Wednesday, September 1, 2010

1st Blogversary: A Year of Growth

I've got a dream, I've got a dream
And I know I can share it if you want me to
If you're goin' my way, I'll go with you
- Jim Croce, I Got A Name
That dream was to travel around the world. It seemed far fetched for me - a Filipina who earns just enough to pay for my bills, and well, my parents'. But because of my palpable hunger for adventure and street-garnered knowledge, with magnanimous sacrifices, I began to make it happen. interview with blogger Pinay (then 6-month preggy) Travel Junkie about backpacking while pregnant. One of this year's highlights.

And this day exactly a year ago, "Confessions of a Pinay Travel Junkie" was born so I could share my wanderful experiences to my fellow travel addicts.

I've always loved writing, but never believed that my articles were good enough to construct a travel blog for the whole world to see. At this point I send my deepest thanks and wettest kisses to Christine and Belle who persuaded me to put up my own site. And thanks to my backpacking partner-slash-hubby Shervin, for the uhm, domain payment. Without you guys, I might still be thinking that CSS codes are from outer space.

Through this blog my very few cult followers (perhaps no more than 5) were able to witness my growth from being a carefree solo backpacker, to a nomadic wifey, to an unexpected expectant newlywed in just one year!

The attention brought about by this site's totally flattering. And it ain't cause it gives a sort of celebrity blogger status, but because it shows you're doing something right. Maybe even something inspirational. Now that should give anyone enough drive to continue writing.

On its second year, this blog will also share family trip tips. Can't wait for the arrival of our new backpacking buddy!

I initially wanted to conduct a blogversary raffle, but I am currently 38 weeks pregnant and residing in a small farming town in Tarlac. Can't find an attractive prize to give away (the "elders" only allow me to wander off within a 3km radius!). So 'til the next blogversary I guess.

Cheers! Now raising my glass of maternal milk.


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flipnomad said...
September 16, 2010 at 7:47 PM

happy anniversary gay!!! :-)

☮Pinay Travel Junkie☮ said...
September 16, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Thanks Flip! And thanks in advance also for featuring me on your weekly Meet The Nomads. Cheers to more adventures!

Jules said...
September 16, 2010 at 8:22 PM

happy anniversary gurl! hoping for the next getaway with you and your growing family! =D

☮Pinay Travel Junkie☮ said...
September 16, 2010 at 9:16 PM

Julesss! Ugh, I miss camping so much... and with you guys, of course. Good luck on the climbathon in KK!

The Nomadic Pinoy said...
September 18, 2010 at 7:36 AM

This is one great milestone for your blog. Happy anniversary! Just keep traveling and writing! (while being a mom).

journeyingjames said...
September 18, 2010 at 4:15 PM

happy anniversary and more traveling years to come, gay! thanks for the #ff tweets

Kate said...
September 21, 2010 at 1:36 AM

happy anniversary :) you have a great blog and i really look forward to reading your posts! Congratulations on you baby too! must be super exciting :)

☮Pinay Travel Junkie☮ said...
September 21, 2010 at 2:12 PM

Thanks Dennis and James! Cheers to all Pinoy travel bloggers :)

☮Pinay Travel Junkie☮ said...
September 22, 2010 at 8:58 AM

Hi Kate! Definitely uber exciting for us! Thanks so much for following Pinay Travel Junkie :)

Markyramone said...
December 26, 2010 at 7:48 PM

more years of traveling Gay and blogging about it :)

☮Pinay Travel Junkie☮ said...
December 26, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Thanks Marky!

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