Dear Unsuspecting Reader,
I am a single thirty-something guy who works in the IT world. The job is frightfully interesting if you are of a similar bent but, alas, is not particularly engaging to those who are not technically inclined. One part of my job involves travelling around the globe to meet customers. Some may find travel mundane or boring but the past few years showed me that it is anything but.
In 2009, I joined the consultancy that dispatches me to the four corners of the globe. I’ve been sent around three of the four corners of the globe and split my time between Prague (Czech Republic) and the island of Malta. I used to live in Brussels (Belgium) - life in the Belgian capital was odd and unusual at times – anecdotes of this life of mine pepper this blog as do stories of my move to Prague.
Within the virtual pages of this blog, you will find a number of stories that have happened to me over the course of this year. Some may not have happened on the very day of publication but I can assure you that they are all true.
For awhile, I used to publish restaurant reviews on Malta’s foremost on-line source of restaurant reviews – PlanetMona.
The Weird Stuff
I was recently featured as part of the TweetScreen project which projected my tweets on to the side of a building in Berlin. No, I don’t know why.
I also would like to point out to the person who searches for “hemorrhoids” on this blog that (1) I have none and (2) you are lost.
In 2010, I ran a Christmas competition to let a lucky subscriber, new or old, win a € 25.00 gift voucher from his or her favourite online shop. More details here.
My previous promotional activity was a lottery running at Christmas time (in 2009). I invited readers to subscribe and their name would be entered into a lottery to win € 25.00 worth of vouchers from Amazon. Keith from TheTravelEditor.com was the lucky name drawn out of a hat – Congratulations Keith!
The Serious Stuff
Currently seeing an average of about 4,000 hits per month, I’m happy to say that the blog is growing in terms of readership. I’m enjoying writing this and its nice to be validated. I keep increasing my readership year-on-year and hope that I will be able to report better and better viewing figures as the months roll by.In January 2010, thanks to the good people at UserFriendly.org I was mentioned as their link of the day – read more about this.
Apart from being listed in many blog directories, I’m pleased to say that my blog is now recommended reading for anyone moving to Brussels! The good people behind http://www.diyexpat.com have a dedicated page for anyone wishing to move to Belgium (http://www.diyexpat.com/immigration/belgium.html) where they list my blog as recommended reading!
In Jun 2012, I was invited to be included as an expat blogger on InterNations.org:
So it looks like my crazy stories can help some other unsuspecting expats in the future!