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First 100 Visitor Day

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First 100 Visitor Day


Yesterday, was the first day that I received 100 visitors to my websites. Apart for the Song of the Open Road Travel Blog, which I have been writing off and on since 2004, I’ve only been riding this travel website train for around three months. I now work on four separate sites- Song of the Open Road, Photographs from the Open Road, Vagabond Fieldnotes Travel Guide, and the Vagabond Journey Travel Information Database– that I link all together to form one big website. I do not really know how many pages I have out there, but I am guessing that it is around 350.

Looking at the number of pages that I have alone, I do not regard my first 100 visitor day with much exuberance. But I still celebrate.

This website venture has been a journey, to say the least, that has been filled with trials and errors, dead-ends and detours at every step of the way. But now I think that I have a system down. And although I am not a very systematic individual, I view my system as an accomplishment.

I must say that I am satisfied with my progress so far:

  • I learned how to construct a website.

  • I learned all about search engines and how to get my pages into them.

  • Since putting ads on my pages last May, I made $429 (only $29 from Adsense).

  • I made a couple really good friends who also write travel websites.


At this point, I do not think that I have done well, but I have definently built a couple bridges over some turbulent rivers.

I am learning.

My grandmother use to say that you can do anything if you set your mind to it.

I believe her.

Wade from Vagabond Journey- Travel Information Database
Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal
November 21, 2007

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About the Author:

Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3053 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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