Posted: 12:10 am EDT
How did we burn the year so quickly, so fast? Half way through the year and I pause here to give thanks to OneFSO, TwoFSO, 373 blog angels, and all who helped spread the word and made this year possible for Diplopundit!
I have completed sending out invitations to the members-only forum: http://diplopundit.net/forum/. It will probably take sometime to build our online community but hopefully, it will get there. A forum on bidding and 4th of July event ideas have been suggested. If there is enough interest, I will add those as new forums to the members-only site. If you have not received your invitation, please contact the blog here. All forums are accessible only to the supporters and funders of the blog. I understand that some of you may not have the time nor the inclination to join; the invitation was sent out in case of interest, you are under no obligation to join. Right now, we have forums set up for the following:
- Burn Bag – Rants, Raves, and Fixes;
- PTSD | Members Only Discussion;
- Social Media;
- Foreign Service 2025;
- OPM Data Breach.
The blog has so far hosted two “open forums” on topics of FS interest. These “open forums” do not/do not require membership or forum registration ( PTSD | Open Discussion and CorridorRep.com | Open Discussion) and are provided as a public service to the blog’s general readership. The blog will continue to host an occasional “open forum” on various topics as needed.
If you are not a donor/sponsor but is still interested in joining this blog’s online community, please contact us at http://diplopundit.net/contact-us/. We are hoping to add, perhaps, a sustaining membership option for later this year.
And — sending an air hug to Nena S., real-life friend and personal cheerleader who has never been in the Foreign Service but who donated $1,100 towards the blog’s upkeep for 2016. I am grateful for your unending encouragement and affection N!
Also, check out the blog’s two corporate sponsors who helped make this year workable!
“With over 50,000 policyholders, more than 140 years of experience and an “A” (Excellent) rating from A.M. Best, Embassy Risk offers the convenience of having your international auto and property insurance covered with one comprehensive policy.”
A shoutout to Lloyd for helping sustain this blog! Thanks to Deborah, too!
“Imagine spending a few days at a mountain retreat where food is fresh and local; where fellow guests come from all over the world and where wildlife surrounds you when you wake up in the morning or go for that evening stroll into California’s only historical alpine settlement – the Mineral King Valley. It all takes place in a small rustic resort that is almost a century old and with a history that pre-dates the founding of the state of California.”
Many thanks to Philip and Kalina for their support for this blog. Thanks to Michael, too!