Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Blog Avoidance Syndrome

Time to pack up and start the long trip home from Saudi Arabia. Shot at least half a dozen clips for the new video — some of the toughest I've done. A good start, but there's a long way to go. I will be very, very glad to be home in…wow, like, 40 hours.

Over the last month, I've been posting regularly to friends on my personal Facebook page and procrastinating about the big, long entries I usually put in my blog. I just now finished the one that's been sitting on my computer for three weeks, and I'm pretty sure I'll never get around to the rest.

I tried to find an easy way to automatically repost those entries here on my blog, but if there is such a way, it's beyond me. The Facebook features of this blog service go in one direction and not the other. So what I'm going to do for now, as an experiment, is just manually paste all my super-short Facebook entries from the last month into this journal.

In the future, I hope to find a system that is both timely, accessible and reasonable for me in terms of workload. I hope this short term solution is reasonably entertaining and not too annoying.

25 Responses to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Blog Avoidance Syndrome

  1. Joseph D.

    hi Matt :)

    I just watched two of your video’s and they are awesome! And really funny :). Where are you going next? I hope it’s nice.

    Joseph, Age 11, Canada

    P.S. I hope you come to my hometown St. John’s, Newfoundland!

  2. Luke

    Hi Matt,

    Haven’t checked up on your blog for quite some time now (over a year), good to see you travelling :)

    Really wish I had gone to Warsaw back in 2008 when you were visiting Poland. I hope you’ll visit us once again, maybe Gdansk/Gdynia this time. Both are coastal cities, Gdansk is known for it’s Solidarity movement, Gdynia hosts one of Europe’s best music festivals, Heineken Open’er, every year in the beginning of July. It would be splendid :)

    Anyhow, Have fun in the Middle East.

    Wishing you all the best, Luke from Poland.

  3. Arianna

    Hi Matt! I’m Arianna from Genoa (Italy), you are fantastic, your video are fantastic! ha was in Dubai? Big Kisses.

  4. it’s been awhile since i visited this site i’ve first seen your videos back in 2008 and it’s cool to know that up to now your still traveling around the world visit the Philippines in your next trip

  5. Korea

    Hi Matt
    I saw that your in Seattle.
    Where are you going to dance next?
    I’ll be waiting you to come to Korea.
    email me

  6. Caitlin

    Hi Matt – I’m a long time fan of your videos. It’s exciting that you’re travelling again! I can’t wait for the new vid. I keep wondering what your next project will be when you’re done dancing. Done dancing? Will you ever be done dancing?

    All the best,
    Caitlin from Brooklyn, NY

  7. Wayne

    Wow… So I just concluded reading your blog archives from start to finish for the first time since 2006. You sure have done a lot of stuff since then.
    Let me know if you end up cruising through SLC.
    Wayne, Utah

  8. Natalie

    Hi Matt,
    Just discovered your blog.
    I just wanted to let you know I think you totally rock! Your vidéos are the best “feel good” vidéos in the whole wide world, brings tears to my eyes, don’t know exactly why but they do. I guess it’s because I feel the planet “united” together in that little dance..

    Keep on keeping on!

    Natalie , Québec, Canada

  9. Brad

    I spent some time in Riyadh myself. If you could see inside some of the mansions that I have seen then you would have been blown away. They do love their riches there.

  10. Tommy Lawn

    Fantastic blog Matt keep it up! Hope the rest of your trip is as exciting as it appears to be so far!

  11. Matt,

    I have enjoyed reading about your travels to the Middle East.

    I saw your videos for the first time last year, The breakdown of trust is the number one problem in our world. Your simple dance did more to remove walls between people than almost anything I have ever seen. This inspired me to take my own tour, I call it the Trust Tour. link to trusttour.com

    I am speaking abut at Gnomedex next weekend. I was wondering if I could interview you while I am in Seattle. I would like to add your voice to the chorus of others who are improving our world.

    Let me know if you can make the time. Great Work! Thank you!


  12. Makine

    Hi Matt,
    When I looked at the video you put on January 09, 2009, I laughed so much that I want to thank you for that !
    Thank you for all you do as well for sure, I still spend good time when I visit your blog :)
    Makine, France

  13. Brittany

    Well I know they make microphones that hook up to computers that will type what you say, but I don’t know how extensive they are, or if they would work for larger workloads lol :) Maybe someday in the future!

  14. Matt, you are an inspiration to us all!

    BTW – There IS an easy way to hook your BLOG up to your Facebook. This connection works not only for fan pages, but personal pages as well. I could help you do that if you like. If you go to my facebook fan page (link to facebook.com) all that content is pulled DIRECTLY from my website (which is nothing more than a blog: http://www.savvydesigndivas.com ) – I would be MORE than happy to provide you this service free of charge as payback for the inspiration you bring us all!!

  15. Ahmad

    Hi Matt..
    I wish that I knew you were in Riyadh
    it would have been such an honor for me to meet you.

    I wish you the best of luck..

  16. Hema

    Hi Matt,

    I just stumbled upon your blog and went to the dancing videos first. You are hilarious! i mean, how do u even manage to dance so badly?? LOL!! thank you so much for making me laugh so hard! Love your posts on India (haven’t read all of it ,though). so where are you going next?


  17. Sheng Vang

    Hello Matt
    I love what your doing. I’m also glad that your work it being appreciated. I will be excited when you pass by my town so that i can be in your video.

  18. Jim Lanahan

    Hi Matt.
    Love the blog. It is a smiling machine. I think I hurt myself trying to emulate your wonderful dance… Best of luck. Keep up the good things that you are doing…

  19. Dody Bin Fahad

    Hi Matt,
    i heard that you wanna begin your next trip from Riyadh ..
    Tell me if you want anything i live there and i know about all piece in Saudi Arabia

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