As I wind up things in NYC, I thought I'd pay a tribute to my blog friend, Claude, who blogs from Paris. She was the inspiration for this blog as she has enjoyed photography (she is a big Flickr user with over 17,000 photos posted on her Flickr site) and blogging from a big city.
I was too busy working on a graduate degree and adjusting the family to the move to really get out and explore when I first moved here. I was inspired by Claude's daily walks in Paris where she would post on another blog a photo each day. She no longer maintains her other blog but I set this one up to do the same thing. I didn't do it at all on a daily basis like I did (and still do) on my other blog. I was also encouraged when I started blogging by the Queen of the Elder Bloggers, Ronni Bennett, who was just preparing to leave NYC and still blogs at Time Goes By. Ronni wrote a huge long email about what I should see and do in NYC. So that is how and why this blog started. I am a huge fan of her blog and also of Jill, at The Busines of Life, another smart woman who has been encouraging to a new (then) blogger. Claude came to NYC not too long ago and met with blogger Naomi who I've yet to meet in person but thought if I could take on NYC like she does - man, just imagine. So with this blog, I thought I'd eat up this city with the eye of my camera and the clicking of my fingertips.
So, when I came to NYC and studied new media, I learned how to blog as a class assignment. Imagine, coming to NYC and learning to do something that I could do from anywhere. Ironic, huh.
Peace, love and...blog.