In October 2011, we started this blog with a simple idea: to write about life in Ukraine.

Of course, its easy to find news about Ukraine and there are many commercial guidebooks that will tell you where to stay and what to see. However, we wanted to be different. We wanted stories, adventures, opinions and excitement.

Fifteen months later, our 82 published articles have been read by an astonishing 102,662 people world-wide.  In fact, so many people are reading about Ukraine that we’ve had visitors from exotic places I’ve never heard of, like the Åland IslandsVanuatuGuam and a funny place called Guyana!

Our busiest day was Thursday, March 29, 2012 when we had 7,159 visitors and the most popular article so far has been “You know you’ve been in Ukraine too long when…” which has been read 22,652 times.

Our best friends are, Ukraine, the USA and Great Britain and the most popular keyword search is…?  Can you guess?  (girls? Tymoshenko? Borsch?)

Nope, the most popular search word is: banana!

I’m serious.

Anyway, I’m just writing to say thanks. I love exploring and writing about Ukraine and I know that Jerom and the other contributors (Sergiy, Alla, Жанна etc) do too.   It’s not always an easy place to live, but it is endlessly fascinating.

Therefore, I hope we will be able to keep this site going and to expand our project with many more quirky and interesting articles, and this is why I’m launching a new project.

Ladies and Gentlemen I invite you all to join the <a href=”https://www.yammer.com/bluetoyellow”>Blue To Yellow Network</a> 

Powered by Yammer, the network is a private social network, which links us (me, you and anyone else who wants to join) and gives us a private space to discuss everything we love (or hate) about Ukraine.   You can share articles, post pictures and connect with other contributors across the country.  Oh, and its free!

The Blue To Yellow Network: https://www.yammer.com/bluetoyellow

You’ll need to register a Yammer account (which is also free and easy) and once you are a member, you will be able to invite your friends to join you.

If you have any problems registering, please send me an email (ian@bluetoyellow.com) and I will add you.

See you there,