There’s no doubt that much of this content really extends the value of the blog. Wondering just how bad the Lairig Ghru is? Well, you can see George walking through it on his London Backpacker blog. How do these new bits of gear work? How doe we put up a tarp? All of these and more can now be found via. YouTube. the new content providers are offering a really useful service â€” although I think Darren’s obsession with stoves is a tad worrying 🙂
But, this blog will remain focussed on the written word. Writing is what interests me the most. I still find it the most versatile of media and the most expressive. In this sense this blog is a much for me as it is for you. Writing a blog is very different from writing a journal in that you are always conscious that there is an audience out there, even if you may not be expressly writing for it.
I know that a number of my fellow bloggers, like me, have to write a lot for their living. This kind of writing is more enjoyable and more instant than that which needs to be considered carefully, and in this regard it is often preferable to writing for a formal publication.
So, good luck to those of you developing the multimedia side of blogging. But for me, there is much still to be done that relies on the written word.