Trimm Travels is four years old today.Last year, I couldn’t believe it turned three. This year, for some reason, it’s a little easier to believe that my blog is now four. Okay, sometimes I do think, “really?” but for the most part, I think “really!”. I guess that’s a good thing since it’s most definitely real! It’s kind of like when I had a hard time turning 20 and 30; however, when I turned 40, I embraced it and went with it. That is pretty much how I’ve felt about my blog turning four today.
This year also brought with it some differences. The most notable being the current global situation of 2020. This, of course, cut out travel altogether for most of the fourth year. But on positive notes, once again, I was able to cross items off my bucket list. I also met another huge goal for Trimm Travels.
Before I reveal that goal, I will start by reporting a 104% increase in traffic. While that isn’t as great as the previous year’s 171% growth, I’m happy with it since traffic tanked for all travel websites half-way into my fourth year of blogging. So 104%? I will take it!
I also attended another fantastic travel blogging conference where I formed new partnerships with brands and destinations that would prove (sooner than later) to be even more valuable than I ever imagined. And as every year in the past and I suspect every one in the future, I learned more about myself. This is always priceless knowledge.
Now, for the next major goal I was so proud to achieve…
Last year, I completed my goal of becoming a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). This year, my first as a member, I won a NATJA travel photography award! It was for the following photo which was published in my Patagonia Animals post from March 2019.
“The Odd Couple”
And, once again, you made all of this possible. My readers are the best!
Once again, I say THANK YOU!
Without you, none of this is possible. Why? Because without you, there is no blog! So,
for reading and joining in on these crazy travel journeys of mine. Most of all, in better times, I hope that I’m helping you create your own!
To my family and friends: Every year I am amazed at the continued support you give me. I am thoroughly aware that not everyone has this kind of support and I am truly grateful. THANK YOU and I LOVE YOU!
Now, let’s take a look at year four!
Trimm Travels in the Fourth Year
1. Continents Visited: 2-North America, Asia
2. Countries Visited: 2
3. United States Visited: 6
4. Social Media Followers: 27,000+ with a total reach of nearly 750,000
5. Number of United States/Territories to view Trimm Travels: 50/3
6. Number of countries to view Trimm Travels: 199*
*According to Google Analytics which counts countries a bit differently.
Countries to view Trimm Travels from 8/3/2019 to 8/1/2020
HINT: Stay tuned for a huge announcement coming soon!
What do you think of the fourth year? Are there any changes or anything you’d like to see differently in the upcoming fifth year? When it’s safe, where would you like to see Trimm Travels go in the upcoming year? You know I value your opinion so please don’t be shy! 😱
‘Til next time…