I have a confession to make.
I’ve wanted to be a blogger for over a decade. I have pored over blogging advice articles, Youtube videos, and podcasts, and written down books and books worth of notes and ideas and techniques. I’ve created business plans that would make a Japanese businessman with his legendary 500 year planning horizon weep. And then I do…nothing.
Oh sure, there are a couple handfuls of articles on here, each followed by six months or more of handwringing and anxiety before I screw my courage to the sticking place and make myself sit down and produce another.
Research is my procrastination. Planning is my favorite pastime. But execution? That’s where things melt down. Doing is always the hardest part.
Sure, I can be quite a good writer when I have a couple of good peaty scotches in me, but that’s not very useful as a long term daily system, either for the sake of my health or my waistline.
So I’m going to take refuge in the basic rules of blogging.
- Make every post useful to the reader in some way.
- Have fun when you write.
I don’t think #2 is going to happen for a while, until my perfectionist anxiety calms down. So while my witty personality continues to abandon me (I promise it exists), #1 it is going to have to be.
In that vein, I have another fun link to use to stock your ongoing bucket lists. Yesterday, I wrote about where to find festivals and delicious get togethers.
Today I have another fun resource for you, whether you are looking for beautiful getaways, local haunted oddities, or places to get out and hike.
If you haven’t yet discovered the site OnlyInYourState.com, hop on over there. It is a treasure trove of overlooked gems, adventures, and beautiful spots to visit. And what’s better is there are fascinating adventures right in your back yard, you haven’t heard of.
You can follow them on facebook or subscribe to the emails, or just wander through the archives of things to see and places to visit.
Seriously. OnlyInYourState.com. It’s awesome.