Happy Birthday to Nomadic Meg!
Not my actual birthday day… This blog’s birthday!
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 1 year since I started travel blogging. Time has flown by! I still feel like a baby in the world of travel bloggers (and I still am… and probably always will be) but as soon as I started up Nomadic Meg as nothing more than a school project, I was welcomed into this ever expanding community. With this little milestone I’ve hit, I feel like pointing out all the things that I’m so thankful for because of this blog.
Looking back on my very first post Living at NTU, I actually cringe. It’s horribly written especially when compared to how I write now. Granted, I did take a creative writing course between then and now, but writing is a skill that needs to be practiced and this blog has really given me a place to practice. But more than just skill, my love for writing has really developed. I’m at work and I have the urge to write instead of edit audio or design an infographic (sometimes it’s a serious struggle to focus on my work). This blog has become a real source of joy for me.
I’m going to say it, I love Toronto Travel Massive! I had no idea how vast travel blogging was until I attended a Travel Massive event. This amazing community of people has really helped me grow as a blogger. I’ve gotten tips about travel, tips about content, and I’ve been inspired by just sharing stories with fellow travel bloggers. As I pack up to move to Kitchener/Waterloo next month, Travel Massive is definitely one of the things I’m going to miss most about having a home base in Toronto. – Find out if there is a Travel Massive meet-up near you: http://travelmassive.com/
I’m not going to go into too much detail here because you can read about it in My First TBEX post. But TBEX really was a life changing moment. I started to realize that this blog can be more than the school project it started out as. I couldn’t be more happy that I was peer pressured into buying a ticket and I look forward to attending another one (no hesitation next time).
This is what it comes down to. I’m all about the people. I’ve had the opportunity to meet people through Travel Massive and TBEX that now I hold as friends. There are also the other bloggers I’ve talked to via internet that I hope one day we are in the same city at the same time to meet in person. I love meeting new people, having great chats, and leaving with an open invitation to come visit whenever after only one night of meeting. It’s one of my favourite things about travel and this blog has allowed me to do that more even when I’m not the one travelling.
So, Happy Birthday Nomadic Meg and heres to many more!