It is time for a reboot of the site!
My style continues to evolve. While I still work to capture that iconic ruin or landscape image, I now find myself pausing along the way. Instead of walking past a bench, a stone wall or even a tree, I stop. I take a breath and work to be present in the moment. At that time and in that place, I question myself – what is Ireland letting me borrow for that moment before she pulls it back?
If you explore my older posts, you will find information on various places that I have visited since June 2012. After my third trip, my blog stalled. I wasn’t sure the direction that I wanted to take. In the meantime, I started Facebook and Twitter accounts to share my photos. And while those sites are slowly growing, my social media sites were disconnected.
My goal when I returned from my June 2014 visit was to resurrect this blog and find my voice. But, providing historical/tourist information on a site didn’t feel ‘right’. There are dozens of sites that I can point you to for information. They will do a better job than I ever would. So, what direction? What voice?
Since it is November and not July, you would be right in thinking that there was still a bit of a struggle. So, I decided to sign up for an online, travel blogging class this fall by Dangerous Business (http://www.dangerous-business.com). The class has provided a variety of information, ranging from tips to approaches. What it has really done was find a way to pull it all together.
So, I reflected on the question that I am often asked … why do you keep returning to Ireland? One primary reason are the experiences; many unexpected. As I post my image to Facebook and Twitter, these stories are lost. Then, it came to me … I can use this blog to connect the social media sites. This will be my avenue to tell the stories behind the images. To share the Ireland that I have discovered and love.
So, it is time to get started. I liked the idea of using the image of the Kilruddery House & Garden’s hedges for a feature image. It is a visual that shows my path coming to a focal point; thought it would be appropriate I am also going to leave you today with a few other images today.
As always … enjoy your day!