What do I want to accomplish with my blog?
This is a pretty simple and straightforward question but one to which I’m finding the answer to be a bit more difficult to pin down than I thought.
When I first started, the idea was to write about Jamaica, the place where I was born, the place I’m discovering with adult eyes and after several years of not living there.
I wanted to share the Jamaica I yearn for when I’m homesick, the Jamaica beyond the well-known stereotypes – reggae, jerk, ganja (marijuana). I wanted to show readers who have never been (and even some who have) that Jamaica, the one that’s rarely seen by those who don’t venture beyond the carefully circumscribed environment of the all-inclusive resorts.
While that is the main purpose of this blog, my travel interests are much broader. And I realized quickly that I couldn’t write about Jamaica and not include all the other fabulous places I visit.
But the thrust is the same: to go beyond the usual tourist traps and get an appreciation for what a country is about.
If I’m able to do that, then I’ll consider that a major accomplishment of this blog.
Let me know what you think.
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- Blue Mountain Peak (wondersofjamaica.com)