In a corner of cyberspace is the blogosphere. Blogging is a relatively new way of inflicting yourself on the world, its harder work than it looks but the people who beaver away producing readable pieces on a huge variety of topics are contributing a unique take on this world and sharing a lot of useful information. Some bloggers are funny, some are very intense, some are full of knowledge but all are enthusiastic about their topic or they don’t last long.
As bloggers we tend to find other writers who blog on a similar subject and we chat and share stuff and now and then we invite people we admire to contribute to our blogs. This gives a writer a chance to step outside the constraints of their own blog theme and show a different side of themselves and their writing style. It also gives our own blogs depth and interest and a new flavour. I have a couple of guest bloggers over the coming weeks but my first guest blogger is Jack Scott from Yalikavak on the Bodrum Peninsula.
Jack pens one of my favourite blogs about Turkey – Perking the Pansies is an entertaining, irreverent and at times painfully accurate account of life amongst the expats down in Yalikavak by new arrival Jack and his husband Liam. Jack’s blog punctures the pretensions of expats as he casts his gaycentric gaze over the moving abroad experience.
I asked Jack to contribute an entry for my blog and he very kindly agreed and he has sent me an article on gay life in Turkey that is intelligent, insightful, entertaining and thought provoking. Like all of Jack’s work it is also extremely forthright.
I’ll be publishing the article later but I just wanted to thank Jack for being my first guest blogger, I am really proud to publish his work here.