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2013 Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for CravesAdventure.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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I SOLD OUT 4 Performances – WOW WEE!!! Thanks so much to my readers, followers and commenters – Giving, Sharing and Receiving the LOVE People!!!

Of Course My MOST Popular Post was Love My Readers.

My Top 3 Attractions in 2013

  1. “Isle of Chickens”
  2. Travel Confessions
  3. Firestone Walker Brewing Company

My Top 5 Commenters

  1. Audrey – Minnesota Prairie Roots
  2. Vanessa – Rant and Roll
  3. Darcie – Belle of the Carnival
  4. Donna – Garden Walk Garden Talk
  5. Emily – Hoof Beats and Foot Prints

Please Check These Bloggers Out!!!

Happy Blogging in 2014 – Happy Adventuring EVERYONE!!!


Love My Readers

At This Little Blog Called CravesAdventure

Victoria over at The Blurred Line nominated me for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. Check Out Her Blog – It will draw you in as well as make you think, smile and laugh! As Victoria stated “CravesAdventure. Who keeps coming back.”, however; I am like a Good Penny that shares love and luck. Thanks Victoria!


I know my readers know this, but I know I do not say it enough. Love My Readers! Thanks for reading, commenting, supporting, cheering, believing, inspiring . . . My Readers Truly Feed Me & My Little Blog!!!


1. Display the logo on your page. (I am not self-hosted, so check out My Kudos Page.)

2. Finish the sentence:  A great reader is . . .

3. Nominate 14 readers I appreciate. Really 14!

4. Inform the readers with either comments or pingbacks.

A Great Reader is . . .

Love this – brings out the kid in me and writing essays in school!

I learned a valuable lesson from a blogger pertaining to readers when I first started my adventure in the blogging world. Let your readers know you are real (be true to yourself) and to share a little bit about you personally (give your blog a real name & face). That resonated with me on so many levels! I love letting my readers in to arm chair travel as well as just give a shot of motivation and inspiration to this crazy thing called LIFE. It is about bursting your bubble a bit and exploring and adventuring someone’s elses world!

My Nominations are . . .

I am nominating the Top 5 Commenters on My Blog!

Audrey at Minnesota Prairie Roots

Audrey brings me back to my Midwest roots with a trip down memory lane.

Emily at Hoof Beats and Foot Prints (Bella Remy Photography)

Emily inspires me and motivates me as a photographer.

Vanessa at Rant and Roll All Night

Vanessa is a HOOT and you just want to hang with her because she makes you laugh.

Donna at Garden Walk Garden Talk

Donna lets me arm chair explore gardens and admire AMAZEBalls garden photography.

Andy at My Story to You

Andy is My Blog’s “Who Keeps Coming Back!”

Maggie at Maggie Moose Tracks

Maggie is my virtual furry friend of sunshine that loves her TWIGS.

EVERYONE . . . Go!!!

Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.

Wouldn’t you like to get away?

Sometimes you want to go

Where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same You wanna be where everybody knows Your name.

You wanna go where people know, people are all the same, You wanna go where everybody knows your name.

~ Cheers Theme Song

Reader Appreciation Award

Thank You for Being a Friend, Supporter, Cheerleader, Etc.!!!

M.G. over at World Adventurers nominated me for the Reader Appreciation Award! I am truly honored to receive this from a peer that I admire and look to for INSPIRATION to GET MY ADVENTURE ON!

Check Out World Adventurers (click on the link above). Get Ready for some WORLD (Arm Chair/In Person) Travel and Adventures. I discovered M.G. and World Adventurers one day arm chair traveling and read a post about Kilimanjaro.

The Award 411

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Award Your Top 6 Bloggers (who have commented the most)
  3. Be Thankful (Appreciative & Grateful too)
  4. You cannot award someone who has already been awarded. You cannot give the award back to me.
  5. Remember to tell the bloggers you have awarded.
  6. If you do not want to pass on this award, that is okay too. Just ADMIRE It!
  7. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.


 The Nominees Are . . .

My Commenters, Friends, Supporters, Cheerleaders, etc. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

#1  – Misty Shores Chesapeakes

Open Your World to a Breed of Dog called a Chesapeake. The dogs own the writer of this blog and not the other way around as I have been told – ha! Intelligent, Loyal, Pleasing Creatures that get their owner out and living life. Love that!

