This year it almost slipped past me, that last Sunday, June 24th was the 6th birthday of foXnoMad. Back in 2006 I published my first post here, though I don’t recall what it was about and cringe to look it up. Things were different back then and I still can’t believe how far it’s all come. What keeps the blog going is finding routine but what keeps it growing are the changes in between. And year 6 is looking to be a dynamic one for me and my steadfast digital companion.
A Look Back On Travels In Year 5
Over the past 12 months I’ve spent time visiting Romania and enjoying that country’s damn fast Internet. Prior, I made it to Porto, Portugal, the city you voted as the best to visit in 2011. I drank my way up to Moldovan standards and found out Azerbaijan has so much gas, the country practically farts. I too met Sulu, George Takei at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention. (I’m still smiling.)
And just last week I was in northern Michigan, a guest of GMC, to be shocked again by one of the most impressive sights I’ve seen on my travels. Slowly but steadily I moved about 10 countries closer to my goal of visiting them all.
- My writing and articles have also visited PC World, Lifehacker, Reuters Business Traveller, and many other publications over the last year.
This blog too has grown thanks to your support, so much so that…
foXnoMad Will Be Hiring Soon
Over the past few years on my blog-birthday posts I’ve given small behind the scenes facts like how many emails I get a day. That figure is now over 300 on average, per 24 hours, and I need some help managing the business side of things around here. I’m not going to be hiring writers to take over blog posts or be out of touch personally; but do need an assistant or 3 so I can focus on other projects and yes, travel more. I will be posting details in the next two weeks for those of you interested.
The Ultimate Tech Guide For Travelers Version 2.0 $10 Off Today Only
For today only you can get The Ultimate Tech Guide For Travelers Version 2.0 for $17 by purchasing directly from this link and using the code: ‘birthday2012’ at checkout. Those of you who’ve already purchased Version 2.0, I don’t want you to feel left out, I’m extending my personal tech support just for you another 6 months. You’ve now got 1 full year of full tech support from me for your travels!
What others have been saying about Version 2.0:
- Too Many Adapters – “If you’re about to hit the road and want loads of great tech advice – and free support – from an expert, this is the best guide we’ve seen so far.”
- Amazon Review – “Just the tips about keeping my data safe were well worth the price. But add all the other information and it’s easily worth three times the price.“
No Slowing Down
It’s now been 72 months of blogging on foXnoMad and I’m looking forward to more writing, traveling, and some new ways to share my story with you in the coming months. Many of you have asked me how long I’ll keep traveling – as for foXnoMad, I’ll keep writing until I’ve got nothing more to say or feel I can’t say it with the same quality. Or until Starfleet is launched and a science officer position opens up.
Later this birthday week I’ll have a few posts about managing foXnoMad on the road and the gizmos I use as I refocus and delegate before a busy few upcoming travel months. Finally, I want to give you my sincere thanks for all of your support, comments, encouragement, and help thus far. foXnoMad and my travels are made possible by you and I don’t ever forget that. Wherever I may be, my inbox is always open to you.
Happy travels and a birthday shot of your favorite drink on me 😉
[top fox photo by: Fuzzy Freddy]
Happy anniversary, foXnoMad!
Anil, I hope you’ll keep doing the same great job for at least another 6 years, even if that Starfleet job opens up 🙂
Thank you Adrian, I appreciate the support and will blog from space if I have to! 🙂
Happy Anniversary man! and if you have not checked it out already, you should take a peak at the “Bridge Simulator” game called Artemis. I’ve always enjoyed your practical approach to the intersection of technology and travel. Thanks for all you do for travelers everywhere!
I hadn’t heard about it by after Googling Bridge Simulator I am ready.. I’ll be playing with that game very soon 🙂 Thanks for the tip and support along the way!
Happy Anniversary! And you might want to check out the discount code on the ultimate tech guide offer – don’t think its doing what you intended and I owe you another $7.
Thank you and thanks for letting me know! I went out for a run and looks like quite a few people got the bonus discount 🙂 Consider the error an extra birthday gift from me to you, I hope you enjoy Version 2.0.
(And I sincerely appreciate the honesty and you offering to pay the original amount. Thanks again!)
If I knew there was an error I would have ran and bought the book! haha 😀
Happy Anniversary man! And here’s for many years to come! (right now it’s American Coffee in my hand but I promise I’ll do the shot in your honor next week! And I’ll ask you for it’s price 😉 haha)
Good Luck and hope our roads cross again someday
There’s still a bit of time to get it for the reduced cost, think of it as $20 off the initial selling price 🙂
Enjoy the coffee and keep the shot receipt for next time we meet up somewhere, hopefully it’s soon!
Congrats on everything you have accomplished!
Happy sixth birthday Anil! That is quite a long time in blogging terms, and that you have maintained the same domain name, and the same themes and all of that is worth celebration. You have and continue to be my source for techie travel, so thanks! And I’m looking forward to meeting up again soon! 🙂
Thank you Shannon and so happy to hear you’re still enjoying my techie advice! Do hope we meet up again soon and happy travels until then 🙂
Well done Anil. Not only that you’ve been blogging for 6 years but that you’ve continued to produce awesome and very useful material. Keep it up!
Thanks Mark, I appreciate the very kind words!
Congratulations Anil! I only followed you for three years or so, but your materials are one of my favourites! Cheers to your good 6 years, and here to many more! 🙂 Keep up the good work!
I appreciate that Juno and hope to cross paths again soon to chat again!
Anil, your blog is an absolute wonder. Your post made me realize that I’m also approaching my six year anniversary (November). It seems like yesterday! I really hope we get to meet up on the road again sometime soon. In the meantime, Happy Anniversary and Happy Blogging.
I can’t believe it’s been 6 years either – until I look at old versions of this site. Yikes! They look like digital versions of a cave painting 🙂 Thanks again and until we cross paths again, safe travels.
Happy anniversary for the other day. I hope you celebrated with a glass of red and a nagile.
Thanks Shane – in that way I celebrate very many days in the year 😀
Congratulations Anil! I celebrated with a good cup of tea..Foxnomad is a gem, a favorite to follow. Reach for the stars, I know now that the world is too small for you. Safe travels & and happy blogging.
And thank you for the support and encouragement 🙂
Congrats!Thanks for 6 great years! Looking forward to more!