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A random act of kindness

A random act of kindness

There is almost nothing better as a blogger than getting unexpected and random appreciative feedback in the form of emails from unknown readers.  We all love comments and social media shares, in fact we rely on them to help get the blog post seen, but when someone who...
10 most popular posts of 2015

10 most popular posts of 2015

It’s that time of year again when I look back and see which posts got seen and which ones didn’t.  I do it mainly for myself as I love lists and statistics though I hope my readers enjoy it too.  I make this list from viewing figures which means that posts...
Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

“Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award recognizes the unique voices of women bloggers around the world.” I’ve been nominated by the wonderful Corinne of Reflections Enroute for a Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.  I’m always chuffed to...
Versatile Blogger

Versatile Blogger

Pondering on dates and anniversaries recently over on my Facebook page for Lou Messugo I realised I’d been running the gîte for 5 years.  Which got me thinking that April has another anniversary – my blogiversary.  Three days ago, on the 18th April this...
Grow your Blog – blog hop party!

Grow your Blog – blog hop party!

Last year I participated in the biggest blog hop I’ve ever come across with over 400 participants and it was such a success that I’m doing it again. It’s called Grow Your Blog and it’s open to all genres of blog, from all over the world, simply...
Top 10 posts of 2014

Top 10 posts of 2014

As 2015 begins I find myself drawn to making lists and analysing what works and what doesn’t on my blog.  So just like last year here are the Top 10 most popular posts of the year and I must admit to being quite surprised by some of them!   1.  A (short) walk...
Blogs featuring Lou Messugo

Blogs featuring Lou Messugo

  Do you want to know more about me?  Do you want to read more of my writing?  Then you’re in the right place.  I’ve put together a list of other blogs where I’ve been written about, featured or written for.   Here you’ll find articles written...
Liebster Award

Liebster Award

I’m really pleased to announce that I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award by Rosemary of Aussie in France.  This isn’t a real “award”, it’s more like a chance to get to know other blogs and let them know you like them. It’s...
Grow your Blog – let’s have a party!

Grow your Blog – let’s have a party!

Today I’m trying something a little different.  I’m going on a Blog Hop.  For many of you that term will be familiar, but for my readers who aren’t also bloggers, it’ll undoubtedly be a new one.  So let me explain.  I’m participating in a...
Top 10 posts from 2013

Top 10 posts from 2013

Here’s a handy little list of the Top 10 most popular posts from 2013.  Handy for you, readers, to look back over or to read for the first time, and handy for me to try and work out what it is that you enjoy.   1. TOP 10 things to do with children on the Côte...
What does adventure mean to you?

What does adventure mean to you?

Adventure.  Oh this word conjures up so much! My life has been one big adventure so far.  Having lived in nine different countries, and travelled in 60, I’m eternally curious, forever wanting to explore more.  In this sense adventure means physically exploring...

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