Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase 1

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Today marks the launch of #SharingtheBlogLove – a new linky which I am running with the lovely Laura at Dear Bear and Beany. The idea is that we each choose our favourite 4 posts every week to really give them some love. We will feature them in our weekly posts with a little write up on each and a link to your post and blog, we’ll tweet them throughout the week, and we’ll be sharing our showcase posts each week with #TheList, a linky run by the fabulous Aby (You Baby Me Mummy) and Amy (Mrs and Mrs T Plus 3).

For this first week, obviously we don’t have any posts to choose from yet, so we’ve gone rogue! I’m choosing my favourite 4 posts that I’ve read over the past week or so, and sharing them here for you guys to give a bit of love to! We’d love if you can give them a visit, a read, maybe a comment, and if you find something you really love, a share on twitter!

 

Blogs we Love!

 

Life is Knutts

The EU referendum has been the hot topic of conversation all week. I loved Gemma at Life Is Knutts post, Keep Calm and Carry on, which she wrote on the day of the vote – very poignant given the result. She eloquently outlines the shortcomings of both sides campaigns, and pinpoints how we’ve all felt as voters – uninformed, confused, and left to just vote with our hearts. But I love her closing comments on unity, compassion, and standing together no matter what the outcome. If you only read one post on the referendum, (and there are lots to choose from!) then make it this one!

 

Someone’s Mum

Someone’s Mum has been a favourite read of mine for what feels like a long time now. Danielle writes beautifully always, and I loved her recent post on sensitivity and anxiety, My Heart on the Page. I can really relate to replaying conversations from years ago, wondering what I should have done differently, puzzling over why someone behaved the way that they did. I tend to view my sensitivity as a weakness, and I often find myself hoping that my son is more confident, more outgoing, and is not as sensitive as me. But this post focuses on the positives of being sensitive – the kindness, the empathy, the compassion – and made me see that although these traits might have their downsides, there are some pretty amazing upsides too.

 

Five Little Doves

I love Laura’s new family photographs in her post Making Memories. I’ve definitely been guilty of ducking out of photos because I’m not completely happy with how I look – and as a consequence I have only 2 photos of me during my pregnancy and very few photos of me with my family in general. It’s always me behind the camera. And that’s something that makes me sad. Laura puts it so well when she says:

And surely that isn’t what it’s about, is it? About only capturing the moments where you look like a better version of yourself? … Because in the future, when the children look back, they will want to see photos of their parents looking exactly the way that they remembered… And those are the photos that will mean the most, the ones with our heads thrown back, creased up with laughter, with smiles that reach our eyes and arms as full as our hearts.

I loved these words – they’ve inspired me to get out there in front of the camera and I’m making that my focus for the next month or so. I love all Laura’s amazing shots with her gorgeous family – and I’m sure you’ll all agree that she looks all kinds of fabulous!

 

Taylor Made Ramblings

I think the feeling of being a newbie in the blogging world is probably one that never really goes away. And I think we all remember trying to find our way, figuring out all the technical stuff, but slowly becoming more than a little bit addicted to blogging! In fact, I think that blogging is such a constant learning journey that I think we’re always feeling a bit like we’re finding our way. My fabulous friend Rebecca at Taylor Made Ramblings shared her Ode to Newfound Blogoholism which sums up those feelings perfectly and put a big smile on my face.

 

Thanks so much for joining us for the first ever #SharingtheBlogLove! We’d love you to head over to these blogs, give them a read, a comment, a share, and show them some love!

 

 

You Baby Me Mummy
  • Rebecca Taylor

    After a rough night with little man last night I woke up to this!! Thank you so much Katy for featuring me and your kind words! I feel so privileged to be mentioned. And I am so excited for you and Laura and your new linky!! Can’t wait to link up for the first time! And I love the other three choices too. Fabulous reads. Thank you again and I hope you get a great turn out for your first week 🙂

    • Ah, I loved it, and I think it’s a perfect fit for the #SharingtheBlogLove theme! Hope to see you link up a bit later, and I hope the showcase brings you lots of love!

