Hey guys! So today I'm excited because my blog jut turned two. (And yes, I do refer to it as if it were my child.) Who would've guessed I'd still be blogging after all this time? I certainly wouldn't have!
Anyway, a lot's changed since last year's blogiversary and in short, I'm really proud.
I've worked with a lot of great companies in the last year, from Best Western to Skywings Paragliding, and even hosted my first giveaway and started offering sponsorship. And recently a journalist from Forbes.com interviewed me which made the parents happy.
My traffic's never been higher, and my page views have more than quadrupled in the past year- in one year this site's gone from 6,000 uniques and 15,000 page views to 13,000 uniques and 64,000 page views!
(For the record I still have troubling believe this.) Honestly though I'm happiest that I've managed to connect with such a great group of readers, regular commenters and real-life friends- you guys are really the best. Your support, particularly on more emotional posts, means the world to me.
I started this blog with four main goals: to improve writing and photography, make friends, earn a living and secure freelancing jobs. Four for four, I guess!
And just for the sake of strolling down memory lane, here's are some of my favorite posts from the last 12 months.
My personal favorites: Tiny Paradise: A Week on Gili Trawangan, What I Miss About Bali, A DIY Trip Down to the Mekong Delta, Practicing Gratitude Wherever You Go, What I Miss (and Don't Miss) About Living in France
And even though I'm ready to be a bit more settled, I'm still really excited to see where this blog takes me. Thank you guys for coming all for the ride.
So now I'd love to hear from you! What would you like to see more/less of on Ashley Abroad?
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