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Sometimes, I get curious about those other bloggers who are not regular visitors to my blog why they like a particular post from long ago. Come to think of it, I don’t even remember writing about those subjects. So what I do is read  them too. When you are reading them, your visits to those posts do not register and add up to your stats.

My first question is, did I really write those? I have close to 2,800 posts since the start of this blog so sometimes it is hard to remember. Are you aware of that too?

It’s nice though to see new faces visiting your blog. Sometimes, I am not even familiar with the places where they come from. It is hard to maintain a blog.  Who says it is easy? You are putting yourself in the public eye.

To all those who visit my posts once in a while and to all my online friends here,  a big THANK YOU.

 

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Where are they now?

Those long-ago bloggers who used to be so active in commenting then all of a sudden, they are gone. I miss their blog posts. From time to time, I see their comments in my old blog entries and when I click their site links, either the blog has become a private one or they have stopped posting altogether.

When does one stop blogging? I’ve been in the blogging world for ten years now and it did not even come to mind to stop sharing here. As I’ve always said before,  blogging has somehow become a way of life. You get to know people from all walks of life, you meet friends and it seems the geography becomes just a few minutes of visits and updates.  The places they visit become your world for a while too. You get to laugh and smile about their adventures and empathize with them in their misfortunes.

Of course, it is always  nice to meet new bloggers and old ones whose blogs you have just discovered. It is nice to get updates in places you have never been to but you see them vividly in pictures. It is always nice to share your thoughts and somewhere, somehow, someone is glad to hear from you.

Content still counts though. There is nothing like a good content that attracts fellow bloggers and writers to read your blog. Blogging is like going to school focusing on specific subjects one day at a time. I write, you read. You interact, I reply. And when we are happy with the interaction, we form a friendship. We look forward to the next post  sometimes with bated breath. What is in store for me today?

A blog entry isn’t just a long text, it is an opportunity to meet people, a chance to meet friends.

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I am quite fascinated by books I read about life in Italy and in France. I love Peter  Mayle’s account about life in Provence, France in his three memoirs that I’ve read before. I was thrilled reading Frances Mayes’ Under the Tuscan Sun and the movie adaptation too.

I decided to find French and Italian bloggers or those who blog about life in France and Italy. I particularly like the rural scene, the countrysides of both and the way they live.  Found around four bloggers and I am excited to explore their sites.

Hooray 🙂

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