Thanks A Million!

Nomadic Samuel Thanks a Million

Thanks a million! You often hear this expression tossed around in the non-literal sense; however, I’m saying it today literally. I want to thank all of my readers on Nomadic Samuel, my photo sub-domain and my youtube channel for the combined 1,144,106 views I’ve received on my travel related materials this year. I’ve been blown away by your support and I’ve shattered some goals I had quietly set months ago.

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I realize it’s been ages since I wrote anything on my actual blog. These days I’ve been in a transition phase where I’m about to head back to Asia to pursue teaching and travel related projects in the New Year. It’s an exciting time for me as 2012 approaches because I have a lot of projects to simultaneously work on.

Youtube Channel

 Lately 95% of my focus has been on finishing projects related to my photos and videos that I’ve been posting on youtube. I’m somewhere between 1/2 & 2/3 of the way through my materials and I’m hoping to have all of this wrapped up by sometime in spring.

Two New Websites!

 

Teach English Travel Overseas Website

I’m also ecstatic to have begun initial work on two new websites I plan to launch sometime in 2012. Teach English Travel Overseas is going to be a site dedicated to teaching ESL overseas. Travel Photography Tips will be a site where I pour all the knowledge I’ve accumulated about photography as a resource for other travellers who are looking to improve their photography skills. I’m hoping my experience and knowledge in these areas are going to benefit those who are looking to teach overseas or for those who want to improve their photography beyond just pointing and shooting.

Travel Photography Tips Website

More Exciting News!

 

CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Fifth Estate

In the past several weeks three exciting developments related to my photography and videos have come to fruition. Firstly, footage from my India High Speed Train Video has been used in a music video. I’ll be writing a full post dedicated to that development sometime next week. Secondly, I’ve been contacted by CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) to show some of my footage from Peru on a program called the Fifth Estate. Finally, I’ve submitted three videos to the India Is competition run by the Official Tourism Board. If any of my videos make it to the final cut (voting stage) I’ll be asking for some support in terms of mouse clicks :)

NomadicSamuel.com

Unfortunately, as I’ve mentioned above, I’ve been spending 95% of my time focusing on video projects of late and only 5% of my time on NomadicSamuel.com. In 2012 (when I finish my video projects) I plan to completely reverse this situation and start spending some serious time writing quirky travel stories, destination based articles, photo essays and motivation/travel tips. For the time being I’m sorry that my only steady contribution has been my photos and videos of the day. In order for a blog to thrive consistent writing is vital and I plan to make this an essential part of my blog next year when my video projects are FINALLY over.

Lastly, I’d like to thank all of you for your continued support and it’s not often that one’s hobby can be turned into something that can be shared with a large audience. I’m a damn lucky guy and I’d like to say once again…Thanks A Million!!!

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Traveling Ted December 11, 2011 at 5:30 am

Congratulations on all the success. Here is to more of the same in 2012.

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Nomadic Samuel December 11, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Same to you buddy! Let’s make 2012 a stellar year to remember not only for travel and blogging but in all areas of life.

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Nicole December 11, 2011 at 5:46 am

Well done Samuel! That is amazing news on all fronts. :) Your success is great to be able to show new bloggers (and even old ones!) that with perseverance and dedication great things happen!

Really looking forward to seeing the new websites – especially the teach English overseas as this is something I’ve been wanting to do for some time now.

Keep up the amazing work and look forward to seeing more inspiring photography and videography. :)

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Nomadic Samuel December 11, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Thanks Nicole! I hardly feel as though I’ve succeeded but I have been putting a lot of work into my projects. Especially outside of this site with my photos and videos. You’e got a bright future blogging as well. As you said, perseverance and dedication are the necessary ingredients for success in the long-term.

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James Cook December 11, 2011 at 9:01 am

Congratulations and I hope you get even more popular next year!

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Nomadic Samuel December 12, 2011 at 12:01 am

Thanks James! I’m hoping 2012 is a big year for all of us.

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The World of Deej December 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Congrats Samuel…I’ve enjoyed tagging along with you!

