Celebrating Autumn and My 1st Blogiversary!
Part of me thinks a blogiversary is a silly thing to celebrate or even mention. The word just sounds silly, doesn’t it? Sure, it’s a milestone. Maybe it is worth a mention. A year ago today, I published my first post. I didn’t really know where it would lead, but in a year, I’ve traveled for 14 weeks around Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America, was chosen as a BlogHouse participant, went to my first TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange conference), worked with Visit Baton Rouge on a PR and marketing campaign, collaborated with other bloggers and travel companies, and most recently attended KEEN Digital Media Summit here in Nashville. These might not seem like massive accomplishments to an outsider, but I know that I’ve learned and grown so much more than I thought possible. And I know this blog will continue to exponentially develop over the next year.
So, to commemorate my 365 days of blogging, I thought I’d revisit The Traveluster’s beginnings. Other than my initial post, the first four articles I wrote here focused on my favorite season: fall.
- I wrote about falling in love with the season for the first time while living in Washington DC. Growing up in the deep south, we weren’t exposed to technicolored leaves or crisp, fall days. No, we had 2.5 seasons: really hot, hot, and somewhat cold (for about 2 months). The leaves went straight to brown and ground. When I moved to DC in 2003, I fell captive to autumn’s allure. The cozy days curled up by a fire with a pumpkin spice latte, strolling down Georgetown’s cobblestoned streets in the fall, hiking in Shenandoah National Park when the leaves were peaking… Read the original post here.
- When I first moved to Nashville, I continued my love affair with fall. The leaves peak a bit later this far south, but the solid seasonal sensation still yields the same nostalgic effects. Alan and I enjoyed lots of nature hikes with our furry nephew Jager. Read the post here.
- On a thematic roll here, I threw out a post about fall in England… and New England. Oxford, London, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, these were all places I experienced the majesty of fall during my eight year stint in DC. Read the post here.
- Lastly, a fun little fashion spoof: How to Accessorize Your Dog for Fall.
Here are some great fall links around the web:
In case you missed that pumpkin spice latte link above, you should watch this hilarious 3 minute video– Pumpkin Spice The Movie.
Check out America’s Best Fall Color Drives from Travel + Leisure. Shenandoah NP is on the list!
C’est Christine talks about apple picking in upstate NY and fall becoming her favorite season in NYC.
A roundup of 10 decadent fall food blog posts that will leave you salivating and pinning these photos like crazy!
The Morning Call has some articles about fall, including hunting season.
Do you have any fall links or stories to add? I’d love to hear from you! Happy Autumn!