Word(s) Count: Revolutionary-Style

If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Twitter, you might know I recently spent some time in Philadelphia. My first day there, while waiting for my cousin (of October 27th fame) and her fiancé to get home from work, I stopped by The Continental for coffee.

But in Philly, nothing stands on its own. There’s always history. And on the Continental building was a Historic Sites in Journalism plaque explaining that, way back in the late 18th century, this was John Dunlap’s printing shop.

What, you don’t know John Dunlap? He’s only the printer who first stamped out distributable copies of the Declaration of Independence.

Early blogging. (Image from Wikipedia.)

Continue reading

Big Transit News

I’ve made two big changes to Becca in Transit today. First, I bought the domain BeccainTransit.com! No one has to remember anymore whether I’m at WordPress or Blogger or another site. Now my URL is just me!

BeccaInTransit_URL

Second, I have a big travel announcement in the wings, and thanks to my tax return this year, I can officially afford it. But because it will leave me with approximately twenty cents when I get back, I’ve added a Small Donate Button button to the sidebar.

If you read my blog, I will never expect a cent, a shilling, a yuan, or a zloty from you. My words are free. But if you enjoy reading about my transitions or want to support a starving artist or are just feeling generous, I’ll accept donations to keep me moving. This might be the difference between returning to a part-time job at Jo-Ann Fabric here at home, or affording to take a TEFL class this summer so I can teach abroad. I’m providing the button, but feel no pressure. I know a lot of us bloggers out there are just getting by. 🙂

Anyway, thanks for reading! If it weren’t for folks liking and commenting and following my blog, I wouldn’t still be writing. Stay tuned for details about my next big adventure!

Thanks for following!

One and a half weeks after going public with my blog on Facebook, and I feel like I’m already a celebrity. Just wanted to give a shout-out to everyone who’s already chosen to subscribe by email, follow with your own WordPress account, and/or like me on Facebook.

Untitled 2

Facebook stats.

Untitled

WordPress stats

It means a lot to me that you want to read my words and see my pictures. If my awesome friends and fans keep this up, I might even buy the domain and go semi-professional with this blogger life!

Learning the Ropes

I’ve been traveling! Little trips, yes, but travels nonetheless. Which means it’s time for me to learn the ropes. How do I balance the travel and fun with the writing about it? I guess I’ll find out if I’m going to make a thing out of this blog, eh?

Here’s a taste of what I’ve been up to:

  • Somerset Mountain Craft Days
  • Pirates game vs. Cubs at PNC Park (Pittsburgh)
  • Harrisburg capitol and museum tour
  • Conrad Weiser Homestead in Berks County, PA
  • Winterthur Museum and Gardens in Delaware

I plan to write a post about each of these, but they won’t be all at the same time, especially because tomorrow we leave for yet another brief adventure. What is it with September and the sudden spontaneous travel ideas? I love it!

Today’s plan: publish my post about Mountain Craft Days, air out the camping equipment, and pick up my car from its very first PA state vehicle inspection.

In other news: I started a Facebook page for my blog.

That Single Step

The old saying goes, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” This is my single step.

I’ve blogged for years—starting with Xanga and LiveJournal to just throw my life on the internet, and then getting more focused with Backyards and Bluejays in grad school—but only occasionally has my blog touched on what I really want to spend my time doing: travel.

But now it will. Welcome to my blog about traveling, preparing to travel, recovering from travel, thinking about travel, remembering past travels, and what I’m doing when I’m not traveling. (Hint: Right now, it’s starting a blog.)

Thanks for visiting. Come back again for more.

Becca