On this travel blog I do not always show the positive side of being on the road. Some might see me as a grumpy blogger – complaining about sexual harassment, getting sick, tired of travelling, homesick, disappointed, tricked, or depressed when arriving home after a trip.
Though there is a lot of great things about travelling, all of these not so good things are as real. How many days have I stay in bed on my travels due to sickness? I cannot count it. I have had E.coli, Malaria and Parasites. I have been robbed. I have been a victim of sexual harassment more times than I can count and I have been ticked by locals as many. In some places like India, I felt really out of place. I have been scared. I have been in a bad motor accident. I have been homesick, but when getting home I became depressed. At one point I got tired of travelling – I had a burnout.
Lately, I have been reading many articles about people that say they get depressed when reading blogs. That the blogs often hurt people. Why? Because everything seems so perfect. The people writing them even look perfect, with help from Photoshop and filters. Who do not want to experience what- and look like the girl in Follow me too do? That perfect body, such a holiday and a hand to hold? This is just one of many examples.
But the truth is not so simple. I also had the choice to just post beautiful pictures of the places I travel. Photoshop my waste and arms thinner, my skin tanner and clearer. To write about how perfect my life is while travelling, and how successful and fortune I am. But I chose not to do so. Because that is not real.
So that is why I from the very moment I started this blog have written posts that do not always show the best side of me or travelling. Not because I am a grumpy blogger, but because I want to be a real one.
Do you think that many blogs often are not “real”?