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.
Well yes. I don’t have puppies, so it’s more about me and Hubby interacting with the dogs!
Well yes. thanks 😉
.-= travel videos´s last blog ..Time Travel Scrat =-.
Pfui, I got some palpitations when I first read the title on my reader, I thought you are quitting blogging.
Anyway, I didn’t mind reading your more personal stories, I think everybody wants someone to speak with about their hardships and you are speaking with us, your readers :).
.-= Alex@Jocuri´s last blog ..Camioane de Armata =-.
I, just like this guy, thought you had stopped blogging when I saw the title of your post. Phew! 🙂
Regarding me and my blog topics: they’ve changed greatly ever since I started blogging. Mainly because of me becoming better at writing.
I personally like when you have a good balance of you and Dubai-Yes, I like learning about a new country from someone who lives there, but I also love learning about YOU and listening to what you have to say 🙂
As for me, my posts have dramatically changed! My original intent for my blog was to promote my Etsy jewelry business and it just kind of snowballed from there. Lol
.-= Kayla´s last blog ..Music Moves Me Monday1-24 =-.
First of all congratulations on being mentioned in the newspaper. The Big Bus Co. also runs tours through London. Interesting how your blog posts have changed the longer you are there.
Mine has changed a lot… especially when I realized people were ACTUALLY reading it! 😉
.-= ErikaJean´s last blog ..Sunday Hike =-.
It comes naturally with maturity as a blogger.Isn’t it.
I don’t think I’ve changed a whole lot… still chronicling our daily lives, although with a bit more structure and obviously a lot more to write about! I’m trying to be more honest in my thoughts and also write about other things that I feel strongly about (like chemicals in foods and things). 🙂
I’m hoping to make my blog more “professional” if possible and get a bit more income from it. We’ll see how that works and/or changes things!
Boy has mine changed a LOT! I started off just to enter some giveaways. But then I started learning about people and becoming friends with them and it motivated me to write about my life and things that I do and see. So my blog has grown as has yours.
I’m like Kayla, I love seeing things in and around Dubai and learning about the people and the culture, you write so wonderfully about it all and teach me so much. But, I also LOVE hearing about you, your mom, the hubby and beautiful Pristine, along with the rest of your family in Japan. That is one of my favorite things I enjoy about blogging, becoming friends with people all over the world… I don’t care about Justin Beiber or the Kardasians, I’d rather hear when Pristine loses another tooth or what she did in school today.
But, it’s your blog, write whatever you want and what makes YOU happy! 🙂
I didn?t mind reading your more personal stories, I think everybody wants someone to speak with about their hardships and you are speaking with us, your readers
A really great feeling to get recognized in another country because of your work.