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HAPPY NEW YEAR – APOLOGIES AND EXCUSES

Posted in Uncategorized, wine blogs with tags , on January 7, 2011 by ballymote

When I first started this blog I was determined it would not become like so many others where prolific posting would soon be replaced by sporadic efforts. For the first 18 months at South Jersey Wine and Dine I was able to consistently turn out  what I felt was a commendable effort and I was rewarded with the only currency that matters in the blog world, increased readership. The last two months I have slipped up with too much time between reviews and constantly falling behind in posting. If I were going to make excuses I would be blaming my computer and the multitude of “glitches” that have occurred in the last 60 days; primarily, my loss of Picasa  ( the Google photo storage app),where I stored thousands of my photos, and my inability to have it restored.

As we begin 2011 I resolve to overcome all of the day-to-day posting difficulties and get back to consistently offering new material. Thanks to all of you for hanging in there and continuing to visit. Have a Happy, Safe and Productive New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR !! a look back, and ahead

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 30, 2009 by ballymote

One of the really nice features of WordPress is that it allows you, as a blogger, to keep track of how many people visit your site, where they come from and what they are reading. It keeps tabs on total visits per day, week and month. It has been very satisfying to me to watch as readership has steadily increased since the first post on the SOUTH JERSEY WINE BLOG  back in early July of this year. As we close out 2009 over 1000 people are reading this blog each month. It is very satisfying to know that so many people find this site worth reading. The article read most this year was my post on September 11th on the victims of 9/11 who lost their lives in the restaurant at the top of the Trade Centers, Windows on the World.

I hope some of my reviews have been helpful to you and have perhaps introduced you to a new favorite BYOB. There is much to be happy about as this year comes to a close.

There is also much to look forward to as well. In 2010 we might see a name change for the blog as I am seriously thinking of renaming it SOUTH JERSEY FOOD AND WINE BLOG to more accurately reflect what is posted here. We will have more great reviews of area restaurants. In fact, coming up very shortly will be a couple of nice places we visit during our Avalon Winter Weekend. Also, there is a trip to Napa/Sonoma scheduled for later in the year and I hope to chronicle my planned visits to some great wineries as the year proceeds.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone, friends, family and strangers who stop by regularly, please remember to leave a comment if something in a post inspires you, to sign up for e-mail notifications by inserting your e-mail address at the bottom of the column on the right. You will then receive notification when new entries are made here.

Wishing all of you a very happy and healthy 2010! Remember, RED WINE PROMOTES GOOD HEALTH !

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