Welcome to New Girl in Paris!
Are you really starting another blog, again?
I’m asking myself the same question.
After 6 years of blogging at London New Girl about my move to London (I mean, talk about dragging it out) I’ve been tossing up whether or not to start blogging again since my move to Paris this year.
As all fellow bloggers out there know, it’s not exactly a walk in the park. Blogging takes a lot more work than meets the eye. Writing is the easy part, really. Then there’s the rest of it…
- setting up with a website host;
- building a website while being technologically illiterate;
- dealing with hackers and malware on the site (December’s really fun tech lesson);
- falling off seat when finding out how much it costs to have people clean up said malware on website (December’s other really fun tech lesson);
- buying domains and trying to redirect them while simultaneously losing a month’s worth of posts (and that was January’s lesson);
- linking out to the sources of every place or website you’ve ever mentioned, ever;
- optimising SEO for every page/post/photo/heading/link/thought/memory/dream/help me
Now you can see how enthusiasm for blogging begins to whittle away.
Not this time, no sir.
You see, despite all the crappy admin that comes along with it, London New Girl is one of the things that I’m most proud of. Bringing together a community of women in a new city has been insanely rewarding. Every time a girl gets in touch simply to say ‘thank you’ for helping her in some way, it makes all the hours spent googling website-related tech questions worth it.
So, while I’m going to do the basics to keep this little New Girl in Paris blog in check, I vouch (to myself, mostly) to keep it fun, no-fuss, helpful and honest.
After 6 years of dishing out loads of (often unsolicited) advice about moving to London, I think Paris will be a refreshing change.
So what’s New Girl in Paris all about?
New Girl in Paris will share an honest look into life in Paris from the point of view of an Australian/Polish/ex-Londoner who can’t control herself around boulangeries and doesn’t speak any French.
I have plans to learn both self-control and French.
If nothing else, you’ll have a good source of inspiration for your next visit to Paris. Oh, and obviously you’ll know about every decent coffee/brunch place there is.
Looking forward to sharing more of life in Paris with you!
New Girl in Paris
You may also enjoy:
- Goodbye 2017, Goodbye London
- About me
- Living in Paris – January Round-Up