This fall our Blog will have been around for more than 5 years. I've actually kept an on-line journal since Katherine was a baby, so our internet presence is going on 10 years now. That's a little freaky in a cool sort of way.
What I've thoroughly enjoyed since moving overseas is the number of folks I've "met" through our journal. More and more of them have become bona fide friends, people I know and hang out with and they end up where ever we happen to be. It used to consist only of Foreign Service folk who would write asking about postings. Now, the Foreign Service percentage has dropped as I correspond with people moving to Chennai with Caterpillar, teachers heading to AISC and other expats from around the world.
There's a danger to putting your life on-line for anyone to read. But so far, I've found the positives to be worth the risk. After all, even a year ago there were more than 50 million blogs worldwide, whereas when we started there were just a few thousand to cause trouble. They weren't called blogs way back then either. Just musings put out for whoever was around to read them, not so different from today, but way less commercial and definitely less "glitzy." Not that our site is glitzy, but you get my meaning.
Just saying, it's good to be here.