Hello Saigon Kids™ …
Today is the 9 year anniversary of the launching of this website. WOW! Where did the time go. It seems like just a few months ago that I clicked my mouse publishing the site live on the internet.
I hope all you Saigon Kids™ have enjoyed the site and will continue too for many years into the future.
So join with me in celebrating the 9th anniversary of our site.
As you’ve probably notice I haven’t added very much content to the site over the past year or so. Hence, I thought I’d take this opportunity to fill you in on what’s been going on and plans for the future.
As I’d mentioned 3 or 4 years ago, I was in the process at that time of rearranging my affairs to allow me to spend the rest of my life traveling. I accomplished that about 2 years ago and set off traveling around the USA initially and later abroad. All the while operating my businesses remotely with the help of virtual assistants. Initially, I was doing short trips while working the bugs out of operating remotely. By early to mid 2015 I had everything running smoothly and got down to some serious traveling.
I’ve been able to visit with many friends, associates and relatives along the way over the past couple years.
In mid 2015 I took off on a 240 mile solo hike of the JMT climbing to the highest mountain peak in the USA (click here to read about it).
After returning back home, I continued with the planning and organization of my upcoming old original Silk Road expedition from China to Rome (click here to read about it – scroll down to near bottom of page). Given the current political unrest in many of the areas the original Silk Road crosses through, this is proving to be a challenge obtaining all the necessary travel documents, shipping to resupply points, arranging for escorts for safe passage through areas of unrest, etc. etc. etc. As of this writing about 60% of the necessary arrangements are complete. It appears it will take about another 6 months to a year before everything is in place and we can take off … finally!
Other things I’ve been busy with are:
- Sold 3 of my businesses.
- Started 2 new businesses.
- Wrote and published 16 new eBooks.
- Created and published a video training course consisting of 700+ instructional videos.
- Traveled to Tokyo, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, India, Manali, Netherlands, and London.
- Recently complete a woodworking project I originally started sourcing the wood for it in the late 1970s in the forests of Cambodia and Thailand. In the near future I’ll post an article about it on the website. It’s a crazy story about how this came to be.
I’ve been involved in a bunch of other stuff too, that I don’t remember at the moment off the top of my head.
So what’s in the future for this website? I’ll be continuing it using virtual assistants to do most of the behind the scenes day-to-day routine work to maintain the site.
I’ll be posting content and articles to the site on a regular basis. Although not as frequently as I did in the past. From launching the site in 2009 through 2015 I personally researched, created, edited and posted 1058 articles to the site. That doesn’t include photos and videos I sourced, edited and posted to the site. Nor, about 200 articles, photos and videos submitted by Saigon Kids™ that I edited and posted to the site. Time wise it takes an average of 2-3 hours to research, source, create, edit and post an article of content to the site … do the math and you’ll realize how much time I’ve invested into the site. And, that doesn’t include the time spent doing the daily maintenance chores to keep the site running and functioning properly. Staggering, isn’t it?!
For the next few months the primary focus will be on completing the *A Day In The Life* project started some time ago. It seemed to have stalled. So Kevin Wells and myself have fired it up again starting with Phase Two (click here for information about it and to submit your story). Hopefully, this time around more of you will get on board and participate by writing and submitting your stories. Once the project is completed it will be compiled into a book. And, maybe even a video.
Additionally, I’ll be posting other relevant content articles to the site here and there.
So my question to you all is, what do you want to see more of in the way of content? Let me know in the Comments Section below.
Until the next time … Happy 9th Anniversary Saigon Kids™. I hope you’ve enjoyed the site so far and will continue to enjoy it for a long time into the future …