You are one main reason why I blog
Firstly, thank you for stopping by. Your time is appreciated and I hope you'll stick around. I've been doing blogs for a while now. When I was in Canada I figured it was a great way to keep my family in Norway posted. In addition, I found blogs written by exchange students very helpful before I became one myself. I would read for days. It gave me a good insight into the experience and was an excellent guidance.
I made lots of wonderful friends during my year abroad. It shouldn't be difficult to stay in touch in a modern society like this. However, it takes more time and effort to keep everyone updated to all time than expected. This is one of the main reasons why I have chosen to continue writing.
Before following my blog I want to make a few things clear: Writing in public is difficult. There are several different audiences to please, and hopeless to please them all at once. It's a personal blog, but my work is often written from an objective perspective. I want to balance my own experiences with others. I can only speak for myself. Yet, I try to turn my opinions and ideas into a more generalized point of view. I do not intend to offend anyone or give a negative impression of studying abroad (or any topic at all).
The purpose of my blog is for me to make it easier for my friends and fellows to "follow" my everyday life and future journeys. I also hope my writing can help, inspire, motivate and guide current and past exchange students, but mostly future (people in general). Although it's important to satisfy all readers; this blog is also something I do because I enjoy sharing and writing. They say "criticism (especially constructive) is one of the best ways of learning." If you dislike or disagree on what I write you can either let me know (I appreciate all kinds of feedback) and I will take it into consideration. Another option is to find something better to spend your time doing. My posts are meant to be positive, but most important, honest and realistic (without targeting any individual or group, in fact we are all targets).
I would like to thank everyone who read about my stay in Canada. You are all a big part of why I blog, and why I like and will continue doing it.