Thank you for 300 likes on ‘Quitting Blogging’!

Wow, checking my stats today I have noticed that my Quitting Blogging post now has over 300 likes and more than 100 comments, which is astounding to me. I have been blogging for five years now and in all honesty I never though I would be able to say that about one of my posts. To know that so many of you are reading each day and taking time to comment with your own thoughts on the topics I bring up makes blogging such a passion for me. I truly appreciate every one of you.


It helps me to enjoy the writing process, whether it is in long or short form and click publish. I must admit it would be a hell of a lot harder to do if I didn’t have your support, I spent years writing hundreds of posts for basically noone in the hope people would eventually stop by for a read. And I have learned that with consistent writing, people eventually do. I hope my blog is as fun for you as it is for me to keep updating everyday.

And if anything, waking up to good news like this makes me want to keep pushing, making posts more often and trying to better each post. I mean if more and more people are appreciating the posts I need to keep justifying why people should read them right? Who wants a blog that stagnates? And even if some are happy to read my blog even if it was to never change, I am going to imagine most people want to see it evolve. I think that works for everyone.

I have to think about what my blog will be when I go home in September. Will I keep it focused on travelling and experiencing new things? As this will motivate me to keep visiting new places, especially back in Europe as there are plenty of places I haven’t seen. Maybe I will focus on blogging my thoughts and opinions more as my working holiday visa comes to an end, my blog originally started as this so it is something I am used to. It is exciting to consider what avenues it will take as I will sure be here regardless, whatever I am talking about.

The community here is a great and diverse one and I feel switching my blog up every now and then hasn’t really had any repercussions, and I appreciate everyone of you that has still followed me when I have done so. They say nobody likes change however that doesn’t seem to be the case! It is embraced here.

So with that, I say thank you again for the continuous follows, likes and views on my blog and for continually motivating me to come back each day. It is a long weekend for the Queens Birthday here in Australia and I am sure other parts of the commonwealth, however no matter what you are doing I hope you have a fantastic weekend.





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25 thoughts on “Thank you for 300 likes on ‘Quitting Blogging’!”

    1. You have people reading your blog then! Keep it up, and a following isn’t as important as enjoying what you do, as this will be the thing keeping you coming back. But knowing people are enjoying the posts certainly helps an incredible amount!

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  1. That is great! I have a couple of posts that people really related to and I am always surprised to see how much attention they get. Not as much as yours though. But I agree – it is fun to watch and really motivating! Congrats again!

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    1. I relate to that, some of the posts I wouldn’t expect to be as popular were and it was a pleasant surprise. Glad your posts are getting the deserved attention! Thank you for the comments and all the best moving forward 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. I agree, if we all accept change is inevitable we will be much happier in the long term. All the best to you and your blog!


    1. It certainly does! I love blogging especially knowing how many people read my posts. Thank you for being someone that follows me on my journey, I still truly appreciate it!

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    1. Oh thank you!! I truly appreciate it, however if I was to do it in person I would be terrible. Public speaking freaks me out! However I love to get my thoughts out there to as many people as possible, so blogging is a great way to do this without the panic attack xD


  2. Great stuff… I will have to go have a read. I barely know you but this jumped out at me. Write about landing after travelling. Isn’t that a journey and adventure all in its own? You will have arrived somewhere old and familiar as a man with a new set of eyes. Either way depending on what you write in Quitting Blogging my guess is you will keep creating. Best of luck!

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    1. That is a good idea, I will have to document my thoughts about being home and what has changed etc when I land back in the UK. No doubt it will be a little different and it will be interesting to see what my first thoughts are when I am back! Thank you for your opinions and thoughts here 🙂

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