Welcome to #BlogCrush week 44!
Deeeeck the halls with boughs of holly FALALALALAAAAAAAAA LALALALAAAAAAAAA!!!
I’ve missed singing carols since I left school, I haven’t had the opportunity much in recent years. I’m determined to make sure D knows them all (because we’re planning to home ed so she won’t have the school concert experience) and have been doing a singing advent calendar with her, singing a new song each day that isn’t the usual radio fodder. You can join in with us on my Facebook page where I’m posting the songs each day!
Now let’s deck the halls with #BlogCrush jollies…
So what is #BlogCrush for those that don’t know? #BlogCrush is a unique linky party that encourages bloggers to big each other up and share some bloggy love. You link up one of your own posts, AND a post you admire written by someone else. A post you think is so good, everyone should read it!
Linking here provides exposure to your own blog, and could help you draw the attention of bloggers you admire as you link their posts and we share them far and wide. It can also drive traffic to your site to help improve those all important stats.
If you’re new to linky parties, Lucy has written an excellent beginner’s linky guide.
Big news! #BlogCrush is breaking into the world of Pinterest with it’s very own board! As well as sharing your posts all over Twitter and writing lovely comments on your blog posts, you’ll now also get your posts shared on Pinterest for extra exposure!
What’s more, the featured posts chosen by #BlogCrush hosts each week will get a second pin on the Best of #BlogCrush board because we think you’re super great!
Has your post been featured by someone else?
Woooahhhh, drop the mic!
So someone read your post and thought it was SO good they just HAD to link it up to #BlogCrush to spread the word? Oh my gosh, that’s amazing! Well done you!
Please help yourself to the “I’ve been featured” badge below and add it to your post!
- Join in with 2 posts:
- 1 post from your own blog (personal) – no linkies please
- 1 post from someone else’s blog (your #BlogCrush)
- When adding your BlogCrush (post written by someone else) to the link up, please put “BC” at the beginning of the post title
- Tweet your BlogCrush to let them know you’ve added them to the linky, and include @lucy_at_home, @L2MyDaughter (me!) and the hashtag #BlogCrush so we can retweet!
- Comment using the #BlogCrush hashtag on at least these 4 posts:
1 of Lucy’s posts (personal or blogcrush)
1 of Alice/Wendy’s posts (personal or blogcrush)
2x personal posts from the rest of the link up
- Please add the #BlogCrush badge to the post you’re adding from your own blog. You can find the code riiiight HERE: (Just copy and paste the code into the HTML view of your post)
Each week the #BlogCrush hosts choose a post from the link up to feature the following week.
My featured #BlogCrush is:
- 9 Blogging Tricks That Work Magic – by Kate On Thin Ice
Lucy’s featured #BlogCrush is:
- Mental Health After Pregnancy – When You Have Post Natal Depression At Christmas – by Naptime Natter
Please both of you grab your “I’ve been featured” badge from the top of the page!
I meet a lot of brand new mums in my role as a volunteer breastfeeding peer supporter, and I see myself in so many of them. As the harsh reality of parenthood hits them, the change in perception is almost visible at times, and it’s honestly refreshing to see so many mums willing to shed the shackles of the ‘old them’ and embrace their new reality, no matter how daunting it may be.
So here are some of the things that weren’t quite what I imagined pre-children…
Thank you for joining us for #BlogCrush this week. It’s so nice to be part of such a great and supportive blogging community! Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on the other side!
Love, Alice x
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P.S. Don’t forget to add BC at the beginning of your BlogCrush’s post title!
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