Readers Want Me to Compare Countries
If you read the comments from the older post, the prior one, titled “Should I compare Countries?” I would say, the readers have said,
“Yes, Andy we want you to compare countries.”
To say you cannot compare something is anti-intellectual, it is a Political Correct form of statement, it stops freedom of speech.
Daily Readers want Comparisons
I knew this, the daily readers want me to compare and contrast countries, and this is why they like to read this Travel Journal. I am not going to stop, but I do forfeit about 99 percent of the potential readers. I would make a lot more money if I did not compare or contract countries.
Why People do not Want Comparisons
9999 people out of a 1000 readers who find my site are expecting me to tell them great things about a country, they want to be encouraged to buy a tour. This is what they were searching for, this is not what they get, and this makes them angry. They wanted to be sold a tour, why would you write information that discourages me from buying my ticket, I have made up my mind, help reaffirm this decision.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti --- Monday, January 4, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com
I will make generalizations that people hate, I will stereotype a whole culture, and I will say the complete opposite of what the world believes. I will tell you exactly what I believe, regardless of the reader’s feelings --- or hate mail I will receive from people who lives in that country. I could be thrown in prison in some countries, if they knew I was inside the country writing about it, freedom of speech is only a USA thing, and the other countries will burn me at the stake.
I want to be true to myself, I cannot understand why Travel Writers feel compelled to lie.
When readers become very angry at my honest opinion, I realize why the founding fathers make Freedom of Speech a right. The average person just does not seem to understand… I am searching for a better world, not just another way to make a fast buck.
Readers Want me to Compare Countries
Please continue to compare and contrast. If we want to hear the same tired old platitudes and over-used cliches about places by people who have never been to the places they write about we can always find that kind of useless nonsense.
My incurable optimism does not in any way interfere with my grasp of and willingness to acknowledge reality. I can usually see beauty in a sunset when other people just notice an annoying glare. LOL.
And that's why we love you. I feel like I have been to a place after reading your blog and watching your videos (always excellent by the way). Haiti and Cuba have always been a curiosity of mine. It's impossible to get information without a NGO slanted angle. Your friend did a great job in Cuba as well.