Sunday, April 7, 2013

What to do with this old blog ?


 What should we do with this old blog ? Keep it or drop it ? Some blogs run their natural course. Perhaps we should use this one as a place for posting about the village , Madame Bay and the beer and absinthe crowd at the cafe ? Maybe a place for esoterica like this photo of a baby stroller complete with trays full of snacklets for its young occupant.
 Or this sand loving dog ?

Then of course there's the Rickety Old Farmhouse itself. We've come back to find that a water main has burst, flooded the basement and caused all the newly decorated walls to crack. Bob and Sophie will be meeting a stream of builders and structural engineers next week.

Perhaps we'll keep the blog going in parallel as a venue for lifes esoterica.

31 comments:

  1. Well of course any blog the posts photos of WFTs has to be worth keeping going!
    But seriously, I'd recommend just the one blog. The combination of dog stories, rickety old farmhouse problems, entertaining village life, photos of food (especially cakes!) and miscellaneous esoterica has been a winning one to date, and I think there's plenty of mileage in it yet. Whilst reading about puppies will always be fun, and stories about them will surely dominate for the next few weeks, I feel that Bob and Sophie could occasionally make space for the other stuff too.
    Cheers,
    Gail.

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  2. Whatever do you mean? I thought it was a done deal.
    We have all petitioned to keep this blog alive, so we can read and reread whenever we feel the need.
    Life in deepest France profonde will always be entertaining, so please keep us updated on everyday happenings where you are, whenever you feel like (twice a week is fine). Madame Bay, the old farmer, the bad farmer, the mayor, the absinthe crowd, we can't live without them now....so have pity on us...we are addicted.
    So sorry to hear about the damage in the basement, I hope that with Bob and Sophie around, they will keep the builders and structural engineers in check, so that the repairs will progress in a timely manner. I hope that the damage is not as bad as it looks.
    Love and patience to both you and the Font at this time.

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  3. Your blogs give me great pleasure. But having, predictably, failed with mine, I know how much work they are. I suspect you could run the two together, but if you don't, I will follow both.

    I'm sorry about your burst pipe. I hope I don't have any!

    We come down to our bit of France Profonde from snowy Aberdeenshire to Trie sur Baise via Toulouse next weekend for 8 days to open the house for the summer. If you're down that way on pup business (I DO know Tillac, you know :)) we'd love to see you.

    I'm off to visit Bob and Sophie now.

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  4. Please, keep it and the other two. I love reading all the old stories and looking at the pictures.

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  5. Oh Angus, I'm sorry that all was not "well" upon your return home! I hope that the repair work will be done quickly and the damage easily repaired.

    After more than 3 years of following your blogs, I would miss reading about your daily life's esoteric moments and observations--But of course I'm excited to get to know your new additions, and so I hope you continue to find the balance in writing about both.

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  6. I think I'd like to see you go to just one blog. As a person who has two and then blogs for a local vet, I can attest to the fact that it's hard to maintain two - I'm looking forward to hearing about how your community and Mde. Bay interact with Bob and Sophie. So I guess my vote is to go onward with just one blog. Just make this one available for reading still - don't take it down.

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  7. Your choice. It's always fun having the interface between dogs, village, house, and men in dark suits.


    That was a wire fox on the sand!

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  8. I would love both blogs, but with a house to keep and two wonderful little ones to tend to,time will be in short supply. One blog with news of all your adventures would suit me just fine! I can't wait to see those beautiful pups at home in your wonderful old house. Broken pipes and all!

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  9. I throw my vote in that you keep it...I for one adore your writings, observations, thoughts. If you can, continue!

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  10. It's up to you.
    But if you decide to continue, I'll be here reading along.
    Now that I think a bit more... continue, please.

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  11. I know that finding out about what has happened in your colorful corner of the world is one of my favorite parts of the day. Whether you roll it all up into one blog with Bob and Sophie or post about it here doesn't matter to me as long as I don't miss it! I'll read it here or there. :)

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  12. If you keep this blog I will keep on reading it. As Houndstooth stated, coming here is one of my favorite parts of the day.

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  13. I'm voting for a keep too, I have a house near Macon and the locals seems very similar.

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  14. Keep it your blogs make my day!!!

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  15. If you write it, we will read....

    Blessings,
    Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

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  16. What an easy choice for me. I would never refuse more of your great stories and observations from deepest France profonde. Two blogs to read every day! What a treat.

    I am very sorry to hear about the water main. C'est dommage.

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  17. Why not join the Old Farmhouse blog with the Wilf and Digby stories that everyone loves, give us the url and we can go visit now and then. Then let Bob and Sophie run the blog as it is now, village life, Mme Bay, visting the bakery, just one blog for today and one blog of memories?

    Cheers,

    Jo

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  18. I've always really enjoyed the way you intertwine daily life in France with the lives of your dogs. Posting regularly on two blogs would take more of your time and also splits the subject matter up, so my suggestion would be have one blog you post to daily (Bob and Sophie’s blog) and keep the Rickety Old Farmhouse blog viewable (but without future posts) for new readers to discover your writing and old readers reread and enjoy by adding occasional web links on Bob and Sophie’s blog to past events that match what you currently are posting about (e.g. if Bob does something Wilf like that you've previously posted about, or the craziness of Christmas this year compared to something that happened before, or finally finishing part of the farmhouse while posting links to your previous posts about the trials of getting the workman to make progress). This way we all get to enjoy the best of both worlds, and you continue your daily writing style which is enjoyed by so many.

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  19. If you've time for two keep it up. You certainly have the material.

    Hope the structual engineers know about Jaffa cakes.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  20. Just noticed Jo (above me) had the same idea.

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  21. I second Joanne, Gail, and The Life of Riley: I try to keep 3 blogs going: it's crazy. Plus, the puppies are part and parcel of the ROF. However you decide, I will read...:).

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  22. I am a little late to the party, but I love your blog. I especially enjoy the dogs and house entries as I my English expat husband and I have an old farmhouse in Ohio that we are bringing back to life. I often read your posts to my husband about your interactions with the locals. The photos are so lovely as well. I will miss it i

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  23. Bob and Sophie will be so much a part of your life that I think one blog will be enough, but I would read ten blogs if you could find enough time and content.

    Welcome home.

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  24. One blog , going forward from here. But certainly leave the Farmhouse anf Wilf's blog in place. These represent chapters in a larger story. And we don't tear chapters from a story after we've finished them, do we. They are how we got to the present and will certainly help us to understand the future.
    Love to all.

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  25. As purely a selfish reader, without taking into account the work of the blogger, I have to say I love the thought of two blogs! Love the dogs, love the observations!

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  26. I vote for one blog. I've enjoyed the format thus far!

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  27. I say one blog for all topics. Dogs, random stuff, farmhouse issues.

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  28. I love reading about the dogs, but honestly, I started reading your blog to vicariously experience the atmosphere of your home, your village, and your travels. It doesn't matter to me *where* (as in "which blog") I read about these things, but I like the mix. It would probably be easier for you to maintain one blog rather than two, though.

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  29. If you've time for two keep it up. You certainly have the material.Challenge coins

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