Top 10 Competition on Expats Blog
Expats Blog is a great blogging community that regularly challenges bloggers to participate in some friendly competition. It is a great way to discover new blogs, and as a blogger, to step out of the shadows to try and entice new readers to visit one’s blog. Not to mention some Amazon gift vouchers that are up for grabs this time around!
I do not normally write “Top 10” posts, so this challenged me in a way I’ve never been challenged before. My regular readers would know that I am forever on a quest to go “look at rocks”, as my husband puts it, so to write a list featuring the Top 10 Archaeological Sites in the UAE may not come as such a big surprise.
To vote for my entry (and I sincerely hope all of you would do so) you are required to leave a comment of a minimum of 10 words, as the organisers are looking for some thoughtful comments, and not the easy “Great blog!” type that really doesn’t say much. If you are a first-time commenter on Expats Blog you will be sent an e-mail to verify your e-mail address before your comment will actually appear and count as a vote. Yes, I know, it sounds like an awful lot of trouble to go through, but if you have 5 minutes to spare, then do the following: click on this link, read the entry (you may actually enjoy it and learn something you’ve never known), leave a comment of at least 10 words, verify your e-mail address when asked to do so, and receive my eternal gratitude.
To entice you a bit more to vote, I’ve selected a couple of photographs that I’ve taken at some of the sites that feature in my list:
That’s done, Jolandi. Best of luck with the competition. (Eternal gratitude not required!!!)
Sorry for eavesdropping, Yess, eternal gratitude not required. You are right June, i like your name because some of my friends call me that name and i do feel its a lovely one. 🙂
Thanks so much for your wonderful comment June. Sending some gratitude your way! 🙂
i already commented and it has been verified. Wish you so much luck, i hope i didn’t make a spam comment there.
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Good luck. Really nice sites, i wish i could make it to those sites someday. 🙂
Thanks so much for the lovely comment Yuna. I truly appreciate it!
I really wish you a good luck 🙂
i joined a competition like this before and i knew how it feels 🙂
*four leaves clove for you*
Nice clicks !!!
I’ve lived in Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, and always enjoy following you tripping through the UAE. One day I may turn up on your doorstep and ask for a personalised tour to ‘look at rocks’. Thanks for blogging.
Thanks so much for taking the time and the trouble to vote for me Peggy. You are most welcome to just one day pitch at my doorstep – it would be a joy and pleasure to take you on a personalised tour of all the rocks I love so much here! You certainly lived in some interesting places in the Middle East. Jordan and Lebanon are quite high on my dream list, and hope to find my way there some day soon.
very nice work my sister. Keep up the good work, and enjoy every moment!!
Good luck Jolandi, I always look forward to your posts and appreciate your sharing them.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I appreciate it so much. Every time I read about your own adventures here in the 1970s and look at your photographs I marvel at how much this place has changed. The UAE holds a special place in my heart, and from I gather in yours too.
Hi Jolandi.! I´m Alberto and my English is not very good so I haven´t so far dared to write a comment. I´m studying English with Riana, in Spain and I would like to tell you that reading your blog is the best way of learning English and “dreaming” of that part of the world where you live. You virtually transport me to that country with each story. It´s so relaxing. Thank you, thank you , thank you very much.
I wish you the best of luck.
Count on me. I also think it´s done !
Thank you so much for your beautiful comment Alberto. I am so glad that I can help you “dream” a bit. Reading is certainly a great way of traveling. Thank you for being such a supportive follower of my writing. It is much appreciated. Your English is absolutely perfect, so by the way!
Jolandi, it seems I was too slow off the mark to vote in the competition. However, I have nominated you for Awesome Bloggers.
Ah, thanks so much Gwendoline. What a lovely award – I’ll definitely ‘play’ along!