196 Countries

Allyson Mellone made me spit out my morning coffee!

It’s always a pleasure to read what others write about your blog. There comes a point in time when your blog, becomes your baby.

You nurture it with words and images, comments, shares and likes – and when someone else likes it, comments about it and shares it with their readership, you become a proud blogger-mother (of sorts). I can’t mother my kids anymore, they are grown and won’t let me, so I guess this is the alternative.

A blogger from New York has recently written the following about 1life196countries. I wanted to share her words and her site, because I am thankful for the kudos and, because it gave me a chuckle with my morning coffee when I read, “the entries are curiously titled”. I actually spat out my coffee as I read it!

I don’t know why it had that effect (perhaps because I’m a curious person) but I’m thankful it did. Allyson Mellone, you made my day. Thank You!

I am happy you like my blog enough to share with your readers, because that’s what blogging is about, and I am excited to be a part of it.

What Allyson wrote:

1 life 196 countries

Just as storied as the title, this blog of travel narratives excites with its details of people, places, and things. The entries are curiously titled and accompanied with captivating and wondrous photography.

My favorite posts are:
-Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.
-Grouse or Grou-chicken? B.C Wildlife as Friendly as it’s People.


*Allyson is a jewelry artist from New York whom I follow. She not only makes some beautiful jewelry but shares artistic visual images and verbal entries about her home, to which I have never been.

Her blog is new and has been nominated for numerous awards. She is talented in many regards.

So stop by Allyson’s site, give her some kudos and love and let her give you a tour of New York, through the eye of an artist. Perhaps you will take a piece of it home …


Are curious titles a good thing or a bad thing in the blogosphere? What do you think?


6 thoughts on “Allyson Mellone made me spit out my morning coffee!

  1. Kelly, you have given me such an honor!!! when the honor was for you for your enlightened entries. Through your posts I’ve been reminded to be more understanding and more tolerant about human differences and cultures as a whole. I practice your wisdom everyday living in NYC. So when I logged on this evening and saw this post I double swallowed my evening coffee at your lovely entry you have made for me. I am smiling with delight! I am so touched! Thank you kindly 🙂 Allyson


  2. Awe Allyson, we are so cute!

    I guess we gave each other a scratch….that’s what makes people and cultures so utterly fascinating!

    We are separated by distance and the fact that we have never met and yet, we have affected each other by choking on coffee!

    It was a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to sharing more with you and others, about our world.

    I am glad you found some of my posts useful and applicable to your life. Cheers to you!


  3. In the early hours of morn
    With twilight on the nigh
    Whence fireflies whisk as a bellowed pit
    Enchanting to the eye

    The beaming moon smiles a song
    Of playful argent rays
    That flick and flitter and shimmer as stars
    On both sandy beach and wave

    Turtledoves warble softly
    In their perch of green nearby
    And in the midst of this serenity
    A plaintive voice did cry…


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