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7 years of blogging at RennyBA’s Terella

posted on 11th November 2012 under Habits, History, OsloBG, Tradition

RennyBA celebrating 60 years with a look backHappy blogaversary to Terella.no! As many of you may remember from previous years, my adventure with blogging started out as an experiment. I was lecturing a class in “Technology Business and the Society” at the Norwegian School of Management and among the topics was a new phenomenon; Blogging. Considering myself a network evangelist, the concept fascinated me and I decided to try starting my own blog. After a short time I was addicted as it seems blogging filled several needs in my personal interests. It filled my need to be social and meet new people, it fulfilled my interest in networking, my passion for technology, and last but not least it enhanced my enthusiasm for photography providing a place to share my interests with people from all around the world.

Blogging connecting people:
Oslo Blog Gathering Logo 365-400Over the years I have experienced many new and interesting things because of my blog. I have met new people who over the years have become good friends to me. I now have friends all over the world, and have both visited other bloggers and had many visitors in my homeland because of our connection through blogging.
Oslo Blog Gathering in 2010 is a good example of how blogging has brought myself and others together. Not only did I get the opportunity to meet many of my readers face to face, but many of those who started reading my blog have become friends with each other have built new friendships and new networks out from people they met in Oslo.

Living the good life through blogging:
In recent years living a good life – or as the Italians say “La Dolce Vita” has become more and more important to me! When I came down with Parkinson’s disease a few years ago I had to learn to slow down and give more focus to enjoying life. I quickly experienced that blogging also enhanced my personal enjoyment and quality time with my wife DianeCA. Diane shares my interest in photography and social media, and together our quality time together grows when we share it with others.
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We both enjoy photo hunting and trying to capture the magic of the day, the season or the moment. We often enjoy what we are doing that much more while we are imprinting a memory that we will later share with others. We have also traveled around Europe over the last few years and met up with some of our blogging friends. Almost anywhere we wish to travel we already know someone we can contact in that land.

Expanding to other social media – a bonus not a replacement:
In the past couple of years some of the time I used to spend blogging has gone over to new forms for Social Media such as Twitter, Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn etc. I don’t see these things so much as a competition to my blog as an enhancement. I use them to keep in daily contact with friends from the blogsphere – and while I may blog less often than I did in the beginning, I like to keep my theme – Norway and the Nordic countries; our culture, traditions and habits while keeping the quality of my posts at a high level. I feel it is more important that the reader learn something interesting from my posts then that they follow my daily movements.

10 Responses to “7 years of blogging at RennyBA’s Terella”

  1. Debbie says:

    Congratulations! I’m a little late to the party but I wanted to stop by and wish you well. I began blogging in 2007 and I love it. I also like Facebook. I’ve reconnected with many friends from years ago, stay in touch with my relatives in Norway and even childhood friends. And I love the new friends I’ve made through social media.

  2. Hey Renny! Congratulations on seven years of blogging. I’ve not been here for awhile, but it looks like I chose a good time to come back so I could join in the celebration! I’ve always enjoyed your blog.

  3. lime says:

    a belated happy blogiversary to you. i’m so glad to have had the chance to come here and learn about norway and get to know you and diane. here’s to many more years!

  4. vagabonde says:

    Seven years of blogging! That is quite an achievement as so many give up after a couple of years. Congratulations!

  5. Mar says:

    Congratulations!! and many, many more blogging years. Cheers.

  6. Kristie says:

    Congrats Renny! I have loved having your blog to refer to over the years. You are such a support. Great job, my friend. :)

  7. Maribeth says:

    Happy Blogoversary, my friend!

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