It occurred to me that the time difference between Korea and the U.S. seems to be working in my favor. I usually post a blog entry daily around 8 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time, giving American readers something new to read virtually every day. Most visitors read World Adventurers at some time other than when I post a blog entry. When I post an entry at 10 p.m. in Korea, it appears at 8 a.m. on the East Coast and at 5 a.m. on the West Coast. Readers usually visit this site hours later, long after I’ve retired for the night. Blogging from Paraguay will be different. Paraguay is just one hour ahead of the U.S. East Coast and shares its time zone with Eastern Canada. While not so advantageous to blogging, this means I will have a longer window of time to make business and personal phone calls to the United States. In Korea, calling back to home to America is a tricky proposition. I have a time window of about six hours when I can call at a reasonable time, usually between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. 2 p.m. in Korea is midnight on the U.S. East Coast, and people get cranky when you call them after midnight.
I’ve noticed that Asian readers visit this site at all times of the day, although the majority visit in the evening while I’m writing a blog entry. I usually post a draft blog entry, edit it, do some fact checking, edit it some more, and tinker with the theme. Sometimes what I actually write turns out to be completely different than what I intended to compose. The blogging process can be a time consuming venture, resulting in multiple updates at different times as the piece evolves. Some readers read an unfinished, draft World Adventurers blog entry. Case in point–tonight’s title evolved from "New Every Morning" to "Time Warp" to "Warped Time" as the entry evolved. I like pithy and eclectic titles with an ironic and punny twist.
I often joke that I live in the future. I really do while living in Korea. After all, I live more than 12 hours ahead of most Americans. When I talk to someone in America, I sometimes joke, "Hey, how’s the past? The future isn’t so bad!"