Skip to content

About my blog

I am a twenty something blogger in the latter stages of book writing. I hope to build an audience that my book will appeal to, wherever you are. I greatly appreciate the likes, follows and feedback. Hello!

Travel blogger, amateur photographer, wondering wanderer.

I love to travel and I hope to visit every continent in my life. I am also constantly in my own head, trying to make sense of anything and everything. Some say that’s a bad idea.

29

I hope to give inspiration to someone somewhere. My blog is a little bit of a niche so I know I won’t appeal to the majority of the blogging world. I am not a religious person. I don’t like that we are promised reward after we die, I love to travel and live life with a little more urgency. Why not have fun today? A life withoutΒ a belief system isn’t a castle built on sand and I want to prove it in my posts.

I am a curious blogger admitting ignorance and wanting to learn. I heard that the best way to become great at anything is to start believing you are wrong and learn how to put it right. Being a little skepticalΒ opens doors that you have always been told to keep closed and this will hopefully be evident in my writing. Hopefully you will follow me on this blog, maybe even through the same doors.

Thanks for reading and make today awesome!

Advertisements

233 replies »

  1. Thanks for the follow, I like the way you write and look forward to reading more!

    On the religion note, totally your business, but when I was reading your thoughts, I thought you may have never checked out the Episcopal Church. They aren’t dogmatic. They like to enjoy life (drinking, dancing, appreciating life in general, using your brain)! Just file that away- and if you ever are interested, check them out! If not, no big deal!

    Liked by 2 people

    • No problem πŸ™‚ And thanks for letting me know about this church as I was previously unaware. If there was a church I would attend at some point, it sounds like this one! I just want to know the truth, so it isn’t just that I am bored with traditional church practices, it is just that what they preach is not really compatible with my worldview. However, anything that is different to the norm is great, so this church sounds much cooler πŸ™‚

      Liked by 3 people

      • I’m now following you, no don’t look around ’cause I’m not there. I just started reading the blog page and thought I’d comment. I’m not religious myself but I must say I believe in my God. I have personal reasons and if you don’t believe that’s OK. I’m not going to try and convert you. You said you like to travel? What are some of the places you’ve been? I’ve travel some myself during the 20+ years in the Army. Have you ever been to Wake Island, well, DON’T. I’ll tell you about it later. I’m Gary and we can talk later Thanks.

        Liked by 1 person

      • That is up to you πŸ™‚ I have no problem as long as it isn’t with an aim to convert others, so I am sure we can get along!
        I love to travel, I have so far been to the USA (mainly Texas and New York), Brazil, Spain, France, Norway, Greece, Malaysia, Singapore and now Australia. I am sure I may have missed a couple and there are plenty of places left on the list. Nice to meet you Gary!

        Liked by 1 person

      • These destinations have been traveled to over the course of ten years or so, so it isn’t one continuous journey. Although that does sound fun! (And expensive).
        I now live in Sydney, I work full time so although on a holiday visa, I have plenty of time to blog every day. I will be here in Australia until September and try to travel here and there occasionally πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

      • Sam, I took a long time to write but somehow I got to this spot, I don’t know how but here I am. I have always wanted to visit Australia but with work, money etc., things didn’t work out. I had a chance to visit there when I was in Vietnam but I ended up in a hospital instead. Believe me that wasn’t something I wanted to do! you are so lucky to be able to travel, write and take pictures keep it up as long as you can. Those shots you took were great keep up the good work.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Thanks Gary, it is a shame that you were unable to visit the country, I know that life can sometimes be cruel like that. I feel very fortune to be able to do this like you said, but it is still hard. I need to work full time on top of blogging full time hours, and it isn’t easy being away from family. But I am enjoying it though, especially to be able to share it with everyone on WP!

        Liked by 1 person

    • Hi, I like living too. Unfortunately, I am not (and I’m not saying you are) a trust fund baby or independently wealthy. I have to find a way to make a living. I prefer to learn Web Development right now because I graduated from art school a long time ago. I’m a very spiritual person who comes from a mentally diseased family and making art helped me get better. Personally staying in my head is like walking in a dangerous neighborhood. As for the guilt thing, I know right from wrong and I feel uncomfortable if I harm someone or something (guilty). Therefore I take some time to find my part in the situation and make amends. Saying I am sorry, is not enough. Not repeating the action is my intent. We are all human beings trying to find our way through life. I’m glad you followed my blog so I can live through your travels vicariously for now. Peace! As for religion, only people can believe what they want will happen when they pass. I agree the present moment is the most positive way to spend a day, the most challenging part is remaining there.

      Liked by 1 person

      • ‘I agree the present moment is the most positive way to spend a day, the most challenging part is remaining there.’
        I like this closing line, I may use it in a blog post and tag you in it if so πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I feel I have things in common with you. One of the reasons I blog is to escape my head too, to occupy myself and evade too many thoughts.
        I have never had money, instead two of my big travels involved working whilst abroad, which is what I am doing now. I highly recommend it as it is a great way to explore a country well.
        Thank you for commenting, and I hope you enjoy my future posts!

        Like

    • Hello Sam thanks for following me on here.Wow you really at a free spirit.lol.. My name is Florence and i’m from Sierra Leone west Africa.Well I just started blogging and I’m new to everything on here.My dad got sick and I had to travel with him,leaving my job ,friends and other stuff to be with him till his surgery.While here in Nigeria,i thought why not make use of my time instead of being idle and there it is (I started doing research about blogging) Its nice to meet you and I hope you get an awesome experience with God while you have fun and enjoy your life..Looking forward to reading you blogs. I hope you visit Sierra Leone some day,cause we have wonderful beaches..Will blog about it soon..

