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- The Future of Iberian America
This article will be short.
Shorter than most of my articles anyway.
It’s basically to document the progress at which this blog has gone in the last 9 months.
And to lay out my plan for how I look to progressing it in the future.
In 9 months, it now has over 300 articles.
Plenty of which I’m proud of.
But I am starting to get a little bit burned out with writing articles for this website.
Well, at the pace that I have been writing them.
In which some months I take a break…
Then other months I double down and kick out 50 to 100 articles.
The months at which I kick out so many articles gets quite tiring when I do it like that.
But I had always been motivated largely by my desire to document my life in Latin America up to this point.
Truth be told, I’m basically out of personal stories about my life in Latin America.
And most of my observations have been written down on paper.
I’d say I have roughly 60 or so article ideas left in the chamber.
Almost all of them being guides to all of the cities that I have been to in Latin America.
From Mexico City to Xela to Barranquilla to Pachuca to Buenos Aires and many more.
I haven’t touched those yet because I’m not as motivated to write basic guides to cities I have been to down here.
Honestly, those article topics seem pretty boring to me to write but I do see a benefit to writing them in case anyone wants to visit the cities that I write about on here.
It’ll take some time to get through those anyway.
Little by little.
At any rate, the direction that this website will go in the future is going to change.
Since I’ve essentially covered all of my personal experiences down here and most of my observations…
How will this website change in the future for those curious?
First, I’d like to start inviting more people to do guest posts on my website.
Start to make connections with other folks who live down here.
If you are interested, shoot me an email through my contact form here.
Second, I plan to publish at a rate that is slower than before.
On one hand, I need to focus more on my own health in the coming months.
I’ve been feeling a bit low and need to focus more on myself in general.
Furthermore, I have to move onto other projects I have on the table.
I took this project with this website very strongly because I really wanted to lay out all of my thoughts and personal experiences in Latin America.
Mostly to finally document everything.
And even connect with similar folks who have experience down here also.
So the pace at which I post is going to be slower.
Maybe 10 articles a month more or less...
Could be more.
Could be 20.
Just depends on the free time I have and also the speed at which new ideas come at me to write about.
Because if I carry on the pace that I have been going, I’m going to run through all of the remaining article ideas I have left in two weeks to a month.
And I’d like to always have some in the chamber.
In case I ever feel an obligation to put something out there.
But that goes to the next point…
Third, I plan to do more investigative articles.
While I will also be doing guides to cities I have been to…
And also more articles on experiences and observations about life down here as they hit me….
I see more quality content in doing investigative articles.
Similar to this article here I wrote on social justice warriors or this article here on “gringos dancing for Latinos.”
Those articles take a lot more time and can’t be done in 30 minutes to an hour like so many of my articles were.
Those could take as much as 4 hours to write.
More or less.
But, like I said, I see a lot of value in them in terms of digging into deeper topics about life in Latin America that most folks don’t dig too deeply into.
So I’d like to do that.
And if there are any specific topics that you’d like me to look deeply into…
Let me know in the comment section below or by email!
As I take that type of content more seriously, I very well might do it.
Wrapping it Up
And that’s that!
That’s my plan for this website going into the next year or so.
I have much deeper plans for this website in the years beyond that.
Especially as there will come a point at which I will try to monetize this website also.
While expanding it into other venues beyond articles – such as Youtube video making and podcast production.
Plus, I need to take social media more seriously.
I’m terrible with my Twitter account in terms of driving up followers.
But I never had a Twitter account beforehand so forgive me on that one.
I’m more of a novice in that regard.
But, like I said, those plans are for in the future in about a year or less from now.
As I need to put this website on the backburner and publish maybe 10 to 20 articles a month…
While I focus more seriously on myself and also on other projects that are important to me also.
But I won’t be leaving any of my 4 dedicated readers.
Like I said, I’ll still be here with monthly articles to kick out.
Just more investigative ones than before.
So that’s all I got to say on the matter.
Thanks to anyone who has been loyal enough reading any of my content by this point.
All 4 of you kick ass!
And will talk soon.
Drop a comment below in the comment section if you want.
And follow my Twitter here.
Thanks for reading.
Keep writing! You have a talent for it.
What you could do and would be interesting is do a write up about each barrio of DF – take a few photos and give your opinions.
Or opinions on the best menu carta around the city – take some pictures of your meals – what you can get for so many pesos.
Pictures and write ups of the various subway/metro stations – the nice ones and the shitty ones.
Loads of stuff you can do and 0f course, any wild and wacky experiences come your way – write about them too!
When it all opens up again, go to a bullfight, a soccer/futbol match/ a boxing match.
Tons of stuff you can do and it would be off the hook, do trips to Guatemala City or take a trip to Colombia again post-COVID – seeing as I am one of the ‘Fantastic Four’ regarding your readership – I am sticking around and am expecting great things via you and your Brit laptop!