Way back in the before time, before Rebecca and I set off cruising and perhaps, even before we had a boat, I remember the disappointment I would feel when the Slapdash blog which we followed religiously would go dark for a period of time. Surely Seth and Jaime* knew how many regular readers they had. How could they forsake them? Now, I find myself in their very shoes, having gone without posting for more than a week and for no more reason than, in my opinion, I just have nothing of worth to write. Could it be that this blog has run its course?
In the sidebar to the right, the text in blue says:
“Have you ever dreamt of running away to live on a tropical island, spending your days basking in the warm sunshine while sipping piña coladas? We have. In fact, our dream included running away to live on a sailboat in the tropics, even though when we started we had never even sailed before! Zero to Cruising is the story of how we took that dream and made it a reality. Follow along… you can do it too!”
Has this story not already been told? I think so, by us and by many others.
My dilemma is that I do enjoy writing, with the following caveat: I write when I’m inspired to do so by some unique event. But these days, it’s not like we are undergoing any super unique challenges on a regular basis. Certainly nothing more than any other boat owners. So what to write about?
Do we continue to post pics of sunsets and pretty beaches? Of jungles and mountains? Surely I could do that but really, who cares? It’s been said over and over by our own very readers, while nice to see, that’s not why they come here.
That in a nutshell is my present quandary, without an immediate answer. Until I decide what to do, you can find me posting regularly on our Facebook page. It’s a bit easier for me to pull that off from a mobile device than it is to update this blog.
For those of you visiting this blog for the first time because you’re really serious about packing up and setting sail, I invite you to start at the beginning, at a post that I wrote just shy of six years ago! In summary, it is possible! You can do it!
*We have met Seth and Jamie, formally of Slapdash, in person several times and interestingly, the subject of their blog has never come up.