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TALL SKINNY KIWI | Welcome to my brand spanking new blog.
The blog of Andrew Jones, digital nomad, travels and reflections
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Welcome to my brand spanking new blog.

Welcome to my brand spanking new blog.

Welcome to my new blog. What a great chance to start again. I really loved my old blog on the Typepad platform and it was awesome to have millions of visitors but 10 years is a long time and thousands of posts is quite a pile. It became more a well than a spring. And a blog should be a spring.

And to be honest I got quite BORED with it. So . . .  time to start again.

An introduction

Hello. I am Tall Skinny Kiwi but my real name is Andrew. I travel the world to help launch social enterprises and try to blog along the way. I have been married for 25 years and have 5 kids. I live in a truck. And travel with a backpack. 25 years of travel in and out of 50 countries has given me a unique perspective on this and this flavours my blog.

In this new blog, I will do a few things different.

[nzs_heading heading=”3″] 1. WordPress [/nzs_heading]

Using the WordPress platform, which has been the platform I have been using to launch other people’s blogs and a few of my other blogs. I am a big fan of one page blog templates, Google Fonts, and more recently the Revolution Slider which I hope will not look too cheesy on this site. I also prefer the responsive templates that look right on mobile phones which many of you have.

[nzs_heading heading=”3″] 2. Blog to Book [/nzs_heading]

I intend for my posts to naturally flow into e-book projects and many of the categories I use will shortly (I hope) become downloadable books that make it easy to read offline.

[nzs_heading heading=”3″] 3. Language Translation [/nzs_heading]

I hope to make it easier for non-English readers to enjoy the blog and I am thrilled about using the new plug ins available.

[nzs_heading heading=”3″] 4. You Focus [/nzs_heading]

My past blog was more about me and my stories and experiences. I want this one to give more attention to the readers, helping them live better and smarter.

[nzs_heading heading=”3″] 5. Silliness [/nzs_heading]

I get bored easily. And my old blog became far too serious, almost mimicking the many article based blogs out there. No wonder I stopped blogging. I need to be silly sometimes and express my strange sense of humour. I need to make fun of myself. My blog is an extension of me and to the extent that it reflects ME and who I am, to that extent I am motivated to keep it up. I will blog more about this in the “blog mojo” section.

[nzs_heading heading=”3″] 6. Shorter, more responsive posts [/nzs_heading]

The fact is that i use my iphone a lot more than my computer, especially when traveling, and it will be better for me to have a blog more conducive to social media posts with images and multimedia than a boring old collection of essays from a old fart who is approaching 50.

Nuff said.

If you liked my old tallskinnykiwi on typepad, and the even older one on blogger (2001-2003) then I hope you will join me for the next season. If so, please subscribe.