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By ANASTASIA ASHMAN
Hello expat+HAREM friends! Big news in the dead of summer (or is it winter? We have Southern Hemispherean readers too.)
expat+HAREM is now an archive. After two magical years, we’ve amassed 175 neoculture discussions and 2,800 insightful, funny, poignant comments from globalists, culturati and hybrid lifestylers like you. Can you believe it? Please accept a huge round of thanks: to our generous guest posters, our lively blog participants, our loyal audience.
As expat+HAREM’s founder, I recognize the culture and identity issues we’ve tackled at expat+HAREM are evergreen. So I’ll be keeping them live and available for you here at expatharem.com during my transition to GlobalNiche.net.
By now you probably have a clue what GlobalNiche.net is going to be. Here’s more.
This hands-on venture is my new life-work initiative to put into practice expat+HAREM theories. I’m calling what we’ll be practicing “creative self enterprise for the global soul.”
We’ve identified ourselves and found resonance with each other. Common ground, ways to talk about our lives and experiences with meaning and precision. Now how do we transform?
How do we do whatever we’ve somehow felt geographically or culturally disadvantaged to fully do?
It’s time for action.
I’ll be partnering with creative enterprise consultant Tara Agacayak to explore with you (and other mobile progressives, cultural creatives, indie pros and displaced people of all kinds) exactly how to build a micro-yet-global base of operation — a global niche. I’ll also be a guinea pig and sharing my own global microbrand-building results and revelations along the way [eek!]
I hope you’ll choose to stick with us for this exciting evolution. Our approach is going to be email blogging — that means we’ll be contacting you through email, not at a blog on the open web. The best way to stay in touch is to join the Global Niche list. If you’re on the expat+HAREM mailing list already, you’re covered.
Thanks for your time and your community, I cherish it.