I received an email the other day (well, 11 other days ago to be exact – I’ve been travelling and not checking email frequently). The email was from one Andrew – a founder of a blog called “Blog to America”.
The email read:
I am one of the founders of a site called Blog to America, and
I found you while browsing through some international blogs. I had
a chance to read through the blogs and I think your unique perspective
would be a great addition to our site. Our goal is to find individuals
like yourself to help increase global awareness and create a greater
understanding of the way the United States is viewed across the world.
Our site allows people to write a letter addressed to the United States
telling the world how they feel about any and all topics relating to the
If you are interested in writing a letter to the United States or
simply interested in reading letters written by others from across
the globe, please visit our site at
We would also love it if you would help us spread the word by letting
others know about us, blogging about us, or linking to us!
Thank you for your time and I look forward to reading your letter.
Blog to America
I write Thomo’s Hole as a creative release which I guess you can see from the diversity of content – some serious, some light, some related to military history and wargaming, much travel related and much railing against stupidity (no – don’t start me on the Ministry of Licentiousness and Lasciviousness again).
The Blog to America (BTO) sounds a whole different serious undertaking. Is BTO simply going to end up as a place where people who find the US a difficult nation to deal with come to vent their spleens, with supporters of the US defending their feelings in ever more acrimonious exchanges that achieve little but take trolling to a whole new level? Or is it to become a place for serious and reasoned discussion? My money is on the first but then I have seen how mindless some netizens can be (see Rude Men in my blog here for example).
So Andrew – good luck with the blog. I will drop in from time to time to have a read and I may even write something for it later. In any case I’ve added it to the blog roll here as it will be an entertaining blog at least.