Readers, we’re taking a “Great Leap Forward” in the Friday content. I’ve enjoyed writing Ask the Yangxifu since early 2010, but it’s time to bring in something new.
But what about the other Fridays? you ask. Here’s the deal…
I’d like to continue inviting readers into the conversation with two new and entirely reader-driven columns. You either submit your stories — or suggest I cover stories from your blog — for the following topics:
Double Happiness: How did you meet? Why do you love each other? We want answers from couples of Chinese men and Western women.
Yin-Yang: How do couples of Chinese men and Western women “make it work,” and balance their differences in harmony? How do two different people “complete each other” in unexpected ways?
For a long time, I’ve wanted to share stories from the Chinese men-Western women community — and look forward to doing that in these new columns.
Obviously, some of you already have stories like these on your blogs (such as how you met, or how/why you fell in love). That’s great — I want to hear from you too. In fact, I’m sure a lot of themes emerge, which might even make for great thematic posts (where I quote from a number of blogs).
Interested? Learn more about how to submit your story or suggest your blog post.
I also have two more columns I’ll swap in on Fridays:
Yangxifu Pride: Posts that make us proud to be a part of the “Yangxifu sisterhood” — such as our “grandmothers,” great books and movies, amazing people in the community, and more. I’ve done a lot of this before in Ask the Yangxifu, but I think it’s worth a series of its own. Got an idea? Tell me about it.
Mandarin Love: Romantic Mandarin Chinese phrases and idioms for lovers, way beyond “Wo Ai Ni” and the typical lovers’ Chinese vocabulary lists. If you have a good suggestion, let me know.
How often will these run? Again, I plan to run Ask the Yangxifu at least once a month, and alternate with these four other series. Over time, we’ll see what you like and do more of that, and let go of what you don’t.
Thanks for being a part of the conversation! I can’t wait to share more of your stories, the pride and a little wordplay too. 😉
So what do you think of these changes? I want to hear from you!