Watch for my 2017 A to Z Blog Challenge Reveal on March 20 #atozchallenge

Watch for my 2017 A to Z Blog Challenge Reveal on March 20 #atozchallenge

A to Z Challenge, Backroads Discoveries, Cross Country Road Trips, Family Travel, Roadside Attractions, Travel Blogging, Unexpected Discoveries
Last April (in 2016), I participated in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.  I was a "Survivor" since I did a post for each letter through the month of April. Last year I posted about Unique Towns Across America.  You can see my Reveal Post from last year HERE. I had a load of fun and met many new bloggers online as a result...I even learned a few things. You can see my entire list with links on my Reflections Post from May 2016.  Check it out at http://lessbeatenpaths.com/a-to-z-challenge-complete-list/ Chances are that this year there will still be a travel related A to Z posting from me, but it may have a few fun twists. So, please make sure to check out my blog to see my BIG REVEAL…
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50,000 Views and a Reinvention of Myself

50,000 Views and a Reinvention of Myself

Random Thoughts, Travel Blogging
A few days ago my Less Beaten Paths blog hit the 50,000 viewer mark. This is after about 22 months of being live. (see iPhone screen capture at left) In comparison with other similar travel blogs, I am probably way far off in terms of viewers. But, honestly, that is not as important to me as what this milestone means and what doing this blog has had in terms of an impact on my life. I started writing my Less Beaten Paths travel blog in January 2013. At that time I had been unemployed for a couple of months from a job that I dearly loved and truly excelled at.  It was a shock for me to be let go, but I was among many that weekend.  Nonetheless, I was…
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