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Nomadic Samuel December 12, 2011 at 12:01 am

Thanks mate, you’ve got a cool site as well. Here’s to an exciting 2012!

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JACINTA December 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Sam, what can I say….that is all so totally awesome !!!! I am so thrilled for your successes, watched the music video….fabulous !!! Its been exciting tracking you and watching all your hard work, dedication and stick-to-i-ive-ness come to a well-deserved summit ! I`m really happy for you ! Well,……… the world is your oyster , Sam….no stopping you now !!!! BRAVO !!!

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Nomadic Samuel December 12, 2011 at 12:02 am

Thanks Jacinta! You’ve been a great supporter and I totally appreciate that. I’m hoping 2012 is a great year for us both :)

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Carlo Alcos December 11, 2011 at 5:18 pm

That’s fantastic! Congratulations.

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Nomadic Samuel December 12, 2011 at 12:03 am

Thanks Carlos! I really appreciate the encouragement :)

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Phil December 11, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Hey man, congrats on a huge year. It’s good to have lots of projects going on when you’re feeling inspired. Look forward to seeing these other sites come to life. And congrats on the publicity!! You definitely deserve it.

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Nomadic Samuel December 12, 2011 at 12:05 am

Thanks Phil! Here’s to a great 2012 for us both. You’re the guy I’ll have to call upon to find out how to juggle multiple sites – you really have that covered well.

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dtravelsround December 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm

YAY!! That is SO amazing! Congratulations. On everything!! I can’t wait for the new year and all of the great things you are bringing to the table.

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Nomadic Samuel December 12, 2011 at 12:06 am

Thanks!!! I’m looking forward to your materials as well. 2012 should be awesome :)

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Sebastian December 11, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Congrats mate! That are some amazing news!! Keep up the good work!

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Nomadic Samuel December 12, 2011 at 12:06 am

Thanks Mate, big things around the corner for all of us.

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Stephanie - The Travel Chica December 11, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Congrats! And glad to see you have more projects for 2012.

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Nomadic Samuel December 12, 2011 at 12:07 am

Thanks Steph! I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve got on tap for next year as well. I think the future is friendly :)

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Abi December 11, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Congrats!

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Nomadic Samuel December 12, 2011 at 12:07 am

Thank you! :)

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Kieu ~ GQ trippin December 11, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Congrats Congrats on a big year! Looking forward to 2012. No doubt it will be bigger and greater! You know we’ll be following. Who knows, maybe our paths will cross in Asia next year. =)

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Nomadic Samuel December 12, 2011 at 12:08 am

I’m really looking forward to following your adventures as well. You definitely have one of the more interesting blogs I’ve discovered of late. A meetup in Asia sounds fab. Let’s keep in touch to see when our paths will cross.

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James Shannon December 12, 2011 at 1:19 am

The Fifth Estate?! Nice to see that such a “serious business” show is asking you for content … so awesome.

Congrats on the success this year, and all the best in 2012!

P.S. Where in Asia are you teaching? I’m Thailand bound in January!

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Nomadic Samuel December 12, 2011 at 4:51 am

Hey James! Thanks for the kind wishes. I still haven’t figured out where in Asia but I just know that I’m going soon. I totally envy that you’ll be in Thailand :)

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Raymond @ Man On The Lam December 12, 2011 at 2:19 am

Great job Sam!! You are the workhorse of the travel blogging community! Nice to know that it does indeed pay off. Well done!!

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Nomadic Samuel December 12, 2011 at 4:54 am

Thanks Raymond! I think I’m more of a sputtering fool but I appreciate the compliment. Hope your travels are going well these days. If I remember correctly you’re in Indonesia now?

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Raymond @ Man On The Lam December 12, 2011 at 5:05 am

Nope, not yet — still in Thailand. Heading to Singapore on Jan 6th and then Indonesia on the 1oth for TRAVEX 2012. Very excited!

