When I look at blogs based in Dubai or the UAE in general, I can almost tell how many years the blogger has spent living in this region. If most of the posts are about places they’ve recently been along with a string of photos, it’s most likely that they’re new here. On our first year (or two here,) we out and about almost every weekend: going on desert safari (more than once), watch camels in the wild or just off the streets in the city outskirt, getting on an Abra to cross the creek, riding the monorail to Atlantis Hotel and the new Dubai Metro trains and lots, lots and lots of wandering like a real tourist.
When the blogger starts posting things about self and family, all those topics with no tourist-y touch, the blogger must be here for more than 2 years.
Lately, I’ve been (unnecessarily) talking about myself, my moods, family and other no need to mention more personal stuffs like infertility – tell tale signs that yes I’m already a member of the “I’ve- already-explored-Dubai-too-much-now-I-talk-about-myself” group. Nothing wrong with that I guess for some people but I think it’s time to change gears.
So that said, I guess I’ll take a break from posts about myself and write about what’s going on outside and where we’ve been to. After all, I am sure that people will be more intrigued to read about what’s going on with the Kardashians or with Justin Bieber than with what’s going on about me!
Well, I’m happy to report that I actually got something else to say. See you next post!
How about you, has your blog topics changed from when you started blogging and now?
By the way, this blog had been recently mentioned in the local newspaper, The National – the article is about more Emiratis (local UAE nationals) getting more into blogging. The article highlighted blogging expatriates as well – that’s where I was mentioned.