I’m sitting on my makeshift home studio in front of my machines. On one side is my PC with an architectural proposal on the screen. On the other side is my Mac Pro, used specifically for browsing, social-media’ing and blogging. Two jobs at the same time. Well, you might think that I’m good at juggling stuff. The truth is absolutely not. My mind just wanders a lot.
I’m writing this post because all of this wanderings made me think. Let me share with you an email I’ve received a few months ago (Sept 2011):
Hi there Amer!
I hope you’re doing well. I just came across tendtotravel.com and wanted to tell you I think it’s awesome you’re chosing to spend your money on things that matter to you, namely, travel.
Do you find that travel is helping you become a better architect? I think you could write a killer travel/architecture blog.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Yes, the email was incredibly short. But I was incredibly stuck too. Thanks to Dale (and everyone else who contributed for that reason), I’ve managed to find myself a niche and relaunched my blog upon doing a successful poll. I am now a newly self-proclaimed ‘Travelling Architect’. You see, having a totally new niche is quite cool to have but to be honest with you, it’s also really hard to materialise since there’s no precedent to follow. It’s fair to say that I do need to be more creative with the articles.
If you follow this blog, you’ll realise that I’ve started to integrate a bit more about architecture into this travel blog. Firstly I’ve started to create a new section – Travel and Architecture, where I share my favourite architectural discoveries during my travels. Secondly I’ve started to compile my list of the Top 5 Cities I’ve visited for Modern and Contemporary Architecture. Thirdly, I’ve started to integrate more of your experiences by offering the chance for you to contribute and share about your favourite buildings you’ve discovered whilst travelling. The first Guest Post by Shaliza entitled All that matters is that one place has been a successful one, having been favorited by the guys at Lonely Planet.
As another initiative, I’ve decided to make a mini make-over again this time by changing the background. Why the background? The reason is simple, despite its clean look I need a stronger image that portrays the image of an architectural travel blog. I’ve thought quite long about this background and I think I might have just found the solution.
I’m also lining up a few more architectural travel related stuff to the drawing board. Hopefully, we could all discover a new thing or two about architecture in our travels. Thanks to Dale, I’ve decided to make TTT a full-blown architectural travel blog. Just need a bit more time. And obviously, figuring out what to write.
You can help me by providing guest post on your favourite buildings worldwide or give me tips just like Dale did. Thanks in advance!