Happy New (Blog) Year!

After a (longer than expected) work-induced hiatus from blogging, I finally sat down today to write one more blog post of 2018 – and set out some goals for blogging in 2019, so I can try to keep myself accountable.

Now that I’m back to work full-time as a college professor, and adding in a part-time gig as a travel agent booking cruises, I’ve found it pretty difficult to find time for the blog. But you know what? Plenty of the other wonderful cruise bloggers I’ve “met” over the past year have full-time jobs and more, and they manage to get it done. I need to do better – and in 2019, I will!

I have a few concrete goals for 2019:

  1. Blog more about my 2018 travels. I took some amazing trips in 2018, largely for the point of blogging about them…and really I didn’t do as much as I could have. Look for more posts about my back-to-back transatlantic cruises and my Norway cruise and first time on P&O Cruises (which I wrote about for Sandra and Chris on their blog Brits on a Ship), among other things.
  2. Post more of my cruise ship pictures, from 2018 and before. I put together a photo gallery of my pics from Norwegian Bliss and I could do so many more of these! I think I’m a little overwhelmed by the sheer amount of pictures I have, to be honest!
  3. Write more blog posts with advice for cruisers based on my own experiences. I have a few of these, mostly written to help me in my travel agent business. There’s my series on getting to various ports and my set of posts on pre-cruise planning, among others. But I’m sure there’s more I can write about, if I just sit down and think about it!
  4. Keep up with my 2019 travels. I’m excited to have three cruises planned already – a B2B Southern Caribbean from San Juan in January 2019, and a week-long trip on Allure of the Seas with my best friend in March 2019. I’ve been a little ambivalent about Royal Caribbean’s megaships in the past, so I’m eager to try the experience again and to see what my friend thinks of it, since she’s only been on smaller ships before.

I’m also looking to post on my Instagram account (@_nerdytraveler) more often. If you’re not doing so already, I hope you’ll follow me there and on Twitter (also @_nerdytravler). Happy cruising in 2019 and beyond!

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