Frequently Asked Questions.
What's the site about?
It started as a travel blog called "Nomad Nevets" (hi-five if you remember!). I wanted to document my travels around the world in a blog but I ended up stressing too much about posting the right thing, So much so, that I hardly posted anything 😂 After fighting my anxiety for a few months, I decided to take a step back and just write posts/create content that I’m happy with. I wanted to use the channels to promote something positive and something more important than just sharing my travel selfies - hence, Anxious Adventurer was born. Nowadays, the site focuses around Anxiety, Self-Help and Travel.
What kind of anxiety do you have?
I was diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder. It’s a Mental Health Disorder which makes me stress out and panic about the smallest of things all the time. Yeah, I know - it’s exhausting!
Why did you decide to travel?
It basically started as me taking advantage of being unemployed when I was moving city. It was the perfect time for a long period of travelling; I had reached my potential in my job role, I had no mortgage or kids and I had found someone who wanted to come with me!
How do you afford to travel?
When I first left for some globetrotting goodness, I managed to save £10k in the space of about a year. After deducting my visas, equipment, vaccinations (and 2 weddings I had to attend), I was left with around £7k. That didn’t last very long and now, I choose to travel in cheaper countries so my money goes further. I make some money on the side with my Web Design business, freelancing, the blog and local jobs now-and-then too.
Can I write a guest post?
I'm more than happy to have someone submit their posts for me to publish but it'll need to fit the tone and feel of my blog. There's no sense in a post about Vaping making it's way into my blog when it's focused on anxiety. Shoot me an email if you want to submit a suitable post!
What platform do you use for your blog?
I started with wordpress.org. If you're not familiar, it's a self hosted website - you basically own the website itself and pay someone to host it on their servers. I used Wordpress because loads of other bloggers had recommended it to me (most likely for affiliate reasons lol) but it also fit the bill with the scalability I wanted. I spent quite a bit of money for the bluehost hosting and going through a few paid themes to get the look I wanted. When my plan came up for renewal, I decided to switch to Squarespace. I design Squarespace websites so it makes sense to have it all in one place! Also, I love the feel of their websites and it's *much* easier to tweak - something I do constantly!
Any other questions?
Let me know and I’ll try to add it in or answer it.