Monday, April 04, 2005

Yet another weblog?

This is a self answering question if I ever saw any. Let me ellaborate a little on this anyway.

  • First, I already maintain a weblog, with daily entries including pictures. It is witten in French (which is pretty natural since I happen to be a Frenchman living in France), and you can access it using the link on the sidebar. The home page I mention there is mostly an index to the photographs published in said weblog, by the way.
  • Why this blog then? Mostly because I wanted to have an English-speaking publishing space, since for various reasons I do have an interest in both cultures. And there's also the small fact that the blogging platform I've been using so far seems to be plagued with technical and managerial problems...
  • What will it be about? Probably mostly about books, and about places, and presumably many other things.
    • Books: I read mostly in English those days, from crime novels to poetry, which makes it a bit pointless to comment about my recent reads in a French-speaking blog.
    • Places: because I believe in going there and seeing what it's like. And there's "here" too: it's easy to forget how interesting the city where one lives can be interesting and surprising - even more so if you happen to live in Paris, I guess.

I'll try to keep my contributions here rather frequent - more or less daily.

So... please sit back, relax and enjoy!

8 comments:

tbltb said...

le plume:

Thanks for your comment on Blogger rules (?). I see you also have a Blogger account.

I am not familiar with 20six, but I will certainly look into it. My own experience is with Blogger, so my comments mostly apply to it. I checked out le plume and it is a very good looking site.

Unfortunately, my college French left me a long time ago. But I will try to make some sense of what you have written (time permitting.)

Le Plume said...

Thanks... The content here will be more accessible to English-speaking readers, I hope. ;-)

Actually, one of the reasons I opened a "Blogger" account is that 20six seems to be in pretty poor shape those days. Things seem to be a bit better here. We'll see!

tbltb said...

I went back to le plume to have a closer look and realized your latest post was on the death of the pope, or at least saying that you will not comment on it. By coincidence, my latest post is on the pope also, in case you would care to take a look at it.

I do hope you will publish more in English, and certainly include some photos. Blogger is currently weak in photo-postiing and has to rely on Hello/Picasa, but maybe that will change.

Le Plume said...

As you may have gathered, I was not a big fan of the late pope. This entry was mostly a rant against the media coverage and the French gov't decision to officially honor this death, which I think goes again the secular nature of the French Republic. Anyway...

Pictures: there will be pictures. The pictures I use on 20six.fr are hosted on my free.fr homepage because of stringent volume limitations there. I might do the same here, mostly because I find it convenient way to publish pictures. Thanks again for your encouraging comments, in any case.

Lucy Blue said...

Thanks for your suggestions, le plume! :) I have Cannery Row on my 'must read' list. Take care, LB

schuey said...

well well i shall sit back and enjoy then...

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