I’ve been home for over two weeks, and I still feel out of the travel blogging loop. Mostly I’ve been catching up with people, and drinking beer. So much beer. This is what the receipt for my cashed-in recyclables looked like today:
Impressive, considering they were stacked in just one corner of my kitchen. I later found a Labatt Blue bottle in my room and cursed the heavens.
My most beautiful post
Beautiful as in scenic-awesome or written-awesome? Ah well, we’ll go with scenic.
I know I’ve posted some fantastic photos of the Rockies, but it’s my Cape Breton post that still inspires crazy wanderlust. After just losing my job in July, my brief trip around Cape Breton was like letting out the breath I had been holding for weeks. It was release.
My most popular post
I assume the phrase “meat yogurt” is responsible for the success of this blog post, but it’s still a pretty funny read, and still my most popular.
My most controversial post
Damn, you fiery Newfoundlanders jumped on this one like mad! I think I actually insulted some people by saying the beaches in our province were few and far between. But you all proved me wrong, and I hang my head in shame.
My most helpful post
Self explanatory. I swear, I crack myself up.
A post whose success surprised me
A ton of tourism reps in Mexico picked up on this one, and I’m not so much surprised by its success as the fact that I received very few negative comments on it. Mexico tourism can be a touchy topic, but the gratefulness from readers was outstanding.
A post I feel didn’t get the attention it deserved
I feel like this one deserves more attention just because the whole province is so damned absurd. Cailin and I drove through northern Ontario in a state of bewilderment. No cell phone signal for two days, the crazy-ass hostel in Thunder Bay, the elusive man named Mario. It’s one of those quirky stories that served as an ideal backdrop to our road trip.
The post that I’m most proud of
This one is about me coming out of the hypothetical blog closet and sharing this website with friends and family for the first time ever. It was a big, big move for me. So big. With a hammering heart, I emailed my mother and gave her the blog link, and anxiously awaited her reply. Her response? She had been following me the whole time. Ah, the universe is fun!
Now I pass the torch onto: