A New Direction

8 Sep

You’ll probably notice right away that something’s different with the website. There’s a new image on the top of the page (it’s a three-wheeler driving south on Galle Road in Hikkaduwa), and that’s not all.

Go to www.foundinceylon.com or click on “volunteering in sri lanka” on the top of this page and you’ll find a brand-new section about Found In Ceylon Experiences.

It’s my little project to help grease the tracks for people who are interested in volunteering at Rohana Special School. It’s exciting for two reasons: we’ve had great volunteers there and I want to make sure more keep coming into the picture, and it keeps me, in some way, stay connected with Sri Lanka.

I’ve been working on it for a while now and I’m really delighted to finally launch it. Go ahead and explore the pages! If you know someone who’d be a great volunteer, encourage him or her to visit this site.

At the same time, I’ve moved this entire blog section into its own /blog subdirectory, accessible anytime by typing www.foundinceylon.com/blog or by clicking the “blog” link on the top of any page. There’s also a new archive section to make it a little easier to find older posts. RSS feeds still work; you don’t have to change a thing.

You also might’ve noticed the Google ads on the right side. I’m using some new stuff to power the volunteer section which costs money, so I’m hoping those ads will offset the cost.

Also, if you’ve been subscribing to this blog via e-mail, and for any reason you don’t want to anymore, there’s an unsubscribe box on the right side (scroll down if you don’t see it).

And last, well, this has been a blog that is all about my experience in Sri Lanka. And clearly, I’m not in Sri Lanka anymore. But I don’t want to abandon this site and start up a new blog, so instead, I’m going to start including stuff that have nothing to do with Sri Lanka. I was doing that on other websites long before I started up this website one year ago, and I’m looking forward to doing it again. (edit: My plan was to turn this blog into a general blog and write about non-Sri Lankan stuff, but it just didn’t work. So this blog remains about Sri Lanka, and I’ve started up a separate blog at Found in Blank.)

I hope you’ll stick around. And if you do, I’d like to say “ayubowan” to a new website!

3 Responses to “A New Direction”

  1. Marilyn 08. Sep, 2007 at 2:02 pm #

    I hope this message reaches you. I still enjoy your Blog and love it read whatever you put on paper. I am excited to know what this next phase of your life will hold. Please keep us updated.

  2. Smitha 13. Sep, 2007 at 4:44 am #


    I have been reading your blogs and find them wonderful to read! I am really happy to see that you are doing this, as we need more people like you. And to see how much you have learned from your Sri Lanka experience, which is a lot similar to my culture, it sends goosebump all over me. I hope to hear more IN person! :)
    And I definitely miss you! *hugs*

  3. sara 05. Dec, 2007 at 7:52 pm #

    Very good web site, great work and thank you for your service.+l