When my fellow blogger and friend Yalanda invited me to participate in her Tour Through Blogland, I was thrilled to take part! I love reading about the behind-the-scenes of other bloggers, and it’s always fun (and a helpful process!) to think about mine.
What am I working on?
Besides the many, many drafts I am constantly trying to update (I’m embarrassed to tell you the number–it’s that many!), I’m also working on learning the basics of web design so I can re-do my site! There’s so much to learn but it’s fun, too, and I’m hoping to do an overhaul soon. So, stay tuned!
How does my work differ from others in its genre?
This is a difficult one! I think my blog is different because not only does it cover my most recent life change of moving abroad, but I try to incorporate travel stories from my entire life. Of course, it’s also from my point of view, which I certainly consider unique. Despite the many other expat and travel bloggers out there, it’s still out of the norm to leave home behind and set out the see the world, too!
Why do I write/create what I do?
Traveling is just my thing–I feel most myself and “at home” on the road more than anywhere else. I’ve also been writing stories and journal entries and poems for as long as I can remember, so it’s a natural way to combine both of the things I can’t stop doing, no matter where else my career path has taken me.
How does my writing/creating process work?
I used to wait to write or take pictures until inspiration hit me. I soon learned if I want to write consistently, I can’t wait until the mood strikes! There are times after long days of teaching where inspiration is nowhere to be found. I’m working on making a schedule, but I spend at least an hour or two a day looking through my photos for inspiration, editing old drafts, thinking of ideas, and just writing posts, even if I don’t publish them. It also helps to look through other bloggers to keep my motivation and interest alive.
Hey! I’m Tina from Girl Meets Globe. My love of exploring began at an early age while growing up in Alaska. I dreamt of taking that exploration further to Europe. I met my husband in Texas and a few years later we found ourselves in Europe. We’ve been expats for a decade and a half and have called Russia, Czech Republic, Spain, Austria and now England home. I started blogging when we adopted our daughter in Czech Republic and then had twins in Prague a short time later. Moving, language learning, cultural experiences, travel, exploring the area around us, sometimes food, my attempt to be a little crafty and family life in general are what you’ll find at Girl Meets Globe.
Hi! I’m Carly from Let Us Wanderlust, where I document my life, loves and all the simple things that make this life of mine so wonderful! I live in a small, peaceful country town in Queensland, Australia, with my wonderful fiancé Tyrone. We recently returned from six months of full-time overseas travel and are now navigating life in our rural slice of countryside paradise. Originally, I began Let Us Wanderlust to chronicle our adventures abroad and keep in touch with friends and family at home. Now I share all the things that make me happy in life and the little moments and joys that make our life together so wonderful. You’ll find stories and photographs from our travels, snippets from our day-to-day lives in Queensland, Australia, recipes I’m currently loving, outfits I’m currently wearing, projects I’m currently DIYing and the love I have for the simple things in life. Thanks for having me, Amy!
I hope you enjoyed this little tour through blogland–and thanks again to Tina and Carly!