Seven months and 136 posts ago we started this Blog, initially as something absolutely temporary. Basically we wanted a space where we could easily upload pictures and other stuff from our wedding, and to which we could redirect people without the burden of communicating individually with everyone. As we were not technologically proficient enough to design our own website, we identified the blog as the easiest solution.
In time, the Blog changed a bit its function, and from a virtual archive, it became more and more a sort of virtual diary, or, if you prefer, a common mailing list: a space where we could collect and share our daily stories, our thoughts and reflections, and - by doing this - keep updated and keep in contact with our families and with the friends spread around the world. After hours sit in front of a computer in fact, we didn’t always have the will (and the strength) to spend additional time writing emails telling the same things to different people. And at the same time, time difference did not always make easy to simply chat over the phone.
Anyway, to make it brief, in the past months writing a blog has become a nice hobby, and often an opportunity to reflect on things and details that otherwise would easily pass away and be forgotten (a special thanks to Emanuele for his encouragement to start first, and to persist later).
Despite my initial enthusiasm however, I recently lost a bit my motivation as - not receiving many feedbacks* - I had the feeling I was writing more for myself than for the others - and that therefore the main purpose of the Blog got somehow lost**.
However, people hurried to reassure me: “Even if we don’t leave comments on your Blog, we do read it”.
Truth or adulation?
We decided then to set a small program to count the number of visits on our site. Don’t worry, your anonymity will be preserved, but at least we will know that, even from far away, you are following us. And this cheers us up!
(*) For those who wished to leave a comment on our Blog but had difficulties in doing it, you’ll find a step-by-step guide on how to post a comment on this blog in one of our past posts: http://www.matteoandmathilde.org/2009/12/how-to-comment-on-our-blog.html
(**) We would like though to thank once more our six ‘official’ followers: Clemence, Mathilde, Laura, Brice, Hu8o, and Pakto