Confessions of a disorganized blogger

Posted on January 21st, 2010 by Laura Byrne Paquet in News

OK, so it’s a new year, and it’s time for a wee confession: I have been a terribly disorganized and erratic blogger lately. Well, that’s probably not much of a confession to anyone who has been following this blog for any length of time; my posts haven’t been very frequent over the last few months.

I have as many excuses as a 10-year-old who didn’t do her homework. Unlike the “dog ate my homework” brigade, however, it hasn’t been due to lack of interest that I haven’t been posting. The opposite is true, in fact. I enjoy blogging so much that it tempts me away from the work that actually pays the rent!

All of this is to say: I’m going to try to post more often from here on out. In fact, inspired by a post about blogging regularly on Darren Rowse’s ProBlogger blog, I’ve even developed an ad hoc schedule for my next month or so of posts (yes, my ideas have been piling up that long).

First up will be a Q&A with Vicky Baker, a Buenos Aires-based freelancer who writes travel pieces for The Guardian as well as a great blog, Going local travel. A few months ago, she was kind enough to respond to a long set of questions I e-mailed her. However, what with one thing and another (a straight month of travelling, Christmas, insert other excuses here), I haven’t gotten around to posting the Q&A. Watch for the interview (probably divided into two parts) by the end of this week.

Other topics in the queue include a post on oddball vending machines around the world; an excellent UK local shopping site; a review of “Frommer’s 500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference”; and a review of a “learning Spanish” podcast. Stay tuned…and thanks for your patience.

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