Today is the anniversary of when I wrote my first blog post. Eight years ago. Gosh, can it really be that long? Mind you I know of one blogger whose blog will be a teenager this year! Simon actually started the blog here on February 5th 2008 but it wasn't until March 20th 2008 that I first committed finger to keyboard.
Originally the blog was meant as a means of keeping friends and family in touch with what we were doing here in France and to be honest, I have no idea how many people, if any, read anything that either Simon or I posted. However as we neared getting the gite ready to open we got a surprise email from a Dutch family asking if we would be open by July 17th 2010 as they wanted to book, having read about the gite on the blog. Well, that certainly focussed our progress and we did indeed get the gite finished (JUST) and welcomed our first family thanks to the blog.
From then on I realised the blog had potential as a marketing tool not just a diary of what we were up to but it did have one problem for our SEO as it was not actually connected to our website. So early this year we created a new website with a blog attached which rather left this original blog a bit in limbo. After 8 years of writing I did not want to just let it disappear, I wanted to develop it and take it further which is why, today, I am relaunching as the name you see above:
"A Green and Rosie Life"
The Eco-Gites of Lenault website blog will focus on posts about France, Normandy whilst A Green and Rosie Life will concentrate on how we can all work together to live that little bit more of a green (and rosy) life. Topics will include:
This blog will also have one more major difference now in that I hope to actually raise some money from my ramblings and details of what I would like to get involved in will follow shortly. In the meantime I would just like to welcome you all to A Green and Rosie Life. Please do come and follow all my new social media pages (links in the side bar) and then join in with the one-off linky below:
My First Blog Post Linky
- I invite you to link up your fist ever blog post, although if it is simply a "Welcome to Blogging" post you are more than welcome to link up your first "proper" post.
- Please comment on at least one of host posts (both if you can) and a few other linkees (is that a word?).
- If possible can you add the badge or link back to this blog and if you tweet your post with the hashtag #MyFirstBlogPost I will retweet you.
- Please also follow @GreenRosieLife on Twitter. You'll also find me on Facebook, Pinterest and Google+ and I'd love yo to follow me on thise too :)
- Oh and do add a comment saying how long you have been blogging for!
Above all enjoy looking at where we all started from.