Many of the blog posts that we have visited and took notes from had often posted good length essay features. Not too long and easy for reading, the intent is to inspire thoughts, emotions and response. I am certainly aspiring to reach a level of authorship that can truly achieve these in each and every article I pen.
That is one of the reasons we started this post.
I have however always struggled with how much to write, as less experienced writers such as myself cannot seem to provide enough punch in an essay of “goldilocks” proportion.
We have settled for two articles of 800-word size in our newsletter and a smaller bite size essay at ~400 words. Sometimes short and simple works, but depending on the subject matter it can be inadequate and leave the reader at a loss (writer too!).
So here goes.
As someone who is starting up, I shall first focus on a descriptive approach. Information sharing will be the theme of the essays. And as time goes by, this will probably evolve. We are so blessed to have the opportunity to read fellow bloggers and learn from them. The old Chinese proverb is indeed true 活到老，学到老 (google translate here).
The first instalment of should we say “journalog” has been posted – as a page under our travel handprint main page. More will definitely come, but the journey of a thousand miles has to begin with a single step (or so Lao Tzu says).
First up – our most recent journey to Japan. Split into three segments, the first instalment focuses on the Fuji five lakes area and our road trip with cost information and some ‘get there’ details. Continue reading here.