“But when I am doing my work, I am alive and I am me. It’s what I do. I’m sure that there are other versions of happiness, but this is mine.” – Lynsey Addario, It’s What I Do
What am I passionate about?
- The environment, e.g. climate change, sustainable energy, future repercussions of human impact
- Traveling, e.g. write about places you want to travel to, how you’ll budget for trips, when you want to go
- Coffee! Review/critique local coffee shops (depending on how many passion blog posts we must have)
I feel like the strongest possible topic I’ve brainstormed thus far is my coffee blog idea. Because I enjoy coffee so much, I really like going to new coffee shops and trying new types of coffee, tea, and espresso. I’ve already been to Saint’s Cafe, Barranquero Cafe, The Cheese Shoppe, Cafe Lemont, Rothrock Coffee, Irving’s, etc., but there are so many other coffee shops in the State College area to explore. This would be a really great way to actually focus on what shop has the best drinks, rather than just go in and mindlessly order a drink solely to help boost energy levels to cram for an exam.
I am very passionate about traveling as well, and I think it’d be unique to write about traveling to different places that I have yet to visit. This type of writing could offer a connecting point for people who have that feeling of wanderlust inside them, making them able to relate to others who have that very same feeling but have yet to fulfill that longing to travel. Most travel blogs are written by those who have been, but what about a blog written from the “hasn’t been (yet)” perspective? I could write about my limited travel experience and how that has prompted me to want to implement my desire to travel in my life. This blog could review certain criteria that specific travel destinations stack up against each other, and I could attempt to research and find the best, cheapest, most fun travel destinations, not only for my audience’s purpose but for mine as well.
Although I am passionate about the environment, I don’t think I would be interested in doing both excessive and extensive research just for blog posts; I’d rather my blog be of a more fun and lighthearted topic.
Either a coffee blog or a travel blog would definitely be of interest to myself and to various audiences, as both of these topics rely on collected information and opinions to succeed. Hopefully, one of these topics would be of value and interest to readers.