My good friend and blogging buddy Jermaine Chastain of French Kissed
knows that after a little more than 6 months of blogging I will be celebrating my
200th post soon. What she doesn’t know is that she’s the first focus
on my 5 day countdown to the best reasons for blogging.
According to me.
These are all favorite posts from Jermain’s blog.
click on the links to get a taste of what makes this women tick.
What first attracted me were her posts on Paris. Slap the label Paris
on anything and I perk up. Shallow, but true. Though
her home base is the lovely coastal town of Santa Barbara, Ca.
she has 2 gorgeous, clever daughters that move about the world,
and she was showcasing the French apartment of one of them.
Loved how got her camera got in really tight on an antique French armoire
so I could read the patina…layer by layer. And took the time to take us
along for tea at Mariage Fréres and a jaunt through Deyrolle…
And the thing that makes her a woman after my own heart,
is that she has a paint brush and is not afraid to use it.
She is very assertive in her quest for beauty,
and not having the budget for 18th century antiques is not
going to get in her way.
She is probably fairly clever, since she is a licensed attorney and real estate agent,
quite agile because she was an Ice Capades skater,
obviously into design since she stages homes for photo shoots…
and she’s certainly adapted to everything life has thrown her way,
raising two well loved and independent daughters.
So my first best thing/piece of advice…
Find a blog friend who is somewhat new at blogging to learn the ropes with and support.
We all have our favorite “Grande Dames” of blogging that inspired us to venture forth,
but it is extremely valuable to form a connection with a peer (or peers) as you
navigate your way. Finding those blogging buddies is my first best thing.