Saturday, December 27, 2008

La France Profonde: Three years and three hundred posts!

A few of the guests at La France Profonde's third anniversary party

Today I am celebrating La France Profonde's third anniversary -- and my 300th France Profonde post.

I'm a few days late, as I actually started this blog on December 23, 2008. But I thought it would be nice to coincide with the 300th post. Plus, after three years, what's a day or two?

For this significant event, I took a look back over some old posts as well as my comment history.

First, what has been the most commented-on post on La France Profonde? I thought it would be this one, but actually it was:

Is life really a bitch without big chocolate chips?

So I guess among my readers, food wins out over politics any time.

I also made a list of a few of my favorites posts, in no particular order:

Traces of cafés past

Good-bye little bird -- and don't forget to fly home

An Odd Couple

La Gare de Rodez at Dawn

Old reflects against new

The latter post also contains what may be my favorite photo -- at least among those that I've taken:

After that, I also took a rather quick look at my early comments. I had been writing this blog for over a month before I got a comment that just "came in" from somebody I didn't know: on February 4, 2006, on a post about the local Bosch factory, I received a comment from Stéphan R., who kept up the Toulouse, One Day, One Photo blog very nicely for almost two years before disappearing from the blogosphere in May 2007.

I often wonder what happened to Stéphan, and I suspect if I went back carefully over my comments, I would find plenty of bloggers that I was in touch with for months before either their blog or our communication dwindled down to nothing.

But for now, I'm here, and La France Profonde is going into its fourth year with no plans to change much of anything.

Un grand merci to all of my readers for your comments and support!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your third year! Well done. I'll be around for your 4th.
Bonne Année

A World in a PAN said...

Congratulations on your third "Bolgiversary". Un grand merci for all the fun and interesting posts you bring.
I love the cows in your top shot: are they Limousines?

tut-tut said...

Looking forward to bloggerish communications in 2009, Betty!

The Beaver said...

Felicitations Betty. Looking forward for more entertaining posts. Merci

Loulou said...

Yay! Three years!
Bon Blogiversaire Betty. :)

spacedlaw said...

Happy anniversary, Betty!

RennyBA said...

Happy Three Years Anniversary and also for some years of blog friendship. You know I love reading your blog and enjoy the pics - so please keep up the good work.

Wishing you all the best for 2009 too and many years to come :-)

Emm said...

Congratulations on 300 posts. And now it's only three weeks until The Big Day. Hooray.

My Inner French Girl said...

Betty, you rock!

Keep up the fantastic work. You're a real gem, mon amie.


Randal Graves said...

I can't even fathom three years on the tubes. Just make sure that if YOU plan on disappearing, you at least leave behind a note!

Linda said...

Congratulations. I don't even know how long I've been blogging. Maybe I should look at my stats.

Betty C. said...

Thank you for all of the best wishes.

Don't worry, Randal, I have absolutely no plans of disappearing -- especially not from this blog!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Happy anniversary Betty.

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Happy Blogiversary! Here's to many more posts!

Anonymous said...

Happy Third Anniversary, Elizabeth Louise from a huge fan in Olympia WA. USA--Very proud of you and all your accomplishments. Keep on bloggin!

Love, and Best Wishes

Your best fan

Tinsie said...

Congratulations on the first 300 posts and here's to another 300 and another, and another! I love reading your blog and looking at your photos. Do keep it up :-)

Love and best wishes,

Tinsie xx

wcs said...

A great anniversary and productive 2009 to you! Looking forward to more...

My word verification is: bressed. I hope I don't end up in the market with my feathers plucked!

Betty C. said...

wcs -- Aren't those word verifications something lately? I almost wonder if they are pulling stuff out of our blog posts...

katiez said...

Happy 3rd and 300th!!!
I think I know those cows...
I always had them watching me in the Vendee, Here we have no livestock, all cereals and grapes!