I love blogging. However, this past week I realized that while my blog is a fun way for me to talk about my adventure year, it isn’t very well organized. Come to think about it, my blog is a pretty good analogy for my life: busy and a bit too random. I only have a few more months before I start the great journey of college. I want to take advantage of this time as much as possible.
So in an attempt to organize my blog (and my life) I have reordered the tabs into four categories that I believe truly express me and my goals for this year: read, write, cook, go.
I want to READ at least 50 classic novels and great works of non-fiction.
I want to WRITE (or finish writing) my first novel, and get it moving towards publication.
I want to COOK. This is the year I am supposed to be learning to cook like a boss and use cooking as a way to explore other countries and cultures.
And finally, I want to GO to new places, learn new things, and have incredible adventures.
There are plenty of other goals I have for this year, from taking online classes and becoming a licensed real estate agent to learning a second language and mastering self defense. However, I feel the four goals I outlined above are what this blog should be focused on.
So this week I am trying something completely new. I am going to organize my blog posts into categories.
Without further ado,
On Monday I will start the week off with something bookish, be it related to something I am writing or reading. Be prepared for book reviews, book lists, and general book related hurrah.
On Wednesday I hope to snap mid-week blues by posting something related to travel and adventure. Be it an adventure I recently had, embarrassing stories, or pinteresting virtual trips – expect glorious things to break the monotony.
Finally, on Friday I will be posting recipes and info from one of my cooking challenges. Mind you, these aren’t just any recipes, these are adventure foods that take you places!
When I was in tenth grade I became obsessed with learning about other countries and peoples. I would focus on one country for two weeks, spend one week researching and then spend the next week preparing a five course authentic (as possible) meal. Then I would serve the food to my family with a healthy side helping of information.
Through the years I have studied and tasted over 12 different countries this way, from Peru to Botswana and Serbia to Iran. I learned so much and had so much fun.
I don’t have the time or back strength to make a super fancy meal every two weeks, but cooking is one of the great goals for my gap year that I have been severely neglecting. I hope the pressure of posting a recipe adventure each week will help me to stay on track.
There you have it, a new plan for blogging. We shall see if this works or not. Obviously, during my trip in March, things will work out a bit differently. Until then, I would like to try this new scheduled blogging to see if you like it.
I want to hear from you. What types of posts do you all enjoy and want more of? Because when it comes right down to it, I am here blogging because I want to make friends and create content that is enjoyable and useful to other people.