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    Jordan Traveler 2-Year Report
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    Time flies when you're having fun, doesn't it? I've been thinking a lot about how much I enjoy working on different sites, and using that as part of how I decide what to work on going forward. One site that's high on the list whenever I look at old photos and think about future trips? Jordan Traveler, my travel blog dedicated to helping people visit the country of Jordan...

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    Follow the Butterflies 3 Year Report
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    It's hard to believe how much has changed in the past three years. When the pandemic shut down the world in March 2020, I decided I needed something new to focus on – and decided a website was a good idea. Little did I know it was the start of a domino effect that would result in almost a dozen websites in total...

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    Great Plains Travel Guide 2-Year Report [CASE STUDY]

    I know you've been waiting on bated breath: I put one of my sites, Great Plains Travel Guide, on a full hiatus six months ago, and haven't published a word on it – or about it – since. Is my site dead in the water? Did traffic drop to zero? Or did it explode in popularity because winter is clearly the best time to visit the Great Plains?...

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    Discover Sausalito 3 Year Report
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    It's hard to believe that we're fast approaching the three-year mark from the start of the pandemic; for many of us who had hopes and dreams for our business in 2020, it's also a dark anniversary for all that we lost. For me, part of that experience relates to my third niche site, Discover Sausalito, which I launched in January 2020...

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    London On My Mind 2-Year Report
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    Time flies when you're having fun, right? I started London On My Mind in the middle of a global pandemic when I was really uncertain when my next trip to London might be – and here we are two years later! I've had the chance to visit London again, and am planning return trips in the year to come...

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    Eat Like Bourdain 18-Month Report
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    It's hard to believe that it's been 18 months since I pulled the trigger on a bit of a hair-brained project: Eat Like Bourdain launched in mid-2021 to create the ultimate resource with details for travelers who want to eat at the same places (and enjoy the same foods) as Anthony Bourdain. While others have tackled this kind of project in the past – the r/AnthonyBourdain subreddit has some great resources – I aimed to do it as a writer instead of just from a data visualization perspective (such as a map)...

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    Space Tourism Guide 5 Year Report
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    One of the most incredible things about the night sky is how, when you're out under it, you don't notice the stars moving at all. It's only when you set up a camera and capture a few minutes of exposure that you realize how much the earth has turned – making the stars wheel overhead in the photo...

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    Jordan Traveler 18-Month Report
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    2022 has been a year of reflection: after starting several new sites in 2021, I've been focused on tending these new blooms in the garden that is my website portfolio. One of the sites I started later in the batch was Jordan Traveler, a site dedicated to providing travel resources for the country of Jordan...