Happy Blogiversary!

One year ago today I launched the all new version of my humble blog. It was a momentous transition for me, as my personal blog of 3.5 years made the leap to primetime. What was once on Blogger was now on WordPress, in a (mostly) painless transition. This blog you’re reading today builds upon that history.

It all began in the Thai seaside resort town of Hua Hin. I was a college student spending a semester abroad there and was just settling in for classes. My brother suggested that I replace the regular emails I was sending my family about what I was doing with a blog on which I could share pictures.

And so I began by posting those inital email recaps of my activities. Those posts, including subsequent ones from my semester in Thailand, can still be found in the archives of this site, though I must warn you, my writing has come a very long way since then.

I returned to the U.S. to finish school and put my blog down for a while. After all, I wasn’t traveling anymore, so why did I need a blog?

It wasn’t long after I had graduated and moved to New York City that I picked it back up again. After all, this is such a fascinating place that I was never sarching for new content!

But as I started planning my 2010 Asian Adventure, I knew I wanted my blog to be more. Inspired by a host of visible travel blogs out there, I purchased a domain and a theme and set out to transform my little blog into something new. I would refocuse myself as travel-oriented and never look back!

A year later, here I am! So Happy Blogiversary! I’ve certainly made leaps and bounds in the past year and I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen in the next 12 months!

Finally, I know you’ve come to expect an amusing photo from me, so here ya go! A special billboard from the Chinese city of Kunming, capital of the Yunnan province!

Chinese Billboard

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22 Responses to Happy Blogiversary!

  1. Jill - Jack and Jill Travel The World February 15, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    Happy blogiversary, Aaron!! Your blog is all growing up. Here’s to many more years of blogging and amusing pictures :)!

    • Aaron February 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

      Thanks!

  2. Lisa E @chickybus February 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    Great job, Aaron. And happy b’day/blogiversary! I think you’re doing great stuff and I’m looking forward to seeing more of it. Love the pics and everything else! 🙂

    • Aaron February 16, 2011 at 12:42 am #

      Thanks Lisa! I really apprecaite it!

  3. Charu February 15, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    Happy Blogversary Aaron! I know you through our mutual friend, Theresa. Look forward to reading more of your travels!

    Charu

    • Aaron February 16, 2011 at 12:32 am #

      Hey Charu,

      Thanks so much for the blogiversary wishes! Look forward to reading more of your travels as well!

  4. Mark February 15, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    Congrats Aaron on reaching that milestone! I am really looking forward to your continued posts and “amusing” photos. Keep up the great work. Happy & safe travels to you!

    • Aaron February 16, 2011 at 12:42 am #

      Thank you!

  5. Gillian @OneGiantStep February 16, 2011 at 12:26 am #

    Happy Blogiversary Aaron!! Keep going and growing! Cheers!

    • Aaron February 16, 2011 at 12:43 am #

      Thanks Gillian!

  6. Norbert February 16, 2011 at 12:49 am #

    Congratulations Aaron!! It’s so good to see how things evolve and develop into new and greater things. Keep doing this going on cause you have a great blog! It was really nice meeting you last year, and hopefully will meet again in the near future.

    Here’s for another year! Cheers!

    • Aaron February 16, 2011 at 1:13 am #

      Thanks Nortbert! It was fantastic to meet you as well! It’d be great to see you again in the near future!

  7. Natalie February 16, 2011 at 12:54 am #

    Happy 1st birthday. Love the photo.

    • Aaron February 16, 2011 at 1:13 am #

      Thank you very much!

  8. Dustin Main - Skinny Backpacker February 16, 2011 at 3:59 am #

    Congrats on the big 1 year Anni Aaron! Here’s to many more funny pics and articles to come…

    • Aaron February 17, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

      Thanks Dustin! Maybe one day I’ll come across some funny ice cream pics just for you! 😉

  9. Matt | YearAroundTheWorld February 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    Congratulations on turning 1 year old! I hope you had a party of some sort. If it was me, I’d go to a restaurant and tell them it was my birthday to get some free cake.

    • Aaron February 17, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

      LOL!!! Wish I would’ve thought of that one! Maybe they can make a cake for my blog in the shape of a passport? That seems fitting! Thanks for the festive suggestion! 🙂

  10. Gray February 20, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    Ack! I can’t believe I missed your blogiversary! Congratulations, Aaron. Here’s to many more!

    • Aaron February 21, 2011 at 1:48 am #

      Thanks so much Gray!

  11. Andrea February 21, 2011 at 12:42 am #

    Congrats, Aaron! We just celebrated our one year too =) All the best for the year ahead!

    • Aaron February 21, 2011 at 1:49 am #

      Hooray for first birthdays! We should get cake and go celebrate! All the best to you too!

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