Blogs in this series

Life in Culebrón is a disconnected series of pieces about the banal and ordinary of everyday life in an inland Alicante village seen from my very British perspective.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Combining the blogs

I have never quite understood why this blog - Life in Culebrón - is much more popular than my Life in Cartagena blog.

Not many people look at either to be honest but there is a marked difference in the number of visitors to each. I have just discovered a tool on the Blogger design page that allows me to combine the various blogs I still write - Cartagena and Culebrón - with the now moribund Ciudad Rodrigo.

I have also added a tab for some articles I have written in a local magazine.

So, by just clicking on the tabs at the top of this page, you can quickly navigate between all three Life Ins and the magazine articles.


Lonicera said...

I've been thinking about this, because I've also browsed through your Cartagena blog going back a few months. For what it's worth, mixed signals may be part of it. Though they're both full of interesting insights into Spain and the Spanish, they're not different enough as blogs go to warrant being separate - for me. The Cartagena one is a bit more practical (say the word tax and I'm afraid I switch off), the Culebrón one a bit more quirky, with a more "Driving over Lemons" or "A year in Provence" feel about it... more humorous, and as a keen photographer, I do love the header picture of everybody eating together, it's not only a good picture but it encapsulates perfectly what Spanish village life is like. The name of the village itself is a very strong identifier and sets the tone. The name Cartagena conjures up more of a holiday atmosphere, but readers looking for that sort of life wouldn't find it. Anyway, please don't let me put you off - I love the Spanish and their culture, and would be interested anyway.

Chris Thompson said...

Hiya Caroline: Absolutely, if I were to start all over again I would have used a more general heading. However, because I started the blog in Culebrón the name came naturally enough, from the village. Then we worked for a while in Ciudad Rodrigo so I added Life in Ciudad Rodrigo and now there is Cartagena too. They are basically the same blog but written from wherever I happen to be. I suppose I could write them all under the one title but, as you point out, life in rural Spain and in a fair sized city are quite different.