As I have mentioned in an earlier post, the main reason for my blog is to help you in the technical side of Full Time RV’ing. I hope to stay fairly true to this but there are times that the reader also needs real life stories and information from other view points.
In this are I have found that a lot of bloggers are very supportive of each other, and do not usually hesitate to mention other blogs.
This is my intention in this post. There are a number of sites that I follow my self, both for information, and inspiration for my own blogs.
One of the blogs I have mentioned before is RV Home Yet This bog is written from a feminine perspective, and on her blog site/website Jaimie also has some of her books for sale. Interestingly I just discovered that Jaimie has also just received her Personal Coaching certificate, which is something that I also have. Just from reading a few of her postings, I find I identify with her quite closely.
Another Blog by a female Full Time RV’er is Travels with Miranda. It is written by a young Canadian Gal, who is traveling with 2 cats. I met Rae at our RV park a number of months ago, and she actually helped to edit my book “Full Time in an RV” . One my last posts talked about a brake incident that almost ended in tragedy for Rae.
A new blog that I have just been made aware of is Croft’s Mexico. I just found out about this blog from Rae’s blog. Interestingly the blogger in this case is someone I used to work with. His blog has a lot to do with RV travel in Mexico which is probably obvious.
Today Google alerts alerted me to another interesting blog called Frugal Retirement Living This website/blog deals with retirement living in RV’s, sailboats, other countries and overseas. It gives a lot of information on living an exciting but low cost retirement life.
Another similar site is the Frugal RV Travel Blog. This blog is also part of a website by Marianne Edwards. On her website she also sells a number of Frugal RV guides that she has written. Marianne also has a Travel Blog List where she list a large number of other blogs. As I mentioned earlier, bloggers support each other in this way.
Something I learned when I was taking my coaching training, is that you teach people not to be competitive, but to help each other. The most successful people are not the ones who compete for a piece of the pie, but work together to make a bigger pie. In our case it is getting more people interested in RV’ing and traveling instead of trying to get more of the current RV crowd to follow our blog.
We all have different information and different angles on the information. The more sides of a topic you see, the easier it will be to see the whole story. So go ahead, check out other blogs, I will not feel hurt. In fact I will be happy to see the light in your eyes as you start to understand this lifestyle that us bloggers already love.
Many of the blogs listed have RSS feeds. What an RSS feed does for you is tell you when a blog has been posted. This way you do not always have to go back to the blog site to check if there is anything new. Instead you will be sent a notice that you can receive in one of your Outlook folders, or Internet explorer. I prefer the Outlook folder method myself, since I have to check email each day anyhow, and the RSS feed folder is right there. The problem is though that not all types of RSS feeds are consistent and they inform you in different ways. To understand how they work, google RSS feeds for more information, it would be a bit too much to explain all the variations in this post.