Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Time to look back and to look ahead here at DrieCulturen

"Like flying blogging is an adventure" photo by DrieCulturen
Two years ago I started my blog. Now it's time to look back and share some of the progress I have made. It has been an exciting adventure writing this blog. I've written nearly 200 posts, received many comments thanks to you, my readers. I have received personal emails and I've been on the national radio in the Netherlands speaking about my youth abroad and explaining what third culture kids are.

So what do people read here?

My 5 Best Read Posts:
  1. Top countries for raising kids abroad in 2012 Read more than 2000 times
  2. Top countries for raising kids abroad in 2011
  3. Cultural Identity Confusion and Third Culture Kids
  4. Interview with Graphic Design Student Jessica on Third Culture Kid Book Project
  5. My 10 Disadvantages of growing up abroad
Most of my pageviews come from:
  1. The USA more than 19 thousand pageviews
  2. The Netherlands more than 15 thousand pageviews
  3. Russia
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Germany
I would like to know which post you most enjoyed? Which was most informative or do you still remember? Is there a topic you want to hear more of? Please let me know by leaving a comment. By the way I have a surprise coming up, I hope to have a giveaway on the blog some time soon, I hope this week. So do come back and check the blog again.

I enjoyed writing the post "I'm from....and you?".On my first blog anniversary I interviewed Heidi Sand-Hart author of the book "Home Keeps Moving". I love interviewing authors because it inspires me, remember I have this dream to write a book one day! I wrote about my dream in the post Breaking the Silence. A recent post with quite a few comments was my post on is there a difference between adults and kids living abroad?
So what comes next? The interesting thing about blogging is that I often do not know what the next post will be about. I hope future posts will be informative, useful and inspiring for you. I am adding some interesting links here for you. See you next time!

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  1. Janneke, your blog is awesome. Please continue to share your stories! I especially enjoy your posts about identity crisis because I have never thought of this topic this way. But I guess it's because I've never been in the shoes of someone who had these problems. Your posts helped me realize that living abroad comes at a prize. For me it is small, for somebody else it's huge and can lead to depression and personal problems...Thank you so much, Janneke, this blog is among my very favorites!

    1. Thank you for your encouraging words. You brighten up my day Olga!

  2. Congratulations, Drie, keep doing what you're doing. This blog fills such an important niche.

    1. Thanks Linda it was so nice to meet you in real life!

  3. Thanks for sharing your moment and your achievement Janneke. Savour it! It was great to meet you a few weeks ago at the book launch - thanks so much for coming. Looking forward to connecting again online as well in person.

    1. Thank you Colleen for stopping by and leaving a comment. It was my pleasure to meet you too at your book launch. By the way this blog is an expression of my passion :).