Wandering Dawgs is five years old

March, 2018 marked the fifth anniversary of the WanderingDawgs blog. I  started the blog in 2013 as a way to keep friends and family up to date on our journey from Georgia to Alaska and back. I never dreamed that five years later I would still be blogging.

Thank you to everyone who visits Wandering Dawgs. I really appreciate all the visits, likes, comments and shares over the years.

Every now and then I check on the traffic statistics for the blog. Here are the top five posts of 2017.

Number 1: For three years in a row, the most viewed post is Starting the Lonesome Dove Cattle Trail. So far, it is the also the number one post for 2018.

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Lonesome Dove Trail Map courtesy https://www.etsy.com/shop/AntiqueMapsofTexas

Why is this the most popular post? I can only guess that there are as many other Lonesome Dove fans out there that are frustrated because there isn’t more information available about the actual trail that the fictional Hat Creek Cattle Company followed when they took their cattle herd from the Rio Grande in south Texas to Montana.

Number 2: The second most viewed post of 2017 is Wandering Around America One State at a Time – New Mexico.

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View from Sandia Crest

Number 3:  Palo Duro Canyon – the Grand Canyon of Texas.

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Palo Duro Canyon

Number 4:  Wandering Around America one State at a Time – Tennessee.

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Fall in the Great Smoky Mountains at Cades Cove

Number 5:  Wandering Around America one State at a Time – Utah.

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Henry standing under Delicate Arch

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will come back soon to see what we are up to.

28 thoughts on “Wandering Dawgs is five years old

  1. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I too started the blog to keep family up to date, but much to my surprise are the friendships I’ve made via blogging. I’ve enjoyed conversing with you and hope we meet up some day 🙂

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  2. We’re still wandering, after 11 years. Just met up with some West coast Titanium owners that remember you’all from Chula Vista. Stay healthy & keep on blogging.

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    1. Wow! 11 years! That’s great! We remember the west coast Titanium owners, too! We have fond memories of that rally. We’re staying closer to home when we travel these days.

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  3. Congrats on 5 years! It’s cool that some of your most popular posts are for things that lots of people are interested in, but there’s not great resources about. It must be gratifying to know your posts are really helping people. While I enjoy writing for the sake of writing, and blogging for the sake of remembering where we went and what we did, if I can actually help some people out, that would make my day. It’s very cool that you’ve been able to do that. Congrats!

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    1. Thank you! I have gotten a lot of ideas about where to travel by reading blogs so I try to post about places others might enjoy. I follow your blog and I’m sure your posts have helped others as well.

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  4. Woohoo! Five years is an accomplishment. Congratulations. I have so enjoyed getting to know you through your blog and hope you keep blogging for many years to come.

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  5. I love the idea of blogging about each state one at time – makes me wonder how many you’ve done so far in the last five years. There’s a few I’m particularly curious about. 🙂

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  6. Happy Anniversary my friend! I’m a little late but it’s been a busy Spring for us!

    I need to settle in one evening and follow up with the favorite posts of your blog!

    Congratulations!

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