In fact, I’ll keep it!

It was two years ago today that I posted my first Manja Mexi Movie blog post. I can’t believe it’s been two years already.

(I know this, even though WordPress has stopped informing me about the number of posts or anniversaries and things like that a while ago. I don’t know what happened. – ADD-IT: The notification came at 11pm. WordPress never forgets, thank you!)

To think that the main impulse for starting the blog was lack of feedback from my family and friends upon sending them heaps of emails with photos from my new life in the new country!

To keep us company in this post, here are some of my favourite already published photos:

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Obviously the world is indeed big enough to find a variety of people who are not too lazy to tell you when you make them smile, busy schedule notwithstanding. Thank you all so much for that! I know how precious this is: even I with all the time in the world have trouble following everybody I’d like to. There are just too many brilliant people around!

It’s not just laziness, some friends back home are saying they don’t understand my blog because it’s in English. Hmmm, as little as I write? Photos are in English as well, are they? Whining like some Italians! Aren’t Slovenians known to brag how good we are at English? Because, compatriots, no matter how much you whine, this blog is NOT turning Slovenian any time soon.

And lest we forget, at the beginning, for much of the first year really, there were just about 7 followers, all family and friends. Only after I started joining photo challenges, many more of you came over and some stayed. Among the challenges that have achieved this are (in each line three links lead to three posts for every challenge):

and the latest I have joined:

Soon I will reach the upgrade limit for this one and will start another WordPress blog. Nothing much will change (other than the theme), I quite like it as it is. I hope – I always hope – to do more writing, but just like the rest of the world I’m getting lazier in this regard, posting more photos and less words. They are easier on the eye, it seems, or is it brain. It’s not that words are lacking, I always have a bunch, they are lurking JUST behind the corner. Beware.

Here is a recap of my writings that I posted last June. I find it very telling that only father, Snow Somewhere Else and Badfish commented. Well, I do say it’s for the organised and the mad ones. 😀 (Love you!)

What is alarming is that I’ve only added very few writings to Own Words category since.

Among them are:

In short – nobody has a truly good excuse for not following me. But I cannot and don’t want to force anybody either. Everything I said on this day last year in my first anniversary post is still true: we have strawberries and if you don’t want them – your loss.

And as they say in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels: “It’s a deal, it’s a steal, in fact…

…I think I’ll keep it!” 😀

Truly, from the heart, thank you all for every minute spent in my virtual company.

≈ Manja Maksimovič ≈

Featured photo: The header of my upcoming blog: MLK in Ljubljana. 

Photo: a © signature mmm production


  1. Happy blogoversary! I feel like a good student being mentioned bu the teacher 🙂 Thanks! I noticed the same thing, btw, WordPress isn’t congratulating me anymore for this and that. Don’t know if I miss it or not… Well, hoping for many more blogging years for you to come, at this address or your new one! Ciao bella! 🙂

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    1. Hahha, don’t know who is the teacher and who student here. But the fact is that your reading me has strengthened my staying power. Thank you for that! And don’t know if you saw the edit: WordPress congratulated me 15 minutes ago. 😀 Maybe they read all my posts? 😮

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  2. Happy blog-birthday 🙂

    I’ve tried to explaining blogging to my family and friends. It’s hard to describe the community and wonderful interaction of ideas, stories, and photos to those who don’t participate.

    Best wishes – I hope you continue on blogging for a very long time!

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  3. Ahha! WordPress has finally opened your site on Safari!!!! well, at least this post anyhow, and no others.
    i just wrote a long and rambling comment on another part of your blog ( which would open on chrome, but I cant remember my WP password on chrome so its difficult to comment)
    Anyhow, long and short of it is, im trying to search around your site to find that awesome post on that incredible park in Italy – you know the one I mean – it had incredibly colourful statues and scuptures….

    do you know the one i mean? hope so! can you let me know where it is?

    BTW i LOVE your Door and Doors post, if only Safari would open WP to let me comment! 🙂

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    1. Ahh, Debbie, this sucks so much! I hope that you’ll soon be able to open all posts. I haven’t had any similar complaints yet. Maybe now it’s better because I had a post entitled Safari safari. 😀 If this continues, you’re invited to open any post that you can and tell me there all about the other posts too. 🙂 I’m especially glad that you like my Doors post, and here are a few links to my posts from both my blogs on the Tarot Garden, which is the garden you mean. The garden is right here in south Tuscany and the artist is Niki de Saint Phalle. I hope you can open at least some. Cheers and thank you for dropping by!

      New blog:

      Old blog:


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