This month I am celebrating the 10th anniversary of my blog – HikeBikeTravel. I’m in awe at how quickly the years have slipped by and the fact my blog is still very much around. I’d like to say a big thank you to all who have stood with me (and put up with me!!) since the beginning.
When I started I knew nothing about writing, photography, marketing, SEO, social media, pitching – in fact anything related to the blogosphere. On dozens of occasions I was ready to throw in the towel but every so often a bone would be thrown my way and I’d persevere.
I’ve had a longer learning curve than some bloggers (being a geologist and dietitian didn’t help much) but I do feel like I’ve finally hit my stride. I love what I do, especially the opportunities to travel the world and meet interesting people. I’m proud of my new website that went live last week. (Note: If there are any glitches you see let me know.) I’d like to extend a huge thank you to the companies and organizations that have stepped up and offered goodies to contest out over the month of June. That means a lot to me.
My new HikeBikeTravel website
If you haven’t checked out my new website please do when you have a minute. I’m getting great feedback on the About Me page – and info under the header – attempts on husband’s life seems to make people laugh. I’ve added a photography and video gallery and even a store where I make a few pennies on any purchases you make.
10 Giveaways over the Month of June
You can look forward to 10 incredible giveaways over the next 3.5 weeks, beginning today so be sure to check out my website or Facebook page regularly in June.
Firefly Books, the publisher of 125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta that I co-authored with Debbie Olsen, kindly stepped up to the plate and has offered their five Nature Hot Spots books in one package. The other books include 110 Nature Hot Spots in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, 110 Nature Hot Spots in Ontario, 100 Nature Hot Spots in British Columbia and 150 Nature Hot Spots in California.
How to Enter the Giveaway
There are three ways to enter. You’ll get one entry for each way you enter.
- Leave a comment on this blog post and tell me which province or state you’d most like to visit for their nature hot spots.
- Go to my Facebook page, like it and leave a comment there.
- And if you subscribe to my newsletter here – you will get a third entry.
The contest runs from Monday, June 3rd until Sunday, June 9th at 8 AM. The winner will be notified either by email or through Facebook and will have 24 hours to respond. Then another winner will be chosen. For this contest the winner must reside in North America.
**Congratulations to Allison Scovil, the winner of the books.**