Dear friends who are not in China:
I’ve noticed a pattern recently, as I check in with friends I haven’t heard from in a while, not from email, nor Facebook, nor Twitter. You tell me, “Oh, I’m up to date on your life. I keep up with your blog.”
That’s wonderful. I’m always amazed at the number of shadow readers I have out there, and it makes me feel as if there’s an audience for my descriptions of life in China.
But the problem is that the blog is kind of a one-way communication. Yes, there are the loyal friends who Skype, post comments, or send emails regularly, but most of you seem to read the blog, smile, and go about your business.
So, what’s new with you? Who’s writing books? Where are people going on vacation? Who’s switching jobs? How are your kids? What’s the weather been like? WHAT AM I MISSING?