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March 11, 2011

One year blog-versary of Runaway Juno


Last year today, Runaway Juno officially stepped into the world of travel blog.

The reason why was simple, I wanted to store my memories and share it with others. From my very first backpacking to countless homeland travels.. It was too good to hold in, then I found the world of travel blog. That was it. So many hours with WordPress and GoDaddy services.. up all night, studying and figuring out. Long and long hours later.. voila! It happens.

I can’t believe it has been a whole year.

How am I doing so far? I put a lot of effort in it. Tried to be a better story teller, and tried to be a better English-user. But still feel like I had to and have to do more. And, I’m planning to.

First of all, and most importantly, I thank you all. You know how people say travel blogger’s group is really supportive. And that’s 100% true. All the visits, comments, good words and be there for me. I really appreciate it.

Statistic says Runaway Juno has over 120,000 visitors and 203,000 reads since it opens up. Visitors per month is going up every month and even I got some regular visitors. These are numbers and things I didn’t even expect. I was not sure I was capable of doing all this.

I had goods and bads with all of you. My highest joyful moments and not so great phases are all here. Breathing with me. It’s a such an honor to share this with all these people who are extremely supportive and understanding.

Clearly I still have a long way to go because I have a dream. Yes, I’m a girl with dreams! Hope I can celebrate with joy in exactly one year later.

It’s tradition in Korea to make a whole pile of rice cake(red bean-covered type) and serve it to everyone who I’m thankful for but since the geometrical technicality we have.. this is at least I can do.

Enjoy! It taste so much better with brown sugar.

Thank you all again. Thanks for recognizing me, reading me and visit me.

Hope you have a great ‘Runaway Juno 1-year blog-versary’ day!!


Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Juno set off for the wider world to pursue her passion for travel and storytelling. She traveled the world as an award-winning travel blogger and photographer, witnessing the everyday life of different cultures. Currently based in Anchorage, Alaska and exploring this amazing Last Frontier. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Instagram .


  1. Giulia says:

    Congrats girl, you deserve your success for all the effort you put in your project, and I wish you to keep growing!

    • Juno says:

      Thanks chica! Met you along the way is one of the most worthy thing ๐Ÿ™‚ I have still a long way to go, but that could be a fun journey!!

  2. Gray says:

    I’d say you’re doing a lot right if you’ve got traffic like that! Congrats, Juno! Here’s to many more!

  3. Jeremy B says:

    Happy birthday!! 1 is a really fun age – I speak from experience as a dad! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Juno says:

      haha copy that daddy Jeremy. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I totally agree with you. Age 1, what a fun age! Everything is possible. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Stephen says:

    Congrats Juno!! You’ve come a long way in one year. Looking forward to the next…

  5. Erica says:

    Congrats girlie! It has been so nice to have you around! Not only are you super supportive but we all love your posts and pictures. Keep up the good work lady!

    • Juno says:

      Thanks Erica! We had a great run.. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s really grateful to know you and we had so much fun! Hopefully one day our way to be cross… tweetup baby!

  6. All the best and congrats on the blog anniversary! Just had mine not too long ago. The year went by very quickly, didn’t it? Hope this year is the best one yet ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Juno says:

      Hi Ken, congrats on your blogversary! ๐Ÿ™‚ I saw you were celebrating with wonderful photos. Yes, this year has been.. quite quick but a lot happened for sure. Memorable year indeed.

  7. Hey Juno, Happy anniversary to you and your blog! Its been a long run and we are expecting another year of your priceless adventures. Love all your posts, keep it up girl ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Lauren says:

    I’m a relatively new reader to your blog Juno, but I’ve loved going through the archives and reading about all your adventures!

    I can’t wait to read even more! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Juno says:

      I’m glad to have you as my new reader! It’s an honor. Hope you enjoy our adventure together here.!! Thanks Lauren ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Name Andrea says:

    Yay!! Congrats Juno =) May all those dreams come true!

  10. Kenan Lucas says:

    Congratulations on reaching the one year mark and here is to many more.

  11. LeslieTravel says:

    Congrats Juno! You’ve accomplished so much in a year– 120,000 visitors is amazing! I enjoy reading your stories; you have turned me on to new destinations like Jeju. I look forward to following your adventures for another year ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Juno says:

      Thanks Leslie! You became one of my greatest asset during last year. I couldn’t have done this without you, my fellow nerd!
      Hawaii, NYC, Jeju or wherever, I can’t wait to meet you in person and talk about,, stuff!

  12. Ted Nelson says:

    I am Runaway Juno’s number 1 fan. Congrats on the achievement. You have been an inspiration to me.

    • Juno says:

      Yes you are ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Ted. You showed me what is really like behind the Mt.Rushmore..that meant a lot to me. I think this is the very fist time who said I’m inspiration to them. Wow, what an honor. Thank you.

  13. Happy Blog-versary! We’ve been following your blog for many months and we’re enjoying it a lot! Keep up the good work ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Juno says:

      Thanks Dani! I’ve been following your adventure as well. Always stunning photos and stories. Happy to know you and cheers to more adventures!

  14. Congratulations Juno!! Here`s to many more exciting adventures ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Melvin says:


    I can’t believe how quick the year past & amazing how successful you run your blog in such a quick time!

    Well done! Keep it going like that, but I’m sure you will!

    Great that you are a part of the travel community!

    • Juno says:

      One of the greatest thing happen to me during the year was that I get to involve with Traveldudes.org!! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks for everything and here’s to many more!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. congrats, amazing job for a year of work and I need to work on my networking skills.

  17. Happy Birthday! Just had my first birthday myself so I know the sense of pride you must be feeling!

  18. Congrats! That’s a lot of visitors. We started a blog in December and I am in awe of the numbers you’ve gotten. Great job!

  19. Ceri says:

    It’s late but happy one year blogoversary, Juno! I’m so glad I found your blog when I did. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next year to come. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Juno says:

      Ceri, thanks very much. I’m glad you found me as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for your support and let the journey begin!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Ayngelina says:

    Congratulations! It feels like youve been around forever, Iยดm a faithful fan.

    • Juno says:

      Thanks Ayngelina! It’s great to meet you on the way, and grateful to be friend with you! How flattering to hear that you are my faitful fan. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much!

  21. Jade says:

    Yay! Congrats!

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