As we enter February 2013 I wanted to recap from the very beginning of this blog which launched at the end of this same month in what seems ever such a long time ago in 2006 when I set it up after a long day stuck in the office that I wanted to find a way to cut off from with a different area to focus instead.
Paranoid of intruding into business or personal areas and not willing to blog about daily life or vanity pre-facebook fluff the only subject I felt capable of exploring while staying interesting enough for both myself and others was Beer........in Asia!
My experiences during the first months as an expat in South East Asia had turned into an ongoing mission to sample local beer offerings in the Asian countries I was visiting and to catalogue the good, the bad and the downright ugly beers of the region - especially the godawful stuff.
And now after 8 years I figured it was time to try and refocus with a newly active approach that takes into consideration the following blogging requirements:
- Weekly Blog should be Weekly: I have not been able to keep up with weekly posts since 2007 and 2008 but it is time to change priorities for 2013 and I have been blogging more in the past 4 weeks than I did in the last 3 years combine.
- Paying Attention to the Calendar: Seasons and Holidays create many beer research opportunities to visit places or to go to parties and special dinners when there are often newer local brands often more available.
- Asian Beer Industry Coverage: Local Breweries are trying to develop their offerings and while lots of beer brands might suck but many things such as TV Ads, Events and News Stories are worthwhile for me to cover more often.
- More Interaction with Others: I also would love to engage and interact with readers in more diverse ways of discussing and finding out about local beers, insights and recommendations.