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What happens after 300+ views a day? 10 Discoveries (with real stats)

I stumbled upon something on June 29: posts can be discovered on the world wide web!  Oh please, what a revelation, right? 300 views a day? That’s peanuts. It’s true, compared to leading platforms like Matador Network for travel and CrazyEgg for content marketing. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you know how hard it is to get there. You’ve probably researched things like SEO (search engine optimisation), social media engagement and getting your blog discovered. The lists are many, and the transparent cases few. So I’m sharing how I got from 20+ daily views to 300+ average views a…

Startup and Tech Jobs in Tokyo

Startup Jobs in Tokyo: 19 Leads You May Have Missed

Japan’s start-up scene is definitely up and coming. While it is much more international than other industries in Japan, most of the events are still geared towards Japanese speakers. I developed a list geared towards professionals, digital nomads, and global citizens who want to work in Japan but have not mastered Japanese to a business level. In this list, you’ll find: Content: English content written by locals who are either startup founders and/or developers in Japan. They offer candid and practical advice for people who want to get jobs. Job Boards: Ones with English job listings Events: Regular events to meet people in…

In Conversation With: Annie from Helping Hands

In the sultry heat of Yangon’s afternoon, I walked down windy streets flanked with food stalls, garbage collection carts, and leafy palms. I was on my way to meet Annie. She’s been key to several social businesses such as Helping Hands Yangon and the first local artisan-goods shop, Pomelo. I walk through the wide open gates into a mansion with a portico, pool, and well-kept garden palms and flowers. The lanky boys in t-shirts too big for them are busy kicking around a football. The carpenter is sprawled over the table he is finishing and young lads here and there march purposefully through the lawn. I invite…

In conversation with: Kay Strasser

It was still a numbingly hot afternoon by the time we wandered out around 2pm to find food around Kandawgyi Lake. Right inside the entrance gate of a posh German institute is a roadside food stall, run by a family that is / used to be guards for the mansion. Kay, German-Burmese by heritage, had just returned a few days prior from a trip to the conflict-ridden, hilly, and isolated northern Chin state, where he had gone to discover local education innovators. Apart from riding broken and muddy paths (no roads), and sleeping in huts, he tells the stories of…

In conversation with: Benjamin Taghavi-Awal

While I was sipping an ice coffee and filling out my Myanmar visa application, a solitary fellow came along on a bicycle under the full might of the noon-time sun. He was more intrigued by makerspace just beside the cafe to notice the heat, and I was intrigued enough to stop my application. It turns out Ben is a proud social entrepreneur based in Tanzania. When he climbed Kilimanjaro years ago, as a tourist, he was so frustrated by how little the porters were paid in relation to how much he had to pay for his trip that he began…