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A Discovery & A Thank You

A Discovery & A Thank You

By on Feb 15, 2017 in Journal | 0 comments

Ok, If you have followed this blog since the beginning you will know that it’s not even 6 months old and it’s a work in progress.  When I started in September I knew absolutely nothing about building a blog, filling a blog with content, taking decent photo’s and all the social media tools I would need to keep it going.  For anyone that thinks it’s easy you’re kidding yourself.  For those of you that are newer to the adventures I share, including the adventure of writing a blog, I welcome you and thank you for joining me.

In just the last few days I have decided to investigate the back-end of the website a bit further and last night I stumbled upon a statistics page I wasn’t aware about.  It shows the amount of visitors and views I get on each day/week/month/year.  But it goes a step further, it shows me what countries the viewers are from.  I was stunned.

I live in New Zealand and to date most of my posts are based here in my back yard, it makes sense as I’m not in a position to travel the world yet so I will become New Zealand’s ‘Local Expert’.  But looking at the stats I found people had viewed Dan’s Odyssey from all over the world, from countries I have never been to or know anyone from.  In fact people from over 30 countries around the world have visited this site.  I’ve not even started to really push myself out there but somehow I’ve been found and for that I am hugely grateful.

I’m writing this post today solely to acknowledge you, the reader.  Wherever you are from whether it be here in New Zealand, the US, The UK or Vietnam, Angola, Ethiopia or anywhere else, thank you for visiting.  I would like to encourage all of you to leave comments or email me.  I want to hear your stories.  I would love to hear your experiences or to know what you would like to read about.  Maybe there is somewhere in New Zealand you want to hear about?  An activity you would like first hand knowledge of?  If I don’t know already i will do my best to get out there and do it just to give you a taste of what to expect.

Whether you want to travel yourself and want ideas of places to go or you aren’t in a position to travel and want to live vicariously through my experiences, contact me and lets come up with something!

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