Graham at the Cordon Bleu cooking school, Paris

Blushes: making the top 100 French blogs

This week I learned that I have made the list of the top 100 French blogs. I’m delighted to find myself alongside some fascinating bloggers whose posts I really enjoy.

I’m also rather flattered.

I’ve been blogging for 4 and a half years now. I started this blog back on 1 January 2014 and set myself the challenge of posting every day for that first year.

I managed it – but I can honestly say I was pleased when my year was up and I no longer needed to blog so frequently. Now, I post about once a week.

That initial year was terrific for increasing my knowledge of French customs, geography and cuisine – hence the photo I’ve used of me at the Cordon Bleu school in Paris. In fact, there were points when I asked myself why I had bothered studying for a degree in French language culture and politics when I could have just blogged instead.

The answer, of course, is that the internet hadn’t been invented when I was at university in the 1980s, but I digress.

“The blog has changed its name over the years. I may have to rename it again soon… Watch this space”

Being named one of the top 100 French blogs isn’t the only time I have been noticed as a result of blogging. I was interviewed for French Entrée magazine a few years back, for example.

More recently, some French journalism students got in touch and came and interviewed me about what I thought of Brexit. None of which is printable.

The blog has changed its name over the years. It started as A Year in Périgord but that seemed inappropriate after I moved to Lille last year – hence it became A New Life in Lille.

Mind you, I may have to rename it again soon. I daren’t tempt fate by saying anything about that right now, though, other than watch this space…

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7 thoughts on “Blushes: making the top 100 French blogs

  1. So reading between the lines.. the name of your blog… may be changing to something to do with Issegeac?

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  2. Felicitations!

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  3. Congratulations

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  4. Very mysterious!

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  5. Congratulations!

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  6. Félicitations…. you richly deserve to make the list which is quite the grand line up and you should be very proud. I look forward to much more from you – wherever you may be based 😉

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