A faithful reader pointed out that the Traveling Hypothesis tagline “Travel places, look at things, think about them, write your thoughts down” is dumb. Um, yeah, you think? Like the blog’s title, it was a settings field I had to fill out in order to start publishing my stories. I should have given it more thought, but it’s not too late.
Essentially, this blog is about being a tourist. Not the annoying white socks and shrill voice type, but being a tourist with your eyes wide open to observe and learn about what you see, instead of complaining how it’s not better than home and wondering why you left in the first place. A lot of people hate tourism and want to be anything but a tourist. They’re probably in for a big disappointment, spending they’re wondering how much they stand out in a French beret (a lot) or in an Indian sari (even more, but the Indians will love you for it.) Quite a bit of this blog is defending the short trip, vacation trips that are the only kind the majority of us will ever get around to doing. Of course, you don’t always have to go very far to be a tourist, so there’s other nonsense in here too, but all of it is (hopefully) the kind of things I’d like to talk about with the people I meet while traveling.
So, can you help? What would be a better tagline for Traveling Hypothesis? Oh, the blog name is stupid too, but it’s probably too late to change that…! (Well, unless someone comes up with something great!) Please leave ideas in the comments! (Remember, I don’t save e-mails or use them in anyway whatsoever other than to weed out spam–don’t be shy, comment!)