Friday, June 18, 2010

We Bloggin'

At long last, we've hit the blogosphere. From what I can tell, travel blogging is a niche market that is virtually untapped, so we're here to fill the void..... Okay, so that's not true and maybe we're not the first travel blogging couple, but we might be the tallest. Anyways, good to have you on board.

Why a blog? Quite simply, fame and fortune. In a perfect world, the blog would be the medium that lands us a lucrative couple's modelling contract during or upon completion of our trip. (This picture from a couple of years back - us passionately staring at a lamp across the room, no jokes - will serve as picture number one in our modelling portfolio.) Failing that, hopefully the blog will allow those people who have expressed an interest in our trip (hi Moms!!) to follow along on their own schedule, provide us with a creative outlet and give us something to look back upon when we're finally home.

I can't predict what form the blog will ultimately take, though I imagine there will be some sarcasm and the occasional random pop culture reference. Perhaps the blog will largely be a summary of our adventures and destinations, or maybe it will turn into a collection of personal thoughts and observations while on the road. Either way, I'm committed to keeping it going until our mini-laptop is lost, broken or stolen, or until I get bored ... whichever comes first.

My hope is that the quality of the blog and posts will improve over time. As many of you know, this is my initial foray into the world of social networking and I find myself pretty far down the learning curve at this juncture. However, in the immortal words of Herm Edwards, "WE CAN BUILD ON THIS!!" (Editor's note: I fully appreciate, as has been pointed out by some friends, that it is somewhat hypocritical of me to willingly blog about our life and travels when I have always been staunchly anti-Facebook due to privacy concerns. I don't have a good justification. I still will not be Facebooking.)

Comments and followers, assuming I figure out how to turn those features on, make it look like we have friends (we do, and we'll miss them), will be good motivation to keep the posts coming, and probably will help attract the modelling agencies, so feel free to say hello from time to time or introduce yourself. We look forward to hearing from you and hope that you enjoy following along on our adventure.