Expat Blog Challenge Prompts – February 2014

Welcome to the Expat Blog Challlenge, beginning 1 February 2014.
I set up these prompts as an exercise for myself to write every day. I invited other expat bloggers to join, and now we have a bit of a group going. Hop over to Facebook if you’re an expat blogger and want to join the party.
We will write each day in February based on the following prompts. Each blogger should post their entry prior to midnight in their time zone. Every blogger is entitled to one “Get out of jail free card,” which is the option to forgo the day’s topic and write on something of their choosing.
Challengers who are registered on the Facebook group who complete the month according to the rules above will be entered into a draw for a $20 Amazon gift card. In addition, challengers who post a substantive comment (more than just “great job”) that is published on a fellow participant’s entry will be entered into a draw for a $10 Amazon gift card.
Without further ado, here are the prompts!
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Each day of the week has a theme, as follows:
Saturdays – Where I live
Sundays – Quotes
Mondays – Photo prompts
Tuesdays –  On Blogging
Wednesdays – For fun
Thursdays – Expat life
Fridays – Food Fridays


Saturday 1 February – The view from where I write


Sunday 2 February – Respond: Not all those who wander are lost.”  ― J.R.R. Tolkien


Monday 3 February – Photo prompt: An object that makes me feel at home


Tuesday 4 February – Look at the 5th post you ever wrote on this blog. In hindsight, what do you think about your frame of mind and your style of writing?


Wednesday 5 February – I was at the airport, and…


Thursday 6 February – I would/would not move to another country after this


Friday 7 February – Since moving abroad, my pantry looks different because…


Saturday 8 February – I will never get used to…


Sunday 9 February – Respond: “‘Expat Syndrome’ is a condition whereby many expatriates see mostly either the best of their own nationality & the worst of the locals, or see the opposite.” -T Crossley


Monday 10 February – A day in photos


Tuesday 11 February – I wish that when I started my blog I had…


Wednesday 12 February – An open letter


Thursday 13 February – Something I left behind


Friday 14 February – A restaurant review


Saturday 15 February– What the tourists never see in my town that they are really missing out on


Sunday 16 February – Respond: It is a bitter-sweet thing, knowing two cultures. Once you leave your birthplace nothing is ever the same.” ― Sarah Turnbull


Monday 17 February – Photo: Something I never would have seen if I’d stayed home


Tuesday 18 February – Another blog I admire


Wednesday 19 February – My accent


Thursday 20 February – The trait I possess that most equipped me for life abroad. OR
The trait I possess that held me back the most. Or both.


Friday 21 February – Tastes like home


Saturday 22 February – Something I still haven’t seen in my expat country


Sunday 23 FebruaryRespond: Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ― Terry Pratchett


Monday 24 February – Photo: A hidden gem


Tuesday 25 February – Revisit an old post that you now have more to say about


Wednesday 26 February – Recognize someone who has made your expat experience better


Thursday 27 February – A tradition I maintain

Friday 28 February – A toast to … (the future/the journey/the end of this challenge … your choice!)

Happy blogging, everyone!

4 thoughts on “Expat Blog Challenge Prompts – February 2014

    1. C. In Oz

      Thanks! Hope you’ll read along. I’m trying to showcase one fellow blogger per day so that the folks reading my blog can pop over and read some of the other great expat bloggers, too.

    2. The Teacher

      I’m the friend participating in the challenge that provided the link, and she IS participating in the ones that are more relevant to her current life. The Reeds has played a key role in my desires to travel with all her wonderful stories along with her honest writing, I would encourage anyone to check-out her blog.

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