Introducing My New Website
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
It’s been a long time since I wrote anything here - a whole year has flashed by - so I thought it was about time I gave an update and introduced my new website
One reason for my lack of additions to this blog, and the rest of this website, has been the ongoing combination of work and study. One part time job, one casual job (which encroached on evenings and Saturdays), and part time study kept me out of mischief for a while.
Thankfully I’ve now finished my Diploma of Library and Information Services, and no longer have assignments to annoy me. Nor that feeling that “I ought to be doing homework” weighing on my mind whenever I was doing anything other than homework. I feel like a normal person again, or as close to normal as I want to be.
When I wasn’t working or doing homework, my modest creative energy has, for the last year or more, been diverted away from this website to another project: a new website about travel in Australia and New Zealand.
I love travelling, especially to places which haven’t yet been changed forever by mass tourism. I also love taking photos which record the natural beauty of the places I visit. Writing about such places appeals to me too, and is therapeutic. When I realised there is room on the internet for what I had in mind, I felt compelled to create it. The result is my new website, called Roaming Down Under. Not surprisingly, it lives at www.roamingdownunder.com
I haven’t announced my new website before because I wanted to have a decent amount of stuff in place before promoting it. Although it may never be truly “finished” (the site documents my life’s travels, which I hope will continue for some time yet), the 57 pages I’ve done so far probably constitute a “decent amount of stuff”.
Some of my travel entries from this blog have been moved over to my new site, and any future stuff I write that is travel-related will go there too.
I still have ideas for the blog you’re reading now, and other parts of this website such as the Snow In WA section. This website shall continue. However, priority for web writing will go to Roaming Down Under … and now I’m done with studying, there’s the novel I hope to finish drafting this year! If there are more long gaps before blog entries, that will be why.