SA Blog Awards

I would personally like to thank all my readers, friends and family members for voting for Chica Papillon in the SA Blog Awards. The support was phenomenal, but unfortunately was not enough to compete with Best Entertainment Blog Wat Kyk Jy? I was utterly impressed by their amounts of hits (fast approaching 3 million) and variety on South African music. They 100% deserved first place!
Check it out on: SA Blog Awards Results

It has been an incredible journey of growth. The pieces this year have been extremely personal and will (hopefully) be published in a book in the coming year. The pieces on abuse, divorce and relationships got the most responses. I urge you all to comment more… That way I can learn more on what my readers expect or need from the writing.
This year, I have learnt that writing is not only about exploring one’s experiences, but one’s soul. Last year, it was more about being a witness. Today, I am much more a participant. There’s something extremely spiritual in sharing what my friends (with their permission) or I have been through.

If you are searching for more travel or student pieces, read my bits on www.anydayaarhus.wordpress.com.
If you are more into political pieces, check out my writing on www.erasmusjourno.wordpress.com.

Thank you for reading!
Wishing you all blessings of bliss and laughter for the coming year!

Vanessa

Posts to look forward to in the future:

  • Top Cities for 2011
  • more photos on travel places
  • profile pieces on people from around the world
  • more pieces on experiences and relationships

Don’t stop me now…

VANESSA SMEETS

“I feel alive 
And the world, I’ll turn it inside out! Yeah!
I’m floating around in ecstasy,
So don’t stop me now…
I’m a shooting star leaping through the sky…
I’m gonna go go go there’s no stopping me
I’m burning through the sky, yeah…”
Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now

butterfly

TIME TO SOAR: The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~Rabindranath Tagore PIC: Online


I recently started two new blogs and they’ve been as exhausting as that shooting star burning through the sky, YEAH!
Check out “Respatialized” on www.erasmusjourno.wordpress.com.
It gives a platform for my Journalism classmates to start writing about life as a Mundus student, articles on politics/ finance/ war/ culture and more. The aim of the blog is to give an overview of what it feels like to be an exchange student and not being able to write in your mother tongue.

Then there’s “Any day Aarhus” on www.anydayaarhus.wordpress.com.
It’s all about the little city of Aarhus, where I recently became a Goodwill Ambassador. The aim of the blog is to promote Aarhus as ideal student destination.
Here is the video that won. Unfortunately, it was not my group, but at least Aarhus came first!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbeDX-TCMN8&list=LLdHFy_rrkycw7k8LzxnIqdg&index=2&feature=plpp_video