Alive and Kicking

boa Manacor Mallorca

Blogging is a strange and sometimes funny business.

I have been blogging about Mallorca, and a few other topics, more or less regularly since 2005. After a number of initial blog ventures, I started The Mallorca Photo Blog as a daily blogging exercise on June 10th, 2007, and kept it up rigorously until September 14th, 2012, when I was rushed to hospital for a major heart scare. After my recovery, I decided to take things, and blogging, more leisurely. I started the not-so-daily Mallorca Observed but for some reason, this new venture did not click the way I had expected, neither with my audience nor with my own self. In a parallel way, I was already busy with some other Mallorca-related blog activities, such as Postcards From Felanitx, Postcards From SantanyíPostcards From The Real Mallorca and Plantarum Maioricarum. Earlier this year, I started two new blogs, A Year in Mallorca and True Mallorca. Oh yes, and there is Son Alegre Ecològic a blog about a wine making venture that I am involved in.

Amongst all these blogs and over the last five weeks, I seem to have composed 36 new blog entries, almost one per day, and I seem to be back to where I was before disaster struck. I’m not sure that I want history to repeat itself. My wife thinks that I am mad. I think she’s right and I accept that I have to get my priorities right, one way or other. One thing is for sure: I am rather madly in love with this wonderful island. I’ve been living here full-time since 1987 and we wouldn’t stay here if we weren’t loving it. I am also sure that I want to continue blogging; it seems that this is an activity where I appear to have something to offer.

The alternatives seem to be that I either reactivate this very blog, The Mallorca Photo Blog, or that I concentrate on one or two blogs, like the two new ventures started in 2015, A Year in Mallorca and True Mallorca, plus perhaps the wine one. I shall be thinking about it a bit more, sleeping on it and making a decision; I shall let you know what that will be.

In the meantime, why don’t you let me know what you think about it all?

Alive and Kicking