Happy 3rd Blog Birthday To Me!

Three years ago today I set up vickyflipfloptravels.com.

Never, did I ever, think it would become my life as much as it has. It’s enabled me to meet awesome people, to travel the world, leave my job and to create a life for myself I couldn’t have even dreamt of.

Happy Birthday to Me

Hard work, opportunistic thinking, networking, creativity and a genuine love for travel and blogging has kept me at it, as well as just a personal desire to see my site improve. Check out these header screenshots from over the years…

Happy 3rd blog birthday to me

Happy 3rd blog birthday to me

Happy 3rd blog birthday to me Happy 3rd blog birthday to me

Happy 3rd blog birthday to me

Travel blogging

Over the past month I’ve been publishing the Travel Blogger High series, where wannabe travel bloggers can learn more about creating a successful travel blog. It’s been so good, and interesting, to hear everyone’s stories of their travel blogging journeys in the comments section and via email. I love how travel blogging is genuinely making people’s lives better – it definitely has mine.

I wanted to narrow the whole three years down into three defining moments, or three best photos, or three something, but I can’t. So instead I’ll thank three lots of people:

  • My readers who keep me sharing my experiences by reading my posts and constant social media updates.
  • All my friends – travel bloggers, ‘normal people’ and family – who’ve supported me, travelled with me and always inspire me.
  • Myself, for keeping with it, working hard and pursuing exactly what I wanted to do – however much that’s changed over the years. It’s paid off!

Too much to thank myself? Nah! 

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  1. by Helen on February 1, 2015  12:13 pm Reply

    Happy blog birthday darling! You should be very proud! xx

    • by Vicky on February 2, 2015  1:46 am Reply

      Thanks Helen :)

  2. by Katie on February 1, 2015  4:08 pm Reply

    Woop congratulations!! Love the header shots! Wonder what mine will look like in three years! Hope you celebrate all the heard work today! :)

    • by Vicky on February 2, 2015  1:46 am Reply

      Ha, I barely even remember that first green one but that's what it was like for a year apparently. Ha!

  3. by Sheena on February 1, 2015  8:32 pm Reply

    Happy happy blog birthday! I am hooked to your Travel Blogger High series so thank you too!

    • by Vicky on February 2, 2015  1:45 am Reply

      Thanks Sheena! And I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it :)

  4. by Charlie on February 2, 2015  2:27 am Reply

    Happy blog anniversary, Vicky! You should certainly be proud of all your hard work!

    • by Vicky on February 3, 2015  11:26 am Reply

      Aw, thank you Charlie! Many more to come :)

  5. by Emma Hart on February 2, 2015  8:02 am Reply

    Happy blog birthday! I don't think it's too much at all to thank yourself, I think it should be the first person you thank! What an awesome blog you've got and here's to the next 3 years and more!

    • by Vicky on February 3, 2015  11:26 am Reply

      Thanks Emma! x

  6. by Dan Z on February 5, 2015  2:10 pm Reply

    Awesome stuff... Well done Vic. Living the dream! :)

    • by Vicky on February 6, 2015  7:12 am Reply

      Thanks Dan! I think I actually am :) Good old HostelBookers sending me on my way there.

  7. by yourmaytekayte on February 5, 2015  5:32 pm Reply

    Happy 3rd Birthday, Flipflop. We're all very proud of you, you know. High five to thanking yourself. Xx

    • by Vicky on February 6, 2015  7:11 am Reply

      Thanks Kayte! High five fived. xx

  8. by Olga on February 5, 2015  8:04 pm Reply

    Happy belated birthday! I just discovered your blog today,but I find it sooo informative and useful for travel inspiration and travel blogging! Hope to find more of that here :)

    • by Vicky on February 6, 2015  7:08 am Reply

      Thanks Olga! Glad you're enjoying it :)

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