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Dear Readers of our Blog,
I have heard rumors that some of you think I do not post enough. Looking through our blog, it is easy to see where this impression comes from. Nathaniel writes easily, engagingly, and daily. I struggle to write two posts a week. His posts outnumber mine by about four to one. Nathaniel and I see different things in the world, and I understand that this blog would be fuller and richer if both of our viewpoints were heard frequently.
However, it takes me longer to write about my experience, and it is harder for me to put into words. Also, if I were to write as much and as often as Nathaniel does, the two of us would only leave the hotel to get to an internet café. We would spend our days taking turns writing about what we see out the window, our misadventures with the sketchy outlets in the room and unpredictable electricity, and the experience of walking down the street to the internet café. I do not think this is what you want to read about, so instead of matching Nathaniel’s time writing, I encourage him to put the computer away and take a walk with me. Or, I relax, because if all of my free time were spent trying to write down everything I experience, I would be stressed all the time.
It is hard for me to write my thoughts down and send them to an anonymous audience. It would help me a lot if you would make yourself known every once in awhile. We get very little feedback on what we put up here, and it is hard to feel like the writing is worth the effort if I don’t know how you are responding to it. Do you read it? Do you enjoy it? Do you wish you were here too, or are you happy to simply be reading about our experiences? Which ones make you laugh? Surprise you? A little bit of interactivity goes a long way. :)
There are several ways to do this. You could post a comment on blog posts. You don’t have to sign up for an account to do this, just post anonymously and sign your name. Or, if you don’t want your thoughts posted to the website, send us an email! We’d love to hear from you, hear what’s going on in your life. It helps us feel connected. (And, honestly, it’s really depressing to be halfway across the world, make our daily trek to the internet café, and find no new emails.)
Thank you to those of you who are already doing this. We really do enjoy having you along for the ride! Don’t be a silent passenger. :)