Before Living In GK
When I arrived at GK in 2005, there was a big hole in the information world where GK was concerned. A Google search yielded nothing, the Airman Family Readiness Center didn’t help much, and there were no Facebook pages for anything, actually, there was no Facebook or at least no one was on it yet. What was worse was that there seemed to be an attitude of secrecy amongst Americans. I’d be told about an amazing restaurant, but when I’d press for details, they wouldn’t tell me as if sharing their special place would make it less special, more touristy, less authentic. It was like that with everything. The quaint unknown village, the fabulous chateau in France, that amazing beach. It was alluded to and bragged about, but never fully divulged.
Living In GK: The Blog
In 2007, tired of the lack of information available, and needing a place to stash my business cards and notes, I began the Living In GK blog with a handful of posts determined to add as I traveled, tasted, and learned.
That month I wrote 51 posts and sent out an email to a handful of friends.
The response was amazing.
WOW- I mean a huge WOW! Thanks for passing along your site, I’m going to pass it along some more.
Anyway… it began it with the simple idea that if I wrote my experiences and others sent in theirs, that we could have a really amazing resource for future people “living in GK.”
It’s changed dramatically since it’s first month in many ways. The format is different. There’s more to read. New readers follow on Twitter and “like”on Facebook.
It’s still growing. I still have many more things to share that I’ve experienced and not yet posted. You have some things to share too, don’t you?