Although blogging is not exactly the same as print media, all wanna-be journalists, writers, authors and poets still enjoy seeing their work posted somewhere besides their own blog. Having completed my first request for a guest post, the nice folks at Retirement and Good Living published my article today. Compiling a series of reasons we’ve chosen Malaysia for our early retirement, the article summarizes one of the most commonly asked questions we face from friends, relatives and bloggers.
Yay; my first internet guest post
Covering a bit more ground than most posts, I’ve included a list of some other countries we considered and why we ruled them out. Sharing a bit about our transition process, it gave me an opportunity to speak about multiple items at one time. Aged much less than a fine wine, my blog is still less than a month old so the article gave me a chance to share information I haven’t gotten around to posting yet. Thanks once again to Simone for finding me and her timely processing time from email to publication.
As promised, I’m now returning to my Liebster Award Post. ETA is Friday. Having already missed Game 5 of The World Series in favor of starting the post, I refuse to miss Game Seven and I only have four hours left until the first pitch so Ciao Bella for now !!
Interrupting our regularly scheduled posts, The Experimental Expats were unexpectedly nominated for a Liebster Award by two people at the same time yesterday. Bestowed upon new bloggers by fellow bloggers to recognize excellence and help publicize, it’s a first for us and it might take a few days to craft a response worthy of the award. Proving when it rains it pours, I’ve also been asked to write a guest post on an Retirement and Good Living, a very informative site for anyone contemplating retirement. Additionally, I was asked to take part in a South Korean radio podcast about expats run by an American. Transitioning for our move to Malaysia has sure gotten interesting quickly.
After blogging for only 25 days, I’m obviously honored, appreciative and even a bit overwhelmed. Many thanks go out to Tim and Joanne, authors of A Note from Abroad and the creator of Adventure Pengembara for the nominations. As a newbie to HTML, CSS and barely able to use spreadsheets at my crappy ex-job, I’ve already gained immense knowledge about the blogosphere, a word I didn’t even know existed until recently. Realizing I need to learn the rules, read some more blogs and scribble some notes, I embarked on the first project today and hope to complete the award post by week’s end. Therefore, please excuse any delays in between posts but please don’t forget us. I’m all set to post a video on the slightly gross but very popular Thai fish massages for your feet. Here’s a preview.
Thanks again for everyone’s support and for making my first month successful !!