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A wonderful surprise


Why did you start you blog? Is that will why you blog, or has your site gone in a different direction than you’d planned?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis blog has changed not only direction, but even language. I’ll explain, although it’s already written in my “about this blog” page.

I have a veteran blog named Blognovic’s weblog  about world news with comments and news in English. But the world is a complicated place these days with a lot of bad and depressing news and I decided to open a new one in Spanish to post only good news and enjoy. The problem was that I couldn’t find a single one in a month and I get discouraged. I thought about closing the blog.

Then I discovered the Daily Prompt and began to take part. I have another blog, “From five to fifty”, more private, in which I post now and then some of my memories. Because of the variety of the topics I couldn’t use blognovic or From five to fifty to post about the prompts, so the natural place was this blog, then named in Spanish: “Vivir, que no es poco”.

Because I’m posting in English, recently I decided to change the title from “Vivir que no es poco” to “Life is Great”. I don’t know if it was a good decision or not, but I noticed there were people coming to my blog expecting something in Spanish to find all in English. I was trying to avoid that kind of problems. I would like to know your opinion.

This blog is now open to a variety of topics and is always a challenge to me. And best of all, I’m enjoying every day with it. I like being in contact with other bloggers around the world, all writing about the same topic, exchanging ideas from different points of view. I didn’t expect that when I opened my younger blog earlier this year, certainly not when I was thinking it was a failure and was going to close it. A wonderful surprise to me.

Daily Prompt: Origin Story.

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Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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  4. I can only comment regarding bad and depressing news, that was the main reason why i stopped watching TV. In the country when i lived before, all news are bad, there are no good news. I googled my city and i saw first 4 suggestions are all some kind of crimes. Well i now live in Dubai and they do not allow to post most of bad news, i really appreciate this. If there is a building on fire for example, you will most probably never see it in any kind of news, except of some amateur web news.

    Glad someone decided to write a blog with good news only 🙂


    • Thank you. The problem with good news is they are hard to find because people doing good things usually don’t want going public or the media don’t pay attention to that kind of news because they think they are boring, something really extraordinary happens. And then, this kind of news are usually presented as anecdotes or rare news. We need a bath of optimism. I need it. I think there are a lot of good people doing good things. Only nobody is paying attention.


      • I always try to see good things, i read news only sometimes from youtube or i hear them from my friends. TV and Newspapers are full of negative.

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