No, I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth, nor have I forgotten I have this blog… I do have a half dozen articles half written, three of which pertain to quinta visits in November – I am deeply embarassed I haven’t gotten them polished up and posted yet.
But I did write one post for another blog. Last spring when I moved this blog onto WordPress and began learning about this platform, I was helped many times in the peer-help forum by Timethief. I followed the links and found two blogs which she writes, which have become favourites.
One is a fascinating, multi-faceted conscious living and wellness blog, This Time This Space.
The other is her blog about blogging – which is an amazing resource I cannot recommend highly enough, One Cool Site Blogging Tips. The name really says it all.
I thought I’d read nearly all she’d written, but a week ago I discovered one entry I’d missed, What’s Your Paid Blogging Dream Job? I began to draft a comment and ended up writing what turned into a guest post, How a Dream Blogging Job Found Me.
Plans for 2011 on this blog: first catch up on those three quinta visits, write more about Portuguese food which is every bit as wonderful-but-sorely-underrated at Portuguese wines have been, and continue to write about life in and travel (wine-related and otherwise) around this marvelous country. I also plan to try a couple bi-lingual posts.
Meanwhile, to rest your eyes, one of those small sure signs it’s a new year and spring is coming: I was in the Douro last Thursday and the almond trees were blooming – this at Graham’s Quinta do Tua. And yes, it really is an almond tree – those two olives are on a branch from a neighbouring tree!