You may have noticed most of my blog isn’t there any more.
Over the weekend I was overwhelmed by a need to start over. So all my old posts are gone. I still have them and someday I may republish them, especially if someone actually remembers them and makes a request. Until then, I’m only going to show new work.
I am also going to publish less and the posts will be shorter. No more 4,000-word hike posts that detail the natural and human history of an area with dozens of photos. You see, blogging has taken up too much of my life, sitting at the PC while I ought to be living. One of those posts might take 4 hours for the hike and 16 hours to edit and upload photos and write the text. I’m also finding that selfies are taking up too much time on the trail. (If you have ever watched “Survivorman” you might know what I mean. It is an hour-long selfie.)
So get used to 2 or 3 photos and 2 or 3 paragraphs about an anime or a personal event and unless someone else takes the picture, fewer selfies. I expect my views will take a steep nosedive and my likes will drop. C’est la vie!
OTOH, maybe I’ll have more actual life to write about and I can do more of the things I love.
June 24, 2021 at 15:12
My posts have been getting shorter as well. Maybe that’s a good thing. 🙂🌻
June 24, 2021 at 09:48
Fred, you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do. I’m glad I had an opportunity to read some of your hiking posts before you took them down. As a new free hiker, I learned a lot from your posts. I understand exactly what you mean about the selfies being time-consuming. I’ve got a small tripod that I keep in my backpack and I’ve got a bluetooth remote for my iphone. Even so, it takes several minutes to set up and take down. I’ve also made the decision (like you, I think) to avoid taking unnecessary risks with my naked hiking. I’m not doing it for the adrenaline rush, but to enjoy nature in my natural state. I’m convinced that there are lots of opportunities to engage in this activity safely, but you just have to be smart about it. Thanks for everything. I look forward to seeing your future posts.
June 24, 2021 at 17:30
Agreed! It isn’t abut adrenline. The best freehike is where you’ve forgotten you’re nude. I find that the only time that happens is when there is zero chance of meeting a textile.
OTOH I haven’t been shy about selfies. I figure if I put an NSFW warning, nobody has any business being offended about what they see.
June 27, 2021 at 11:22
If you like my hiking posts, check out my other blog at
June 23, 2021 at 03:58
“I can do more of the things I love.” That’s all that really matters in the end, isn’t it? 🙂
June 22, 2021 at 16:17
Well this is exciting!
June 22, 2021 at 21:28
Not sure if it is exciting but it is certainly briefer.
June 23, 2021 at 03:46
New starts and trying out new projects are always so full of potential
June 22, 2021 at 13:43
This is me. I would spend hours writing a post, editing, pictures, and the repeat the cycle. Don’t get me wrong, I love writing, but it is so much work. Start out a few posts a week, then once a week, then a could times a month, finally you move to monthly before you disappear altogether. I didn’t want that to be me. So I took a bit of a break to actually live some. It’s been refreshing. I guess if I made enough to live off by blogging, then I would do just that. Good luck on the new endeavor. I look forward to seeing your new stuff.
June 22, 2021 at 14:51
If I combined social media and blogging it was slowly climbing up to 15-20 hours a week. That’s 40 anime episodes or 30 miles hiked. Never mind how many books I could have read, jobs around the house or naps taken.
June 22, 2021 at 15:58
I’d like to do some more reading snd write some reviews on them. I’ve had some recommendations on nudist books, so I’d like to dig into those.
June 24, 2021 at 17:54
Sadly, I’d say the nudist books I’ve seen are lacking as literature. Most authors don’t see it as a useful plot element except as an occasional eccentric character or as a joke. It just doesn’t sell. 99.99% of nudist lit is self published. Publishers aren’t interested.
There’s a 1960s murder mystery by John Ball, “The Cool Cottontail,” which is set in a nudist resort. I think you’ll find it very interesting.
There is some literature out there that involves social nudity but not nudism, per se. A fair amount of it in fantasy and science fiction
If you ever get the chance, watch a movie titled “Walkabout” and then read the book.
June 22, 2021 at 13:13
The old vacation conundrum: Take too many pictures, and then you wonder what you actually did on your vacation. And that’s before blogging about it.
June 22, 2021 at 13:33
I’ve also dramatically cut back on social media. I get started and then look up and the best two hours of the day for hiking are suddenly gone or I’ve not fed the dogs yet. And kicking myself.
I’ll still be around. I’ll still be reading blog posts but I’ll be a lot more selective. It is entirely possible to waste most of a day on social media if you are not careful.
June 22, 2021 at 14:14
Aint that the truth!
June 22, 2021 at 12:32
I have a GoPro Session that fits on a headstrap I take to film runs. Maybe something like that, there are a lot of small hands free cameras out now. If you are the talkative type you can live blog a hike and post with minimal edits
June 22, 2021 at 14:44
That would be a completely different style of blog alright.
I take a moderate quality small camera that is water and shock resistant. I like to do close-ups of flowers. Selfies require a tripod and are a PITA.
June 22, 2021 at 11:44
Understandable go live life!
June 22, 2021 at 11:41
Let me know how to find your new blog.
June 22, 2021 at 13:27
Same blog. Just only new content. If there’s a specific post you want, I can dig it up.
June 27, 2021 at 11:29
This is my latest freehiking post: