I feel like I need to set a few things straight after my last blog post. I’m not a journalist travelling to various places to report on some objective facts, I’m just a lad travelling from place to place with his girlfriend and this blog is just a way for me to document what we see, what we get up to, and sometimes how I feel based on our limited experiences. I’ve a crap memory, so you could call this a posterity project, although I think it is about more than just laying down a few markers to jog my memory when I want to remember that trip Lindsay and I went on back in the day.
The reason I’m saying all this is because my last blog post about Buenos Aires has been bugging me a little. All I was trying to do was put forward the sense I got from all the Porteños I spoke too that things aren’t what they should be.
I suppose it hasn’t been sitting right with me because it could be taken as a negative opinion, some people could see me as a putting forward a negative point of view about Buenos Aires and the people there. This is not what I wanted to say. I wouldn’t dream of saying anything about a place or a group of people. If anybody reads what I’ve written and thinks I’m insulting Buenos Aires, or the people I spoke to there, it is only the fault of my writing and for that I’m sorry.
I thought long and hard about going back and changing what I’d written but, in the end, I’ve reached the conclusion that I’ll never get anything done if I do that. If past blog posts are never finished, then the experience needed to fuel future posts could be tainted. Much like with the trip, this blog must keep moving forward.
If anybody has bothered reading this, I’m sorry for taking up your time. I just wanted you to know that I too am thinking who the hell am I, when I’m trying to put my thoughts together on the places we’re passing through. If I ever say anything that seems like I’m not thinking that, it is because I need to try harder to get my thoughts down more accurately, no matter how complicated they are.
This post then could be seen as a pledge then to try and make every post better at communicating how I’ve felt about where we’ve been than the one that came before it. This will usually be a simple affair, but things get more complicated when bonds are developed as was the case in Buenos Aires. If this blog is ever going to be anything worthwhile, other than a personal posterity project, it will be thanks to my efforts to always try and honour this pledge. If I can do that then I might become a better writer and stop myself from writing something that could be taken as a betrayal to the friends I make along the road.