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Expats join the blog craze


19 April, 2005 AMSTERDAM - If you haven’t heard about blogging then you’ve probably been living on Mars for the last 18 months.

With over 5 million sites around devoted to it, blogging has become the biggest online craze of the last couple of years, with some blogs having become so popular now that their authors have developed cult followings.

Blogs are also proving to be a vital form of communication for expatriates living abroad and looking to stay in touch with friends and family back home. It turns out that expat blogs are proving to be a compelling read, not only for family and friends, but for anyone in the cyber world looking to take a peek into someone else’s overseas life.

Examples of popular expat blogs include – revealing the ups and downs of an American expat living in London and which charts the views, lives and opinions of several expatriates living all over the world.

Recently Expatica (, the leading news & information source for expats in Europe, introduced its own blog section to allow expats the chance to share their own stories. Company representative Mark Batty says “blogs are a great way to share your new life abroad with pals back home”.

Expatica readers will now be able to follow the life of Petite Anglaise, a thirty-something English woman living in Paris, on and Blonde Librarian, who packed up her three American cats and followed her heart to Germany, on

Batty says “A lot of people ask us for an inside look at life abroad, an individual point of view you can’t get from a guide. We’re adding bloggers for each of our country sites and so far the response has been terrific”.

It looks as though blogs are here to stay. If you thought the b-word was just one of those passing cyber fads, it time to rethink the whole thing —and get blogging.


About Expatica Communications –

Expatica Communications publishes the top English-language news & information source for expatriates living in, working in or moving to the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium and Spain. Expatica informs and entertains with local and international news and feature articles on topics relevant to expatriates.


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