Well, frankly, notes are the forgotten stepchild at Facebook. The interface to create them is clunky, they don’t even show up on the mobile version of the page, and Google doesn’t index them, so you can’t find them by searching.
Not to mention, of course, that you can’t embed videos in them, or give your hyperlinks sensible names.
But enough about our breakup with Facebook. We continue to be friends, and you will see links to our new blog posts in your Facebook feed, just where the links to the notes used to be.
We created our blog on the auspicious date of 1 January, 2015, but it won’t go live until we have properly set up the theme, plugins, widgets and assorted other paraphernalia that readers don’t need to think about.
On the plus side for you, our reader, in the future (and back in time as well, once we have migrated our notes across), you will be able to browse posts by category or keyword tags, and even search through all posts for a specific word or phrase.
We will be branching out from the strict travel journal format, too, to include “how to” posts about some of the things we have learned along the way. Stay connected to be notified when we post:
How To Entice A Cat To Come For Cuddles With A Stranger
How To Learn The Basics Of A New Language In Just A Few Days
How To Make Your Smart Phone Into A WiFi Hotspot Anywhere In The World
How (And Why) To Back Up Your Computer, Tablet And Smart Phone To The Cloud
How To Find The Cheapest Airfares Online
How To Treat Yourself For Stomach Bugs In South-East Asia
How To Cross The Border From Thailand To Cambodia Without Being Robbed Blind
How To Calm An Overexcited Monkey Before Things Get Out Of Hand
How To Cure Impotence (With The Malaysian Penis Doctor Of Phnom Penh)
How To Speak Thai Without Accidentally Calling Someone’s Mother A Dog. Or A Horse.
How (And Why) To Norn
How To Make Sure Your Travel Insurance Pays Your Claim (And What To Do If It Doesn’t)
How To Use Spotify When You Are Overseas More Than Two Weeks
How To Set It Up So Your Friends And Family Can Call You Wherever You Are, Anywhere In The World, For The Cost Of A Local Call
Of course, not everything is a “how to”. We will also get around to sharing posts on such topics as:
The Top Nine Smart Phone Apps For Long Term Travel
Top Three Cloud Backup Providers For International Travellers
Seven Must-Visit Beaches In Thailand
What To Know Before You Take A Homestay Holiday In Thailand
Last Chance To See: Five Places To Visit Before They Are Gone Forever
What Do Muslims In Thailand Really Think About The Palestinian Crisis?
Is It Safe To Visit Thailand?
The Joys (And Frustrations) Of Slow Travel
It’s quite a smorgasbord of posts we have in the pipeline! Who knows how long it will take to get them all written …
Still, it’s an inspiring challenge, and we both made New Years resolutions to do more creative stuff, like writing, this year. We’ll see how that goes over the next few months …
And just because we can, here’s one of our first videos – Line Clear, Penang, where Jenny delivered a litter of kittens last year.