Saturday, March 8, 2008

Motorcycle Blogging Conundrum

sleeping on a motorcycleThumper, who writes the well-read Outlaw Biker World, e-mailed me a few days ago asking why I haven't been keeping Biker News Online updated with fresh content.

He advised that I'm enjoying my weather here in SoCal, because apparently in Arizona where he is at, he isn't.

Well, yeah, the weather has been getting a lot better here in sunny SoCal, and the days are starting to get longer too. I just got new tires on my Road Star, and have been taking her out more often.

So if I earn a living writing some blogs about motorcycles, how am I supposed to get any riding in? Well, the truth is that I can do much of that blogging at night. The reality is that I'll go through several months of non-stop blogging, followed by a few months of inactivity.

I think that I end up sitting in my home office so much, that I get into a little bit of depression, and find myself wanting nothing more than to get out on the road. For the past few months, that's where I've been. Even though the past few months were in the cold of Winter, the riding is still not bad here in SoCal.

Once I've had my fill of riding, I start feeling the need to express myself in the written word, and it's back to blogging again.

Jay, who writes the newly launched Road Captain USA blog, wrote to me asking for tips on running a successful motorcycle blog, and I basically said to keep it fresh with lots of content, preferably with new material each and every day. And at the same time I said that, I had already let my Biker News Online website lapse without any new material for a couple of weeks.

So, I don't know if he truly took my advice with any seriousness, or with a grain of salt.

I guess if your favorite activity is to write, then it would provide a great foundation for a very successful blogging career. But if your favorite activity is to ride your motorcycle all day long, then it kinda contradicts a career that demands you to sit behind a computer.

1 comment:

  1. I appreciated your advice Steve and thanks for the mention here. I am keeping to my plan of posting at least once a week and sometimes more. I really enjoy blogging and wish I could make a career out of it, but I don't see that happening. I would love to be wrong about that.


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A vagabond who hauls a motorcycle around the country in a toy hauler, earning a living as a website developer. Can often be found where there's free Wi-Fi, craft beer, and/or public nudity. (Read more...)