Who Says an Old Blog Can’t Learn New Tricks?

Some of my favorite blogs are the ones that I have been reading for years. Two of them have updated their looks in the fast few weeks.

Art and Barb Live in Italy

Barb from the Slow Travel and Expats in Italy communities moved her blog to her own domain name: Art and Barb Live in Italy.

Barb has been running this blog since she and Art moved from Kentucky to Umbria in 2003. For the first few years she ran it on SlowTrav.com, then moved it to ExpatsInItaly.com, and now it is on her own domain. I helped her with the move and had fun customizing the Blogger template and adding her signature sunflowers to the header.

I see that Barb has linked to a recent Saturday Night Live video. We laughed until we cried when we watched that on the weekend.


Shannon from the Slow Travel community runs the wonderful Poptarticus blog – music, wine and travel. I helped Shannon move from Movable Type to the WordPress software (okay, I forced her to make the move because I like the templates on WordPress better) and updated her template a bit (still same purple and lime green colors).

Dream of Italy – Villa Rentals Issue

I have been writing articles about villa rentals for Kathy McCabe’s Dream of Italy September newsletter. The newsletter will be out this week and I will post again with more information.

This will be the first media announcement of the Slow Europe website! Too bad we are not ready with the website yet – but we should be by mid-October. We are working away creating lists of our favorite agencies and resources for vacation rentals in Europe.

2 Baci in a Pinon Tree

Valerie has been running her blog 2 Baci in a Pinon Tree since 2005 when she and Bryan first starting planning the move from New Mexico to Ascoli Piceno (Marche, Italy). Valerie helped me with the Dream of Italy articles, editing, removing the parts that I over-write, and adding the parts I missed. Thanks Valerie!

Back to Work on My Own Stuff

So, this explains why I have not been writing for my blog – I have been working on other people’s blogs and doing some writing. Another friend has just started in the blogging world but we are waiting until Wednesday to launch! I will post about it then.

We also went up to Boulder for a long weekend – still thinking of moving there. Each time we visit, we fall more in love with the town.

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Pauline Kenny

Pauline Kenny and Steve Cohen are US expats living in Dorset. We moved to the UK in 2010. Read about our move. If you would like to talk about travel, please join us on the Slow Europe Travel Forums.

One thought on “Who Says an Old Blog Can’t Learn New Tricks?”

  1. I apologize to the rest of world for being part of the delay, but I couldn’t have made the move without your help Pauline. Thanks sooo much for all your help, your advice, your expertise and most of all, your time! I love the way my new blog looks and having my own domain name…well, how cool is that?

    Can’t wait for YOUR new site to be up and running! Once we sell our house and move back to the states I’ll be needing lots of advice for those European trips! Keep us posted.

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