It’s nearly time to start looking over ALL of your entries, whittling down 1100 bloggers to just 16! Until then, here’s a few of today’s favourite motivations!
Blou, from 360 Tree Blog (South Africa) says:
I’ve a deep love for the tiny details, for capturing moments of magic within the mundane lens of each passing day. A stroke at 27 radically altered my life and perspective – I had to leave my career in the corporate world as my focus narrowed to learning to live within my ‘new’ body. Many gifts have revealed themselves as I embraced change and benefits of ‘the simple life’. This focus informs how I travel now too: walking at a slower pace, turning from from crowds and tourist ‘hot spots’, searching instead for the complex nuances of local secrets… where one can soak in a sense of the day-to-day life atmosphere of the place. To find the common threads which link our diverse lives, whilst celebrating the powerful mystery of ‘foreignness’. And the path of maverick and wanderer has always inspired me… To trade countries and experiences for 10 days, a brief ellipse in time and space to seek out intricacies of a different ‘life’ and weave together a tapestry of images and words to speak of it, is a unique opportunity. One I would love to apply lens and heart and hand to.
Patricia IACOB, from Patricia IACOB blog (Romania) says:
Since I let my limits into past and I decided to open the blog I feel better cause now I am free to express myself and be me. The blog is a place were I can speak on my own language and I can feel comfortable. Now I have a team with a web designer, an it specialist and a PR and right now we are working at the blog. We will change the look of the blog and we wanna enjoy and evolve in interesting projects. I wanna travel and achieve as much information as I can because I wanna inspire other to try new things from time to time,, to take care of their look to be bold and optimistic. Fashion can change the attitude of the people and I wanna show them that is easy and everyone can be fashion.
Martina Agrì, from In Front Of The Closet blog (Italy) says:
Hello! My name is Martina Agrì and I’m a graduate student in Fashion. I opened my blog In Front Of The Closet to share with other people my passions. Currently the blog is phase of restyling because I studied for my graduation but it will soon be available. I would like to partecipate in this project because I love traveling and other cultures different from my own. In the first page of my thesis I wrote: ” We must open our eyes to the wonderful diversity of this world.” I analizyed different cultures for time and space from the western that is shamanistic culture in Siberia in particular Yukaghir and Koryak culture. My dream is to learn through travel. I would like to see the Ocean, the Northern Lights, the milky way in the night from Africa, the great capitals of the world like New York, Honk Hong, Tokyo, Sydney and eat and live like the locals. Could be a great opportunity,I hope you believe in me. Regards, Martina Agrì
Megan Leader, from Far Far Away Blog (United States) says:
The world is a breathtaking place full of vibrant, wonderful people. There is so much beauty to be explored and experienced that I sometimes become overwhelmed by my ever-growing “must-visit” list. Having the opportunity to swap places with another blogger would allow me a fresh perspective into someone else’s lifestyle and traditions, and that’s one of the most valuable life experiences anyone could ever ask for!