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How being a blogger impacts on my travels

How being a blogger impacts on my travels

The line between blogging and traveling has become a weird and mixed up one over the years in the blogosphere. Some people began their blogs to document their travels. Other people travel in order so they they can continue to blog and make money off […]

How personal is too personal when it comes to blogging?

How personal is too personal when it comes to blogging?

It goes without saying that I read a lot of blogs (also articles and books… reading addict over here). I have noticed that I have infinite more interest in people who share aspects of their personal life on their blog. This isn’t because I am […]

The truth behind being a social media couple: rewards & challenges

The truth behind being a social media couple: rewards & challenges

I have to start this post by saying that when Expat Polar & I first started dating, we DID NOT plan to be involve in any kind of social media together. In fact, at that time, Expat Polar was not even on Instagram, he didn’t […]

Free tools and tips that help me blog

Free tools and tips that help me blog

As I mentioned in part 1 of this blogging series, people have asked me for a lot of advice regarding blogs, blogging and all things blog-related. The idea for this series came about because I wanted to show that blogging doesn’t need a lot of […]

4 things I wish I had known about blogging before I started

4 things I wish I had known about blogging before I started

I have always termed myself as ‘expat blogger’ or ‘travel blogger’. Sure sometimes I blog about teaching, cultural issues, lifestyle choices and relationship matters but for the most part, travel and expat life (in the Middle East) are my areas of expertise. However, since the […]

10 South African Female Bloggers to inspire your next adventure!

10 South African Female Bloggers to inspire your next adventure!

The truth is that we feel connected to people who we can relate to. We are more likely to take advice from someone who has the same struggles we have. And we feel inspired by people who rise above the challenges and still persevere.   […]

Has Instagram replaced blogging? Are they the same thing?

Has Instagram replaced blogging? Are they the same thing?

As I grow, I open my mind to learning new things and having old notions challenged. I had always thought that Instagram and blogs were two separate things. This was a black & white matter in my mind with clear distinctions and differences between the […]

The worst blogging advice and why I didn’t listen to it!

The worst blogging advice and why I didn’t listen to it!

Today my blog turns 2 years old! That means 2 years ago I made my blog public and since then the blog has spiraled beyond what I ever could’ve imagined. When I first started blogging, it was just 2-3 family members reading my blog. And […]

The unglamorous life of an Expat Blogger

The unglamorous life of an Expat Blogger

Whenever people hear that I have a blog (a piece of information usually revealed by someone in my company and not myself), it’s almost always followed by the remark: “Oh! How glamorous!” I never how to respond to that because of two reasons: -Being a […]

5 ways being a blogger is like being on a reality TV show!

5 ways being a blogger is like being on a reality TV show!

I have come to the realisation that bloggers are a bizarre breed  of people and that blogging is the most peculiar pursuit. Let me explain why… Two nights ago I was out with my friends, the Expat Felines, and every time they introduced me to […]


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