One of the greatest joys of this blog has been opening it up to other voices and sharing fascinating stories and views from people around the world. I love running guest posts so much that my Fridays have become almost exclusively devoted to you – whether it’s your stories, posts, and questions or interviews with authors.
As 2015 comes to a close, I’d like to salute the top five guest posts on Speaking of China by views. And remember, if you have a great idea for a post that would fit this site, check out my submit a post page and contact me today.
#5: Everything Happens For A Reason (Even Finding Love + A New Life in Taiwan).
This lovely post by Constance of Foreign Sanctuary captures all of the wonder of unexpectedly finding a home and husband abroad. Even better, it comes with a sampling of Constance’s own photography.
#4: Will I keep my Asian surname? Am I Asian? Am I Western?
Serina Huang (a fantastic writer, blogger, mother and frugalista many of us know as the Taiwanxifu) opened up to us in this incredibly personal post, writing, “Now that I am no longer with my Taiwanese husband, I am beginning to rediscover and question who I am. Will I keep my Asian surname? Am I Asian? Am I Western?”
#3: AMWF TEDx Talk on Why Asian Male/Western Female Couples Are Rare.
Wang Jia, who blogs about culture, race and relationships at WhyAMWF.wordpress.com, asked me to share his talk with you — and it turned out to be a huge hit among readers.
#2: That 4th of July When I Met My White Girlfriend’s Racist Grandpa.
One of my favorite new bloggers this year was Big Asian Package — and this story he wrote about this encounter during a summer party got lots of comments and views.
What were your favorite guest posts on this site for 2015? What voices would you like to see featured here in 2016?