The Backstories of Two Travel Bloggers

I love where my feedreader (and Twitter) take me sometimes, and today was one of times. I started with one of the backpacking blogs I read regularly, Nomadic Matt, and came across his How I Became Nomadic Matt post . I’ve been reading Matt’s site for quite awhile (a year?), but never really had the backstory of how he got to where he is. Well, now I do — and I’ll likely be a more loyal reader as a result. From there, I read through the comments (and commented a couple times), and ended up clicking over to Toni White’s blog and seeing her “where my story began” post about halfway down the page. Both posts are fascinating stories. As I’ve said over and over, it’s the people and social components of the web that I enjoy — hence, the reason I enjoy reading personal stories like these and learning more about the actual individuals behind the blogs.

I’m a little over a year into my nomadic life, but I fully anticipate one of these posts is coming in my own future — might be awhile though. Those that really care can head to my personal blog and read away.

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Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for Zillow from September of 2005 to January of 2010 on the marketing team managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. Founder of Geek Estate Blog, a multi-author blog focused on real estate technology for real estate professionals, and myKRO.org, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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  • Hey Drew, I’ve been following Nomadic Matt’s blog for quite sometime myself. I noticed the comments you made on the post you are referring to in this article. I agree with what you’re saying here. I find that you feel a stronger sense of loyalty as a reader when you can find out something personal about the blogger and his/her experiences in life.

  • Thanks for stopping by Samuel. I’m a huge advocate of personal voice. If a blogger isn’t personal in their writing, I won’t read their blog more than once.

  • nomadic life is wonderful :)