To those who took the time to leave some comments on here!

Glitch on my part is why they’re not visible on here, but thanks anyway.

One person commented on the words v pictures nature of the site.

That’s probably down to the fact that I have a print rather than an email/internet based background.

It’s about 30 years since I first started doing music reviews for The Northern Echo up in Darlington and 26 or so since I started writing for magazines such as Climber on a regular basis. I’ve also done editing on magazines here in the UK and spent a little bit of time doing editing on an award winning student newspaper too.

In terms of internet writing, I’ve posted on various websites for around 10 years and started planning wisepacking just over a year ago.

In terms of using the internet, I’ve been doing so since 1994 and have always preferred wordy sites to those that use picture after picture after picture to break up the copy.

A number of sites that I used to visit on a regular basis have switched to picture based breaking up of the copy and that’s when I’ve either stopped visiting the sites or reduced the number of visits to said sites.

As it stands at the moment, I’ll still be going for the wordy approach. There are a few items in the pipeline that will have more pics in them (travel accounts, practical pieces and others), but these will be the exception rather than the rule…

I guess it’s the joys of being a fiftysomething writer!


About Keith Rickaby

I’m a writer and photographer who has worked in the tailoring trade and the outdoor/travel clothing, equipment and footwear game. Past lives include working as an outdoor instructor, managing three bands and doing PR work through an agency or my own contacts. Was a student in the mid-90s and I'm originally from the North East, but now based in Yorkshire and back to home life after three years with a travel and outdoor activity based retailer.
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