I also miss chilled2thecore
(although his last log wasn't so long ago so maybe there'll be more soon). I am also looking forward to seeing what SmithyWorldWide
I'm quite late to this discussion but I'm surprised lovelyplanet
hasn't been mentioned yet... Great photos great blogs...
But yeh all the above too... 😊
Wow - thanks Andrea, wasn't expecting my name to come up in this list :-)
I spend plenty of time in TB Land, just doing things other than writing my own entries - I have started on the Japan backlog though, and the rest......
Michael and Faye, you're right about lovelyplanet
. Browsed through their blogs and was pleasantly surprised to find a blog about The wedding of Cumberland Sausage
! They must be good friends........and both write beautifully! I can go read their blogs repeatedly and not tire of them.
Sasha Alexander! Do yourself a favor and read his blog if you havent yet. Youre gonna LOVE him! So adventurous and a brilliant writter that I can only compare to EdVallance. He couchsurfs a lot and tells stories about the people he meets rather than just about himself his observations and what he saw. I love bloggers who really get up close and personal with the locals!
Jason, I'm surprised at how aggressive you are towards me whenever our paths cross on TravelBlog's forums. I'd like to know why, although not on this thread. Send me a private message.
You don't agree, but I think having work published in a travel anthology and good-quality online magazines allows me to call myself a travel writer. I don't pretend to be an excellent or professional one; nor do I believe that to be a travel writer you need to sell books, or write prolifically, or spend a certain amount of time each year away from home.
I can't afford to take time off work to travel, as much as I would love to. Any travelling / writing that I have ever done has been in my time away from study or work, but that is no reason not to make the most of it.
19 days holiday is what I get at the job that I started this January. Since then I haven't changed my blog profile - partly because I haven't had time, mainly because my uninspiring routine in London has nothing to do with the trips that I wrote about on TravelBlog while I was living in Eastern Europe.
Right, back to work...