Exactly one year ago August 16,2015, I published my very first article on my own website. To tell you the truth, I don’t know what I was doing that time. I remembered it was mid of last year when I were talking to a friend about my penchant to travel and the love to write about it for the purpose of keeping a personal travel diary. With a little push from my friend and desire to share my travel stories, I decided to take the path of having a travel blog.
First, I bought my domain name for the blog. It took me weeks to think of my website name. At the time, I don’t know what to name the blog until I finally came up with the name Traveling Slippers, powered by WordPress. Ask me why I named it that way, my answer is completely daft. I like to travel with slippers. (Silly, right?)
The next challenge was using WordPress or the blog engine which I were totally clueless. Good thing, WordPress platform is user friendly and there are numerous online tutorials on how to use the blog site too. Lucky, my friend who works at Site Above Solutions guided and helped me all the way to answer all my queries and he took care of the technical side of the blog.
I felt thrilled and goosey when I published and shared my first article (As an Expat- Traveler/Local). It was something odd to me. But receiving positive feedback from my family and friends made me really so happy. Of course, nothing comes easy. My head was spinning thinking of topics to write and adventures to do. (Well, still up to now.) There were even days I would question myself whether or not I wanted to keep posting since writing was never my strong point. Over the life of this blog, this little space has challenged me to do the things I have never thought I would do. Not only it honed my writing skills but opened myself to learn the other aspects of blogging. I have realized there is so much to learn in this world of blogging. Being a full time healthcare professional didn’t halt me from learning new things. Instead it gave me more courage to accept the challenge of being a blogger. Looking back, I must say I have no regrets. I feel grateful and happy of the road I have chosen to take. I am willing to learn and improve myself along the way.
So, here I am celebrating my 1st blog anniversary. Yahoo!!! Listed down are some of my travel posts in the past year:
Cost of a Backpacking Trip to SE Asia – One of my favorite travels I had. Traveled 7 cities in 3 SE Asian countries in 18 days. Check out the itinerary if you are planning for a backpacking trip.
How to Apply Tourist Visa for US – Guide and tips for Filipinos wanting to apply for tourist visa in the US.
Things Why I Love Japan – Discover the unique things to see and experience in the land of the rising sun.
Budget trip to Maldives, is it possible? – Check out how Maldives can be a budget friendly country to visit.
A must- see and try in Istanbul Turkey – Be in two continents at one place. Find out the things to be loved about Constantinople.
I would like to say thank you for all the readers for continuously supporting the blog. Thank you to my family, friends and those people in my life who inspire me to keep writing and doing the things I love to do! I hope to be celebrating with you all the next years of travel adventures to come.
Any thing you want to ask? I’ll be happy to answer all your questions. Share on the comments below.