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Happy New Year! We hope 2018 had some very high highs to counter balance those inevitable lows and that 2019 is equally exciting with lots of fun things in store.
During the turn of the year, I always take some time to reflect on what’s been happening over the year and this time The Rambling Travellers has featured in my musings. It’s been a big project for us in 2018 – one which we have thoroughly enjoyed working on. So how did it come to be? And how could you start on your blogging adventure too?
Looking for inspiration
I’d been thinking about writing a blog for a while. I had a few different ideas for topics to write about. But when it came to actually writing something, actually putting pen to paper, I was often left feeling uninspired.
As any fellow blogger will tell you, if you’re not totally passionate about what you’re writing about then you will never enjoy it. And if you don’t enjoy it, then it will feel like work and a drag and nobody wants that!
Perhaps it was the time in my life or perhaps it was just the ideas I had, but that inspiration didn’t come…
Putting together my bucket list
So how did The Rambling Travellers come to be? When I reached the ripe old age of 25 I wrote myself a bucket list of things I wanted to achieve by the time I got to the big 3-0. I gave myself 5 years and a long list to work my way through. I wanted to do things like run a 5k, buy myself some Christian Louboutin’s, own a house and get married.
But, the one thing I was most excited about was my quest to travel to 30 countries. Having only ever been to 12 by the age of 25, I had a long way to go in those 5 years – no pun intended!
Journaling our travels
As we travelled to more and more places, the years and the things we did started to blur together. We found ourselves asking whether we did something in one place or another.
So, I decided to start jotting things down as a personal reminder of the exciting adventures we’d been on. A journal of our travels if you like, something to look back on in years to come.
A few travel journals later, I had basically created the makings of a blog. Without even realising, I had hit on the passionate topic I was looking for – travel! With that The Rambling Travellers blog was born!
So here we are on the internet, rambling about our rambles across the globe as we both aim to hit our 30 countries by 30. If you have just stumbled across us then welcome! We hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as we enjoy writing it.
Starting your own blogging journey
If you’ve ever wondered how to create your own blog then hopefully our story inspires you to think about what you’re passionate about. You want to have fun and enjoy your blogging adventure and for that you need the passion for the topic you’re going to be blogging about.
On top of this it helps to be part of a community of like-minded people who you can bounce ideas off. A community where all the tools you need to create a blog are at your fingertips. We found this at Wealthy Affiliate.
At WA, you can buy your own domain, host your site, get training on anything and everything about the online world and get help with anything you need. We wouldn’t be where we are now without Wealthy Affiliate and couldn’t recommend it enough.
Have you ever wondered how to create a blog? If you would like any help or advice in getting started then just let us know!
The Rambling Travellers