JoeJourneys has been a project and love since I first started back in 2005 when I first learned about HTML and creating for the world wide web.
YouTube was new and social media was yet to launch into a global phenomena, the days of blogs have evolved and our attention span has reduced as we seek instant gratification and information just by typing in a subject or question. The information age is well into the 21st century and rapid acceleration of technology and mediums of delivering, using and absorbing new ways of communication and services.
As a one person producer, director, videographer, writer, designer and tech savvy producer of JoeJourneys I am feeling overwhelmed at the amount of work now required to maintain these pages and keep things fresh and new. A process that has constantly evolved and will continue to do so.
However, there is a part of me that feels like this dedication has dimmed. A new focus and direction in which I should take is not yet clear to me. All I know is that I want to focus on the one thing I truly love most, which is travel itself.
The direction of JoeJourneys is sure to change, and I have begun a process of evaluating my website and the method in which I feel will be best to focus. There are so many elements of keeping this going, from writing, to coding to producing graphics and my passion – travel videos.
Sometimes I feel like giving this up, but when I get feedback from visitors who see my content here or on other social networks then I feel I have been rewarded with my efforts. I can’t please everyone. Not everything I do will be a masterpiece. Completing projects and moving forward is the only way to keep bringing new content – I could easily work on some of my projects for weeks or years – but even an artist knows there is a time to finish and start something new.
The future of JoeJourneys is not yet clear, but one thing is for sure, change is constant. A slim lined web experience is what calls at me, but delivering content will still continue, as a focus towards video rings in my head, social networks to share photos and stories and stay connected with so many of you who have commented and sent me messages.
Thank you for being part of my world.