Of the remaining 9 in the top ten, I already know six: the AmiExpat, Planet Germany, This non-American Life, No Apathy Allowed, Snooker in Berlin, and 50% of my DNA. I couldn’t be more honored to be amongst these fine bloggers—all of whom are women, if I’m not mistaken.
I decided to take a peak at the remaining three sites, blogs I’d not heard of, and found the Grounded Traveler, The Hamburglar Chronicles, and iHeartBerlin. By my gender count that makes two men (Grounded Traveler and me), seven women (I’m pretty sure the Hamburglar Chronicles is written by a woman), and one group blog (iHeartBerlin). In another esoteric count, it makes for four Berlin blogs with the rest relatively spread out across Germany.
This is pretty cool.
It’s not the first time I’ve ever been emailed with an announcement like this, but it’s the first time in a long time that it didn’t immediately seem like some kind of crappy link-exchange to a pure advertising website.
It’s cool enough that I’m actually going to go look at the listings for other countries—what a great way to spend a Friday night at home, alone.
Only 19 more days of being flat out broke.
Oh yeah: so today’s title includes a British idiomatic expression (I don’t think it exists in America); did anybody spot my Australian term in a post earlier this week? The term might also exist in Britain, but I think it has a slightly different meaning in Britain.