about me

Wow, I don’t think I’ve updated this page since I wrote it back in 2007. That’s some serious website neglect, even for me. So here’s the brand new, fully updated ‘about me’ page. Starting… now:

I’m from Canada but haven’t lived there since 2001. I kind of got hooked on travelling after spending the summer of 2000 scrubbing toilets in Ireland and then taking a short trip around Europe. Since then, I’ve been dreaming of a life of travel and after graduating in 2001, I headed immediately to Australia on a one-way ticket.

Since then I’ve lived in London and Beijing and have travelled a bunch. I quit my job in London in 2007 and have been roaming around since then, looking for interesting things to get up to. Fortunately I’m able to fund my life of wandering through earnings from the internet, and that’s what this blog is about (with a bit of travel thrown in, of course).

My latest and greatest passion is volunteering and I have spent time in Bangladesh, Nicaragua, Indonesia and Haiti as a volunteer. The work is hard but hugely rewarding and the people I’ve met have been amazing. I could go on and on about volunteering but instead I’ll steer you to my ebook page. I wrote an ebook called The Underground Guide to Volunteering and, if you’re remotely interested in volunteering, pick it up because it will be helpful. I promise.

I love meeting up with people as I travel so if I’m going to be in your area, get in touch! You can reach me at kirsty at nerdynomad.com. Check out my Google+ and Facebook pages or follow me on Twitter.

Here are a few things that might be of interest if you’re a new reader:

  • Earnings Reports – I write about my internet earnings so if you want to know how much or how little I rake in each month, start here.
  • Pushing 20: A List of My Websites – A list of my websites with short descriptions. A good place to start if you want to know more about the types of sites I create and how I use them to earn online.
  • 2009 Yearly Wrap Up – A summary of what I got up to in 2009 and what I want to do in 2010.

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