Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Kid on the Blog

BFF
( Blog Friends Forever)

One of the joys of blogging for me, has been the many, many, dear friends I've made along the way. About two months ago I received an email from Genie, a blog follower ( and certifiable Francophile) from Mobile, AL. We arranged a meeting here in Birmingham at my home and talked nonstop about Paris etc. for 6 hours! ( Twins separated at birth is an understatement). Mid June found us together again, this time in the city we adore, Paris. We had a BALL trying to photograph everything we possibly could!

This past Tuesday, Genie drove up from Mobile and stayed with me overnight. We put our heads together and wrestled ... (fought tooth and nail) with Blogger, most of the afternoon and evening. Wednesday morning we awoke and in our nightgowns........ and after about 12 hours of hard labor..........Genie birthed her new photoblog........Paris and Beyond! As the "midwife" I can tell you that Blogger's new and "improved?" templates made it impossible to use an old classic template but we went to Plan B. I think her new blog is just parfait! It's colorful and full of fun.... just like Genie. I hope you will all visit often and leave her some of your encouraging comments!

13 comments:

puddinglane said...

Thanx Virginia for passing on that lovely blog-site "Paris & Beyond" - I've had a look and will definitely visit Genie's blog often. - great to see pic of Nicholas Sarkozy and the template looks fine - I like the red background - very Parisian. you done well!
Dianne xx

Julie said...

I agree that the new templates are a step backwards. They remove individuality.

jb said...

And you did it all by yo sweet lill' selves!

holly b said...

What a sweet post! Thanks SO much for helping mom out and getting her started in the blog-world, she has wanted to do this for quite a while. I'm SUPER jealous that I couldn't make the Paris trip in June with you all...sounds like you had a blast!!

M said...

You an Genie did a great job! What fun we had -- missing all of you!

Shell Sherree said...

Such a lovely story! Good on you for helping Genie along, V, and such a beautiful job you've both done. Congratulations!!

Genie said...

V, thank you for the lovely introduction and all your help! Your blog is just exquisite and I have already learned so much from you. You need to organize a photo-travel trip to Paris under your direction!

JB, these suthun' magnolyas managed just fine with some encouragement from you!

Starman said...

As I said in my comment on her blog, there can never be too many blogs about Paris.

Alexa said...

Oops—I got so caught up in Genie's wonderful new blog I forgot to come back and leave a comment here. You guys did a great job! And may I just say that I would loooove to go snapping photos all over Paris with the two of you one of these days.

VP said...

I am interested in everything new about Paris, so thanks for the link.
We are in Paris since last Friday and we have already shot thousands of pictures.

altadenahiker said...

She couldn't have a better mentor.

Katie said...

How wonderful the you and Genie found each other. You really do sound like separated twins! I'll check out her blog and look forward to many more photos of Paris from both of you!

Owen said...

Fantastic... you sure know how to put a capital N in Networking !