When my husband suggested a few years ago that I start blogging I had very little understanding of what a blog was let alone what blogging entailed. What I now realize is that he was suggesting a project to keep me occupied wherever we were living at the time. With hindsight I believe neither of us had any idea of how consuming this blog gig could become.
I think a good place to start is by defining the whole concept of blog, blogging, and blogger in order that we can be on the same page. Here is a little snap lesson on blog terminology to get us started:
Blog is a short form for the word “weblog” and the two words are used interchangeably. As often happens in the English language, many derivatives of the word blog have been created. One who participates in the activities of maintaining a blog is known as a blogger and the activity of keeping a blog is known as blogging. So we could say that the blogger blogs in his blog!
Blog (noun): a journal that is on the Internet for others to read and see.
Blogger (noun): a person who keeps a blog. Bloggers are revolutionizing the way news and interests are shared.
Blog (verb): The action of writing a blog. Blogging is my way of sharing my interests with the world. Even Snoopy is into blogging!
The term for my type of blog is Visual Blog, but the term Photo Blog is also widely used. A blog that shares information and is highlighted with visual/photo images is a Visual Blog and my blog
MEXICO AND BEYOND: LAURA'S PHOTO JOURNEY definitely qualifies under this definition as is evident in its name.
In addition, I am now using new forms of visual images including enhanced photographic effects, GIFS, and still motions for added interest. I just might be on the verge of being called a “techno geek” in this regard thanks to my techno wizard of a husband and I am loving it. It has definitely added to my blogging experience and I hope my blog readers are benefiting from it also.
Although our lifestyle has become that of "normal occasional travelers" and no longer "full time nomadic wanderers," I continue to click away on my camera for future blog postings. There is still much out there to discover and share and I am as enthusiastic as ever.
Until we meet again, I will keep on clicking images and typing text both of which give me great pleasure in this blogging gig. The following technology illustrates both collages and animated photo albums. I hope you think they are as cool as I do.
With my thanks, appreciation, and best wishes for happy travels wherever they may take you. Saludos, Laura