Sunday, 26 February 2012

A Little Bit Of Housekeeping


Before I forget, please have a look at one of my post on Hajra’s travelling column here.

Right, back to business now: it is this time of the year again. Where do I start?  There are some changes that I need to share with you. For starters, Google Friends Connect will be discontinued by end of the month. Please don’t be shy, do not hesitate to follow/like me on my brand new FB page, or on my Google+ page (the buttons are on the right hand side of this post).
I have also tried to make the design of my site a bit simpler, in order to focus on the content of the posts rather than on the fancy bits. I hope that it worked. Once again, any comments are welcome.


I keep receiving lots of requests from PR agencies to put ads, links, or to guest posts on my site. So far I have just turned them down. For some funny reason, most requests come from gay dating websites…I don’t have anything against gay dating websites but I don’t believe that it would enhance my blog. Eventually, something I like will come along and maybe I will accept some form of collaboration. Let me be clear, I don’t really want to make any money from it (even if it would be nice, my blog is and will remain an author’s blog, focused on content). That said, I would like, with the money collected from the ads (let’s dream a bit), to sponsor a child with ActionAid (you can check out their website here). What do you think?
Finally, since I have created an email address for the blog, I also keep receiving requests from men to start a relationship. How funny (and unexpected)! I am sorry to break it out to you guys, but I am happily married. But this is all very flattering indeed.
Right, that’s it. Well, not quite in fact. OK, I will say it fast: I have started to draft a book on what it feels like to be French in London. It is early days and I don’t know where it will take me. Just wish me luck!

16 comments:

  1. Good luck with the book, Muriel...and with the endless relationship requests! Perhaps you'll need to draft a 'Thanks, but no thanks' standard email reply?!

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    1. I will need more than luck with the book. It is hard work. As for relationship requests, I don't reply. I don't want to enter into any sort of correspondence with weirdos!

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  2. PS Love the piece on Udaipur! Wish I had time to visit on my Indian trip but am being kept very busy in Surat, which is fascinating although not nearly so beautiful...

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    1. I am glad that you liked it. I miss India a lot!

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  3. Good Luck! I have been working on my writing piece and so has Stacey if you want either of us to look at anything for you let us know. We epically failed at our little writing group but atleast we can support as best we can.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. I will send something in about 10 days. It is a lot slower than I thought. Sigh. Nothing is easy...

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  4. Good luck with the book! I am now examining your blog closely to see why you are getting all this unwanted attention, and I think the portrait of DSK you have posted on the sidebar must have something to do with it. Putting people in the mood for offering unwanted attentions, perhaps....

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    1. Why I get relationship requests is beyond me. That said, I haven't received any since this last post...I will keep my fingers crossed!

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  5. I think you will do an awesome job of writing a book about what it's like to be French in London - after all, you do have the necessary credentials!

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    1. I do indeed, but it is a lot more work than I thought. OK, I will just say it: I am struggling a bit...

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  6. I agree with Jennifer, keep it up with the book and thanks always for your help and support!
    Ugh on the GFC.
    I signed up with my Google Plus and I'll look for your FB. Way to plan ahead.... I need to get on it! :)

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    1. Thanks for your help and support too...I am not sure that I am that good at planning ahead and it took me a long time (way too long) to set up the pages. Must be getting old!

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  7. Best of luck Muriel! The book is a great idea and I am sure it can work, you write very well!
    I receive some of these e-mails too........quite weird.
    Take care.

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    1. Maybe it has something to do with being French. I don't get it. Take care too, Marie.

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  8. Muriel, I see lots of books in the States about Americans and Brits in France, but I don't think I've ever seen one like you describe. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Julie! I suppose that I just have to write it now!

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