Yesterday this blog hit 70,000 views, I’m sure there are blogs out there that achieve this in days, or hours, but for little old me to get 70,000 views it is a big achievement.

I’m amazed that so many people are interested in what I have to say. Anyone who knows me knows I am a very shy person, and I rarely express my true feelings or emotions, even around friends and family. Creating this blog provided the perfect opportunity for me to get my thoughts down in words, to express myself in another way.

I started the blog to show people how I found life as an expat in Turkey, I’m well aware of the opinions people have of girls who live in Turkey, I’ve had comments made to me, from strangers, friends and family, about it being one big holiday, and I was determined to show that this is not the case at all. I wanted to show real life and real struggles, I wanted to prove my life wasn’t one big holiday paid for my mum and dad, it was a day to day struggle but also a wonderful, life changing experience. When I moved back to the UK, the purpose of my blog changed slightly, and it was more a personal diary, a way of expressing my feelings and a way to deal with the separation of being away from Berkay.  I want my blog to continue to show my journey, my thoughts, feeling and opinions, for it to be somewhere I am free to say simply what I am thinking.

I have had so, so much support from people I don’t even know, strangers have commented that my blog posts have made them cry, made them smile, the amount of comments I got when me and Berkay were reunited in December, and equally the amount of comments I got when he returned home again, were amazing. People have commented that they feel they are on a journey with me, they feel they know me even though we have never met, nor even spoken. I am so thankful for the words of support I have had from strangers, I am truely amazed that so many people care about what I have to say, since I am a girl of few words in ‘real life’.

Thank you all so much for reading, liking, sharing and commenting.

14 thoughts on “70,000 views!

  1. Hi again Danni,have really enjoyed reading your latest blogs and your previous ones and have left a few encouraging comments. Wow 70.000 views already you must be pleased with yourself aww bless you,just wondered if you have ever thought about writing for a living cos you sure have a knack for it. Keep up the good work love Morgan 😄

  2. S didn’t comment on your blog about the gift I’m trying to learn turkish via the Internet,no doubt I will give it my best lol

  3. Lol I’ll need it I’m finding the language difficult but am determined to learn. And I understand what you’re saying about the writing being hard to get into but you should give it a go start small and aim big x

  4. I can’t remember how I came across your blog but I’m so glad I did. Really enjoy your posts! Also turns out that our boyfriends know one another. I was reading one of your posts one time when my boyfriend saw over my shoulder and said he knew Berkay! Small world. X

  5. I’m sure he said from college!! I know exactly what you mean, need to add an hour on to any journey/day out to account for bumping into and chatting to everyone and their uncles lol! You’re welcome, really enjoy your style of writing 🙂 xx

  6. I love your blog…particularly your style of writing, it’s very natural. It’s funny because I have nothing to relate to within your blog, our lives couldn’t be more different but something about it is so captivating. Wishing you all the best in everything that you do and genuinely hope it works out. Please don’t stop writing!!!!

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