Blogging about Norway and the Nordic countries, our culture, traditions, habits and a bit of food for four years has been an adventure. My regular readers might recall it all started after I gave a lecture at the Norwegian School of Management for Master’s grad students in marketing. The subject was ‘Technology, Business and the Society’ and I lectured about web 2.0, Wikipedia and Blogging. It has been a fantastic and interesting experience, now more like a habit – yes, you might even say I’m addicted:

RennyBA's Terella Business Card

I will use this opportunity to recap some of my sayings:

A Givers Gain:
Never have I learned so much from others as from sharing about my daily life. This is my post #417 with a total of 27,020 comments which are my encouragement and my Gain: From that I have learned a lot and most of all; made friends from all over the world. I will thank you all for taking your time to read and share your reactions, views and opinions – it really enriches the subject in my posts.

Make Blogs not Wars:
As Blogsphere brings people together; it breaks down cultural, religious and other barriers. Fears come from uncertainty while facts and knowledge build trust and confidence. I would say: Blogging empowering people – what do you think?

Blogging connecting People:
I’ve meet so many wonderful people out there (also in real life!), learned and gotten closer to them as well as made new and wonderful friends. The world to me has become smaller and respect and acceptance for the charm in the differences has increased. The very best example this year was our blog meeting at Claudie and Pierre’s in Provence together with TorAa & Anna and Mrs. & Mr. Lifecruiser.

Oslo Blog Gathering 2010:

visitOSLOWhen you Gain a lot, one wants to Give. My contribution to everyone in Blogsphere is to invite you all to Oslo in August 2010. I’ve been working hard to make a program so that the participants can explore and experience what they like of all I’ve been posting about for the past four years. In making this a once in a lifetime adventure, I’ve had great help from visitOslo and some wonderful expat bloggers in Norway: The Gathering Assistants.

An Anniversary calls for special gifts. My contribution on this occasion would be some link love. Below you’ll find a scroll box listing my blogroll. Pick out at least one you don’t know, pay a visit and make a comment saying you’re from Renny to say hi:

The Queer Chef -My blog designer!
A fish blog.com -Magnus Tangen in Norway
An American Expat in Deutschland -Christina
An American In Oslo -Kristie from LA, US
A Changing Life -A in Europe
Aramis’ Blogg -A friend in Norwegian
Backpacking Philippines Travel Guide -Tutubi Flight Chronicles
Blog -Blond -Kuanyin from Maui Hawaii, US
Blogging Sueblimely -English ex-pat, Australian webdesigner and blogging aficionado
Bloggin’ Outloud
Brykmantra -Mark in US
Sandee (Comedy +) -in California, Us
Correr Es Mi Destino -Zhu, French/Canadian teacher in Ottawa
Confessions of an Expat’s Wife
Dackel Princess -Maribeth in US
Dagboek -Thess; Her writings during stolen moments…
DianeCA’s Metamorphoses -My beloved wife!
Diane’s Place in US
The Digital Society – Francis D’Silva, a planning consultant in Norway
Do It Myself Blog -Glenda’s inspiring autobiography
EastcoastLife -a lively girl in Singapore
eGuiden-Backstage -Gunnar in Norway
eirikso.com -Media.HTPC.Mobile.Food.Travel
Euroangle Graffiti -A Filipina in Germany
Excorcise my Devils -ShadowFalcon in Australia
ExpatTravels -From Switzerland to Canada
Espreson -Sarbarth, Expressing with words
Fleur de Lisa -From Indiana, US
Frena -A Filipino living in Chicago, US
Fruity from Fruit Spices
Gentle & Compassionate -Ghee in Japan + Ally And Allies
Genre Cookshop -Nancy Bea Miller in Philadelphia, US
Himalman’s Weblog -An Everest climber
Hope is Bright -Mary Ann in Tennessee, US
House of Lime -Michelle in Pennsylvania, US
Here in the Hills -Naomi: OldOldLadyOfTheHills in LA, US
Humanyms -Pearl in Canada
In Soul -Ginnie in Georgia, US and Amsterdam
In Nederland -Thess from the Philippines
Insanity Prevails -Melli in US
Interesting observations -Pearl with various aspects of blogging
Iternational Blog of Food -I’m a Team blogger her!
Fresh Mess -Mark from the Philippines living in Oslo
Italian’s Insight to Travel Italy
It’s all about luck -Morten Lund from Denmark
It’s all about me -Teena in Toronto, Canada
It’s my party -RIA in the Philippines
Kladdeboka by Paal (Norwegian)
Ladybug’s Leaf
Laza83 -Claudie in France
Letters to the Universe
Life in the fast lane -Deborah Petersen in Alberta, Canada
Lifecruiser -in Sweden
Life, Humour and Recipes -Colin in UK
LikeTress -Kim, an award winning portrait artist
maremagnum -A Chilean expat in Barcelona, Spain
Max Coutinho -In Portugal
Miss Cellania -A funny single mom in Kentucky, US
Moderatlely Confused Pinay in Deutschland
Motivated Motion -Lynn Tucker in Canada
Much of a muchness -Diane, live in deepest, darkest Dorset
My life is murphy’s law -Ev Nucci in US
My Sarisari Store
mökkikunta -A blog friend from Finland
Nomadic Matt Travel Site -A twenty-something vagabond
-Nothern Natterings
-Return to Norway
BeaverBoosh -A Canadian in Norway
-An American in Norway
-An Alien in Copenhagen
Olga, the Traveling Bra -A Globetrotter
Photojournalism, Travel and Nature Photography -JH a Globetrotter
Random thoughts on Norway -Kenneth from Norway in Prague
Return to Norway – Caroline back home
Speedcat Hollydale Page -Eric “Speedcat Hollydale” in Minnesota, US
Spilling Out -Mother of Invention in Canada
Sue’s Daily Photography
Susies The Boss in US
Tin-tin: What Makes My Life Pretty?
The Painted Veil -Shinade in Oklahoma, US
~*~Tinkerbell~*~ -The magical journal of a Dutch
Through JoAnn’s Digital Eyes’-NL
TorAa Mirror -in Norway
Travel Wonders of the world -Mark H in Sydney, Australia
Tricia’s Musings -A nurse, A wife living the Fun fun social life
Trails -Gisle in Norway
Traveler’s Tales -Traveller, Foodie and Gearhead
Travel Guide Travel information portal.
Tulsa Gentleman -Bill Miller, Tulsa, OK in US
Two Go Round-The-World -Kathryn and Daniel
Visual Norway – my way -RuneE in Norway
Wanderlust Sha -Wanderlust in Greece
Will Pate – Hugs not thugs
Wish I was there -Hexe in Florida
Word Strumpet -Charlotte Rains Dixon in Portland, US
Yours-Truly.net -Caledonia in Scotland


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