Sunday, December 4, 2011

all about blogging

This is probably going to seem random...

As I've said before, I was a blog reader before I ever considered creating one of my own. Then I wanted to, but didn't know where to start. It was only when I realized what a unique experience I'd be having (around the world in 340 days) that I figured I could begin blogging. And even then, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. How could I have predicted that I'd still be blogging 3.5 years later, have friends I'd met through blogging, continue to be inspired by them and other bloggers on a daily basis, and have such fabulous readers such as yourselves?

Two years ago, I lost all my blog posts. Two months ago, I lost my domain name. Today, the blog is finally complete. I've republished every single blog post that had been misplaced. I apologize for confusing you if you're getting them on Google Reader, but maybe you enjoyed rereading them as much as I did? :). Ha, probably not. Still, you should know that even though I can never get so many of your thoughtful comments back, it warms my heart to reflect on them. This is belated, but thank you.

You rock. My analytics tell me that you guys and gals are mainly from the States too, but a large number are also from Canada, the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Australia, Israel, Qatar, France, Germany, and Finland. Um, that's amazing. Plus, some of you found me by searching "what happened to danielle abroad a nourishing glimpse" which is just about the sweetest thing ever.

And so, I offer three things--a question: Why do you read Danielle Abroad?; an invitation to connect further: on Twitter, Goodreads, TravelerVoice, Bliss Connect, PinterestNetworked Blogs; and an opportunity to take a gander at my current blogroll:

Oh! P.S. If you've ever wondered something, anything about me... just ask away:


  1. Aweeee girl! I love this post. I read it because a. I know you and b. I love hearing about your travels, food, and life in general. Mwah!

  2. I really like your unique perspective on things. I also have the travel bug, and I try to get as much culture and traveling insight as possible. Your blog is a great way to do that.

  3. I love your posts because you really have a unique perspective on a lot of things: city life, food, travel, and just general life stuff. you always seem so optimistic and have genuine thoughts to share, plus you get to have some pretty fabulous brunches that I want to be a part of.

    thanks for including me in your blog roll!

  4. I love your down-to-earth perspective + approach to travel. You are still super excited for it all and I LOVE that!

  5. I read your blog because I like you!

  6. SO many reasons that I read your blog!

    First, because I love you and I love hearing about the things that you're experiencing. And then, there's the feeling I get. Sometimes, you talk about the healthy meal you just had, and I sit up straighter and feel lighter.... then I go eat a burger, but that's another story. ;)

    Last but not least, it's because you're so honest and open. I think you figure a lot of things out by writing. It's incredible to be let in on that process and join you for part of your journey. Thank you for sharing so much!

  7. You have a lovely blog.

    I always come back because you love travel and try to show a lot of different aspects. The way you talk about it always makes me want to jump on a plane somewhere! :)
    You also have a way of showing a healthy lifestyle in a positive and calm way. You're not preachy, you just share what you know. And I really appreciate that. Great Work!

  8. @Grace What a thoughtful response, Grace. Thank you! I'm so glad to hear you appreciate what I do here :) I appreciate you!

  9. I'm dropping in from Bliss and can't wait to read about your travels. They sound amazing. From the other comments, I can see that you are inspiring your readers in positive ways. Good for you!


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