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Nomadic Samuel December 13, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Sounds awesome buddy! Have a great time :)

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Amer December 12, 2011 at 3:12 am

oh wow! a million congratulations to you! Hope you’ll achieve the next million soon!

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Nomadic Samuel December 12, 2011 at 4:55 am

Amer, thanks buddy! Best wishes to you in the NY as well :)

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Cam December 12, 2011 at 5:48 am

Congrats dude! You’ve earned it with your dedication and committment.
Best of luck with your new projects!

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Nomadic Samuel December 13, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Thanks Cam, I’ve got a long ways to go before I’m doing this as a career but I’m trying my best to get there :)

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Monica December 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

Congratulations, that’s amazing. You’re YouTube videos are amazing, I’ve really enjoyed keeping up with the Faces of Asia. Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing what 2012 brings :)

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Nomadic Samuel December 13, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Thanks Monica! Best wishes to you as well in 2012 :)

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Scott - Quirky Travel Guy December 13, 2011 at 1:10 am

Congrats, you have done it in a short time!

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Nomadic Samuel December 18, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Thanks Scott! Best wishes with your blog and travel related projects :)

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Margo December 13, 2011 at 4:26 am

Wow~ that’s amazing. I need to check out your youtube, apparently :)

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Nomadic Samuel December 18, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Thanks Margo! That would be great if you have a chance to do that :)

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Dean December 13, 2011 at 5:09 am

Awesome mate, congrats! You’ve done wonders in such a short period of time. If I could do half as well I’d be happy. Keep up the great work. Cheers

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Nomadic Samuel December 18, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Thanks Dean! I think you’re doing well now. I think the key is just sticking with it over time and posting as often as possible :)

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Pete Heck December 13, 2011 at 10:20 am

Well done Samuel!! Very excited to see where the next year takes you :)

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Nomadic Samuel December 18, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Thanks Pete! I’m really excited to see what happens on your blog in 2012 as well.

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Angela December 13, 2011 at 5:17 pm

You’re welcome :D Keep up the good work!

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Nomadic Samuel December 18, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Thanks Angela! Much appreciated :)

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Rhonda December 14, 2011 at 12:29 am

Congrats Sam! You deserve it!:) Can’t wait to see your two new sites as well. I hope 2012 is full of blessings and happiness for you.

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Nomadic Samuel December 16, 2011 at 12:55 am

Thanks Rhonda! All the best to you in the NY as well :)

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Camels & Chocolate December 14, 2011 at 5:06 am

Congrats, Samuel, and to an even more successful 2012!

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Nomadic Samuel December 16, 2011 at 12:55 am

Thank you! Wishing you the best as well :)

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Bret @ Green Global Travel December 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Congrats on reaching that killer milestone! Keep up the good work.

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Nomadic Samuel December 16, 2011 at 12:55 am

Thanks Bret! Much appreciated :)

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Jade Johnston - OurOyster.com December 17, 2011 at 12:17 am

Congrats!!!!

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Nomadic Samuel December 18, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Than you Jade! :)

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Federico @ MaiTravelSite December 17, 2011 at 6:14 am

Congratulations!

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Nomadic Samuel December 18, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Thanks Mate! Hope we all have a great 2012 :)

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flipnomad December 17, 2011 at 3:53 pm

congratulations sam for all your successes.. wishing you more blogging success in the coming months

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Nomadic Samuel December 18, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Thanks mate! I know it’ll be a great year for you as well.

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Turtle December 17, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Well done! It really is a great achievement and something you should be proud of! Now get ready for the next million!! :)

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Nomadic Samuel December 18, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Thanks Michael! Best wishes with your blog as well :)

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Becky GlobalGrasshopper December 18, 2011 at 10:32 am

Great news Sam! Looking forward to seeing lots more from you.

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Nomadic Samuel December 18, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Thanks Becky, glad you’re following along :)

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AlexBerger December 18, 2011 at 2:24 pm

A nice cornerstone, congratulations!

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Nomadic Samuel December 18, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Thanks Alex! Best wishes with your travel related projects in 2012!

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