Wooohoooo, you’re moving abroad!! I bet you can hardly contain your excitement!
Then moving day finally comes and all the prep work you’ve put into the giant step of moving abroad is actually happening. You’ve now arrived in your new country. You’ve done it! You’re adjusting. You’re feeling good.
You’re also toying with the idea of starting an expat blog. You love reading others’ blogs and want a space on the web to call your own.
But you’re still dragging your feet because it’s item 46 on a never-ending to-do list. You’re full of excuses. “There are so many blogs out there already… will mine be any good?” you wonder. “Ugh, I don’t have the time,” you say. And maybe the excuse holding you back the most: “I don’t know how to start!”
If you’re stressing over how to start an expat blog or a blog in general, let me help you with that.
Most of the time on Oui In France, you get my perspective on what it’s like for a foreigner in France, but today I’m sharing a different point of view. For my final guest post this winter, I have a piece written by a French woman who now lives in the USA. Catherine Rochereul-Portier was born and raised in France and then moved to Germany. Over 20 years later, in 2013, she gave up her consulting business and moved with her family to the United States. After settling in, she started a cross-border blog named HowToGuide.org where she shares her knowledge about cultural differences between France or Germany and the US.
Here, Catherine is sharing what the early months in the USA were like.
I love getting to know other foreigners in France better and hearing their stories. I have the pleasure of introducing Emily Durand of Your Private Provence to you today. Until she wrote this post for my readers below, I had no idea that Provence was such a major player in France’s apple scene or that Emily’s family has acres and acres of apple orchards! Have a read…