As part of my experiment to begin writing this travel blog on Vagabond Journey.com I have put together a link directory that allows for its navigation. Visit the Vagabond Journey Blog Directory.
Craig from Travel Vice has suggested that I begin working from a Word Press system that is downloaded to my own server. This is not a bad idea, I must say, as Word Press seems to be more versatile than Blogger. But my only reservation is that I will still be working from within the bounds of an easily identifiable blogging system. I do not know that if, in the end, this will much different than Blogger. I want to try to keep everything very simple – I want to throw up made-by-hand pages that do not have much clutter.
Craig’s site and travel blog does look very good though, it must be said, and I think his navigational system is very easy to use and highly effective to prevent posts from being completely buried in time. Word Press seems to work for Craig very well, but I do not know if it is for me right now.
I just want to put up a posts, some photos, and nothing more, to see how they they fare in the search engines in relation the the posts that I have buried in Blogger. I want to keep everything simple. Very simple. I just want to put up content and nothing more. No side bar, no overbearing template, no restrictions on anything, no rules to follow. I want to try to make this as raw as possible, bare-bones, simple.
This is an experiment.
Let me know what you think. If this is not a users friendly system, please let me know. I am coming at this from the inside, I know what is going on, so if this is too odd of a blogging method to use effectively let me know and I will do something about it.
There are still many kinks in this experiment, but I am working through them.
Thanks for all the help, advice, and suggestions!
New blog posts:
Travel Sickness in Guatemala– Sick again, fever dreams, don’t know why. Travel Sickness. Antigua, Guatemala.
Dirty French Men and Courtship– Taking some notes on how not to court a girl from New Zealand.
Hippies in San Pedro, Guatemala– A hippy town on the other side of Lake Atitlan where drink, drugs, and “freedom” flow.
Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
April 20, 2008