#2 – Susie @ Susie Lundau’s Wild Ride

What to say about Susie and her blog! There are really no words just have to experience her blog firsthand. Great Writer and Great Adventurer! Check Out Her Blog, especially Fiction Friday.

#3 – Emily, Bella Remy Photography @ Hoof Beats and Foot Prints

Emily’s blog speaks to me on a photography, travel and adventure level. Her photography will draw you in as well as her writing flair. Then before you know it you will be traveling and adventuring along with her or going out on your own. Take a Look and Be Prepared to be Drawn In!

#4 – Ethel the Dean @ Rant and Roll

Ethel the Dean is ONE COOL CAT! She has flair in her writing, loves to adventure and is living life LARGE. You have to give her blog a read; well worth it I promise.

#5 – Audrey @ Minnesota Prairie Roots

Audrey’s blog speaks to me because it is about the everyday and being true to our roots. Love that! Plus we get each other because we have that Minnesota connection; something you understand if from the Midwest – ha! Keep Life Simple by checking out her blog at the link above.

#6 – Lisa @ foodtable, la vie eclectique

Lisa and I just clicked and I think part of that click is to having similar interests in common. On the West Coast. Loves to Travel. Foodie. Lisa’s blog is hip and happening as well as eclectic. Check her blog out.

7 Things to SHARE

  1. (CRAVE)Life
  2. MAKE Life Experiences
  3. CREATE Your Story Every Day
  4. CHECK OUT the Blogs Above
  5. Great People, Living Large with a Story of Their Own
  6. WOOT, WOOT to My Readers – LOVE YA!
  7. Put a BOW on IT – Whatever IT is to YOU

My Readers ROCK and Make Blogging OH SO FUN!!!

1st Anniversary

Here’s to a Blog Well Done!

I started this blogging journey a year ago today. My 1st blog post was on the U.S. National Parks. My 1st Milestone was on 12/1/11 with having 5,000 visitors to my blog – pretty awesome! I received “A True Honor” on 9/27/11 when I was nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award – a huge part of this nomination came from my loyal readers, thanks! I received the Kreativ Blogger Award on 1/25/12. I received the Liebster Award on 2/25/2012.

I have to say if you want to discover more about yourself start a blog. Talk about putting yourself out there on a daily basis – EXCITING & SCARY!!!

I am discovering my writing style and/or flair. I am exploring in my writing if I have a sense of humor or not. I love adding a visual aspect in my posts through my photography. I just enjoy creative writing again!

You want to know the BEST PART of writing a blog. The blogging community! I apreciate their guidance, support and kudos. I enjoy reading, following, commenting, and subscribing to their blogs and vice versa – pretty awesome exchange!

When I started my blog I felt alone and like I was writing to myself. Then before I knew it my blog BLOOMED (6th month) and then EXPLODED (9th month) and started taking on a life of its own. Wait for me!!! Just when you think is this blog ever going to take off, it just takes off running and goes full speed ahead.

Stay in Your Seat, DO NOT Exit, Hang On & Let the Ride Continue!!!

Enjoying the Ride!!! (Photo by RSheridan)

1st Milestone

CravesAdventure has reached 5,000 visitors – a true milestone!

Throw a Stone and Wait for the Ripple! (Photo by RSheridan)

Thanks from the bottom of my heart to my readers, subscribers, commenters, and bloggers in the blogging community! Your support and encouragements makes me want to write and take you on a journey of my travels. AWESOME!

I started my blogging journey back in March of 2011 and it has been the most amazing adventure so far. I have learned that you are not ALONE on a deserted island and people are READING your blog.

In a nutshell – I cannot wait to see where this adventure will take me next. I can share my passions for travel, photography & wine with other people and that is special to me. We are continuously learning from one day to the next and why not have fun doing it! From the bottom of my heart I truly appreciate your acceptance, guidance & support – thanks to my readers, subscribers & followers – true inspiration to me!

Get Out There – Travel, Explore & Adventure – You NEVER Know Where Life Will Take You Next!!!

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