Happy 7th Blogiversary, Calabrisella Mia!!


Calabrisella Mia is 7 years old today! (actually it was yesterday, but better late than never)

Blogging means different things to different people. For me, it is my little nook in the internet where I can run off to and scribble down my thoughts and share a bit of myself and the things that I love with whoever decides to stop in. It’s become my constant companion, molding and transforming with me as I grow. It is an open door, its threshold leading me to an infinite world of opportunities waiting to be explored and developed.

It’s not always easy; the daily demands of work and home life can make it challenging to sit down and give it the attention it needs and deserves. Sure it would be easy to just close the blog down and focus on the never-ending list of tasks that spill off the pages of my planner but that would mean giving up a piece of myself in the process and I refuse to let that happen.

In the past I’ve always used my blogiversary to take a look back, but this year I want to do something different, I want to look ahead.

This blog is and always has been a creative outlet for me that I would like to see continue to grow and develop.

Here are a few ways I hope to start doing just that:

♦ Schedule regular content (finding the magic number of posts that is right for me)
♦ Move to a self-hosting website in order to have more control over design layout, widgets, and other useful tools.
♦ Do more guest blog posts – If you have a blog and would like me to share some thoughts, let me know!

I’d also love hearing from all of you. If you have any burning questions about living in Italy or if there are aspects of Calabria (or Southern Italy for that matter) that you’d like to learn more about, leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to share my opinions and thoughts on the subject in upcoming posts.

A sincere heartfelt thanks, or as we say in Italy “grazie di cuore”, to all my readers for taking your precious time to read my blog. It really means a lot to me!

Image credit:  Melanie Hughes

  1. karenincalabria

    February 12, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Congratulations on 7 years (and coming up on 8)! I’ve only been at it for a year and a half, and I completely understand your point about finding the magic number of posts as I’m finding it a very time-consuming process. I commend you on your dedication!

    1. LuLu

      February 14, 2016 at 8:29 am

      It can be so difficult to find the time needed to write! I don’t like to rush and post something just to post.

  2. Carmela Gagliardi

    May 8, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Congrats on your 7th anniversary, I was 3 years old when I came to Canada and I am very proud of my Calabrian roots. I love your blog and wish you continued success!! tanti auguri!

    1. LuLu

      May 9, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you so much, Carmela! That is so very sweet! 🙂

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