Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase #1

Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase #1

I am really excited that my linky Sharing the Blog Love, that I co-host with Katy from Hot Pink Wellingtons starts today.

Sharing the Blog Love is all about Katy and I giving something back to the wonderful blogging community. Each week showcasing four blog posts that have linked up, that we have loved reading. But, of course as this is the first week of the linky, we have chosen four blog posts that we have read and loved from the past few weeks.

Love from Mim

When you start blogging there is so much ‘stuff’ that you have no clue about and you spend a lot of time googling things. What is wonderful is that when a blogger finds out things that have worked for them, they share it. This might be a small thing that they will post in a Facebook group or it might be worthy of a blog post. Mim has been spending a few months giving her blog a ‘spring clean’ and as a result she saw her blog traffic double, which is amazing! What is even more amazing is she has shared with us what she did, so that if we choose to we can try and benefit from a ‘spring clean’ too. Thank you Mim.

Budding Smiles

Having carried both my girls my body shape is not the same as it was four years ago and I have come to accept that it never will be and I’m ok with that. But, it appears society isn’t! When I read Hannah’s Post Pregnancy Body Image and How to Rock It post, I was shocked to read that she was asked what her plans were to loose weight two weeks after giving birth to her beautiful daughter.  I mean really do people think that is ok? But, what I loved more was Hannah’s response to it and how to rock your post pregnancy body.

Dear Beautiful

When I started writing my blog I thought hard about whether to use the girls names or not, with my blog name it would have been easy for me to refer to them as bear and beany in my posts. But, after speaking to Andy we decided to use their names. A few months ago Lucy wrote a really interesting post about Anonymity, she was was having an internal debate with herself about whether to share with us her children’s names and her reasons for not doing so up to now. I love reading Lucy’s blog and when she did a blog redesign I noticed that she had included pages for each of her children’s names and then she shared with everyone a post on how she got to a place in her own mind about sharing her children’s names with us. I for one am glad she did because they are such beautiful names and I love finding out what people have called their children.

Mr and Mrs T Plus Three

Since I started blogging pressing the ‘Publish’ button has got easier, but there are still some posts that you write and your finger hovers over the button. When I read this beautifully brave post from Amy, I can only imagine the courage it took for her to share her story. The post is about Amy being brought up and raised as a Jehovah’s Witness and it touched me more than I have words for.

Over the next week I will be showcasing these four wonderful posts across Twitter and also linking this post up to #The List linky, run by the lovely Aby and Amy.

Sharing the Blog Love linky opens today and we would love you to link up and share your wonderful posts with us. You never know it could be your post that we are showcasing next week…




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  1. I love your new linky and wanting to showcase other bloggers is fabulous – I’ve read one of these four posts and will be off to check out the others. Thank you for hosting #sharingthebloglove 🙂

  2. Laura @ Dot Makes 4
    30/06/2016 / 09:03

    What a great idea for a linky. I love it! I think it’s really lovely that you want to showcase other bloggers! I’m off to check them out!

  3. 30/06/2016 / 09:24

    Oh you are just the loveliest, thank you so so much for including my lil post 🙂 x x

  4. 30/06/2016 / 09:39

    These are some of my favourites too! I am going to ready Lucy’s post because I don’t share my boys’ names but have been debating whether I should… xx

  5. 30/06/2016 / 09:47

    Some great posts there. I also loved Mim’s and Amy’s, I’ll be checking out the others too. Good luck with the linky.

  6. 30/06/2016 / 11:25

    Some wonderful recommendations here – some I know and others are new to me. Hope your new linky is a rip-roaring success #SharingtheBlogLove

  7. Rebecca Taylor
    30/06/2016 / 11:51

    Congratulations on your first linky Laura! I am so excited for you and Katy! Thank you for hosting. It is such a fantastic idea. I am off to read these now so thank you for highlighting – they sounds fab. X #SharingtheBlogLove

  8. 30/06/2016 / 12:58

    I am very excited to be linking up to this new linky 🙂 A great range of posts above, I have already read a couple and can’t wait to read the others.

  9. 30/06/2016 / 13:53

    I really love the idea of this linky and I’m really looking forward to seeing some blogs being showcased and new people to follow! 😀 #sharingthebloglove

  10. 30/06/2016 / 14:27

    Fab recommendations, I think I read and enjoy all of these. It’s fantastic that you are show casing new blogs each week, what a wonderful way to share, thank you. #sharingthebloglove

  11. 30/06/2016 / 14:29

    Congrats! Love your new linky! Looking forward to reading new blogs. 🙂 x #SharingtheBlogLove

  12. 30/06/2016 / 18:02

    Really love the linky badge it’s so pretty – wish I knew how to design something so lovely. I also really like the sound of some of these posts you’ve featured above and have bookmarked them to read when I have more time once the bambino is in bed later. Thanks for featuring them!

  13. 30/06/2016 / 19:28

    Such a lovely idea for a linky and just shows what a kind person you are to feature so many bloggers each week now. Good luck with it all lovely,

    Stevie xx #SharingtheBlogLove

  14. 30/06/2016 / 20:26

    Great – already I’ve found lots of new bloggers to check out, thank you! Good luck with the linky, such a lovely idea.

  15. 30/06/2016 / 20:26

    (I always forget!) #sharingthebloglove

  16. 30/06/2016 / 21:33

    I love finding new blogs through recommendations and end up reading things I may have otherwise scrolled passed. Looking forward to discovering some new faves through your new link. #sharingthebloglove

  17. 30/06/2016 / 23:18

    Thank you for setting up this linky. I love finding new posts and blogs to read and about to go and click on all the links and have a good read. #sharingthebloglove

  18. 01/07/2016 / 06:56

    Ooh good luck with the linky- a lovely concept I’m having to restrain myself on the linky front at the moment in fear of drowning but I will add to my weekly list and pop in when I can x #sharingthelinkylove

  19. Charlotte
    01/07/2016 / 07:50

    I love New linkys #thelist

  20. 01/07/2016 / 21:41

    Thanks for sharing some interesting blog posts with us that I’d not seen before. #thelist

  21. 01/07/2016 / 22:28

    Thanks for hosting the linky. I think it’s going to be a good one! Plus getting to find some new blogs is always a bonus, I already have! Everyone is so tallented! See you next week #sharethebloglove

  22. Mindful Mummy Mission
    01/07/2016 / 22:34

    A really lovely idea for a linky – I’ll take a look at the posts you’ve showcased – I know of 2 of the 4 blogs so look forward to reading 2 new blogs too. #TheList

  23. 02/07/2016 / 08:41

    Ohh what a lovely idea for a linky, I have been thinking lately how I can share the blog love a bit more because it is such a lovely community and I wish I had the time to share every single post I read. I look forward to discovering some new blogs through your linky xx #TheList

  24. 02/07/2016 / 09:05

    Thank you for hosting this! I love these blogs, though must have missed Lucy’s post as I don’t remember that at all. I must go and read that as I would be very interested to know why she did reveal her children’s names. #SharingtheBlogLove

  25. 06/07/2016 / 09:12

    Love love love this idea! And that post from Amy is just incredible. Thanks for sharing with us X #sharingthebloglove

  26. Coral
    06/07/2016 / 23:13

    Wow, this sounds like a great new linky. Lots of fab’ posts mentioned here, and a couple of ‘new’ bloggers for me to follow too. Will definately keep an eye out for #sharingthebloglove from now on! #thelist

  27. 07/07/2016 / 19:38

    Well done on your linky! Totally agree Amy’s post was incredible. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x x