A couple of weeks ago, I asked you to give me some input about topics you’d like to see more discussion of here.
As promised, I let the poll run for a couple of weeks and now it’s time for the results.
The choices were:
- Health Care
- Language Learning
- Personal Stories
- Portable Careers
- Reviews of Books, Videos or Other Publications
- Specific Countries
Here’s how the results broke down, in order from most to least votes.
- Portable Careers — 30%
- Specific Countries — 30%
- Personal Stories — 25%
- Health Care — 10%
- Reviews — 5%
- Language Learning — 0%
- Other — 0%
- Portable Careers
- Prepping the Move (which includes country information)
- Books and DVDs
- Book and Movie Reviews
The only surprise for me was thaat Health Care was so low on everyone’s list. The last time I asked similar questions, Health Care tied for second place. . . perhaps that means Americans (who comprise most of this site’s readers) are less frantic about it, or maybe it means we’ve all learned how much less expensive it is overseas.
I definitely plan on writing more about portable careers — in fact, we had an excellent guest post on the subject a few days ago.
This is a bit more problematic — I’m not one of those big publishing companies, I’m just one person. There’s no way I can give you the kind of information about specific places that you can get from organizations like Live and Invest Overseas, International Living, Escape from America and some of the other biggies in the biz.
With that said, I’ll continue to do my best to bring you relevant links, as well as first-person accounts from various overseas locations.
And if any of you lovely readers live outside the US and would like to write about it, please consider submitting a guest post. You don’t have to be the best writer in the world, but you should have something interesting to share.
If could be a description of a place, a travel tale, or a nuts and bolts, “just the facts” type of article about what a future expat can expect to find when they visit your city or country of residence.
I always try to gather helpful resources for you. If you haven’t explored it yet, take a look at the Resources tab above. It’s divided into four sections:
Additionally, when I come across articles of interest, I link to them from my Twitter and Facebook page. So if you’re not following those, you’re missing a lot of useful (and sometimes just plain fun) information. (Not to mention that it’s much easier to have an actual conversation in both those places. . .)