Whoa! I just can’t believe it Voyager for life has completed 8 years! Every year when my blog gets a year older at the age of 14th In August, I feel a little more accomplished as an individual. My travel blog is something I made myself and today, after all these years, it’s a brand of its own! Ain’t it amazing
In commemoration of my blog last year on the occasion of its anniversary, I wrote over every year of my travel blogging trip – how I developed from a hobby blogger to a professional blogger. On my 8thth For my anniversary as a travel blogger, I want to share with you my best blogging moments that have confirmed my belief in my dreams.
8 best moments from my blogging journey
It doesn’t hurt to brag about yourself a little, does it? Well, I think everyone has a unique journey to talk about. We all have something we can feel good about. Here is my list of notable moments from my trip blogging journey –
I get an award!
On November 22ndndIn 2019 I received an award for my work. I was recognized as that most influential content marketing professional in India, along with many other creative figures who had made significant work in various media and entertainment media from the World Marketing Congress.
Awards and recognitions make you feel good and valued, especially if you have consistently pursued your passion for so many years.
When that “Award” email landed in my inbox, I couldn’t really believe it happened to me. After hearing my name and taking the stage to collect my framed certificate, I came to terms with the fact that I had won an award. And it’s a big, big achievement as a digital content creator.
I get an “unexpected” mention from Marielle Ward, an ace travel writer.
How do you feel when you get a few brownie points from someone you admire? It increases your morale and helps you do even better. Marielle Ward, the nationally award-winning travel writer, the founder of Breathing dream, mentioned me in one of her anniversary posts – it was extremely generous of her to acknowledge this my anniversary contribution (2015) inspired her.
I also had the pleasure of meeting Marielle at the 2015 Uttar Pradesh Travel Writers’ Conclave in Lucknow.
I am greeted by a coursesong travel committee.
It was a unique kind of honor! I was warmly welcomed and honored by a travel committee from Klassenong, a town in Darjeeling County be a travel blogger. Yes, it was completely unexpected and extremely encouraging.
I was introduced to this dedicated travel committee in Klassenong, which was committed to promoting fancy places of Darjeeling and also to preserve the environment.
It was an absolute pleasure to understand their ideas and to work with them to promote sustainable travel in Darjeeling.
I’m writing an eBook.
Yes, I am ready to publish an e-book soon! I think it’s one of my greatest achievements as a blogger. Why? Because my e-book is all about my knowledge, my experience and my learning about blogging and my own brand.
I’m sorry I put it off for so long, but it’s better late than never! After writing my first e-book, I feel victorious and satisfied with the simple fact that I could do something that I believed in and enjoyed immensely.
You can also read my post What you need to know to become a travel blogger
I’m getting comments and emails that make up my day.
For me, my readers will always be who I work for. There is nothing deeper and more valuable than receiving appreciative comments and emails from your readers. This really makes you who you are as a digital influencer or blogger (whatever you want to be called).
The most valuable comment I get from my followers is that they find my blog inspiring. I love when people tell me they’ve been following my blog for a while. Impressive! There is nothing more precious than being able to inspire people.
Share under such an email that I received from one of my blog readers –
I know the right way to get recognized for your Voyager for Life blog is to comment directly on the blog page. But I felt like I have to leave you this personal email that I don’t want to share publicly.
I am making this mail to express my happiness, which I only recognized because of the motivation I received from your blog.
I work in Pune. I had a very low period in my life for personal reasons. I really needed a break. A break from any stubbornness … a few days of solitude … At first I thought of something like motorcycle diaries … Take a ride on my own … and follow a real diary for my trip … Then one day I just googled “Places where I am alone in India can travel “and the first link was your blog … I was very interested when I started reading. I read the whole blog … it was just fantastic … your blog motivated me to experiment such a lonely trip … an unplanned trip … packed my backpack … sent to my boss for a week’s vacation … n my trip started … no idea where to go … the first train I got from Pune was to Mumbai … then from Mumbai to Ahmedabad … when I reached Ahmedabad, I wasn’t sure what to do next … me heard someone talking about Jaisalmer … got my destination … took the next train to Jaisalmer … the train ride was tough … but the experience is hard to explain … it was fantastic … got there … visited many places … sand dunes, camel safari , Forts, rajasthani folk songs and dance, stayed in tents, went to the limit … I felt like in heaven … met a lot of random people … it was a journey of a lifetime … had many experiences …
Everything was possible just because of you and your blog … The pleasure of being alone … not being controlled or judged by anyone … Thank you for giving me my life back … I owe you this …
Read on your blog that you’ve written novels but haven’t been published yet. Don’t be disappointed. Everything will be fine. God will not ignore such special people. I hope to read more from you. thank you
When I see my name sign at airports / train stations.
As a travel blogger, I am invited to promotional activities by tourism associations and hotel brands. One moment I remember well is being met by the tourism staff of the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Board at Lucknow train station (for the International Travel Writers Conclave) – it was significant because Lucknow is one of the cities where I am Lived pretty much for years as a teenager.
I would say Lucknow instilled the seeds of writing in me when I was growing up. It is a remarkable feeling to be welcomed and honored so warmly by the same city.
You can read about it my experiences in Lucknow and Agra as a travel blogger.
I see my picture in a newspaper.
It was such a beautiful moment! I put my phone on airplane mode and was waiting for takeoff. And shortly afterwards I saw my picture in a newspaper that the passenger next to me was reading. I quickly took the newspaper from him to take a closer look at my picture – it was about the travel writers’ conclave, which I had attended with other bloggers and journalists.
I meet my blog reader on the go.
How do you feel when you bump into a stranger while traveling and he turns out to be one of your blog readers? For me it was something cool! I happened to be talking to this guy who had been driving through the Hampi countryside just like me.
While we sat down for lunch, conversations flowed about traveling, traveling alone … blogging. The moment I mentioned the name of my blog ‘Voyager For Life’, the boy remarked, “I’m following this blog”.
Well, that’s about it. I am humble, grateful and happy to have completed 8 years as a travel blogger. While COVID-19 has put a heavy strain on the travel industry, it hasn’t put my mind off. And I really don’t think travel blogging is not a business.
Today we are connected to our homeland. But we will travel tomorrow. Travel bloggers had changed the idea of travel over the past decade. People didn’t buy tickets to exotic destinations through traditional media. The idea of slow, adventurous travel … to get off the beaten track and mingle with the locals came through bloggers.
Now a new wave is waiting to devour us. We will change the idea of travel again – make it more sustainable and meaningful, more reflective and transformative, more personal and less competitive.
What are your thoughts? Do you find travel blogs inspiring and informative?
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