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Blogging…. It’s harder than it looks

Posted by Mitch on 8 October 2009

So really…  Blogging should be easy, right?  I mean you have a thought and you sit down and expand on it a little.  Maybe add a picture or two and BAM!  millions of people want to read what you write… maybe even pay you for the privilege or pass some other writing gig your way…

Well… if I actually had anyone following this Blog it might make me more likely write more…  but I’ve actually had more luck generating discussion using my Facebook status updates.  Blog sites seem to need a wealth of stories and articles waiting for a first time visiter – and frankly its hard to come up with things to write about when you are stuck in one place in Iraq!

An idea…  I don’t have to write about CURRENT travels… I can build up my writing skills by retroactively blogging my past travels!  Interesting…  The obvious choice is my R&R trip back in July 2009…  Stay tuned!

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How can I afford to live on the road? (a real question not an answer)

Posted by Mitch on 25 August 2009

Excuses #1: Jobs & Career « Tales from Technomadia: “There are many career paths that are traditionally travel friendly – such as artists, musicians, working at festivals, workamping exchanging hosting duties at campground for accommodations and/or pay, migrant workers, contract nursing, journalism, photographers, traveling sales/repair, crafters, picking up temp jobs, online professors, conference speaking/training, authors, designers, etc.” — Technomadia

Artist, Musician, Migrant work, sales, and temp jobs do not appeal at all… Working festivals sounds interesting, Workamping would be easy, Journalism or Photography would be a stretch for my current skill set (but appealing)… Online Professor – this has serious possibilities!

I absolutely love festivals… But what kind of work could I do at one? Virginia could set up a massage table and rake in the dough, but what skill or product could I provide? Wi-Fi? a mobile hotspot and internet cafe? This would be useful at many festivals… Crafts would be interesting but take up a lot of space and time and resources… a Hotspot is something I’ll be able to provide anyway… I’d just need the bandwidth! This could also easily work with the workamping part… shoot, set it up with a good automated credit card process and it will work and make me money anywhere with no effort!

Journalism/Photography. Well, that great American Novel sure isn’t going to write its self and put my name on it! Journalism would be a good way to hone my writing skills and photography would help that… Photography could be done at festivals… a booth, wander around bothering people, contract photography to document the festival… Blogging is obviously possible though of limited income potential right now.

Online professor. This seems like the most legitimate source of continuous income to support the lifestyle. Hotspot service would be a natural off shoot as I’d need internet connectivity. Journalism could be a sideline (just like every other professor). So what do you teach online? History? Finance? Game Theory? Econ?

A couple of links off the Technomadia site that could be useful in finding ACTUAL work rather than just theories:

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