On Blogging

I never imagined myself blogging.

Actually, as someone who has worked at the “writing thing” for more years than I care to count, I tend to look down my nose at the “Blogosphere” more than a little.  Yet, here I am.

Suffice it to say that I think I’ve finally blundered upon a subject that suits my interests in travel, culture, new experiences, some measure of adventure, and offers the promise of enough unusual goings on to warrant regular updates (beyond the level of “Guess what I had for breakfast?”).

I intend for this blog to be a series of writings about my experiences moving (somewhat permanently) from the United States to Dublin Ireland, and the experience of being an immigrant, calling a new country home, leaving friends, family and comfort zones behind, in today’s world of technology and fluid borders.

Beyond that, I intend for this to be writing that will engage, challenge, and encourage readers, and not just take up space on a server somewhere.  I hope it raises as many questions as it answers.  If all goes well, this will likely piss off a few people along the way.  And I also hope my readers will call bullshit on me when I deserve it.

In short, I want this to be something worthy of your time and mine.  I offer this for free, but I want this to be writing that’s worth reading, and writing that has value.

– Glenn Kaufmann
Bloomington, Indiana
April 2011

7 Responses to On Blogging

  1. You’ve crossed over to the dark side Glenn.
    Repeat after me…Blogging is good. Blogging is good. Blogging is good.

  2. Kim says:

    I am loving this keep us up to date.

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  4. Limi says:

    Hey Glenn, I just stumbled upon your blog. We’re both expats, me and my partner, living in Dublin for over 4 years and.. trying to move out 🙂 If you wanna chat about experiences after months and years, drop us a line to limonalisnicket@gmail.com Cheers!

  5. Erika says:

    I just found your blog today and I like it! I am an American living in Dublin whose spouse is employed with UCD. I started a blog for my friends and family back home, keeping them abreast of what’s happening here. I write so little about Ireland and mainly about home.

  6. James Carroll says:

    Vert thoughtful recent comments on
    > faith and
    > “new” traditions.

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