I was pleasantly surprised to see how this helped my blog writing as well for the same reasons as it helped my photography – it gave me something to write about.
As time went on, I grew more comfortable that my readers were interested in hearing about my trips, seeing pictures of what I saw, and short write-ups of where I stayed and what I did. This insight came gradually to me and I missed several opportunities to share.
The great thing about taking a field trip is that is takes you out of your comfort zone. You see things fresh and different. There are new experiences to be had, both big and small. Sometimes, you simply come home more grateful for what you have.
I wrote up posts using my observations while walking. I also wrote about:
- Where we stayed and why
- What I liked about our accomodations
- Other points of interest, including historical notes
If it is interesting to you, it can be made interesting to your readers. It might be something they haven’t seen before or seen recently. There might be interesting tidbits that you can share. The big thing is – why do YOU think it’s interesting? Your passion can make any topic interesting to share.
Not every trip is successful of course. I didn’t write up about the restaurants that were terrible, the backroad that scraped the paint off our new car or how we bottomed out on the same road. In hindsight, I probably should have shared some of that, using humor to poke fun at myself. We all enjoy discovering that others do the same stupid things we do and your readers will find it amusing too.
So if you find your ideas are running out, get out of the house for a while. Look around you – notice, observe, take notes and photos. You don’t want to a dry, boring recitation. You want to show why you enjoy a change of pace so others can enjoy it with you.