Wow… it’s been an amazing journey. I still have a wrap up I am working on (including a series of photos), but first, I wanted to share with you a little about this “snob blog” I have created.
Previously when I traveled, I always did email updates. After awhile, those became a pain in the ass (constantly adding new contacts), and also, my writings weren’t available to the rest of the world. I figured some type of website/blog would be the way to go, so I set to work on the brain storming stage. For about six months, I had been trying to come up with a name. Then, one cold December evening last year, it hit me. After pouring through travel quotes, I finally stumbled upon the one by Robert Louis Stevenson (author of numerous literature legends, including Treasure Island). Thus, Travel to Move was born.
I quickly bought up the domain name and began constructing what was to become a way for me to share with everyone the cultures I would/was/did experience. At first, I tried building a website from scratch, but that went down the drain after realizing I have no patience and also, my roommates expressed concern after seeing me constantly tell my computer off. Instead of continuing to build the website from the ground up (and thus probably sending me to anger management classes), I stumbled upon Word Press. They have been great… and I encourage aspiring writers to check it out.
As I traveled, I wrote on a little PDA with a collapasable keyboard. Once writings were written, I attempted to catch my grammatical mistakes by reviewing and editing continuously. Considering I barely understand this thing call the English language, me fail drastically. But… proper grammar is over rated.
Surprisingly, my site actually had quite a few hits. Not really sure who is reading my crap, but after publishing content, I had anywhere from 100 to 150 hits a day. My best day, I believe I had 200 hits…but that doesn’t really count since I paid about thirty strangers to go to it over and over again…just to make my stats look better. For the readers who I have never had the opportunity to meet, I would love to hear from you via the contact form. Let me know how you found out about my site along with if you could choose, what animal would you be. (I’d be a sea lion… but not just any sea lion… one of those guys who sits in San Francisco Bay and has everything done for them… just fyi)
I have no idea when I will get back on the road of travel again, but I’m sure it’ll be soon. If you have enjoyed reading my writings that do not contain an ounce of journalist skill, I encourage you to subscribe in either a reader or via email. Every time I write something, it’ll be delivered nicely in your inbox.
My nifty little statistical box has provided me with the most viewed writings of my trip. Drum roll please. They are as follows:
If you just started following my writings, I encourage you will check the top five out. I hope that some of them have you rolling on the ground with laughter… and if not, I did not do my job correctly.
I have invested hours upon hours into the upkeep of this site and writings. I hope everyone enjoyed reading them as much as I did writing them.