Today is our one-year blogiversary!

| July 1, 2010 | 9 Comments
oneyear Today is our one year blogiversary!

Happy First Blogiversary!

Today marks the first ‘Blogiversary’ of the digital space known as Two Go Round-The-World. When Kathryn and I started this blog last year, we never thought that we would be where we are today—one year later. Our first post, entitled “From Small Beginnings Come Great Things” focused on our commitment to long-term travel. We wrote: “We launched this site because we wanted to know if it is still possible to have great, life-changing adventures on a shoestring”. And we signed off with a “More to come!” And there certainly was more to come—much more!

Thanks to our readers

Over the last year this blog has grown beyond the bounds of our imaginations with over 150 posts, hundreds of thousands of visitors, over five hundred subscribers—and too many comments to count! Thank you for spending your valuable time here. It would have been pretty darn lonely for Kathryn and I to blog to one another—without you guys. In this short year, we’ve met many amazing readers, received many heart-warming emails and have enjoyed our travels across the blogosphere with many amazing bloggers! And thanks to all the travel bloggers out there—you know who you are—who’ve inspired us to keep writing and to build a better travel blog.

Blogging as an outlet

Blogging has provided us with an outlet. We use it to look back. And to look forward. We once kept intensely detailed journals, which is all well and good but it’s an inward pursuit. Journaling is about communicating with ourselves, not trying to communicate with anybody else. Travel blogging has helped us so much, in terms of formulating how we think about long-term travel—the things we need to learn—and issues we need to explore further. Also, in the space of this blog, we challenging ourselves to articulate our thoughts—our vague convictions about things—into words. Cold clear words. We’ve made our goals public. This is an awesome practice, as it keep us focused ont he road ahead. It also has kept us writing. Almost every day. In a public way. To set goals together as a couple is great—but to set goals in front of an audience uses different muscles altogether.

Happy Canada Day!

Oh — by the way ‘Happy Canada Day”! Or according to Nomadic Matt— flag-on-a-knapsack day! In Canada we have two seasons—six months of winter and six months of poor snowmobile weather. We’re enjoying the poor snowmobile weather right now!

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About the Author ()

For nearly ten years now, Daniel of Two Go Round-The-World has explored how travel captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. One half of the duo that maintains the widely read Two Go Round-The-World blog, Daniel treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. His latest book, The Physics of Flocking, gathers his favourite writing featured over the past two years on Two Go Round-The-World in columns like 'Looking Back' and 'The Whole Picture'—along with new reflections.

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  1. JoAnna says:

    Congratulations and happy birthday! Here’s to many more months of blogging ~~ *cheers*

  2. Akila says:

    Congratulations! Making it to one year is a big success and I love seeing that so many of my blogging peers are celebrating their 1 year right around now.

  3. Gourmantic says:

    Congratulations Daniel and Kathryn on reaching the first milestone! Nice to have a few of us celebrating our first year :)

  4. Anil says:

    Happy blog birthday!

  5. flip says:

    congratulations!!! :-) keep on blogging

  6. Gray says:

    So sorry I’m late with my congratulations, but Happy Blogiversary! Here’s to many more.

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