Summer is here, the pandemic is slowly getting better, vaccines are being rolled out, and we are finally able to go back to a normal-ish life in Austria. That means that we can go places and eat in restaurants or cafés like normal people again. 🙂
During my long-pandemic hiatus, I’ve been going backwards and forwards with what to do with Living La Vida Graz.
I haven’t been posting a lot because a. we were not meant to do anything, and b. I did not want to encourage risky behaviour by recommending anything to do in the city. But hosting a domain costs money, and I was paying quite a lot to keep up this blog online, and I kept it online all this time because I could see that some of my blog posts are very popular and useful to people moving to Graz.
My impending move to Southern Styria in a couple of months also got me to reflect upon whether I wanted to keep this blog online. I wondered whether “Living La Vida Graz” was even a name I wanted to keep.
After much deliberation, I decided to keep the blog running, at least for the foreseeable future. I feel like the name is quite established at the moment, and it’s not that much of a difference if it says “Graz” even though I will actually live 30 minutes away. However, to live with this decision and make it more sustainable for me going forward to keep writing posts, I have decided to change a couple of things on the blog.
So, without further ado, this is what you can expect from now on:
- More lifestyle – I want to share what I’m up to and what my life is like in Graz and then Southern Styria. The focus will be more on my personal life and experiences than tourist information for others.
- No Italian – I don’t know if you noticed, but I started translating some blog posts into Italian to make it more accessible to the big Italian community in Graz. But I got stuck at 3 posts and realized that it’s too much work to put into a hobby, which I also don’t particularly enjoy. So I will delete all the Italian pages and posts on this page.
- No more interviews – The interviews were a “Humans of New York” experiment I wanted to try out, but more often than not I realized that this content was not really interesting for people. So I’m going to remove them all and stop doing them, since they also don’t really go with the new lifestyle direction of the blog.