A Look Back at The Voyageer in 2018
Happy New Year! 2018 has been an interesting one, to say the least. Luckily I got the opportunity to continue exploring this world of ours; I have enjoyed sharing my experiences with you here on The Voyageer. Today I would like to take a few moments and look back at this blog’s second year.
This site was founded in January 2017 with the goal of inspiring others to travel. I’ve continued my strategy of writing about destinations near and far in order to inspire you. Find something unique in your own backyard, or check off a bucket list destination—both are great ways to explore the world around you. I don’t know where 2019 will take me, but I’m sure near and far will both hold many things I haven’t seen yet.
Who is Staci, The Voyageer? Get to know me here.
The best part of travel blogging is connecting with people from all over the world. This site has continued to grow and I am grateful for those who have stopped by, especially my regular readers.
Additionally, I have gotten views from all over the world! I just went back and tallied up how many different countries “hit” my blog in 2018: more than 110! I am honestly blown away. A big Thank You to my US, Mexico and UK readers, making up the top three.
Robolights: Offbeat Christmas in Palm Springs – Sara
Where to Watch Premier League Soccer in San Diego – Doug
A Weekend Getaway in Wichita, Kansas – Libby
6 Apps You Need for Studying Abroad – Jordan
How to Manage Group Travel – Noelle
3 Touristy things to do in Danville, Illinois – Brennon
Product Review: Patagonia
One Day in Bamberg, Germany – Doug
A huge thank you to Sara, Doug, Libby, Jordan, Noelle, and Brennon! Don’t forget to get in touch if you’d like your writing to appear here on this site.
As it turns out, we published 57 posts this year, averaging just over 1 a week, which is not bad for a part-time endeavor.
Here are my top 10 posts, ranked by
- Mexican Airlines Review: Aeromexico, Volaris, Interjet, VivaAerobus compared
- 5 Surprising Things about New Year’s Eve in Mexico City
- Product Review: Calpak Davis
- Where to Watch Premier League Soccer in San Diego
- Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink in Guanajuato
- San Miguel de Allende in One Day
- Your First Time Visiting Mexico City
- Using the CBX to fly our of Tijuana
- Your First Time Visiting Guanajuato, Mexico
- Check in to One Bunk Tijuana
Here’s the part where it has the potential to sound like one of those PBS pledge drives.
I started The Voyageer with the goal of making money doing what I love (which is travel writing). Blogging is not my full-time career… I changed careers this year and am now selling real estate which has taken up more time that my previous office job. That said, the content creation here at The Voyageer slowed down a bit in 2018.
Some bloggers I follow have transparency policies where they share how much they’ve earned blogging. I like the idea so here you go: My grand total is $8.74 earned from affiliate links and $103.00 from booking.com commissions.
I am committed to bringing you
I want to thank everyone who has followed along this year. It has been a huge growing year! I promise lots of new adventures, recommendations
Thanks for all your support!
Nice sharing and information. It looks like you have been pretty busy with your travels.
Congrats on an awesome year and here’s to new travels in 2019!
Thank you Noelle!
You have had a great year! I am impressed you have been able to get so many posts done at the same time as starting a new career! I know how much time it all takes. Thanks for being a part of #TheWeeklyPostcard!
You’ve had a great year of traveling and blogging! It’s great that you’re being transparent about your earnings! So many people always want to know, though tbh, I don’t think it’s any of their business! Thanks for linking up with #TheWeeklyPostcard for the final time!
You’ve had a wonderful year, sending my best wishes for 2019 🙂
I LOVE YOUR TRANSPARENCY SECTION! Thank you for reminding everyone how they can support your work and also that it really does take money to run a website.
Your content creation has slowed down–and I think that’s okay (mine basically stopped completely). I know that when I see you’ve written a new post, it’s something you care a lot about and not something you published just because it’s Tuesday or whatever. You do incredible work. I’m so proud of you!!
Thanks, Libby! I just want to gently remind people that shopping through my affiliate links can at least offset some of the web-hosting costs. I can’t travel on others’ dime… not yet anyway. 😉
Happy new year, Staci! Here’s to a great 2019!
Thank you Clazz!