The first Tuesday of ever month is the day that a group of women from all over the world write about a set topic… How that subject is interpreted is up to the individual… and that is the part that interests me… reading what others think, learning their takes on a common theme. We view the world so differently from each other and we each absorb information is a unique manner… This month’s subject is about blogging, about sharing and about starting the holiday season off with some good karma towards others.
Where to begin? At the beginning is always a good place to start… A blog is a place to share your ideas, your thoughts, your dreams, your passions… in some cases a forum to air your likes and dislikes… For me, French Essence has always been about the beauty… in France, in fashion, in interiors… in life.. I hope it is place for escape, a place for discussion… and a place to relax, to forget the everyday and become immersed in another world… Blogging is about sharing… it must be… otherwise it doesn’t work… I tell you… you tell me… ‘Show and Tell’… That’s the way it works.
I remember my first post… more than four years ago… but most of all I remember my first comment… I couldn’t believe that someone had not only found my blog but that they had commented. These days it’s all different and I feel very much like an old kid on the block… Blogging has changed… and I suspect that now the majority of my readers read by email and aren’t bloggers themselves… It wasn’t like that when I started blogging… the scene was smaller and most of my readers were other bloggers… we connected and communicated via our sites… If it wasn’t for other bloggers sharing my words I don’t know that I would be still writing so much these days.
French Essence has morphed and changed over the years… that is inevitable… otherwise you and I would be extremely bored… I talk more about women, our issues… I adore to show you fashion and what I think is working for our age group… and most of all I like to chat the French talk… to show you where I have been and what’s happening in my French life… The one thing that never changes is the sharing… because without that, there is no point. The more of us in this together, the better.
I started ‘My Daily Click’ as a way to offer a little extra, a way to share… I wanted to surprise you each day with a photograph, a word.. an idea… nothing strenuous or stressful… and certainly no compulsion to open if the inbox is too full… and no need to comment… just a little pleasure to brighten the day… I also wanted to share new sites that I discover… places that I find creative and that I think you might enjoy… it is my way of giving back to writers, to bloggers, to designers, to photographers.
I guess what I am trying to say is that blogging and sharing go hand in hand… there cannot be one without the other… Practically it is clear… nobody wants to talk to themselves… not for too long anyway… Sharing whether it is in true life or through a social media platform is a wonderful experience… I have said this often… my life has changed, it has been so enriched through blogging…and it has enabled me to make friends all over the world and none of that would have been possible without sharing.
Visit the other bloggers discussing this today HERE
My favourite blogs HERE… there are so many I have a separate page for them… we have been together from the start and I consider them family…
Something new and fun to discover HERE.. my gorgeous friend Jo who lives in NY and has just started blogging…
Paris By Mouth… a fantastic resource for Paris… HERE
and some beautiful visuals… HERE