Posting Schedule

tl;dr* – The Beauty of Transport is going fortnightly.

The long version:

I started The Beauty of Transport after I went freelance. Not only was it the blog I wanted to read, but realised no-one else seemed likely to write, but it was a good way of showing off my wares, and a handy way to fill in the gaps around the inevitably feast-or-famine nature of freelance work.

However, I’ve only gone and got myself a full time job again. As a result, I can’t at the moment see a way  to keep writing The Beauty of Transport on a weekly basis, given the time it takes to research articles and find the illustrations. So for now, I’ve decided to try a fortnightly publication schedule to see how that works. I am sorry if that comes as a disappointment; it’s something of a disappointment to me, to be honest.

So what’s coming up? Next week is an article about tunnel portals. I’m heading for New York (NY) shortly for a holiday, and you know how I like to show you my holiday photos when I get back. I hope to go and see the Fulton Transit Center and the billion dollar boondoggle (a.k.a. The Oculus), so I’ll write those up too.

Don’t forget you can follow my Twitter feed (@danielhwright) for transport design and architecture tweets plus other random thoughts and things that interest me. If you’re a Facebook or LinkedIn user, The Beauty of Transport shares out to those platforms too when new articles are published, which will help ensure you don’t miss the articles which do appear. That’s at www.facebook.com/thebeautyoftransport; while at LinkedIn you just search for my name.

Here’s something from next week, by way of a trailer:

Bramhope Tunnel, north portal. Photo by Linda Spashett Storye book [CC BY 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons

*It stands for “too long; didn’t read”. I’m just pretending to be on-board with online language usage.

[Calendar image, by plenty.r. [CC BY-SA 2.0] via this flickr page]

14 thoughts on “Posting Schedule

  1. Sounds like a sensible move. I always wondered how you found time to research and write all this stuff. Hope the new job goes well and enjoy your holiday!

  2. I’m sorry you’re reducing your output; but I would be truly sad if you stopped. Looking forward to two week’s time.

  3. I don’t comment often, but I do read all of your posts and I enjoy them even when I don’t agree with you.

    I think that going fortnightly is a good move, for you and for us who read your efforts: if you try to stay weekly then it will simply become a chore rather than a pleasure; you’d end up hating the blog, and stop doing it, which would be a great loss for us!

    1. Thank you for those kind words. I certainly never expect everyone to agree with me, and on occasion I write things knowing I’m being almost wilfully contrary! I like to hear back from readers with other views on things, because it makes me reconsider my own views. Glad you enjoy the articles even if you don’t always agree!

  4. Seems like a good moment to thank you for what you have given us over the years. Much better that you do not risk being over committed at the outset than suffer under the strain, as others have mentioned.

  5. What they said really – good luck and carry on!
    There are some disappointingly humdrum tunnel portals too, notably on HS1.

  6. I have thoroughly enjoyed your postings and they are always my first reads when received. Congratulations on your new job, it’s always nice to have reliable income. But best of all, you will be able to continue The Beauty of Transport! Enjoy New York but the subway could be a challenge. There has been a lot of print recently about its current state operationally and physically. Looking forward to your portals article. When we were in England we focused on Brunnel and the GW so we saw one of his portals in the process. Best wishes.

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