Strangely no one ever asks me. The main reason is I like writing. I use my blogs (and I have several) to report on my adventures and there are many of those as I travel, and I like to share ideas too.
Do I Sell Anything?
Nope. Not at this stage anyway. I have been working for a long time on some stories, but so far they only live in my computer. I do have one Affiliate Link – to Grammarly, which I like to use (though occasionally get frustrated with it!). It is like a GPS – sometimes I want to go in a direction which is opposite to what my GPS is suggesting. I often link to one of my articles in Weekend Notes.
My first blog started when I travelled to Ireland in 2005. I was new to blogging but so many of my friends wanted me to email them on my travels. I thought blogging was the way to go. It caused my quite a number of challenges as those it was not so easy to get onto the Internet. I would have to go into Internet Cafe’s – and I had some adventures in those. But I did it. When I went to China in 2008, it really started blogging in earnest, and the rest, as one could say, “is history”.
There is a lot about my Chinese adventures, from my first visit in 2008, to my last visit in 2016. Three of my visits have been to teach at a university in Shaoxing. Others have been to visit friends, or just explore on my own. In 2009 I went to South Korea to teach too.
I have been fortunate to travel quite a lot around Australia. In the early days it was to visit my parents in Adelaide (2000 kms each way), or my then husband’s parents in Melbourne (1600 kms each way). I can’t recall how many times we did that!!
As a sales representative I travelled around Queensland and northern New South Wales as part of my job – driving solo, which I enjoy, especially these days as I am a “camera addict”. I stop frequently to take photos. I recall taking our two children on a driving holiday to the north of Queensland too, quite a few years ago.
However, my biggest adventure was in 2012/13. After completing my Masters at Swinburne University, I set off on a solo trip around Australia, clocking up some 35500 kms over five months.
I am currently in the planning stages of a long drive to Melbourne, across the Tasman Sea on the Spirit of Tasmania, around Tasmania, then back to Melbourne and across to Adelaide – a trip of around 6000 kms.
So, the blog continues.
Oh, and one day I might have something to sell from my site. You never know.