Well, we’ve finally reached the 200th blog here on Ryan Murdock’s Road Wisdom.
And I’ve been struggling to think of an appropriate way to mark the occasion…
Should I come up with some sort of special “anniversary” article? Something nostalgic where I reminisce about how I got started, why I decided to blog, and all the gin-scented sweat I poured into it?
Should I do a flashback episode? Or is that better left to 80’s TV shows that have run out of new ideas?
Or should I make an Academy Award’s style thank you speech?
That struck me as the best option. The thank you speech. But without the self congratulation, back patting and attributing it all to some higher power I don’t believe in, in an effort to appear humble and genuine.
So yeah, as we reach Episode #200 here in Murdland, I’m taking a break from posting thought provoking travel articles to thank YOU — my valued readers — for coming here to read my stuff.
Without you… well… I’d be talking to myself. And that would look very very strange indeed.
Thanks so much for supporting my work. For following me on this site — some of you have been with me since I started back in March 2009. And for taking the time to post comments here and on my facebook page.
Knowing that my travels have inspired a few of you out there to pack your bags, drop off the map and push your own comfort zones makes all the work I put into this site worthwhile.
It’s time for me to give something back. Something more than just words. Something you get in the mail…
Win a FREE Book!
To mark this 200th Article Anniversary, I’ve decided to give away 2 signed copies of my book Vagabond Dreams.
Here’s how to enter:
1. Post a comment below saying why you read my stuff, what keeps bringing you back here time after time, or why you like my work. Honest answers only please! I want to know what I’m doing well, what you like, and what adds value to your life. It helps me to improve the site.
2. I’ll choose my favourite entries, and I’ll ask a couple of my writer friends to do the same. Then I’ll put the finalist names into my best desert hat and pick the two winners.
3. Winners will be announced in an email to my list — so if you’re not signed up to my email list, you might want to do that now.
Please don’t post your address or any personal contact details here in the open. That only gives spammers and bots a way to bug ya. I’ll reveal the winners in an email on Friday, and tell you how to get in touch with me.
Deadline is this midnight Eastern Standard Time on Thursday September 19th, 2013.
Winners will be notified on Friday.
This book should come with a WARNING label: may cause you to quit your job, sell the kids, burn down the house and step into an exciting new life of Meaningful Journeys to Marginal Places…