I was supposed to post this on august 14th, my actual TravelBlog birthday, but I have been working ridiculous hours over the past 2 weeks so I'm posting it now.
I love TravelBlog & I'm sure there are a lot of you out there who feel the same as me.
When I reached my 1st birthday I felt a sense of achievement, it feels great to be a part of something everyone feels so passionate about & I look forward to many more years blogging on TravelBlog.
When is your TravelBlog birthday & how old are you (in Tb years)?
What do you enjoy most about TravelBlog?
Our first blog was back on the 29th January so close to 4 1/2 years old now. Two blogs per month for that time we are averaging.
What I enojy about this is reading about other destinations that people have wrote a blog that we are planning a trip to. Currently we have been going through the Africa section picking up bits and pieces from fellow travellers. I even use this more than facebook 😊
Another great thing is that when your bored you can just check out your own blog and look back at the places that you have visited. I mostly just browse over the photos to get a nice reminder of past trips.
And the ease at which it is possible to keep up to date with friends and family back home and not sending a long boring email, having some pics with it is always more enjoyable.
Hello--- great question.
We love travel blog also and frequent the site daily.
Are we counting the birthday on the day we joined travel blog or the date of our first published blog?
We joined travel blog on July 4, 2007 shortly before we took off on our U.S. and World trip. We published our first blog on August 16, 2007. Either way we've just celebrated our 4th anniversary.
We've now published 68 blogs and just under 2,000 photos. It is nice to look back and at our blogs and reminisce about some of our travels. Our first 36 or 37 blogs were written during our around the world trip and none of them ever saw the front page of travel blog.
Now we are back at work and only take a couple of trips a year but we continue to blog. The past year we have been blogging about our local area. With any luck we will have another sabbatical and make it around the world again. Keep your fingers crossed for us.
Yes - great thread :-)
My 'birthday' is 13 May, and it all began for me just under 5 1/2 years ago.
I still remember where I was when I registered, and how I first found out about TB when I was in the LP forums researching a trip to Peru.
While TB has been a wonderful platform for sharing travels (minus the many entries which I haven't got around to writing yet) with family and friends, it is the TB community that I value most now. I've met about 10 members in person, but I know that will increase......by the time TB itself has another birthday :-)
My 4th birthday is in 6 days 😊
I used the Thorn Tree forum for a while prior to joining TB, but found it to be full of bean counters and unfriendly, self absorbed twits whose only purpose in being there was to boast and brag about their forum post counts, criticize others or engage in the daft game of oneupmanship!
The lads and ladies here on TB are far more friendly, helpful and humorous and I for one love this website. Even to this day I still find myself being somewhat humbled by having the knowledge and experiences of all the wonderful bloggers on here at my fingertips 😊 Having a superb resource like TravelBlog to hand makes planning a trip so much easier too.
My Travelblog birthday is 11 January 2006, though I first visited the site in December 2005, but did not join until the new year. Thus, my age is a bit more than five years and seven months.
For me, the overwhelming benefit of Travelblog is that it is my only outlet to share experiences with other people who share my passion for travel.
When planning my future travels, I am able to read stories and be inspired by tales from other Travelbloggers and to discuss such destinations as Ethiopia, Mali and Kurdistan (Iraq) without being asked the usual question "Isn't that dangerous!?" that I usually hear from non-travelling counterparts.
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Our 4th birthday is the 4th November. We joined about two weeks into our 9 months in Central and South America and heard about it from some other travellers that we met. I remember being unconvinced that anyone would want to read our blog, but our family and friends loved that they could see where we were and what we were doing and we grew to love it as well! Lara
I recently celebrated six years since joining TravelBlog, and it does kinda feel like a birthday celebration. This awesome website quickly becomes an indispensable part of your life after you get the bug, and I never thought I'd still be blogging six years after joining in 2005.
A work colleague who used TravelBlog convinced me to sign up just weeks before heading to Latin America for six months, and I have to say it is the most fortuitous piece of advice I've ever had. I was very hesitant, and didn't even believe in keeping diaries. But she was patient and convincing and I'll always be grateful for that. Blogging is not for every traveller, but I can't think of a more rewarding way to document your travels. PS I agree with the other posters this is an excellent thread. Tom
I was around for Travel Blogs birth pangs (being Ali's mum) so I feel as if Travelblog is a virtual grandchild. Robert and I waved goodbye to Ali off on his first travels and I felt quite anxious, but excited for him - them came the very first blog which we read with great excitement - since then we've watched the site grow and change and felt like proud grandparents, but as for my travelblog birthday, it shouldn't be mentioned, the entry is so bad!
Mine is on the 10th of March 2008, so my blog is a little older than three and a half years. Amazing how quickly time goes by...
I see Travelblog as a great tool to keep a diary while on the road, informing friends and family what's up and where I am. But I guess mainly it's for myself.