Winter arrives in the mountains, the reviewer’s curse, lost images from Everest, and not being afraid to break things…
Outdoors and photography
Don’t slip up this winter – time to winterise your rucksack – with snow arriving in the Scottish Highlands as I write this, Heather Morning from Mountaineering Scotland has issued some timely advice for walkers.
The truth about blogger product reviews: Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite – this great review really sums up the ‘reviewer’s curse’. Also, this: “Being sent objects in the post doesn’t make you a superstar. Don’t let it get to your head.”
How to train for your next big trek – a good piece on getting ready for a big trip from Will Renwick.
Pipes, monks and glaciers: Climbing Everest, 1920s-style – some spectacular images here.
Writing, editing and publishing
Don’t be afraid to break things – Chitralekha Manohar on the ups and downs of growing a business: “And then, mid-2018 happened. The salary vanished. Competition increased. I got my first taste of financial risk. Client expectations became more demanding, and we didn’t always meet them.”
Client Interview: JS Hollis on Deciding to Self-Publish – “I had little faith that the publishing industry would give me the freedom I needed. Of course I worried that I was being arrogant. That I was using artistic integrity to cover-up my limitations as a writer.”
Entanglement and social media reform
I have spun off this section of my reading list! You can find my weekly ‘Entangled reads’ over at my new blog, The Entanglement.