When I created this blog a few years ago I didn't really know what to use it for. Initially I thought about posting photographs I was taking but then I soon got bored of that as I didn't have much of a following and I could look at them on my computer alone anyway. I didn't understand how to go about directing traffic to my blog or how best to go about promoting it. Around this time, I also discovered Twitter but I didn't know what to do with that either! After tweeting a few pics of what I was having for lunch in work, I soon got bored of that too.
I always liked the idea of posting my thoughts to the web but didn't think for one minute that anyone would be interested in reading about them. But, after a couple of years of blog and tweet inactivity, I found myself planning a European cycle touring adventure. Then I had a Eureka moment! The tools to research, plan and talk about my dreams were there in front of me just waiting to be exploited.
In the past few months I have discovered a plethora of handy websites and forums, where I have found some helpful information, but it's the blogs and tweets that have proved most useful. As a thank you to the writers of those blogs and tweeters of those tweets, here is a list (in no particular order) of the sites I have found to me most engaging, insightful and helpful but, above all else, the people who have always been on hand to answer my questions and offer their thoughts and advice. It's very much appreciated.