“There is ZERO reasons to plan your trip clearly, I mean the trip of making a webpage. I am positive you do not travel on a strict path.”
-Andy the Hobo Traveler.com
I feel like a nomad drive a large herd through green pastures and mountainous steppes. Like all pastorialist, I want my flock to grow and to keep growing, no matter how burdensome its size can be. My herd is the Vagabond Journey website. It is my collection of pages, my collection of beasts.
Vagabond Journey.com is now up and running at full speed. I took a few moments to think about the direction that I wanted to take the site in, and realized that I still want it to be as simple and straight forward as possible. I prefer the in your face, no map required format of basic webpages than the ones that look as if they really good but lack an easy navigation scheme. It is my impression that simpler is often times better.
Therefore, there will probably not be any sidebar navigation setups, special text and graphic boxes, or any additional schemes to make Vagabond Journey.com LOOK good. What you see is what you get. There is nothing hidden here. I am designing the site as if I were writing a word document: The pages begin at the top and end at the bottom. Only one thing will be going on on any single page- there is nothing for you to figure out. I am giving everything away up front. Vagabond Journey.com is about content, and content only. I want to have a site that provides travel information, and other things that could be of interest to a traveler who just wants to relax and dream into the internet for a little while.
The index page for Vagabond Journey.com is intended to be just that: an index, a table of contents, and an introduction to my travels and the rest of the site. I intend to make this site huge, I intend for Vagabond Journey to be the dumping ground for all of the information that I pick up while traveling down the Open Road. I sometimes like resting for a little time in a place to study martial arts, so I have a section of the site devoted to martial arts training and gyms around the world; I have often enrolled in universities or other schools (or found tutors) to study foreign language, so Vagabond Journey has a section devoted to language study; I really enjoy the close inter-cultural contact that walking or hitch-hiking provides, so the site has sections for tramping and hitch-hiking. Vagabond Journey also has sections for information on food around the world, travel gear, travel arts and crafts (how to make travel gear), train travel, international tattooing practices, travel photography, and much more. It is my intention to have a section for everything in travel that run into or formulate an interested in.
Vagabond Journey.com also accepts submissions of information and links related to these various topics. So if you have a webpage or something to say about anything that is mention on the site, please submit your link and information to email@example.com. Please be sure to label your email as “submission” and in the body please tell me what page you would like it to go on.
I need $5,000 to $6,000 a year to continuously travel the world. One way to make this money is to sell ad space on my webpages. I have made around $600 since November from advertisers on my webpages. . . all I need is $5,400 more dollars, and I have chased down a dream.
600 down 5400 to go!
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Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
Heredia, Costa Rica
February 6, 2008
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