Brilliant Light Goodnight Sardinia

Brilliant Light Goodnight Sardinia

The first sunset of December 2013 was a blazing bright pinkish/orange. It lit up our living room like a bright disco light.

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Light

Buonanotte bella Sardegna.

Snapshots: Layers of a Sardinian Sunrise

Snapshots: Layers of a Sardinian Sunrise

They say that the early bird catches the worm, and in this case I caught a beautiful Sardinian sunrise, layered with soft fluffy clouds.

Layers by Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers.

Are you an early bird?

© My Sardinian Life/Jennifer Avventura. All rights reserved 2010-2013. All pictures, unless otherwise stated, are property of My Sardinian Life. Do not use without written permission.

Poll: What do you think of the new WordPress Reader?

This past week the folks at WordPress went and changed the scope of how we read our favourite blogs, and there’s a lot of people angry at the changes. If you click on a title in the reader an annoying pop-up window shows up, we can comment, like and share but we can’t read the entire post. To read the entire post we must click yet again to open the blog post, very annoying.

Not only that … in the last few days I have noticed a dramatic decrease in visitors to my site!

I know of other bloggers in the WordPress community who feel the same way, losing readers, likes and comments because of this new change does nothing for the bloggers who blog at WordPress.

Just two weeks ago I spent $99 at WordPress to customize my site and make it more reader friendly. Then the kind folks at WordPress pulled the wool over my eyes designing a new reader that is not reader friendly, in any way shape or form.

I’m curious what you all think? Take my little poll below and leave comments in the comment section.

I look forward to your responses.

(Now I wonder how many people will click twice to read my entire post. Time and stats will tell.)

Happy blogging.

Welcome to the new My Sardinian Life

Have you noticed anything different? Take a good look around? See it yet?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour #2

I dusted off an old flash drive and was surprised to find burning golden hour photos. I was shocked at how beautiful some of them are and even more shocked to find out that I snapped these shots in 2010. So, without further ado, here is my second installment into the weekly photo challenge.

Asinara Bay, Sardinia, Italy

The Golden Hour by Jennifer Avventura

The Golden Hour By Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2013 (3)I snapped the following photo through our dirty living-room window. It has not been altered in any way. Looks like the end of the world to me.

The Golden Hour By Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2013 (4)

A golden hour sunset in HDR.

The Golden Hour By Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2013 (5)

To see more fabulous shots from around the world which depict the golden hour then please click here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes

Through blurry Ray Bans I take you on a voyage. A voyage to one of the world’s most crystal clear places on the planet – Sardinia. My favourite beach, my favourite sand, wind and earth – this is Sardinia through my blurry Ray Bans.

Weekly Photo Challenge - the world through your eyes by Jennifer Avventura 2013

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge – The World Through Your Eyes. Click the link to discover more through the eyes of others.

Do you see what I see?

2nd Blogiversary at My Sardinian Life

2nd Blogiversary at My Sardinian Life

There was a wonderful little reminder from WordPress this morning:

Thank you for reminding me WordPress!

Today, November 22nd, 2012 is the two-year blogiversary for My Sardinian Life! I can’t believe that I’ve written about this lovely island in the Mediterranean for this long. It seems like just yesterday when I took the leap of faith and signed up for a blog on WordPress – now two years have gone by. It’s been a fun and interesting adventure where I’ve learned about Sardinia – her people, cultures and magical traditions.

To my readers, followers and stalkers – thank you. If it weren’t for your words of encouragement in these last two years – in all honestly, I would have given up. I have virtually met so many wonderful, inspirational, courageous and brilliantly fantastic people via My Sardinian Life – I have learned from each of you. You have made dark days seem brighter and even managed to turn already sparkling days into moments of magic. It humbles me to be among your followers. Thank you.

And now I have a little treat for you all, and I do hope you enjoy.

The Best of My Sardinian Life (according to you … and the stats.)

          • 1496 followers spread across various social media outlets.
          • 394 posts – 395 after this article is posted. Wow, I remember having to write a 500-page essay as a teenager and the thought of getting a tooth pulled was more appealing, how things have changed – for the better.
          • Top 5 search terms:
            1. medusa – 591
            2.
            my sardinian life – 428 
            3.
            living in sardinia – 222
            4.
            gianluigi buffon – 164 (you’re welcome)
            5.
            jennifer avventura – 153 (thanks Mom)
          • Top 5 pages & posts:
            1. Top 7 Shirtless Italian Soccer Players – 4,897.
            2. Aboot me – 2,278
            3. A Mediterranean Medusa | Sardinia, Italy – 1,546
            4. The naked truth on nude beaches in Sardinia, Italy – 1,518
            5. Cost of Living | Sardinia, Italy – 1,336
          • Top 5 Views by Country
            1. United States of America – 23,027 views.
            2. Italy – 13,768 views.
            3. United Kingdom – 9,081 views.
            4. Spain – 8,329 views.
            5. Canada – 6,386 views.

The best of My Sardinian Life’s photography – enjoy the show.

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Thank you for sticking with me these last two years. My aim in the coming years is to give you the best Sardinia can offer. Come on over – she’s waiting for you.

Why did you start to blog?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home.”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

(click on any image to view it larger.)

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign.

What are you thoughts on the new mosaic option from WordPress?

Autummer Beach Days in Sardinia | My Mosaic Challenge

It’s that time of year again, that time when the temperature drops and the cool winds begin to blow. It’s also that time of year when the sun hasn’t finished with summer; where the heat of the afternoon makes it feel like July – in October, I like to call it Autummer!

Welcome to Autummer in Sardinia 2012

Related posts:

Autummer in Sardinia 2011

***this post was a test to see if the new cool mosaic works for the Twenty-ten theme. I’ve clicked gallery under format, but I don’t see a cool mosaic. I have also done: settings>media>click this box for cool mosaic>save. All to no avail. Help.

Here’s a great WordPress support link for the new Gallery feature. Looks like I did it! What do you all think?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong

These challenges are getting, rather challenging, keep up the great work WordPress.

I really had to dig deep this week to find a photo that is wrong. This is what I’ve come up with.

Maybe the “wrong” in your picture is obvious, or maybe it’s quite subtle and takes a deeper look to notice – help your readers to understand what’s “wrong” in your picture.”

Salem, Massachusetts

Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia, Italy

There is really nothing wrong with this bar, I just think it’s super funny!

Sardinia, Italy

Snow in Sardinia? That’s just all sorts of wrong!

No snow in Canada, in January? That’s all sorts of wrong!

Click here to see what others have to say about this weeks theme.

Can you spot what’s wrong with the first two photos? Tell me below.

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