Today marks five years since I started Our Crossings Travel blog and published that first post about a trip to Lake Garda, how exciting is that?
I wasn’t going to make a big deal out of it, but eventually decided to write a post to mark this milestone because I believe that whether your blog is about to hit its one-year anniversary or its tenth, your “blogiversary” is a moment to celebrate.
I find that Blogiversary is an ideal time to revisit the posts my readers liked best during the past year or so, recognize the people who’ve helped my blog succeed and maybe try something new.
I started this blog without prior writing experience, only with a leap of faith and a desire to share. In other words, I was a self-taught, beginner blogger. But I knew for a blog to flourish I needed to have a strong passion for what I was gonna write about. Week after week. Day after day.
I chose travelling.
Since then, a lot has happened, and I’m thankful for the journey. For me, reliving our family adventures and writing travel stories to share with the rest of the world is the next best thing right after travelling.
It is a fun medium I can use as a tool to unleash my creativity and connect with people from around the world and preserve memories that may otherwise be lost.
Grateful for our readers
With this blog post, we wanted to celebrate the 5th Blogiversary and take the time to thank those that have been supportive of our travel blog, whether you’ve been following our family adventures from the very beginning or are a more recent follower.
According to WordPress statistics, there are many devoted followers who have been very generous in leaving heartwarming and supporting comments over the last few years.
Therefore, I wish to say an enormous thank you to the following bloggers:
….and so many, many more that it would be impossible to list them all. I feel so lucky to have met all of you here on WordPress!
Your views, comments, and shares are treasures to me and they do not go unappreciated!
Most popular posts
I think that the anniversary of the blog is a good point for taking stock of what’s worked well over the past year or so. As I love compiling the previous year’s most popular posts, I wanted to swift through the statistics in order to see which of the Our Crossings Blog Post have gained the most attention.
It turns out that over the last five years, some blog posts have stood out, and I’d like to recognize the success of these posts and their impact on the blog’s success. So, in no particular order, see them below.
Given that beach cleanups are close to my heart, I am delighted to see the post about the benefits of cleaning up your local beach in the top five
All of this will not have been possible without you, my readers. Thanks for reading, liking, sharing and commenting on my posts. To my WordPress family, thanks for the encouragement and kind words from day1. I’m grateful!