Finding time to blog is a bit of  a challenge sometimes, at least for me.

On the road again – Interstate 95 north in Jacksonville, Florida heading northward toward Georgia.  

I’ve been traveling a few days now and wanted to write and post a few times already. However, when traveling so much throughout the day and arriving at the night’s resting place I don’t even have time to download all the photos.

I see many things I want to write about and share but finding the right time to just let the thoughts translate to the printed word is not as easy as one would think.

I’ve read about blogging and listened to audio books to gather more insight.  They are helpful.  To me it centers around just writing something each day to keep in the habit – being consistent.

Well, I have much to improve in order to be consistent but it’s my goal.

I have many stories still to write from my previous trips to Europe and the western part of the U.S.  They are still there – somewhere in my brain – even though they have not been placed in word content.

With so many stories yet to share what kind of routine can I create – and stick with it? Combining full time employment, family life, house projects and maintenance, and life itself can be a challenge.  I mean we only have 24 hours-a-day, right?

My goal is to be consistent with writing a few minutes each day.  I think the routine will be incorporated into my lifestyle eventually.  Besides, if we don’t tell it who will?

Here we are now on another journey.  I intended to write a blog each day but maybe that’s a little too much.  I don’t want to inundate the world with my daily thoughts. However, I should at least write some of my thoughts from the day and eventually the blog will flow in a consistent pattern.  What do you think?

The travel journey we are now completing is from Florida to the New England states in the northeastern United States.  Combining this travel with my previous travels I’ve been able to visit each one of these states, if only passing through:  Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

I’ve traveled an untold number of times throughout the lower U.S. states such as Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia – on and on.  Even though one travels extensively through various parts there is ALWAYS something outstanding that is worthy of explanation.  Every day is filled with life of some sort and has a story untold.  That’s my mission.

This time I wanted to explore some of the back roads instead of the Interstate.


It’s amazing that more than 100 million people visited Florida in 2015 and here I am leaving the “Sunshine State” to visit the northeast.  So the saying goes – “variety is the spice of life.”

We traveled to North Carolina on Interstate 95 and then ventured westward slightly to take in some of the smaller towns.  It’s enjoyable driving the slower lanes of traffic and experiencing local cultures.

One of the first places within about 15 minutes from I-95 in Dunn, North Carolina is a classic car showplace – East Coast Classic Cars.  I wouldn’t have known it was there by staying on the Interstate.  There were some very nice vintage cars that were restored.

It was a pleasant ride through North Carolina into Virginia and northward.  I’m thinking about what story I need to post next with more photos.  Oh the joy!

So, let’s get off the beaten, fast lane a little and slow down to enjoy the beauty all around.


5 thoughts on “Journey from Florida – finding time to blog

  1. I agree with Bea dM’s advice. I used to try to blog twice a week, but it nearly killed me. I now have it down to one 800-1,000 word post a week, and even that is a struggle. Some people do blog every day, but in that case their posts tend to be rather short, perhaps up to about 150 words or so. I think both patterns are fine, incidentally, but the word counts matter. 🙂

  2. Consistent blogging is indeed a challenge, and you just have to feel your way ahead to understand what you really want to write about. It’s your choice, but what your readers seem to like most should go into the equation 🙂 Personally, my target is once a week, but I often have to lower it to every ten days because all the things to do in daily life that you mention get in the way. Also, I don’t believe in having to tell it all in a diary -type or list way, but focusing on what you remember best usually leads to what was actually most striking. Interesting and colourful pictures help a lot, and the one at the head of this post is a great example! And the other two go very well with the text 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for the insight. That’s encouraging and helpful. I think my goal is one a week as well and focus on the key highlights. I like photos more than text also and need to have a good balance.

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