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briancray

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Are there any wordpress blogs out there that have stories about tramping, riding trains, bicycle touring, etc. I used to read Johnny P's blog called the Dirty Journals, but he took it down. I haven't quite found anything like it aside from a prose poetry blog, which I also read from time to time. I just want some blogs to follow while I am stationary and have the time to read. Any suggestions would be appreciated as I enjoy reading this niche of stories. Thanks.
 
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i've always wanted to open a blogs section of stp, but there's never been enough interest and travelers are terrible at updating them.
 

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I have to say it but as appealing as a blog sounds personally i know i wouldn't keep it up (sorry to enforce Matt's statement). but i have been interested in a possible place for poetry and random short stories....
 
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briancray

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I just enjoying reading people's poetry and writings from the road. They normally have pretty good shit because its honest and real, but I realize the blog thing is impractical for some and others just dont like posting to the net. Figured it was worth a shot. There's only so many books to read and most are from the past, which is not really what I'm looking for as times are different.
 

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people need to work on using the feed more to generate more feedey stuffs like stories, poems, interesting facts of random places travelers should know?
 

pand

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i've always wanted to open a blogs section of stp, but there's never been enough interest and travelers are terrible at updating them.
Actually im curious what trouble it would be to add a blog section to stp?
 

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Aw are you serious?! The Dirty Journals was one of my favorite blogs, somebody mentioned it once in the chat room thing on here (might have been you @briancray) and I read the whole thing over a few days when I was home over the holidays

I've run across a few others just from folks who've posted here on StP, evencowgirlsgetthepoops.tumblr.com (bike touring and hitching) and thesemichrist.wordpress.com (rubber tramping and exploring/hiking) have been some of my faves! Those definitely inspired me to get my blog up and running
 
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i've always wanted to open a blogs section of stp, but there's never been enough interest and travelers are terrible at updating them.
Could you take a poll with the community & see if people would. I'd post a blog update everyweek on homebum camps, dumpsterin , van fixing etc ..
 

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Seems such a bad turn out is all depending on season and user login, mostly the user being intrested insharing, can you Shang my name from wayfarer to hobo please? Thanks!
 

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Hey brian. I remember your stuff here. Will have to ad your channel..

I too was disappointed when JP took his down. Last I saw of him was his tag in pdx dated 8/17, just a month previous when I passed through then.. so he's still around somewhere.

There's really only so many stories you can give the community before writing about it gets a little stale, if you don't do any major branching off to other stuff in your 'travel career'. At least that's what I've come to realize, recently. I still got old stuff to get down, though and try to stay on it.. Pm me bud if you want mine. All introspective solo stuff so far.
 

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