Sitting around in the hotel courtyard having a beer on a warm night before I was due to start my Philippine ride I was invited to join a bunch of young guys.One guy had a beautiful black Ducati Scrambler and became interested in my tour. Mentioning I will post it to my blog I was asked what was my channel?
‘No it is a photographic site, I don’t do video’. A moment of silence. Jeepney horns beep in the background… ‘No video at all?’- ‘No’. Phones that had been picked up are placed down on the table ‘Ok we’ll take a look later’ – Beer drinking resumes.
Setting aside Facebook selfies or clichéd travel images driven by perceived kudos (likes) on Instagram has still photography peaked?
And the elephant in the room – are blogs outmoded? Many a moto blogger has moved to the crowded airwaves on Youtube, but the audience there is very different.
Motorcycling is considered stupid by many people. If someone says motorbikes are dangerous I say yes. Yes they are and motorcycles are not for you. I have no interest in publishing things for those people. The ones who watch YouTube and let life pass them by.
No come to think of it I think I’ll keep doing what I like here. With others gone it is a great opportunity.
Apologies to The Buggles.