What is POLANDIAN all about?
POLANDIAN started out as a blog with a sharp focus on all things Polish and has been going since February 2008. Frequency of posts is hard to nail down but the average is two posts a week. Our busiest day was in August 2008 when we had over 20,000 visitors. It was all downhill from there and 2011 was our “annus horibilis” with writers and readers losing interest. In 2012 we re-wrote the POLANDIAN charter and moved the focus from having to be about Poland to being whatever the writers wanted to say.
So who actually writes for POLANDIAN?
Good question. As of Jan 2012 the following people have contributed, number of posts and/or pseuds in brackets: Jamie Stokes (195, Island1), Ian Scattergood (170, scatts), Pawel (37), darthsida (20), Colin (7), Pinolona (3), polandianguest (102). Within the latter category of “Polandian Guest“, significant contributions have come from Derek (61, Decoy) and Bartek (20) with fewer but nonetheless glorious contributions by Brad, Lon & others. People come and people go. Active contributors since the beginning of 2012 are Scatts & Decoy.
Do you all live in Poland?
Yes. Some of us were born here but most came from elsewhere arrived in Poland for a variety of reasons and have subsequently been unable or unwilling to leave. Most have been here between 5-15 years. Nationalities of writers, so far at least, includes British, Polish, Irish & American. I think it is fair to say that all of us have a “proper job” and blog when we find the time or the urge takes us.
Can I get involved?
Sure. If you have any good ideas, draft posts or whatever please send them to: email@example.com. One of us will read it through and come back with comments. We’re not too demanding but we do have some standards you know!