I realize this is a rather subjective question but besides www.expat-blog.com are there other "expat" or travel related sites that you utilize for (quality) information...?
I will start with the obvious - http://www.google.com and then depending on search results I extend out from there depending on if I am visiting a place long-term, purchasing property, or moving for good. But, after the google search what sites do you feel offer constructive and unbiased information?
It depends on which country I am researching and how ´exotic´ it is. I usually start with the following, as well as google. www.expatfocus.com www.talesmag.com and sometimes, Lonely Planet´s forum, The Thorntree.
The best expat site is right here, for sure. But also you can check out The Expat Directory,and Internations, a worldwide expat face to face meeting group with events at bars, and such activities as cookouts. They probably have a chapter near you!
i am a regular reader of expat-blog, there are so many other like expatexchage.net, boomersabroad.com, but i find it more attrative, although the others have better features an more funtionalities, but i think in order to keep those functionalities working and to not exposing directly the expats, they have to take so many precautions which make these sites not friendly or usable in some way to a new or a common user!
As an earlier poster said, it depends on what country you're in. I soend a lot of time in Laos and there's absolutely nothing out there for that country, but there is a site with quite a few Laos based expats hanging around at orientexpat.com/laos/
But some of your links don't connect: also, I couldn't figure out how to post a comment. One of your recommended sites, internations.com, is a lily-pad for pro-NATO contributors. I'm still a member, but got sick of feeding the trolls in the Politics & Society section. Its Expats section is neutral, but it isn't used much.