Wow! I can hardly believe it but this is my 200th blogging article on Flights And Frustration!
It was by chance that I discovered the other day that I’d posted my 196th article so there wasn’t far to go until this blogging milestone.
I started the Flights And Frustration blog as far back as September 2012 and have been typically posting articles twice a week. I was never keeping count of my published articles yet now the double century feels like an achievement. Woohoo!
Let’s celebrate photo from Shutterstock.
Most Travel Bloggers Don’t Last A Year
I must admit finding the blogging experience so enjoyable it really helps to motivate me. Did you know that most travel bloggers give up in the first year? No danger here.
My ambitions with this site are more centred on connecting with people and growing a connected and loyal audience.
Those ambitions remain and there are many blogging ideas in the pipeline so watch this space.
In the meantime, since this is my 200th published post it seems like an opportune time to reflect on what has happened so far.
Highlights Of My Blogging Portfolio
After transitioning from a very brief experiment with Blogger this site opened with my reflective post on the Airline Industry in Transition (I guess it still is).
My first review, like so many of my reviews was a purely independent review. I was not compensated or received any incentive to write it. In fact I don’t even know if The Wheeldale owners know about it? (If so please let me know what you think.)
I then moved into the real area of expertise on Flights And Frustration, that is the area of air travel. My first review of an airport lounge was the Emirates Lounge in Manchester Airport.
This was followed by my first flight review of the Emirates A380.
However the most popular articles on my website to date have been about First Class travel with Emirates. The first was my special treat on the A380 however this was overtaken in being the most popular post when I explained how I got a free upgrade to First Class on Emirates.
I have also shared some quality guest posts on this site. Such as the one from a fellow travel blogger who originates from Yorkshire (just like me), Sara Hardman. The China experts Sarah Bennett and the E-Tramping team.
Undoubtedly the guest post which gets the most hits from Google is one of the earliest, a review of Etihad from Shane Todd. (Thanks Shane 🙂 )
If you are wanting to guest post here then please do me the honour of reading my Guest Post guidelines before getting in touch.
What I Like
I explored some amazing locations which I shared with you. A real favourite place I was blogging about last year was the gorgeous Bribie Island. As well as trying to shatter the perception created by some questionable marketing.
However probably my favourite post of all is the one which moved my bride and I whilst we were on honeymoon. We both feel deeply in love with Jessie and still talk about her to this day.
Where You Should Go
So what do I want you to read? Well anything on here is great and I really appreciate your time. However if I can cheekily direct you towards my birthday gift to you or maybe I can give you 10 reasons to buy my book?
Seriously I want to say thank you. Thank you to all my readers who have visited, subscribed, commented, e-mailed and so much more. This is the reason why I began blogging, to share and connect with you.
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