  • Love this list of blogs – I’ve been enjoying reading Gemma’s posts on the referendum – they make a lot of sense! I’ve resisted from posting any myself as my emotions are still all over the place about it. Loved Taylor-Made-Rambling’s ode to blogoholism too and the post from Someone’s Mum. Just need to check out the Five Little Doves one now. Love your new linky idea – what a great way to showcase other bloggers and thank you for hosting 🙂

    • Thanks Louise, so pleased the idea is going down well! I’m with you on posting on politics – I don’t feel brave enough or articulate enough to go down that route, so I’m always impressed by people who do. Hope we can start introducing you to some more reads you might have missed!

  • Cecile Blaireau

    Exciting times! Hope you will have lots of people joing this new linky. And I love Someone’s Mum too. She is such a clever ladie!
    #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Dot Makes 4

    What a lovely idea for a linky! I can’t wait to read all the link ups and discover someone new 🙂
    #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Ahh I love reading roundups like this as it introduces me to new blogs, off for a read now!x

  • I love the idea of showcasing some blogs! It’s so lovely to stumble upon new writers! Glad to join up. Charlie x #sharingthebloglove

  • Hello Archie • blog

    Lovely idea for a linky and these blogs are fab! Thanks for hosting xo #sharingthebloglove

  • Emilie

    This is a great idea, I look forward to joining in every week! x #SharingTheBlogLove

  • Seaside Belle

    Brilliant idea for a linky – a sort of pay it forward for the blog world. I’m looking forward to discovering lots of new blogs.

  • I love this so much! I’m really looking forward to joining in with the Linky and finding new blogs to read and love! #sharingthebloglove

  • Alice Mills

    Lovely new linky! Very excitied to join in and see new writers and posts! #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Fantastic idea for a linky. I have added a post and wish you every success. #SharingTheBlogLove

  • complyorcry

    As a new blogger I feel that it is only right to join a new linky! Love the post, as love to find new blogs to read and follow! thank you #SharingTheBlogLove

  • Adventures with J

    Good luck with your new linky! It looks fabulous 🙂 I love the idea of having new posts to read from bloggers that I might not have on my radar, or when having a busy week I get to read something new and switch off. A great idea! #Sharingthebloglove

  • Laura Dove

    Oh thank you so much for including me in this! I’m so touched! You are so lovely, really looking forward to linking up with you each week. xxx

  • Love your new linky! Wish you all the luck. Looking forward to reading new blogs. 🙂 #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Laura Collins

    Great to be involved in your great new linky! And great post too – i have lots of reading to do! 🙂

  • This is such a great idea for a linky! I am looking forward to being a part of this new community. #sharingthebloglove

  • So glad I came across a link to this on a retweet by @frenchiemummy – I’ve come across some really interesting posts and am looking forward to reading them and joining in future linkys #sharingthebloglove

    • Thanks so much for stopping by – so glad you found us! I really hope this will become a lovely little place to discover new reads

  • Suzanne

    I’m really glad to be in on a link from the beginning. It’s a great idea – can’t wait to discoverify new blogs each week. #sharingthebloglove

    • Thanks Suzanne – it’s so lovely to have so many people join us, and loads of bloggers that I’ve not come across before, so a great way for me to discover new blogs too!

  • Mummymind

    Thanks for sharing this! I look forward to learning about more blogs

  • andrubymakesfour

    What a great idea 🙂 Looking forward to joining in each week #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Hayley McLean

    Love this idea for a linky and can’t wat to join in! 🙂 xx

  • I love Five Little Doves – Laura’s post writes beautifully and evoke her true colours. I love her blog. I haven’t heard of the others yet, so I will pop over for a visit. Thanks for the introduction! 🙂 #TheList

  • Laura – dear bear and beany

    Some great choices lovely, 3 I had read and a new one for me which is fab! Thank you for being the best linky co-host, I am so excited about it all x

  • Karen Belton

    It’s always great to find new blogs, what a brilliant linky you have come up with here. Looking forward to taking part each week. #sharethebloglove

  • Sharon Rivers

    I also enjoy Someone’s Mum’s blog, it’s lovely. I’m going to have a look at the others you’ve mentioned to 🙂 thanks for sharing and for hosting the linky x

  • Laura

    Such an awesome new linky, already looking forward to this week’s 🙂 And thank you for sharing an EU post I finally totally agree with X #sharingthebloglove