You can be a tour guide, just for one day.
You can be an editor too. A translator. Layout lass. Director of photography. A copywriter. The boss. The secretary.
You, blogger, are all of these and more, all in one. And now a tour guide too.
I find it interesting when Snow Melts Somewhere says how a prospective employer may one day look at her blog before hiring her. (Her blog just turned three and she says many interesting things in general and in this post in particular.)
Certainly, many characteristics come out through consistent blogging. Online does things, reveal more than conceal. I found amore this way, I should know.
It also reveals all that one doesn’t think is showing but we are. Imagine – in the multitude of subjects that we could tackle in a multitude of ways, we talk about this subject this way, and show that object thus.
Let’s see, what do I show? My English level, the limits of my writing and photo skills, my nonconformity, my resistance to trends, my stubbornness. It takes a certain kind of employer to cherish this, and I’m not saying there is none.
But I’m afraid the majority of employers would notice one thing and one thing only: how many tasks I am willing to perform for free.
If I needed to pinpoint my blog, this Weekly Photo Challenge says it best: my blog is a tour guide, covering Maremma in southern Tuscany, Rome and Slovenia where I’m from.
It brings me honest joy whenever my posts make someone pay attention and think “Hm… this might not be a bad idea AT ALL”.
In today’s gallery just one day, this Friday.
I went out with no direction or end in sight, and spent four hours simply turning and stopping wherever it felt right.
First it was the tunnel, then a new beach, then the Orbetello lagoon with its aviators and windmill. After that I drove towards the port of Porto Ercole but stopped early at the Feniglia for another beach, drove to Porto Ercole just to shoot it from the car, and returned to the lagoon. Thirty minutes away from home tops.
And this is just one of my homes. There are two more in Ljubljana and Piran in Slovenia, a temporary one in Rome, and day trips to Siena and a variety of small Maremma towns, and who knows what else is to come if you stick around.
I’d say welcome but this goes without saying. After all, for whom would I be doing all this free work if not for you? 😉
(Clicking on the first photo will suck you in.)
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Tour Guide