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.
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.
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.
2. Blog to Book
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.
3. Language Translation
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.
4. You Focus
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.
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.
6. Shorter, more responsive posts
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.
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.