This year, I was nominated by the lovely Aaren from What Do You Sea (does anyone else love the name of her blog and wishes they would’ve thought of it first?!). Head over here to check out her blog and read about Aaren’s adventures around the world!
Getting nominated by Aaren meant more to me than she can imagine! Most of my traffic comes from Pinterest at the moment, and sometimes I wonder if people go into my post, read over it, and then just leave. To read what she wrote about me in her nomination post was like, what? someone actually read my about page!? Thank you so much, Aaren! I also loved discovering your blog via this nomination, I can’t get enough of reading about your adventures and seeing your beautiful photographs!
The Liebster Awards were created by The Global Aussie in 2011 as a way to promote new blogs – I’m so stoked to be one of them! If you’re curious about learning the rules of Liebster Awards, head over here.
I had so much fun getting writing this post and answering the questions Aaren from What Do You Sea had for me (one of the things a nominee for the Liebster Awards has to do is nominate other bloggers and create a fun questionnaire for them to answer!). One of my biggest struggles when blogging is the fact that I’m really bad when it comes to talking about myself, which is one of the things I plan on working on next year!
I started No Hurry To Get Home back in late 2017 with big plans to turn into the go-to place for travel tips on Africa. At the time, No Hurry To Get Home was called something else and to my disdain, no one was actually reading what I wrote.
I was traveling at the time and learning how to manage and promote a website was something I couldn’t handle while on the road with an unreliable internet connection, so I abandoned the idea of owning a blog for a while.
Fast-forward a few months later and I returned home after three years of full-time travel. Talking with friends and family about all the things I had been up to all those years made me realize I DID have a bunch of stuff to share and it was all a matter of figuring out HOW to get people to discover my posts.
I decided to stay home for several months to learn the ropes of blogging – from SEO to Pinterest to branding and by March, No Hurry To Get Home was starting to become a *thing*. I made my first affiliate sale and began getting over a hundred visitors a day – people were actually interested in what I had to say!
This might sound super cliché, and while I still have so much to learn, a million things to write about (three years of travel is a LOT to catch up on!), and many more ways in which I want this blog to grow, I struggle to find the words to describe the joy that blogging brings me. I love writing, curating pictures, editing my posts and finally releasing them into the internet universe and hopefully help someone plan their travels or inspire them to follow my path – especially when it involves inspiring more girls to drop their fears and travel the world!