This website is not about my life, per se. It’s more an expat blog in general – I’m just a representative. Hopefully, others will learn from my experiences here in Madrid and be better because of it.
A lot of people end up here looking for information about whether or not Spain is a country, about how to pick up American girls (as if I really knew), and about housewives turned prostitutes or nude cyclists.
And as far as I can tell, only a dozen or so people come here hoping to find out how this charming young fellow named Daniel is getting on with his life.
But hell, it’s my website and I can write about whatever I want!
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for an update.
The new World Headquarters for your favorite expat blog
Big things are happening!
Namely, the Chorizo Chronicles are getting a new world headquarters, up in a much classier neighborhood in the north.
But Daniel, you might say, how do you manage to afford such luxury on your meager teacher’s salary?
Well, it’s sort of a calculated risk. I want to go where the money is, and hopefully, in the process, earn more money.
Here in my neighborhood I can get the occasional private lessons, but it’s always after letting myself be talked down to an embarrassingly low hourly rate. At the same time, I’m turning down much more profitable gigs in the north, simply because I don’t have time to take the metro all the way up there.
Time is money.
And time spent in transport is time that nobody is paying you for. So I hope, also, to eliminate several hours a week in transport with this move. Which will allow me to do other more important and productive things. Things like write more books or make more videos. You know. Things that earn me money.
I’m actually pretty happy that I look less and less like a zombie on video these days. I’m still not extremely charismatic, but give me some time – I will be!
My new marketing blog
In other news, I have a new blog (in Spanish) about marketing. See for example, this article about the bad English that the government is using to build its brand internationally. I’ve been marketing my own business for a while, and it seems to be working, so I might as well write about it a little bit.
Also, hopefully I’ll have a few new articles up this spring. So far, I think my most popular article is this one about things I’ve learned living abroad.
Not much more to say at this point. I’ll leave you with that.
Thanks for reading your favorite (or least favorite) expat blog about Madrid. And for much more, check out some of the best Madrid blogs.
Keep it real, y’all.
P.S. For some serious commentary about the Spanish economy and how everything sucked for several years in the early part of the century, check out Revisiting the Great Recession. That one’s new. Enjoy!