~ Happy 1st Birthday The Journey of Joe ~

So today marks one year since I set up my website (which just reminded me i’ll be getting billed soon.. great!) It has been dedicated to all my travel and travel related writing. What is most surprising to me is how I’ve managed to stick with it for this long. Usually I start projects but then give up after a short while. I’m so bad for getting bored and moving onto something new, which makes me proud of myself for continuing with this!

Don’t get me wrong there are times where I do feel like putting it on the shelf. For example, I can spend a lot of time on a post for it to only reach 5 views. That can be very disheartening and makes me question why I’m even bothering to put the effort in. However, when I look at my stats page and see the views rise and rise. When I see people from all over the world reading my work it really motivates me to continue. There are people from the USA to Sweden to Kenya to Ecuador to Japan to even Kyrgyzstan.  My ultimate goal is to receive at least one view from every country in the world! (55/196 to go)

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I’m very lucky to have been able to travel quite frequently during this year. I suppose you must travel to run a travel blog. My inspiration has not run out yet and I’ve still got a few destinations planned this year. This makes me excited about the future content. I feel that my writing has improved a lot over the past year. I’m writing in a style and about things I’m a lot more comfortable with.

Finally, a big thank you to the people that actually read my stuff, you keep me going! Hopefully I’m still doing this on the websites 2nd birthday!

Ciao!

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