Ex-pats use blogs to help not go crazy
From BusinessWeek Online: Ex-patriates turn to blogs to stave off loneliness, alienation. It seems that one of the benefits of writing an ex-pat blog is not only in telling the actual stories, but finding other ex-pats, sharing stories and the like. This has been a proven part of my own travel blog as well; that is, the more I talk about international travel there, the more I hear from fellow international travelers. This just makes sense, I suppose.