10.10.16

1 Year Blog Anniversary


Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a year since I began blogging again. Although Dream of Adventures was started a few years ago during my semester abroad, I made my return back to the blogging world a year ago. I restarted my blog because I had finished university, lived alone, winter was approaching and I wanted to fill my evenings with something new. This year has gone by so fast and looking back at all the posts it amazes me how many adventures I have been on. 

 It took a few posts until I found my niche: travel. But if I thought of another topic to write about I wanted to share it (see: making my own chocolate). Over the past year I have been introduced to so many unique places, cultures and topics from around the world by reading blogs and connecting with other bloggers. I’ve always enjoyed reading magazines or news articles but now I find myself going to blogs for interesting readings.

Working a full time job and working on my blog on the side has proved to be difficult at times but has taught me how to organize my time and take my blog more seriously. In many ways Dream of Adventures is teaching me how to manage a project and challenges me when it comes to the tech aspect of my work.

I am in no way a tech savvy person and so the fact that I was able to set up a blog and have it become more than I imagined (with the help of many youtube videos) I am very proud of.  I started my blog on blogger and have been hoping to make the jump to wordpress. The one time I did try it I ended up thinking I had lost everything and ended up spending way too much on the process. Now with a new year ahead of me and my blog I hope to put on my big girl pants and make the switch. So look out for future changes and please bare with me as I navigate through the tech side of things.


I hope you like my blog and posts as much as I like putting them together. I am always overwhelmed when I see how many of you have left comments and I make sure to read all of them and answer as many as I can. I have noticed my photography improving as well as my writing. Blogging has opened up a new possibilities for me and I love the creative outlet it provides.  

Here's to the next year of adventures! =o)

x the Adventurer

47 comments:

  1. Aww congratulations on 1 year!! Such an accomplishment. Cheers to many more to come <3

    Enclothed Cognition

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    1. Thank you! The first year blogging has been such a year learning =o)

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  2. Congrats on your blog anniversary,the first years are the hardest! Don't give up!

    Hugs from Alexandra ~ Impavid Blog

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    1. Thank you! Blogging has definitely opened my eyes to new things and I have learned at lot =o)

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  3. Congratulations girl!!! For many more years blogging! :)

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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    1. Thank you! I hope to continue blogging for a while, I really enjoy it =o)

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  4. Well done on one year, your blog looks really good so I would have guessed you'd been around for longer! Blogging part-time alongside a job is hard but it makes achievements like this all the better.

    alicered.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! That means so much =o) It has definitely been a challenge to do both work and blogging but it's a learning lesson to balance both =o)

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  5. Congrats on one year!! That's a great achievement. Best wishes for another year xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I love reading your blog and have to say thank you to you because so many of your posts have been helpful in putting together my blog =o)

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  6. YAAAAAAY!Congrats!Keep up blogging!!!!
    xo
    Yaya
    www.yayavanchique.com

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  7. Congratulation on your 1 year Anniversary! It’s hard finding a balance between a full-time job and blogging, it sounds like you’ve found a great balance. I had the same experience with switching over to WordPress from blogger, the first time was a disaster but I tried again and so far so good. There are so many youtube video, online tutorials and free help chats that are great references. You go this! Looking forward to seeing you on WordPress soon.

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    1. Thank you for your encouraging comment =o) I will definitely be giving it another go very soon!

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  8. Happy 1 year! Congratulations to all your hard work! I also work a full time job and do a blog on the side, it's a hard balance but it makes life fun I guess! I can't wait to see what's to come!

    Characters & Carry-ons

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    1. Thank you! It has been fun and challenging at the same time but I'm proud of what I've done with my blog=o) Great job also balancing work and blogging =o) I really enjoy reading your blog posts

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  9. Congratulations! I totally understand the struggle to blog and hold down a full-time job. But your going it and that's all that matters. I always find your post interesting and different, so I look forward to all the new content.
    www.comfycozyup.com

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    1. Thank you! It's so great to hear from others also struggling with work and blogging. Your comment put a big smile on my face =o)

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  10. Congratulations, darling! I hope you go from strength to strength.

    XoXo Noma

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  11. Congratulations! I think you make great content love :)

    http://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2016/10/13/23-Carat-Gold-Pizza

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like my blog, hope you continue to follow my adventures =o)

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  12. Aw, congrats babe. Many more to come!!

    Happy Thursday doll! Kisses,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

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  13. Happy belated blogiversary! It's really cool to see that you've found your niche in travel blogging, especially since you started blogging when you studied abroad! Good luck on moving to Wordpress :D I switched from Blogspot to Wordpress myself just this past summer; so happy with my decision! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. Thank you! It's been a fun year of blogging =o) Glad to hear that you switched from blogspot to wordpress, hoping to make the switch soon!

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  14. Happy one year lady! That's quite the accomplishment. It's crazy how much starting a blog can make us learn. I used Google so much at first! Haha. It definitely helps you grown and opens up possibilities for yourself. Keep it up! :)

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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    1. Thank you for the encouraging comment! I'm so happy to hear that you started out using google a lot like me =o) So happy to have started blogging =o)

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  15. congratulations to your blog

    http://www.queenhorsfall.com/

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  16. Congratulations on reaching a year! It's definitely really difficult to find a good balance between creating good content for your blog and keeping up with a full time job!

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment! It has been challenging but fun =o)

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  17. Congratulations on 1 year blogging! It sounds you had an amazing time! The technical side of blogging can be daunting - best of luck for your future switch to wordpress.

    Miriam
    www.londonkitchendiaries.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes the technical side of blogging has been a learning curve but I'm always remembering to have fun with it =o)

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  18. Congrats sweetie, to many more years doing this fantastic thing we do! ;)

    Love from London,
    Whit

    http://www.whitneyswonderland.com

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    1. Thank you for your encouraging comment =o) And cheers to your blog as well =o)

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  19. Congrats to you!! Glad you narrowed down your niche!! Keep on blogging!


    Amber
    All the Cute

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    1. Thank you! The past year of blogging has been challenging yet fun =o)

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  20. Congratulations! Keep up the good work <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  21. It's such a shame for me because I've run my blog for over years but it's not that productive. I expected something big but I am too bad and lazy being a blogger, huh. But, congratulation darling!

    Love, Dayu
    Fairytale Odyssey

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    1. Thank you for the comment! It definitely takes time and motivation to keep working on your blog and especially having a planner. Planning out my posts has made it easier to blog and to keep up with my posts without my stressing over it =o) Just remember to have fun with it!

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  22. Congrats on one year!! x

    Beth Ellen l modedeviebel.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! It's been a fun year of blogging =o)

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Thank you commenting and reading about my adventures! I really appreciate it and love reading all of your comments =o)

x the Adventurer