….wild is the wind…creative free speech is the seed….
Hey Leslie Carter, I just want to congratulate you on your wild adventurous spirit and the new addition to your family, Athena!
When we connected via our blogging, I was really impressed with the way Lesley kept her blog personable and authentic even when she reached 85K of readers a month and nearly achieved 4.6 million readers in its lifetime. I also love that your e-magazine is reaching 35000 hits a day and nearly 2million views! I think you did a phenomenal job and I was so surprised when you wanted to re-blog my “30 days in paris” because as I explained to my readers: We are so very very different in our style! But as times went by, I think I realised that we had one amazing thing in common: The Freed mind and the true spirit of Australia!
Why do I say that because even in my blogs, I tend to prefer smaller circles of the right type of change-makers and ideas shakers in the world. I would rather 150-200 Leslie Carters read my blog and spread it to her millions instead of “having a crowd”. I love knowing that those who can attract large Quantity of Readers enjoy the Intimacy of the Quality of my work.
Leslie, like all my typical readers, is very authentic, successful, generous and genuine. I am very happy Leslie liked my blog and that in the past we were able to communicate briefly about collaborations and reblogs etc.
I really wish her well, she is a different aspects of Australia, the intripid adventurer, the open heart, the fearlessness of “taking a giant bite out of life and chewing like crazy”! The generosity of seeing Endless possibilities in Life and others.
I am proud we are both Aussies and we show a very different aspects of Australia. I am more of a Melbournite with our endless fascination with culture, politically aculturated and not afraid to confront issues; never surrender to bureacracies and you know all the stuff that gave the world Wikileak AND Murdoch’s empire.
We are who we are, but most of all we Love the spirit of Trust and Generosity that Australia taught us in the way we grew up with endless beaches and the most incredible nature on earth!
Goodluck Leslie. This is not an award, its just my way of saying : “Good on you!” Love Cecilia
P.S You don’t have to BE Australian to THINK Australian…you just got to understand what having a “True heart , A freed mind, a good life with good times…” REALLY mean!
“I’ve been to cities that never closed down
From New York to Rio and old London town…..
But no matter how far or how wide I roam
I Still Call Australia home!”
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