I’ve been meaning to write this post for a few weeks now, but I never seemed to find the inspiration to sit down and figure out what I wanted to say. How do you sum up three years in a few sentences? If you’re a regular visitor to the blog, you know I’m not big on words… yet it didn’t feel right to just put up just another photo and tick the check box. I guess it all started almost as a joke with this post and the following image from my trip to New Zealand…
36 months, 30-something visited countries, 220 posts, and hundreds of great moments later, I can honestly say it’s been a great ride. It’s hard sometimes for an outsider to appreciate how many hours go into a blog (outside of traveling), but let me tell you there have been times when I just wanted to stop because putting up the next post meant losing yet another couple of hours of sleep.
But then comes the next comment, the next like, the next nice email or the next friend who sees me on the street and says (s)he’s been following the blog and loved my photos, despite never having mentioned it before. And it helps – to plan trips, get up super early or miss dinners to catch that perfect light, figure out what photo to use next, what song goes with it, how to subtly convey a certain message to the few faithful readers. Because my aim has never been to make this into a hugely popular thing (which it isn’t), but I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t happy seeing how people have opened In Search of Balance from over 90 countries 🙂
So thank you, guys! As cliche as it sounds, I’m still “wasting” hours here because of all of you and keep making plans – for finally buying that full-frame camera, for the next big trip (Africa, anyone?), for a charity exhibition from my travels… And it will all happen, in due time. Until then, see you around! 🙂
ps. I couldn’t find a fitting enough song to use so I decided to just go with the one I started this blog with. Perhaps not to everyone’s taste, but it’s still a great piece of music and a one that holds a lot of great memories for me 😉