They say that sensational news sells. And in a world where beauty and perfection are relentless pursued, it is not surprising that only the ‘sexy’ travel blogs attract attention. Think about it. Would you rather not post a photo of yourself well manicured, poised and dressed in the finest possible in an exotic locale? Or would you be okay with the unshaven and worn look?
Anti-blogging appears to be a rising trend.
If you read Nikki’s essay, she will convince you that there is a better way of sharing. One that does not embellish nor focus solely on the individual in us at the expense of the wider environment we live in. In many ways she has pointed out something that seems to afflict all of us : we only present the good news when it comes to traveling. Or worse, we selectively share only the good bits and string it together as if the entirety of the journey was as wonderful as those posted moments.
It’s about responsible writing.
And we pledge at this blog to do this, ie share good and poor photos as is. Grainy old film scans as they were and not photoshopped. Tell it as it is and not overly intent on glorifying any particular moment.As we have remarked in the past, it is better to travel with a purpose.
What kind of writer do you prefer to be?