Where am I heading as a blogger?
I’ve been on vacation for the last two weeks though couldn’t completely escape the need to occasionally tend to some business at work. I sat on this bench for two hours for three different phone calls before I could head off on a ride and work on the story that would become the Searching for Treasure post.
During my time off I’ve been thinking about blogging, riding and retirement. I’m already engaged in the first two. I could have retired seven years ago. Not sure when I’ll pull the trigger but I’ve been thinking about life after work.
There are three books I want to write and some online courses I’d like to develop. New projects and work that would keep me riding and busy. Motorcycle blogging.
Wonder if that means I will need to have a motorcycle?
The weather has been remarkable during my time off providing opportunities to ride whenever I had a free moment. Two dump truck loads of decorative gravel that had to be wheeled by hand into various parts of the garden interrupted any riding with abandon.
This was one of those rides where I couldn’t keep my eyes off the sky. The clouds creating a mesmerizing texture of blue and white in air that was dazzlingly clear.
I’m constantly making notes while I ride that may make their way into a post, or more frequently becoming raw material for one of the book projects in my head. Writing a book is something I can get my head around. Producing, selling and distributing is a completely different matter.
Pulled off the road on the way to Bellefonte, Pennsylvania to admire the view. Do that a lot. People stop sometimes to see if I’m ok or need help. There’s not a lot of stopping to admire the view outside of parks and designated scenic overlooks.
I’ve been thinking about motorcycles a lot lately but not for the normal reasons. As I outline a book there’s a question of content — specifically would there be more credibility to something I would write about riding if I was also on a motorcycle? For a long time I couldn’t imagine shifting gears divides the real riders from those playing with scooters.
What do you think? Would you feel differently about the things I write if you knew I was on a motorcycle from time to time?
Sat in Cool Beans Coffee and Tea to work on a story. With ear buds and the background sounds generated by OmniWriter I’m in my own little world. I don’t know how this happened but I love to write. The process of putting words together to form a picture is a fascinating exercise. I wish I were more of a storyteller but perhaps that will come with practice.
I can see myself retired. Riding more. Longer trips. Sometimes on a motorcycle. Working on books. Maybe selling a few to pay hosting fees for Scooter in the Sticks. Basically starting another career once the current one draws to a close.
It’s been on my mind. Becoming a full-time motorcycle blogger.
Maybe it’s a pipe dream.