July 12, 2014

5 Years of Travel Blogging...!!

I started writing this blog five years back to woo a girl who is a blogger herself. Though she is not a travel blogger, the only subject that I could relate to was travel. That wooing turned into an inspiration to write and then a passion to travel and write. Five years down, I find myself one of the popular travel bloggers in the country (as quoted by many websites), have had the chance to see my name on prints and portals, been fortunate to appear on television, been lucky to be a part of travel invites and FAM trips and above all, has made me passionate and serious about travel and writing. It has been an exciting five years as Tales of a Nomad got me introduced to many other travel bloggers, writers and photographers, made me study interesting itineraries, gave goose bumps every time I read about those un-trodden lands, made me learn new cultures, gave a chance to taste global cuisines at local eateries, made me love milestones, deserted roads and signboards, bumped me into friendly strangers, made atlas my favourite book and has given a great insight into the world of travel blogging.

I have not always been a travel enthusiast; it was a slow fascination that turned into an addiction over many travels. Similar has been the case with writing. It started one fine day and am still trying to find my feet in the world of travel writing. The transition period has been a great experience for both the traveller and writer in me. Though I have grown both as a traveller and writer over the years, there is a lot more work to be done to become an inspirational travel writer. The confused soul in me is still not sure whether I travel to write or write to travel.

I do not intend to set goals on travelling or writing in the coming years but would rather travel whenever I get an opportunity (either it comes to me or I create one) and write as soon as I get time to jot down my experiences. However, would love to travel as much possible and write to inspire people to travel to all those lovely places around the world. Thank you readers, followers, inspirations, fellow travellers/ bloggers and all those people out there who have made these five years of travel writing an amazing journey.

Happy Birthday, Tales of a Nomad...!!


62 comments:

  1. Congrats! Five years are a really LONG time! :)

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  2. Congrats dude on such a lovely journey!!

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  3. Hmmm heard about guys writing poetry to woo.. blogging seems to be very innovative..... All the best for trhe next 5 years...

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  4. congratulations! and out of curiosity want to know what happened after you wooed her :P

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    1. Thank you. She is still blogging despite all the wooing I did.

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  5. Congrats on completing 5 years ... and blogging to woo someone ..interesting ;)

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  6. Congrats! Great milestone :) Best wishes!
    Hope all the wooing has had its impact & earned the attention from the one for whom you have affection! :)

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    1. Thank you. Am happy the blog has been doing well and that it is earning a lot of attention. ;)

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  7. "travel to blog, blog to travel" sounded so familiar. :) had put it to taste by not writing about many travel stories, and ignore the occasional itch to pen it :D

    keep it up..

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    1. Thank you. You should definitely pen those lovely memories.

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  8. Congratulations on this excellent feet............... Keep Blogging.............

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  9. Congratulations Niranjan ! Thats quite a journey :)

    However one question remains, did you manage to woo her ? :P

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    1. Thank you, Puru. Certain answers are always unknown. ;)

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  10. Congrats Niranjan... Keep writing and even more enjoy your trips...

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  11. 5 years of travel blogging.
    Keep traveling and writing.

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  12. Congrats and all the best for many more years to come :)

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  13. Congrats. Wish you many more such years.

    One question that I also want to ask has been asked in comments which you have avoided answering till now. :) What happened to your wooing?

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    1. Thank you, Nisha. Am dodging yours too. ;)

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  14. Cool buddy! Happy travels ahead :)

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  15. I hope you got the girl after the wooing :-P

    Congratulations and cheers to many more.

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    1. Thank you Bro. I got a blog after wooing. ;)

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  16. Good work .... Congrats ..... Keep it up

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  17. Wish your blog many more such years! Interesting to know about your innovative idea :)

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  18. wow! A great milestone indeed! We love your nomad tales! Keep it coming!

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  19. Hi Niranjan,

    First i would like to Congrats! You have completed 5 years of blogging. We know you with the name of Nomad Tales.

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  20. congratulations!!!!
    so nice to read the inspiration behind your blog...reminds of the quote - behind every successful man is a WOMAN :)

    heres wishing you all the success in life....

    but what happened to the girl you were wooing???


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    1. Thank you, Sushmita. Regarding the quote, that's because women prefer only successful men. ;) She is still blogging. :)

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  21. Great ! My insipiration was always even like you my better half. Till he walked away saying he wants to exlloring travelling more and today we both are solo travellers ,, without each other.

    Btw have you seen the great pictures of Lakshadweep on www.photokatha.in

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    1. Thank you. Hmm.. Do you enjoy solo travelling? I feel there is a charm to it too.

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  22. Nice to know about the reason behind the blog. Congo on complete 5 years of writing or blogging.

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  23. Congratulations on reaching a milestone and wish for many more to come! The muse behind the blog certainly opened a new path for you. Happy blogging and nurture those happy feet!

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  24. Congrats on the five years. I look forward to reading you for many, many more years.
    I didn't know there was such an interesting beginning to this story of yours. Well...now I'm curious too. ;)

    Anyway, stay a nomad. Keep writing, Ketto! :)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Tipsy! Some beginnings have quite a quirky story behind them. ;)

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  25. R Niranjan Das! Travelling is really an addiction. It gives you much knowledge about other area’s culture, destinations, traditions and taste. It is a very interesting hobby. I am also a traveler and I want get more knowledge about other attractive places of this world. For this purpose I have been reading many travel blogs and visited many areas. Right now I am seeking for reliable buses to boston from dc. I hope I will find them soon.

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