Today I have reached a milestone – and not of the kilometre variety that were marking my journey along the camino de Santiago, but a blogging achievement – 100,000 views on the Trepidatious Traveller blog.
When I started writing the blog last year to record my journey along the camino Frances, simply as a journal to aid my terrible memory, I certainly didn’t expect anyone else to be particularly interested in it.
It shouldn’t really mean as much to me as it does, but I just love the statistics that wordpress provides.
Lots of visitors just take a quick peep at the blog and then disappear back into the ether. But many people have taken the time and effort to write comments and have stuck around on an ongoing basis – and I now feel I have many new friends from all around the world that I would never have met in any other way. And whilst I really appreciate each and every visit, these lovely people who interact are what makes blogging such a joy.
A couple of months ago David and I placed bets as to when this magic number would be reached – he thought the beginning of November and I guessed a month sooner, so I have exceeded my own expectations by six weeks. Since getting so excited two months ago at receiving a visit from Greenland, I have now had hits from nine new countries – Belarus, Bermuda, Brunei, Cambodia, Darassulam, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Macao, Panama, and the Virgin Islands. But I still have lots of gaps on the world map, most notably China, some of the ‘….stan’ countries, Iran, a fair chunk of Africa, Svalbard, a few South American countries (and of course many others not listed here).
I still have a couple of posts to write about my recent camino Portuguese and then I will start to do more research into my next camino – most likely the Mozarabe from Málaga. Watch this space!
And in the meantime I might just bake a celebratory cake to eat with my glass of cava …… roll on six o’clock!
A huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who has visited this blog
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