This Thanksgiving break I inexplicably got it in my head to migrate my blog from Blogger to WordPress. What I should have done is a) picked a more opportune time when I wasn't already extremely busy, and b) created a test domain to migrate my blog to before switching to live, which I could have built in peace and tested to my heart's content until it was rock solid. But I didn't.
I realized this morning that it's been almost three weeks since my latest blog post. Gulp! Since the inception of this blog in March 2010, I've never gone more than a week at most without publishing an article. If you're a blogger, you will understand how anxiety-inducing a slowdown in posts can be. Here is a quick update on what has kept me so busy lately.
Please excuse the rather strange headline, but I thought I'd come right out with what this blog post is about: A collection of the most outlandish questions and requests I get through the Contact Me page on Joburg Expat. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and sit down - this one is going to be fun!
Like every blogger, I like to look at my blog stats. Not nearly as much as I used to when - ironically - there weren't many stats to look at, but I still glance at them occasionally. This is how I discovered that last month Joburg Expat surpassed 1.5 million pageviews. In this blog post, I have listed my Top Five most-read blog posts for you, and some other Top Five stats.
I'm often a bit suspicious when some website selling international financial services announces the creation of blog awards and offers badges to expat bloggers like myself. But if such a company, like Money Transfer Comparison just did, shows they have spent a lot of time getting to know a blog and can summarize it to their readers, I take my hat off. Read for yourself.
I wish it was one million dollars, but it’s just pageviews. The number of times people have looked at (and maybe even read) my blog. Joburg Expat has just surpassed a million of those!
A million! (kinda embarrassing, though, to see it listed under last month’s stats, which were not great)
When I first started Joburg Expat I didn’t have any big readership in mind. I just wanted to share what ...
It’s late in the day on January 1st 2014, and I find myself with absolutely no New Year’s resolutions. Other than perhaps finishing this blog post in the next three hours so that it will actually appear on January 1st.
Instead of looking at the new year and setting all sorts of goals, I ...
Ever since I stumbled across Self-Printed by Catherine Ryan Howard, I have been slavishly following her advice on self-publishing a book.I know, I’m probably already starting to sound like her.
When she said I needed to create an author website (or blogsite, as she likes to call it), I listened. ...
For some reason I woke up today with the strong urge to give my blog a face lift.
As you may have noticed, I have neglected Joburg Expat just a tad the last few months. It could have to do with, well, not actually BEING a Joburg Expat anymore. Although I still have a long list of topics to write about, ...