100,000 views – THANK YOU

imageToday 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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About magwood

Trepidatious Traveller - camino blog is about preparing for and walking the Camino de Santiago. Many future pilgrims have found the blog useful and inspiring, and many who have no plans to walk the camino have simply enjoyed the dialogue http://www.magwood.me
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32 Responses to 100,000 views – THANK YOU

  1. janpow123 says:

    Congratulations and ‘salute’.


  2. Janice Tyler says:

    Maggie – it is because it is just so interesting. Congratulations! For me it is also the thrill of you doing something I could never do – I so admire you for that x


  3. Congratulations! But no surprise – you’re very readable!


  4. Bravo. Congratulations. Can you hear me clapping? You style and content is what get people on-board. It’s the little things, the people interactions as well as descriptions along your way. This is wonderful.


  5. Sean says:

    Congratulations Magwood, It is always a joy to wake up early and read your Blogs, as I do most mornings. Party here, party there. I, like most of the other 99,999 wish we were there with you. You do it well.


    • magwood says:

      Thanks Sean. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you should ever fly into Málaga. We missed each other on the Portuguese, but must try again in the future.


  6. Wendy Kate says:

    Well done! 🙂


  7. Carl and Connie Haupt says:

    Well done! My husband and I followed your blog and studied the printouts. It was very informative, thank you. We plan to start on 18 Sept from Lisbon on our first Camino. We have recently retired and are looking forward, (with trepidation!) to the adventure. We are from South Africa


    • magwood says:

      Hi Connie. Did you look at the document prepared by Laurie Reynolds? Lots of great info and very useful directions when leaving Lisbon. If you have time check out the tile museum – a beautiful place. I’d love to know how you get on. Keep in touch and bom caminho to you both.


  8. martinandbethjackson says:

    Well done dear girl. Bet you are like a dog with two tails. You mentioned “no posts from the ´stan countries” ,did you know,and i imagine you do,that ´stan means land of? Pakistan=land of light,
    Tadjikistan= land of the Tadjik(a tribal people) etc,etc, All the best,Martin (another walker)


    • magwood says:

      Thanks Martin, and no, I didn’t know about the meaning of ‘stan’. My general knowledge is appalling, but at least my geography is improving a bit now that I am studying the world map so frequently.

      Are you a camino walker?


  9. lynharrison4wind says:

    A truly significant milestone, Maggie. Well produced indeed. When do we start placing our bets for the 200,000 marker? Loved the noche del vino report,too. Mikey is growing up so fast! Lyn


  10. linaprima says:

    Congratulations.!… Started to read your blog from your first Camino adventure,[ though I have to confess skipped following the visit to Asia,] since nothing could top how entertaining the Camino Frances was…
    Enjoyed the ” Noche del Vino ” as well this year…
    Thanks, I read you in San Francisco,Ca.
    Lia Truluck.


  11. Pat & John says:

    Very well done Maggie…….remember I said you have a book waiting to be written !
    Much love Pat & John xxxx


    • magwood says:

      Lovely to hear from you. Thanks for the encouragement. Your plants are both doing very well, in fact by the time I got around to planting the datura it had sprouted a baby, so now I have two for the price of one! xx


  12. Aurélio says:

    Congratulations Magwood. Well produced. I love your blog.


  13. magwood says:

    Those specs again! xx


  14. Maggie Gardner says:

    Well done Maggie, there’s no stopping you now!! xx

    Liked by 1 person

  15. D's Suitcase says:

    Congratulations! You are an inspiration 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Harry Dierckx says:

    Ola Maggie, soy Enrique de Coin-Malaga, I am from The Netherlands and realy enjoy Reading your Blog, have Walked The Camino Frances from Puerto de Somport (Aragon) and preparing for the Camino Mozarabe desde Malaga.

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