The blog Lost Laowai has started a group writing project called “If I Knew Then What I Know Now.” The general idea is for other bloggers to write about what they thought about China before actually moving out here and how different the reality actually is. Once the writer has finished the post, he/she can notify Lost Laowai and have it put up on the consolidated submission list for everyone’s reading pleasure.
For a while now I’ve wanted to find a topic to launch group writing projects here on Lost Laowai in an effort to bring together fellow Sinosphere bloggers in a creative and constructive manner. Well, in true Chinese form, why come up with something new when you can just copy the brilliance of others? 🙂
A group writing project is a good way for bloggers in the ’sphere to come together and get to know other semi-related blogs and possibly make some new friends while doing so.
We checked out some of the submissions and they all make for a good read. Some of us here at Shanghaiist confess that we probably knew more about lots of other things before we came out here (real quote:”China has made me dumber”), but we like the concept and the cyber-togetherness of this project, so we encourage all of you to take a look at the site and make your submission before next Monday’s deadline (once you’ve recovered from Happy Hour, of course).