Today marks a year since we started our blog and published our first post, how exciting is that?
Yes, it’s been a whole year of blogging, editing, learning, growing, pouring out words and proofreading. And, thanks to the eventful festive season, the special day almost slipped by without us realising the anniversary had crept up.
We are not the best photographers or writers but reliving the memories and writing travel stories to share with the rest of the world is the next best thing right after travelling.
We are on the constant rediscovery of our creative process, and we firmly believe that the time it takes to be good at something is as important as loving the field you are pursuing.
And even though our writing skills need lots more cultivation, it’s such a fun medium we can use as a tool to express ourselves and connect with people from all around the world as well as preserve memories that may otherwise be lost.
Celebrating our first blogiversary with gratitude, some statistics and twinkling lights
The unexpectedly frosty morning that stopped everyone in their tracks a couple of weeks ago in Sligo was a gentle reminder that the winter is coming and is coming fast. And before we could even blink – December and the fast-approaching festive season was upon us and then gone again for another year.
As we continued to learn more about our heritage, we wanted to incorporate dishes and traditions that are representative of our roots, and we also wanted to include lots of time for slowing down, reflecting and expressing gratitude.
It’s no secret we live in a society of excess, struggling to separate what we need from what we want. That’s why it’s essential to appreciate every new day as a gift, be grateful for the knowledge we obtain along the way, learn how crucial it is to slow down and most importantly – for the people that cross our path.
Grateful for our readers
With this blog post, we wanted to celebrate 1st Blogiversary and take the time to thank those that have been supportive of our travel blog, either you’ve been following our family adventures from the very beginning or are a more recent follower.
We know well that everyone’s time is precious, so this is us sincerely saying thank you to all of you once more, you are all amazing!
We didn’t want to let this year go by without saying a big, and warm Thank You to our readers! We are thankful for all of you and your posts, your messages you send us with your thoughts, encouragements, reviews, and your appreciation of the stories we write.
- To every single person who reads our travel blog- whether it’s one time or every single day.
- To everyone who has taken the time to tell us how much they appreciate and enjoy Our Crossings travel stories.
- To all of my virtual friends who motivate us every single day.
As William Arthur Ward wrote, “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joys, and change opportunities into blessings.”
Our Crossings statistics
Yes, can you believe we tipped over our first year as bloggers? And now we are looking forward to the second year and couldn’t be more excited!
In the first year of blogging, we published 52 posts with a total of 96,990 words and were ecstatic to have 1, 278 people following our family adventures by the end of the year.
Although we are never keen on statistics and certainly don’t check them every day, it’s so much fun after one year of writing posts and publishing them, to look at how many people have stopped by including from some amazing parts of the world such as Martinique, Uzbekistan, American Samoa and even from the far off corner of Timor-Leste.
In total, we had 10,126 visitors, 16,374 views and 1,518 comments.
WordPress statistic insights tell us that Allan from PhotoblographyToo, Brian from Equinox, Blogimommy, The Travel Architect and incredibly talented Francisco Bravo Cabrera, all fantastic bloggers, human beings and artists whose blogs you must definitely check out, are our biggest supporters and most frequent visitors.
Thank you, guys, we can’t tell you what a privilege it is to write for wonderful readers like you.
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“Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source – a Sower of Dreams – just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.”- Sarah Ban Breathnach
May the New Year be a year of great success and great achievements for all our readers. Good luck, good health, and peace. Wishing you a joyful New Year.