Happy 3rd Blogiversary!

3rd blogiversary

Buon compleanno (happy birthday) to Not Just Another “Dolce Vita”!

This past year in the blogsphere has been a great one.

Back at the end of June, I was Freshly Pressed for my post “A Love Letter to Italy”, in the fall was nominated for the Italy Magazine Blogger Awards for my post “Why Study Italian?” and earlier in 2014 I was fortunate enough to take part in a podcast interview with Cher Hale of The Iceberg Project. A few of my posts have also been reprinted in Florence News and Events, a publication aimed at foreign students in Florence.

Add to that countless new readers, followers and commenters, and you’ve got what I would call a pretty successful third year of blogging!

Grazie a tutti voi, thank you to all of you, who, by following, reading, commenting and supporting, make blogging a whole lot more fun.

As I prepare to take off for Italy again (yay!) you can prepare for some more travel-rich, Italy-laden posts coming your way.

Ciao for now!

Happy 2nd Blogiversary!

Happy 2nd Blogiversary!

Happy 2nd Blogiversary!

Wow. I can’t believe it’s been 2 years. Time flies when you’re having fun, and that’s what I’ve been doing with Not Just Another “Dolce Vita”.

What’s nice about this 2nd blogiversary is that I’m doing the same things I was when I started the blog: getting ready for a long (but never long enough) sojourn in Italy. Two years ago at this time I was also furiously trying to finish all the papers I had to write for my Master’s Degree, which I did finish on time,  grazie a Dio. Still, this year I’m busy, busy, busy!

Although I haven’t posted nearly as much as I would have liked, this past blog year has also been an eventful one for me. On the blog and writing side of things, I’ve upped my followers on WordPress, Facebook and Twitter. I’ve hit record-breaking (my own records, that is) page view totals for days, weeks and months. I started freelancing for Panoram Italia, a great Toronto-based magazine, partly in thanks to the writing I’d already done here.

On the personal side of things, the past blog year has seen me: travel to Spain and Las Vegas for the first time, travel back to Italy, lose my job, go back to school, and secure a great job for this summer that’s going to have me leading Canadian university students around Italy for 6 weeks and Canadian high school students around France for 4.

Non c’è male! Not too shabby!

As always, grazie a voi (thanks to all of you) for reading, commenting and following me here at Not Just Another “Dolce Vita”. It’s great to connect with other people who love and are interested in Italy.