When I set out a year ago to start this blog, I never thought it would turn into something that would put me in touch with so many others around the world, give me such a sense of purpose in this crazy expat experience and grow to be such a big part of my life. But it has done all of those things and so much more. For that, I’m so grateful and I’d like to thank my readers that keep on coming back, leaving comments and sharing what I’ve written about.
Oui In France is all about expat life in France, my travels and my dog, Dagny, with a little bit of everything else sprinkled in. What’s happened in our lives in the past year? Well, we bought a house and will be moving hopefully at the very end of the summer (more to come on that), traveled all around France, celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary and I opened a French vintage Etsy shop. In blog news, I started a new series called Expat Chitchat to introduce you to other expat bloggers around the world.
Number of posts: 135 including this one
Most popular in terms of page views (aside from giveaways): Top French pharmacy beauty products
Second most popular: French style: How to look French
Most commented on: This post on lonely expat life really resonated with everyone out there, and while I can’t say I’m surprised, it is nice to know we’re not alone. The lonely expat problem: Making friends is harder than it looks
Most inspiring: Hands down, Why you should quit your job and move abroad
Weirdest: I still wonder about this guy. When the French pharmacist talks about your vagina
Most personal: What has surprised me the most?
My favorite: This recent post on expat language mishaps made me crack up with every submission so check it out!
Most popular keywords that got people to Oui In France: French style, French beauty products, how to look French
Strangest keywords that got people to Oui In France: Paris France public sex (because of this post on public sex in a park), old lady’s poo pics, women who are hairy everywhere
What’s this next year hold? Well, we have found a house and the whole closing process and move will probably be in future posts. We also have some travel plans for later on this year including a trip back to the U.S. for my brother’s wedding in less than two weeks!