Update: “If we were having Coffee”

#WeekendCoffeeShare at  Diana’s “PartTime Monster”

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I got a big surprise this week. I was contacted by Mike Long with his blog AIM Long who like me is a Christian and who also likes to share experiences on travelling. He suggested that he guest blogs at my blog on travelling and it turned out really fine. When I asked how Mike had found me he wrote:

At the #WeekendCoffeeShare event!

In his post Mike describes how he as a young man tried to jam as many sights into the short holidays in Paris. As a young person in 1970 in London and Paris I couldn’t afford tube or Metro tickets, so I just walked from one place to another the whole day long. Arriving at the stairs outside the British Museum in London I knew that I had met “the wall”. I had no energy left to go inside.

Mike recommends us to “Stroll” and I agree. When I take a slower tempo, time to be spontaneous, sit down here and there, take pictures of buildings and nature scenery, the travel experience turns up real pleasant.


If we were having coffee I would tell you that I had a good conversation with blogger Robert Doyle on his page “Soundtrack of Photography” on music and photography. Robert takes stunning photos that make me want to go to New York once more. Robert used to write very long posts doing a lot of research for his posts. That wore him out that he nearly lost the joy of blogging. Now he is on track again writing shorter posts. Our talk was on how to keep the motivation for writing. Robert has taken up running again and that got me to say that running helps me to get new fresh ideas and coming back I write a title and know afterwards what to write. Robert gets the content of the post but has to work on the title.  Staying in different blogging groups also helps to stay on track and not give in when we don’t feel like writing.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that when I get a bit stuck in my blogging it’s mostly due to lack of knowledge on how to develop the blogs. I have three blogs, one on my memoirs in Danish, one on BabyHealthCare also in Danish and then this one on different things in English. The features are different and I like to develop the look and function of them. A few times a year I book an hour at my private webmaster. It’s expensive but he helps me to alter the things I can’t do my self. Leaving him I am HIGH and so glad I did go. This time he helped me to create a page with the “category” “posts” in my Memoir blog. Those who like to read my blog can easily see all the posts alphabetically. When I read blogs I too would like to be able to see what was written earlier. Sometimes that is difficult.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that my most viewed post is about a famous Dane called Jacob Riis (1849-1914). He was a police journalist in New York who started to describe the poverty and distress among the immigrants in the workhouses in New York in the beginning of the last century. My post on him is found because he was a famous photographer and this year there was a special exhibition on his extraordinary life in New York, presently at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

Jacob Riis has never been celebrated in Denmark but this autumn 2016, the exhibition finally travels to Copenhagen.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I took a huge step to tell my readers about my wedding day the 12 th of May 1979

Liljekonval foto Olsen

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