Trying to Remain Sane as a Writing Travel Blogger

Trying to Remain Sane as a Writing Travel Blogger
Dust storm in a village and in my mind.

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22 Responses

  1. Noreen Mittelstaedt says:

    Just keep grinding it out. You are doing great.

  2. Harley Lawer says:

    Very good blog, thanks you very much for your effort in writing this post

  3. Derrick Maddox says:

    Excellent post. I am also a writer. I know the feeling. Thank you and best of luck.

  4. Ottley Winster says:

    Wonderful blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News. Cheers

  5. Natasha Velma says:

    Been there! You express what I have felt so many times…

  6. Kristopher Salcido says:

    I love your website. I really like reading your posts. Tyvm!

  7. Jenny says:

    Ah this sounds like me. A thousand things going on in my head all at once. My blog tends to kind of go on hiatus when I’m on the road though, with posts just getting published once in a while (usually when there’s a rainy day or something!) and then when I’m staying put somewhere I end up trying to play catch up and remember everything….maybe I need to work out some better kind of system but I don’t know what it is yet! Good for you for keeping up with it while you’re actually traveling!

    • harrishog1 says:

      Thanks Jenny, and thanks for reading. Yes, it is crazy amounts of work, but then I get into a rhythm. I get really stressed when I do not get to post every day and two or three days go past and I know I will have to catch them up on the website. Because, then that is serious time consuming work. So, as long as you can just keep on sailing, it is not too bad!
      Thanks for much for taking the time to write on here! I wish you excellentness on your voyages! 🙂

  8. Betsy says:

    People think working in your pajamas isn’t working. We work longer and harder than we ever have doing this thing. But we do love it, so most of the time it doesn’t seem like “real work.” It does take lots of time, every day.

    • harrishog1 says:

      I like the ‘working in your pajamas’ line. You are right Betsy. I can not think of anything else that I would rather do! It is hard work, but it sure makes me happy to do even though there are some tough times! Thanks so much for reading! 🙂

  9. Amanda says:

    Great post. I think lots of people assume that is’ easy and all fun and games but there is a lot of work behind the scenes too!

  10. Marie says:

    As with Ivana’s comment, I’m still very new to blogging. But I already feel it’s taking over my life! My last few weeks have been an endless stream of different cafes, since I like to work outside my apartment. But if it’s something you love, it’s all worth it in the end! (Right? :P)

    • harrishog1 says:

      It takes crazy amounts of time Marie. You are seeing that! But yes, there are few things that I enjoy more, and it is for sure worth it. Especially in that moment when you finish a post. That is a very rewarding feeling!
      Thanks a lot for taking the time to stop by and read! 🙂

  11. Ivana says:

    I totally get it. My blog is still just a baby, but it’s incredible how wearing it is on my body and brain just to keep up with everything. You’re right, the joy of publishing a post is unmatched, but all the other work that comes along with it is so time-consuming.

  12. christine says:

    Loved reading your article. I had a good laugh and at the same time I can relate. I still keep my journals but you really need to stay connected. It is so time consuming though and so much effort and yes, I can see how it can make you crazy!!!! and sometimes it is good to get back to “real” life and connect with people that are right in front of you. We are humans not robots after all!

    • harrishog1 says:

      Thanks Christine.
      You know, the writing, no problem. But this age we live in, where you have to do all of this extra nonsense to get anywhere with what you do…that is the hard part. The writing is easy and natural.
      And then you get back to real life with humans in front of you and they have a conversation with you with their phone in their hands! Maybe we are becoming robots! 🙂
      I really appreciate the comments and that you took the time to read! Really awesome of you!

  13. Amanda says:

    Totally understand what you are saying. I often feel the same way. I wanted to pursue travel blogging for the freedom and now I feel like I work hard than ever. We wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it, right?

    • harrishog1 says:

      Well, that is right Amanda. It is a lot of work to chase. People who have never done such work can not imagine, and they are amazed that you do not have all of this free time that they assume that you must have. “I can’t. I am busy.” “What? You don’t even have a job!” 🙂
      Thanks for taking the time Amanda!

  14. MariaAbroad says:

    This is exactly why I like to be a part time traveler, because I hate blogging while on the road. I always feel like I can’t do anything as good as it should be. So I take notes during the trip and then blog about it when I get back. Kudos to you for juggling it so well!

    • harrishog1 says:

      Yea, it sure takes time, but I feel the opposite of you Maria, and if I do not write it immediately and even if I take two days to get it down, I feel like I lose too many details and it is not as fresh for me. And my mind gets exhausted trying to hang onto all of this information while keep it all tidy and in order while I am taking in new information from a new day! It is a crazy thing! I am tortured by this passion! 🙂
      I appreciate the read Maria! Very excellent of you to stop by!