      Liked by 1 person

    • Really, like your way of charismatic writing with subjects on normal ‘look-a-day’ things that can be turned into wonderful, eye-catching articles! Appreciate the follow, by the way!

      Liked by 2 people

      • Thanks! I like looking at everyday things and trying to turn them into a blog post, it helps improve my writing! Thank you for stopping by, I hope you’re having a great day.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Hey Sam-thanks for visiting my blog! I love to travel like you, and I like to cook too! I like your blog and wish you much success with your book.

      Liked by 1 person

      • No problem, thanks for visiting mine! I hardly have time to cook currently, but I have really started to enjoy it more the last few years. I really appreciate your kind words πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Hi Sam! Thanks for following. It’s nice to meet a fellow sojourner and co creator in this dream we call life. I agree with you. Living in the now is the only way to truly experience it. I have discovered after 58+ years that belief systems as religious practices only serve to separate us.

    Liked by 1 person

    • But you only have a few posts! So this isn’t bad going and I am sure the more you post your blog will take a certain course πŸ™‚ I could relate to your aussie flu mention as I am from the UK (half scottish) and I know it is making it’s way around. I am also seeing lots of snow pics right now too from friends and family back home.
      Thank you for stopping by πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sam, I just saw this post. I’m in the U.S. Arizona to be exact and saw you’re half Scot. I was doing my genealogy and found out that 100% of my DNA is UK including Scotland and Ireland. I have some great stories about my ancestors. I’m associated with 6 Clans.

        Liked by 1 person

    • No worries πŸ™‚
      You seem to have a good amount of post likes to follower ratio, so keep it up! Just keep consistent in your posting schedule, maybe use images to draw people to your posts? (Using the one image for posts that go under the same category so readers know what kind of post to expect, although I don’t focus as much on the writing so I don’t do this!) I know you currently do this, although I wonder whether an image instead of black and white text will be beneficial and stand out a little more.
      As long as you stick to your schedule in your ‘about’ section and spend some time engaging with other bloggers, you will keep on growing πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Hello Sam,
    Your blog is pretty impressive & attractive. Your passion is definitely one in a million & so are you.
    It is fun to know that you love traveling. But your travel diary will remain incomplete until your wishlist does not have the name of Odisha, India. It is one of the holiest places in India. Apart from that, the place is filled with enchanting natural resources which will surely steal your heart. Places like Puri, Chilika, and Konark will definitely make you fall in love with the place.
    We will be eager to host you.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Thank you for stopping by my ‘about’ section, it is lovely to read such kind words aimed towards my blog. I appreciate it so much, genuinely. I would love to visit India, I am sure I will one day, and thanks for the recommendation. You can never have too many places on your bucket list, and your home sounds like a beautiful place! I love how passionate you are when talking about it πŸ™‚

      Like

    • I agree, it is a great world out there! Although I disagree with the idea of God, I sure am happy to meet you and I hope to provide posts that are of interest to you πŸ™‚

      Like

  4. Hey there! Thanks for checking out my blog earlier! Stopped by yours and am glad to have found another like-minded travel blogger & writer. From one skeptic & wanderer to another, you have a great site here & I look forward to seeing your future adventures!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hey! Nice to meet you.
      Well I have been writing the contents of my book in blog form and I eventually started putting it into book form a couple years back. So far I have the main body there, I just need to edit it (a lot) and add bits and pieces to a few more chapters. It will be on the topic of religion, as this is a big interest for me, and my belief that you can have a happy and fulfilling life without it. I know there are people out there that want to be away from it, and I also want to use it as a voice for them. Like my blog, I want it to be a book for everyone without the aim of offending or ridiculing. Just a different perspective from my own life πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Hey there,

    Thanks for the follow! A fellow curious blogger πŸ™‚

    “I love to travel and I hope to visit every continent in my life. I am also constantly in my own head, trying to make sense of anything and everything. Some say that’s a bad idea”

    We are on the same page on that one. Some may say it’s a bad idea, but it’s where plenty of good ones come from too πŸ™‚

    Cheers!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Hey Sam,
    Thanks for the follow! Not sure how you came across my little corner of the internet world, but I definitely recommend checking out my “Walkabout” series from my own travels in New Zealand and Australia. I’d love to know your thoughts especially since you currently live in Sydney! I enjoyed sifting through some of your photos and finding some similar shots of familiar places from my own time abroad! Thanks again πŸ™‚
    -Eleyes

    Liked by 2 people

    • I can only assume that my main draw to the coffee shot you uploaded recently was due to my addiction to caffeine to get me through each day! It helps me blog daily too. Thanks Eleyes for the kind words, I will be sure to check out the posts you mentioned πŸ™‚

      Have a great day, Sam

      Liked by 2 people

  7. Just read your blog and comments. 1i’m pretty much a newbie as far as blogs are concerned. Learning as I go. You say you’ve traveled a lot; hope you will be inspired to visit Malta. I’m writing a book about my recent visits. I was born there so I relate to the past as memories and the present as new and exciting happenings there now. Hope you get a chance to visit Malta. My blogs will be about places I talk about in my book, only visual instead of narrative.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Hey there πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by and commenting. It is great to see you are passionate about Malta and I would sure love to visit. There are many places I have never been but would love to! It is great to read you are writing a book too πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

    • No problem Kent, I am spending much more time looking at others blogs, which is why I have been able to find yours! I hope you have a great day,

      Sam

      Like

    • Unfortunately not just yet… I am going to try and build more of an audience on my blog for my book to appeal to whilst I keep writing my content. I have great followers that are interested in buying my book and for that I am forever grateful, but if I could reach out to more people the sales of my book will hopefully help fund me doing more on my blog and creating content. It will come, I promise! Once I am in the stages of publishing, you will be updated.

      Thanks, Sam πŸ™‚

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: