I am moving to www.thelitebackpacker.com 🙂
Blogging… it isn’t easy. I still remember my first post about my favourite village in England. It took me hours to write, days to re-write, weeks of feed back from friends and family, and countless hand wringing moments. When I finally hit the publish button I felt simultaneously elated and exhausted. The next few posts got only a little easier – and then suddenly I had an epiphany – no one but people I knew was reading my blog, I stopped taking it so seriously. Over night, I relaxed my writing style, poured more of my heart and personality into my posts and found fulfilment in just writing.
Then suddenly there were people following my blog who weren’t related to me…
The excitement I felt at seeing that email in my inbox to tell me that someone was following my blog… AND I DIDNT KNOW THEIR NAME! I then called my mum (obviously), texted my best friend and spent the whole day smiling.
That was the beginning – 2 1/2 years ago!
The last couple of years has helped to shape me as a blogger and a writer. Through the highs of getting likes to the lows of feeling un-inspired. I have loved every second of it and through this blog I have learnt so much, about writing, connecting, networking, how big and small the world is, and about my own strengths!
The time has now come for me to take the next step, to build further on the foundation of this amazing blog.
I have spent the last couple of months building a website that will embody all of the things that I loved about this blog and have the platform to build so much more. It’s still about travel (obviously) but with a healthy twist!
Check out www.thelitebackpacker.com to keep in touch with my adventures!
- Why you should stay in a hostel
- Croatian Island Hopping on a Budget
- Things to do in San Francisco on a Budget
- And my personal favourite – 25 backpacker tips for South East Asia
Looking forward to connecting with you all through my new site. Would love to keep in contact and continue to share. If you are my wonderful family and friends who have faithfully followed this blog from the beginning – I expect you are already following my new website… 😉
Helen AKA The Lite Backpacker