Celebrating My 3 Year Blogiversary!

Holy crap, I’ve been blogging for three years today.

My first ever blog post, posted on the original Tumblr blog was short, sweet, and the beginning of a whole lot of writing.

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There I am, off to Argentina for a semester of getting fat and learning Spanish! And boy, did I do both of those very, very well.

After one last semester at University, I graduated and accepted a job teaching English in rural Korea. The Tumblr blog started up again and as time passed, my writing style evolved to be longer form and with more of a purpose. I had a hard time deciding at first whether I should move my blog to WordPress or not, deciding at first that I didn’t really want to be a “travel blogger.” But a few weeks later I changed my mind and went for the plunge.

On May 31st, 2013, I announced my move to WordPress and the A Breath of Foreign Air that you know now was born. (What do you think, a coming-of-age-Blogiversary?)

A lot of things have happened in the past 10ish months, let alone the last three years. I’ve transformed, the blog has transformed, my coffee addiction has remained just as gripping as ever and well over 500 blog posts have been written between my original Tumblr and this site. I’ve connected with way more people than I’d ever have dreamed of three years ago.

I’ve visited 9 new countries and spent 26 of the last 36 months of my life abroad; that’s over 70% of the last three years. (No wonder I don’t really have friends anymore…) I’ve learned Spanish, learned some Korean, re-learned Spanish and sharpened up my German. Last month I began learning French. I’ve grown exactly 0 inches, or 0 centimeters (0.000 millimeters) and remain vertically challenged, despite the fact that people often overestimate my height by several inches. I’ve eaten so many delicious noms.

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So thinking about these past three years, one word comes to mind. I’m grateful. I’m so thankful to all of the support I’ve gotten from readers all over the world, whether they stuck with me for a few months or a few years, or even just a few days. My words are just words on a page, your responses and reactions are what bring the discussions to life and make this blog alive. And for that I’ll always be indebted to my readers.

Finally with three years down, the last thing I have to say is let the good times roll on. 🙂

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18 thoughts on “Celebrating My 3 Year Blogiversary!”

  1. Good morning, and congrats on the milestone.

    Your readers stick with you for several reasons:
    a) You are a very good writer and I’m sure many people travel vicariously with you through both your words and pictures.
    b) What you write about is both funny and informative.
    c) You have the ability to make fun of yourself…a rare thing in the travel blogosphere.
    d) A, b and c combined make for a great blog.

    Keep it up!!

    1. As for C, making fun of myself, it helps that I have so much to make fun of! Haha. Thanks for the kind words and for hanging around so much on my site. Like I said in the post, it wouldn’t be a blog if it weren’t for people responding to what I’ve written! And that makes all the difference. Yay. 😀

  2. Yay! Congratulations on the blogiversary! (I love made up -versary words!) I felt similarly about moving to WordPress, but so glad I did last year. Here’s to many more years!

  3. Congrats on 3 years blogging! That is no small accomplishment, especially when you take into account all the other stuff you’ve been doing along the way too! So glad we found your site this year and we’re very much looking forward to seeing what year 4 brings you!

    1. Thank you so much! Enjoying what I’m writing about definitely helps, that much be the key to blog-gevity! (HAH see what I did there!? More puns! Okay I’ll stop now.)

      Can’t wait to see what your blog brings too, I love reading yours as well! Thanks for sticking around. 🙂

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