So..the future..that space in front of us that no one can predict. Unless you have a skill for reading people’s minds, that is. I don’t anyway and I don’t plan on starting.
The last few weeks I have been asking myself in what direction do I want to take this blog / website. I have been doing the same thing here since I started walking the Camino many years ago. I just need to take an extra step up the ladder. So, I have set myself a number of well, goals or objectives, over the next 6 to 9 months in order to make that next step. I’m a little excited to say the least but excitement is good. I’m not quite sure how it’s going to pan out but I’ll take each day as it comes.
1. Self hosted website – I have reached the end of the line with wordpress.com and I’ve done as much as I can with the resources they offer. The last 7 years have been great but now is the time to push on and locate a site to host my blog and take it from there. Currently, I have 2 in mind at the moment. Both have received favourable reviews but customer service is what matters and one has plenty while the other lacks in that area. Many thanks for all the tips I have received regarding this. I will get to keep the ClearskiesCamino name too. I hope to make the switch when my current plan expires in October.
2. I have two Caminos planned for 2019 – the Camino Ingles / Camino Finisterre in May and Camino Portuguese from Lisbon in September. Rather than posting from this blog, I will write my stories in the form of an ebook and publish them free. It’s another avenue I want to go down. And if that doesn’t work, I will keep plugging away at what I am good at. Of course I will continue to post snippets on Facebook and pictures on Instagram. I just want to promote my writing a bit more.
Anyway that’s the plan. Plans sometimes change, my hope is these work out. I will let you know how things go.