It’s occurred to me that I’ve never written an introduction post, and though my little About Me blurb pretty much sums up my life, I thought it would be a good idea to make an actual, personal post, as opposed to just some pretty pictures from an anonymous user who appears to be a tall ship sailor.
I first joined tumblr simply to follow various things that interested me, before I figured that I might as well post some stuff myself. I didn’t really know what to post at first. My very first post was a quote that I absolutely feel defines me completely (“It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.”), my second the hilarious Front Fell Off video. I decided that I would make this blog simply for my enjoyment, but strictly nautical in nature. My posts range from photographs of modern tall ships (most of which I have taken myself), to historical topics related to the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars (my particular area of interest), and Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin series. While it’s been enjoyable for me to post all of this, I never imagined that I would gain quite so many followers (to be honest, I didn’t expect any). As of right now, there are 42 (
Yes! The Answer!) people following my humble blog, for whatever reason, which I find absolutely astounding. That may not be many compared to “tumblr famous” people, or fan blogs, but it certainly is a lot in the eyes of a geeky tall ship sailor posting photos of things that most of society hasn’t a clew (har har) clue about. I am so pleased that while doing something for my enjoyment, I am also contributing to the joy of others.
So, yes. This post is mostly a thank you message. Thank you to all of my followers. Thank you for liking, reblogging, and what-have-you. It means a lot that some people have found my little corner of the internet and are actually entertained by what I’m posting.
It is with that in mind that I pose a question to my followers. Though still rather new to tumblr, I have gathered that it is a very graphics-driven site. Certainly the photos I post gain more notes than any primarily text-based post. I was wondering if you, wonderful followers, would be interested in seeing blog posts relating to my day-to-day nautical
misadventures. As can be gathered from my blurb, I work and volunteer at the San Diego Maritime Museum, and often sail tops’l schooner Californian, as well as HMS Surprise every chance I get. My inquiring mind would like to know if any followers are interested in more personalised blog posts about what it is I actually do. I have a blog that I had posted to each day I did something nautical in nature, but I’ve found I seemed to be posting the same thing every time I sail, and it’s become rather dull. However, I would make the effort here to keep things interesting, to share some thoughts and photos, and hopefully keep up whatever it is I’m doing that’s attracting you fantastic people. And don’t worry, I will continue to post my usual tall ship photos, Aubreyad reblogs, and anything else I find of nautical interest.
So. What do you think?