My friend recently succumbed to the blogging craze and started a blog herself. It's a great way to keep in touch with people, especially as an expat, as she has been for a few years now.
I first met Erin online on American Expats before we moved to Edinburgh. She and her husband and their little girl were living in Edinburgh. He husband was studying at New College, where Josh was at the time planning to study (and has now finished his degree). They lived in Evanston before their move and had similar backgrounds to us. I thought "How strange!" Erin was such a huge help, allowing me to email her and ask all kinds of silly questions about Edinburgh and student housing. They invited us over for dinner our second night after our move to Edinburgh. It was so nice to already have a contact over here and to meet them. It was also very convenient because earlier that day I broke down crying because our oven did not work (well, it was all of the emotions of the move, time change, everything).
Now Erin, Eric, Kate and their newest addition, Will live in a prairie town in Canada. Erin plans to post about life in Canada and parenting (a passion of hers). Go visit her blog. She has a lot of insightful posts on our forum. I am looking forward to reading more on her blog.