Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The State of the Exile

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Last month this blog had well over 13,000 views, making it the most popular month so far. It's a far cry from an A-list blogger but it's enough that I know it's more than just my friends, families and colleagues are reading it. That means I need to take a bit more care with my writing, but with a new job, a new country, a one year old baby and and writing a book, I'm finding it very hard to maintain the standards on this blog.

This is why some of my later posts have been "personal" bits; I don't have to do as much research on those. Of course, it's entirely possible that regular readers like the tone the blog has taken in the past couple of months; I've no real way of knowing. I was particularly concerned that my Obama is not a Socialist post would put people off, but it didn't. I did throw in a touch of the "non-US" point of view there, but it was skirting the edge of material which is appropriate for this blog's subject matter. On the other hand, I have a lot of that material and if I feel I could do a better job of rewriting in such a way that it gives you a sense of the world, but there are limits. No matter how much I like my cavemen post, it's just not going to work here.

I still have a large backlog of posts to create on Panama, changes to the European Blue Card system and many other areas, so there's still going to be "how to become an expat" posts, so don't worry about that. I just need to find the time to juggle everything going on in my life right now. Thanks for your understanding.
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