1.12.09

Blog names

Ruth, with an excellent blog, “Synch-ro-ni-zing”, which I try to follow regularly, asked her visitors to explain how they came up with the name of their blogs. I believe I must stupidly have promised to do so. What is there to say about the name of my blog? Peter is my name and I write basically (with a few exceptions) about Paris. Not much more to say. I suggest however that you have a look at Ruth’s post today, where she and others have written their stories about their respective blog names.
Ruth asked me anyhow to add something about how I came to Paris: Here also the answer is simple - married to a French girl, loving France and finding a job. That was 35 years ago.

27 comments:

Starman said...

I think most blog titles are self-explanatory. Mine included, le Rêve Français.

Barry said...

Sometimes its best just to go for the obvious.

Your name fits and works perfectly.

Linda said...

Thank you for the explanation, Peter. Your story is not that common but it is a lovely, happy tale. Thank you for sharing. Do you miss Sweden?

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Thank you Peter, easy explanation, just like mine...! Live in Oxfordshire.

CottageGirl said...

You are right, Peter. Sometimes simplicity in the name is the best!
Love your take on Paris!!! Ahhhh! Feels as if I'm ALMOST there thanks to your blog!

shoreacres said...

Call it what you will, it's a wonderful, rich blog, a feast for the eyes and spirit.

When I arrived in Paris, decades ago, I was entirely too young, nervous and inexperienced to stand up to some of its challenges. I ran straight for the countryside, enjoyed myself immensely, and only now, in these later years, have wished for a second chance.

I think that won't come, but now we have the internet and people like you to open doors that even we, ourselves, once closed. I'm so glad Ruth's invitation brought me here.

Virginia said...

And it's easy to remember oui?? :) I didn't even have enough sense to come up with another "blog name" for myself or photo. Oh well. We know where to find you and love your blog Peter. And I am partial to you profile photo! :)
V

Bella Rum said...

My blog name is fairly self explanatory also. I live on a cul-de-sac, and I chronicle our times there.

The photos of the blue Christmas trees in front of the Paris Town Hall in your next post are beautiful.

Cergie said...

Ben ça alors j'aurais jamais fait le rapprochement, merci de tes explications.
Et pour PHO c'était quoi alors ?
:)
Cergipontin tu sais bien c'est du pareil au même < Cergy-Pontoise. Et depuis je n'en parle guère. Ni de Cergy...

Cergie

Nathalie said...

Peter's Paris - the name is just perfectly self-explanatory.
Your blog is not only a goldmine of information about Paris, it also lets your personality shine through : your interest in history,architecture, modern life and little-known facts, your genuine interest in people too. Your blog is a fantastic networking tool. This is what makes Peter's Paris so special.

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Nathalie said...

My own blog name Avignon in Photos is as self-explanatory as yours.
Or perhaps I should have called it Nathalie's Avignon ???
:-)

Bagman and Butler said...

Having watched your photo geograpaphy of Paris all these months, there is also a certain well deserved ownership. I think you capture it so well that Paris is indeed largely Peter's.

Nisha said...

Peter's Paris - the name is more than self-explanatory. And your reason to come to Paris is quite adorable. :-)

PurestGreen said...

It's amazing to think about where we start and where we end up traveling over our lives. Being an immigrant to a new country gives such a new perspective on things.

Your Christmas photos are beautiful - I love the choir and candlelight.

Thank you for visiting me on my "no chickadees" blog:)

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

I am with shoreacres up there:"Call it what you will, it's a wonderful, rich blog, a feast for the eyes and spirit." Completely agreed! Your blog is so inspiring, too. It shows me in great detail the things I can do in my new home, a task that can easily put me in a state of overwhelm some days.

Thank you for all the work you do on your blog. It is appreciated. :)

Ruth said...

As I said at my post for this event, how can it be "Peter's Paris" - I thought it was mine!

But that's what's great about Peter's Paris, and you. You trudge around the city (such a burden, I know) and take photographs, research histories, make maps, collages and make it look so easy, so that we can make Paris our own. It's a remarkable thing you do here, my friend.

I confess that among my mixed feelings coming here I am often very sorry that I missed seeing something you posted when I was there. Other times I have such a longing to go back I can taste it and that sends me off into a minor low.

Thank you for posting this even though I know you wondered why you volunteered!

Now I'm off to gape at your blue blue blue Christmas photos, so beautiful.

I am so very glad you're here.

Jeanie said...

I confess -- I was wondering that myself! I echo Ruth's comment about finding something here missed during my own visit! But I think that means I must come back!

Peter said...

Starman:
Soon again more than a dream! :-)

Barry:
Nice to find you around here again! Yes, very (too ?) obvious! Lack of phantasy? :-)

Linda:
Between us, no I don't really miss it; Paris is nice! :-)

Peter said...

Anne:
As you say, so obvious! :-)

Cottage Girl:
Thanks... I do my best! :-)

Shoreacres:
Maybe some nice pictures from Paris can make you change your mind? Hope so! :-)

Peter said...

Virginia:
Once more, thanks for your photo! :-)

Bella Rum:
"Cul-de-sac" is a nice French word! Good choice! :-)

Cergie:
PHO est une autre histoire que tu connais bien! (Merci HPY!) :-)

Peter said...

Nathalie:
Wow, those were nice compliments, dear avignonaise! :-)

Nathalie bis:
Yes, why not? Anyhow we all know your name! :-)

Bagman and Butler:
Another compliment! I will open the champagne bottle! :-)

Peter said...

Nisha:
Thanks! Anyhos, everything sounds so simple ... and maybe it is! :-)

Purest Green:
Yes, we move a lot these days, not many people stay at the same place, or even the same state or country their whole life! :-)

Karin:
I just discovered your blog and I see that you are already well introduced to Paris! I will soonest list your blog among the other recommended Paris blogs in my sidebar, if you don't mind! :-)

Peter said...

Ruth:
Thanks for "pushing" me to do this; I met a number of new blogger friends! ... and I'm more than ready to share "my" Paris with you! :-)

Jeanie:
Yes, of course it means coming back! :-)

Catherine said...

Jilly m'a suggéré de changer le nom de mon blog ? Faudra que j'y pense, effectivement : ) Catherine's everywhere...???

ParisBreakfasts said...

Your blog name is perfect.
I used to only paint petit dejeuner still lifes..so Paris breakfast was self evident.

Peter said...

Catherine:
"Catherine's everywhere", not bad!! :-)

ParisBreakfasts:
That's the problem when you change subjects. Maybe create a new blog? :-)