Occasionally, when I’m not downing Prosecco by the bucket loads, I check out who’s
stalking me reading my blog, and then I reciprocate. I call this lazy stalking because it’s so easy. I don’t even have to open Google, I just open my dashboard and click on a random comment from one of my readers. If I really like something I try and ‘follow’ but that doesn’t always mean I actually have time to read all those blogs so they start to pile up like old, unread newspapers in a corner.
On rainy days, or sleepless nights (who am I kidding, that never happens, I sleep like the dead, just ask Coco), I get a chance to play ‘catch-up’. I sometimes add other blogs to my blogroll but I have noticed that when I use my iPad you can’t even see my blogroll without scrolling a lot. Then I also wondered how many people even look at it?
So, today I decided to highlight a few blogs that I have recently discovered. This is not a complete list. There are some great blogs out there and I would love to highlight all of them. Maybe I will make this a reoccurring theme and call it: “My Saturday Night Stalking Party”.
So, here it goes in no particular order…
- English man in Italy, written by Pecora Nera (Black Sheep)
This guy is hilarious. It’s also nice to see the role reversal because most expats are women living with Italian men. While he is English and living with an Italian woman. It’s a fresh perspective and one in which I am enjoying immensely.
- The very best top 10 of anything and everything, written by Russell Deasley
Russell is no slacker. He puts a lot of time and effort into his research to provide some interesting lists that include photos and links. He also shares generous tips for bloggers who want to increase their readership. Thank you Russell!
- Our Adventures in the Middle East, written by Mina Yamini
I first found Mina’s blog because she posted these adorable photos of her new Scottish Fold kittens, Hugo & Derek (I think is was Freshly Pressed). She captures these little guys with some great shots which is testimony to her exceptional skills as a photographer. What kept my attention was that she lives in Dubai, a place I’ve always been curious about. While I tend to skim over her more personal posts, I love her Caturdays (this is the first place I learned about this trend) and best of all her Monday lists. I have discovered some great stuff online just browsing her lists. They are a random selection of things she found on the net and decided were worth passing on every Monday. And for people like me who are lazy Google stalkers, this worked out perfectly.
That’s all for now…two posts in one day should keep you busy until dinnertime.
Next weekend is Easter and Mama is preparing a special lunch. Am I ever going to fit into my jeans again in this lifetime?