A Pedacito of Our 1-Year Anniversary
One year ago today on May 25th, Michael posed a question to his Facebook friends and followers: "If I created a blog based on my travels, what topics interest you most?" Not long after, he created the first Pedacitos webpage and a single article "A Pedacito of Paracas, Peru." Since then, Michael has created an ever-growing community of storytellers, travelers, and individuals who are passionate about their experiences with the world around them.
In honor of our first birthday, our storytellers have shared why they joined Pedacitos Blog and what this community means to them.
Michael Acevedo | Founder of Pedacitos
What a year it has been! During the middle of a global pandemic, with no travel in sight, I started Pedacitos Blog as a way to relive my personal travel experiences and share them as short stories with the world. From the very beginning, I knew that Pedacitos Blog was not going to just be a “travel blog”, I had dreams of this being a community where we can all share our unique perspectives with one another with the goal of blurring cultural and geographical boundaries - we are doing just that!
We are reaching thousands of people each month through our informative and inspirational storytelling, and we have some exciting plans for expanding our reach and broadening our community. I’d like to personally thank you for believing in our WHY and being part of our community. As we look toward the future, I am confident that we will continue to inform and inspire one another through our personal storytelling and that our community will grow to unfathomable numbers.
I thank you for being here, for being authentically you, and for doing your part to help this community grow.
Want to read Michael's stories? You can check them out here!
Alex Gerlach | Marketing and Communications Manager
"After being laid off in January, I was looking for ways to turn my unemployment into an opportunity. I saw a job posting for a freelance travel writer for Pedacitos and thought it would be a great way to get involved in new forms of writing. After speaking with Michael, I learned that Pedacitos was more than just a travel blog and was inspired by his message. Now, I'm a proud contributor to our wonderful collection of stories alongside helping spread the Pedacitos mission."
Click here to learn more about Alex and her worldly experiences.
Melissa Lipari | Social Media Manager
"After graduating college in December, I started my journey as a Freelance Writer during one of the most difficult job markets we've ever experienced. When I saw the ad for writers on Pedacitos Blog, I felt inspired by the company message and sense of community that was being built– it truly felt like fate. Fast forward to a few months of writing for Pedacitos, I was given the opportunity to utilize my other talents to help grow our following and outreach. I'm proud to be a Social Media Manager for such a diverse and inclusive company!"
Check out some of Melissa's stories to learn more about Pennsylvania and the Philly food scene!
Ryle Eddings | Editor
As someone who has lived and worked abroad for the last five years, I am constantly inspired by the people and places I see while traveling. Pedacitosblog.com has given me a community where I can both share my own wanderlust experiences and discover other global destinations through the eyes of fellow writers and travelers. I'm so excited to be a part of this growing network and can't wait to see where the next year takes us!
Ryle has some amazing stories to tell.