Most of you will remember I have two identities online (well, two you know about, wink-wink): my creative writing self, who’s all Scrivener this, and narrative voice that, and my freelance travel self, who’s all national parks this, and passports that. Duel Twitter personalities, duel Facebook pages, duel WordPress updates. Yes, it can be awkward at times.
Next week, my freelance travel self will be on an Expedia assignment with all three boys to review the new Disney Fantasy cruise ship. (There’s no use pretending being a family travel writer isn’t awesomesauce. The only real drawback is that all your closest friends secretly or not so secretly want to poke your eyes out with a sharp stick every time you update your Facebook status.)
I’m not telling you this so you’ll want to poke my eyes out. I’m telling you this to remind all of you passionate writers out there that if there’s something you love doing, you can earn a living, or build a reputation, or establish a voice (or all three) writing about it.
I did. (Or rather, I am). I love family travel, and one day, I just decided to start writing about it. No permission (or publisher) needed. And I love it. There are as many faces to writing as there are faces to blogging. And in case we all need the reminder: bloggers are writers, too.
Also? I really want your cruising tips. (Bloggers are also full of it, and when it comes to cruising, I don’t know what the hell I’m doing.)