Welcome to my new book blog Simply Adrift!
I’m Jordon, a 26 year old New Zealander living in busy old London, and loving it. I love to read, love to discuss books and love to see new places.
After a year of trying to decide when I would start a self-hosted blog, I woke up one day and thought ‘Today is the day’, and within 24 hours I had bought a domain name, paid for hosting and started Simply Adrift.
I plan on making this a book blog where I can discuss my opinions on books and book related things. For example book series turned into tv shows or movies. I also have a lot of ideas for book bloggers and will be posting tips on book blogging and blogging in general.
I’ve run a few blogs before, one a book blog which I kept for three years before life got too busy and I needed to take a break. That break just happened to be a ‘forever-gone-from-this-blog’ break. The second blog was purely a personal travel blog for friends and family, so they could see where I was travelling and what I was doing when I backpacked around Europe for three months.
Why I wanted to start a new blog.
I love to blog and I like to write, I love to read and I like to discuss books, I love having my own corner of the internet. I’ve wanted to have a self-hosted blog for years, but I kept putting it off because having a blog is a huge commitment, and these days my life is pretty busy. However, I decided that this was something that I wanted to do and something I had been wanting to do for a very long time.
Now I’ve done this, I have made a commitment and that’s something I plan on sticking to. I’m excited to meet new people that are interested in the same things I am!
I love discussing the books I’ve read, and quite simply there aren’t a lot of people I know that like to read the books I read. This will be the place where I put down my thoughts and opinions and hopefully find people with similar tastes as me.
Why ‘Simply Adrift’?
I had been trying to come up with a name that meant something to me for a long time. Every name I came up with however just didn’t stick, or didn’t sound right to me. To be honest I started to feel like I had gotten stuck in the loop where nothing was ever going to be good enough. So I stopped. I stopped trying to think of a name, I decided to let this idea go for a while and live my life. It just so happens that it took me three months of not thinking about blogging before I woke up one day and went ahead and made a new blog.
For me, the name ‘Simply Adrift’ aligns with me right now. Right now in my life I feel like I’m simply adrift the journey of my life, I feel a bit lost and feel like I have no direction or purpose. I don’t know what I want to be doing with my life, I don’t know what I want to aim for – except happiness, and happiness is quite a broad idea – I don’t know what makes me happy. I’m simply just enjoying where I am right now and hoping to explore options.
This blog will be one of those options.
Why a new book blog?
It was just easier to set up a completely new blog, instead of trying to transfer my old one over from the free platform. This way I am starting anew and can go in any direction I want to.
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Goodbye for now,