The Notion of a Casual Post

What is there to blog about when it seems, to me at least, like the theme of family travel / living abroad is being exhausted? Is that even possible? This planet is HUGE! There are so many hidden gems, and so many families and individuals having amazing and unique experiences. Could this theme ever actually become passé?

Roaster's Dream, HsinchuThis is what I am thinking about today, March 15th at 11:12 am (Taiwan time) in Roaster’s Dream Coffee Shop, Hsinchu Taiwan.

I’ve tried to conjure Top Ten lists or What’s Hot and What’s Not posts, and it just doesn’t feel right. For me.  

So here is my question to you…

What do YOU want to read about?

What do the people want to know? I think about this a lot. I peruse blogs and often I feel a sense of disappointment by the emotional distance between the author and myself. What are you feeling?  How is it really going over there? What is a day in your shoes really like?

I love writing updates to my friends and family. I love Skyping to them and giving them first hand accounts of what’s going on here. Of what’s going well and what’s not going well. Of my stress and of my joy.  

So with this in mind, how about, if once a month, I simply try posting a regular, casual Letourneau family update?

Let’s give it a try a see where we go from here!

4 Responses

  1. Sue says:

    We love hearing about what you’re experiencing; where you’ve been, what you’ve seen, how it’s impacted you. Photos of what you’ve seen, either in the day-to-day activities, or an outing that you’ve taken, especially if they also include your dear family! Depictions of people, places, food, culture, whatever has left an impression on you! For those of us that can’t – at least for now – make our way to where you are, it’s a glimpse of living vicariously in an exotic locale 🙂 Sending love, hugs and well wishes to you all.

    • Marisol says:

      Thank you for your kind thoughts Sue. I love sharing our experiences and hope it spreads the itch to see the world!

  2. Alyson says:

    I want to know more about Taiwan, I’ve never been.What is there to see and do there, where to visit, what is the food like, what are the customs and festivals, what’s the weather like? Remember, Taiwan is new to me andto many people, countries I think of as done-to-death are brand new and exciting. So somebody IS still going to want to read about Thailand, somebody IS still going to want to know what London with kids is like. Some people have no idea how to travel independently. There’s always room for more and in terms of followers, you will find your people. There are billions, you’ll find a group that resonates with you.

    • Marisol says:

      Thanks for your support Alyson! I’ll soon be uploading more specific posts about Taiwan and our adventures here. I’m excited to meet new people who share our love for travelling, of cultures and of the outdoors!

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