Micro-blogging about Travel, the World, and Everything in Between

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Group discussion

The urban landscape dipped and soared across the horizon, lifeless buildings jutting out of untouched concrete. Only the sound of the trees swaying in the morning breeze interjected the near-harrowing silence. No litter twirled about on the wind, no voices or laughter echoed between edifices, no footsteps tapped the ground.

….And so begins my first micro-blog.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, a micro-blog is what it says on the tin – a mini blog post.

I am aware that I haven’t been posting much here recently. I’m not going to do the whole apologetic spiel, though, because I’ve been making magic elsewhere. Or something like that.

Whilst ‘making magic’, I have had very little time to do any serious writing, which makes me sad because writing makes me happy. So, to turn my frown upside down, I’ve decided to run a little project over the next week or so on my  Google+ page (connect with me if you haven’t already so we can all hold hands and enjoy the Google – sorry, good – life together).

Knowledge is power, francis bacon quotesImage source

Basically, I’ll be harking on about travel related themes in a shorter amount of space than I do here (forces me to cut out all the waffling, you see). I’m hoping to create a buzz of discussion around the topics, too, as I believe knowledge is power, and that knowledge comes from intelligent conversation.

I would love for you guys to get involved, too, either by joining in the conversation, or by suggesting a topic or theme to discuss. There is room for everyone’s opinion and all suggestions are welcome.

Why don’t you just post the discussions here? I hear you ask.

Because, firstly, I want to experiment a little. Secondly, this blog is owned by me; most of the posts are my opinions, my thoughts, and my experiences. I want to use a space that is neutral to start a discussion in the hope that it will spark new ideas away from ‘me’, if that makes sense.

Who knows, at the end of it I might very well post the discussions right here on the blog, but for now I want to create an open discussion around a topic that I, and (probably) you, am very passionate about.

Group discussionLook at these guys having an intelligent group discussion

What’s the forecast, then?

The first micro-blog went up today, which highlights places as vessels. Confused? Me too, a bit. But hopefully I explain my case succinctly over on Google+.

Next, I want to discuss the ‘Power of Travel’. This was the TTOT (Travel Talk on Twitter) theme this week and, I have to say, it puzzled me a little. What exactly is the power of travel? I hope to open this up for debate with you guys and, of course, pepper it a bit with my own opinion. After that, I’d like to start a conversation about global citizens and what it takes to be one. Then, the field is thrown wide open for anyone and everyone to suggest an idea.

Got a theory you want to discuss? Perfect! Got an idea you want to elaborate on? Ideal! Got an experience you want to chat about? Get on over there!

I’ll be micro-blogging every day for the next week or so and would love to see you over there at some point even if it’s just to say hi or to +1 the odd comment.

After all, learning is power, knowledge is power, and travel is power.

No, I still don’t get the whole power of travel, travel is power thing.

Edit: Here are the links to the micro-blogs. Click and come over! 

To end, I’d like to let you know that I have an announcement to make next week about my next destination. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, then you may already have an inkling! Stay tuned to find out more! For now, here’s a clue: 

Clue

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Lizzie Davey

Lizzie is a freelance travel, culture, and arts writer who spends her time flitting between Brighton and Barcelona. She quit her job in 2014 to live her dream of being a writer despite her being the least brave person she knows. She's definitely not an inspiration, but she hopes her stories will at least inspire you to get out there and see the world and discover your true passion in life.

4 thoughts on “Micro-blogging about Travel, the World, and Everything in Between”

  1. Jennifer - November 10, 2013 5:27 pm

    Interesting experiment. You’ll have to keep us posted on how it goes. As much as I love discussion on social channels, I wish there was more on blogs. I say that only because we do own and have control over that space, whereas there are so many things we can’t control on social media channels.

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    1. Lizzie Davey - November 11, 2013 12:54 pm

      It was an interesting experiment… It turns out I didn’t get nearly as much interaction on G+ as I do on my blog. I’m not sure whether that’s because a large portion of people aren’t using G+ yet, or simply because people would rather comment here. I’ll be posting the micro-blogs up on this blog over the next few weeks, so I’ll really be able to see which works best :)

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  2. Dale - November 13, 2013 10:30 am

    It’s a super smart experiment to do and I love that you’re doing it. It makes me think if there’s room to try it on multiple networks, maybe G+ this week, try Tumblr the next – just to spice things up a little and make things feel less stagnant and repetitive.

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    1. Lizzie Davey - November 13, 2013 4:40 pm

      Hi Dale – thanks! I’m definitely going to try it out on a few other platforms. I haven’t got into Tumblr yet but it is on my long list of things to do! Not only does the micro-blogging spice things up, but it’s provided me with loads of content to share via different methods and platforms.

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