Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase 10

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A big welcome to our 10th week of #SharingtheBlogLove and our weekly Blogger Showcase! Laura and I are so pleased to see so many of you each week, and we love that we get such a great variety of posts to choose from.

If you’re new to #SharingtheBlogLove, these are our favourite posts from last week’s linky. We love that each week we can choose a few favourites for you all to read, comment and show a bit of extra love!

 

Meme and Harri

Meme and Harri is one of my favourite blogs and Natalie’s post last week, What if I Fall, really resonated with me. I think as bloggers we all start out thinking we won’t take things too seriously, but it’s easy to find ourselves quickly caught up in stats – followers, page views, rankings. Taking the bold step of putting ourselves out there in the hope of working with brands is so difficult when you feel that your stats are low compared to others. For me, there is a definite uncertainty of whether I really want to make that step, but deep down I know that I’d love to. I definitely have that glimmer of ambition, but along with that comes the fear of failure – the combination which Natalie pinpoints so well. I know this will be a post that rings bells with so many bloggers out there!

 

Bubbablue and Me

I’m fast becoming a bit of an Instagram addict. Although at first I started it up just because it’s one more thing that you ‘should’ be doing as a blogger, it’s fast become my favourite social media platform and inspired a love of photography and capturing those everyday moments. I love reading about how other people use Instagram too, so Emma’s Rules for Instagram post was a fascinating read for me.  Compared to lots of posts I’ve read on Instagram, this was such a refreshing read – dismissing the need for a theme, or photos which are too styled. Lots of things that I agreed with here, and some I didn’t, but that’s the interesting thing about posts like these – seeing how we all like to use things in a slightly different way. Oh, and if you’re not already following Emma, her own Instagram feed is fab – go and give it a browse and a follow if you like what you see!

 

Elsie Pop

We took our summer holiday early this year so I’ve been living vicariously and enjoying other people’s holiday posts. I love Italy, and Louise’s trip to the Amalfi Coast set my heart a-flutter with so many gorgeous photos – stunning sunsets, dramatic coastlines, and tempting cocktails. Elsie Pop is a fabulous craft blog with a focus on crochet, so I guess it’s unsurprising that Louise manages to find crochet inspiration everywhere – a yarn shop tucked away on a back street, and even inspiration in a pretty domed roof!

 

Burnished Chaos

We are really enjoying our National Trust membership this year and we are working our way around the properties in the South East. But the downside is that you tend to only explore the properties in your local area and miss out on ones further afield. I loved Alana’s post about their visit to Fountains Abbey in Ripon, North Yorkshire. If you’re anywhere close it looks like a stunning place for a day out. I love a ruin, and there are so many beautiful photos here of gothic archways, crumbling ruins, beautiful water gardens, and of course, the National Trust must have – a kids playground!

 

Did you catch any of these last week? If not, please head over and give them a read and a comment!

 

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30 Comments
  • Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    September 1, 2016

    Totally agree – I loved the Meme and harri post. There’s lots of things you have to be quite brave about with blogging and I found this really inspiring x #sharingthebloglove

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      September 1, 2016

      There’s definitely a bravery about putting yourself out there when you start blogging – and it takes even more bravery to really start promoting your writing. It’s always reassuring to know that other people feel the same as you do!

  • Back With A Bump
    September 1, 2016

    I need to get on these especially Bubbablue and Me. Thanks for hosting #sharingthebloglove

  • Tammymum
    September 1, 2016

    I just choose the Meme and Harri post as my fav for a linky I guest co-hosted. I can totally relate to it and think many others can too. I too am quick becoming an IG fiend so will definitely go check this out. #sharetheblogginglove

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      September 1, 2016

      It’s such a great post, isn’t it? And there’s something fascinating about reading about how other people use Instagram – especially when it doesn’t necessarily follow ‘the rules’ that you normally read about!

  • Claire
    September 1, 2016

    I loved the Meme and Harri post! Thank you for hosting #sharingthebloglove

  • Taryn - 3 little ladies and me
    September 1, 2016

    A great selection of showcase posts this week. Meme and Harri’s post really resonated with me in particular. I’m new to growing my blog which initially just started for the love of writing and is now something i’d like to do full time and it can feel a bit daunting trying to find your feet. Thanks for sharing and hosting the link up #sharingthebloglove

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      September 1, 2016

      I think no matter how long you’ve been blogging it probably still feels like you’re a newbie – there’s always so much to learn, and always people who are much bigger than you. I know from the comments here that so many people really related to it. Thanks so much for joining us for the first time – I hope you’ll be back next week!

  • Elsie Pop
    September 1, 2016

    Thanks for the feature! xx

  • Natalie @memeandharri
    September 1, 2016

    Thanks for featuring me lovely – I think the fear of failure holds us all back a little. Going to pop over to read Burnished Chaos post as we visited Fountains Abbey a couple of weeks ago and it was fab. xx

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      September 1, 2016

      You’re more than welcome – it really hit a nerve with me, and I’m sure it will with other people too! I’m very jealous of you living close enough to get to Fountains Abbey – it looks stunning!

  • Rebecca Taylor
    September 1, 2016

    Thank you for highlighting these posts. I absolutely loved Natalie’s post too. I have just checked out Emma’s too. Really interesting! Thank you for hosting. x #Sharingthebloglove

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      September 3, 2016

      It’s fascinating to see how other people use IG – and refreshing when it’s not necessarily the same old things you’ve read before!

  • Emma
    September 1, 2016

    Thank you for hosting! Looking forward to reading these. #Sharingthebloglove

  • topsyturvytribe
    September 1, 2016

    Thanks for hosting and for another great selection. ‘If I fall’ really resonates with me at the moment #sharingthebloglove

  • Burnished Chaos
    September 1, 2016

    Wow, thank you so much for the feature!
    I loved Meme and Harri’s post, I think it’s a feeling that resonates with us all. And I found Emma’s Rules for Instagram really interesting, so great to hear how other people use it, especially as I’m a complete newbie. Off to check out Elsie Pop now as I’m also a crochet addict and have always always always wanted to visit Italy.
    Thanks for hosting such a great linky.
    #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      September 3, 2016

      You’re more than welcome – it really is a pleasure to have so many wonderful posts to choose from each week! And so lovely that people are so generous with their commenting too – I hope you enjoy this week’s posts!

  • Sarah Stockley
    September 1, 2016

    There seem to be lots of great posts to read. Many of who I recognise from Instagram. Sarah #SharingTheBlogLove

  • Karen Belton
    September 1, 2016

    I loved meme and Harris post, I saw a recap later in the week and she talked about being overwhelmed by the comments on that post! Twas great for so many bloggers #sharethebloglove

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      September 3, 2016

      It was such a great post, wasn’t it? I knew as soon as I read it that there would be so many people out there feeling the same!

  • Emma Tustian
    September 1, 2016

    Thanks for featuring my Instagram post. It’s had really nice feedback, so I’m glad I wrote it. I think we’re all getting a bit addicted to IG! I know I am.

  • Laura - dear bear and beany
    September 2, 2016

    Great choices again this week. I’m sure they get better every week X

  • Annette, 3 Little Buttons
    September 2, 2016

    Thanks for hosting. Love your top picks #SharingtheBlogLove

  • The UnNatural Mother
    September 3, 2016

    I loved Bubbablue and Me Rules for Instagram. Some great points. Im always trying to increase my following so will set to with her advice #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Kayleigh Woodland
    September 4, 2016

    Have really enjoyed reading these, especially about the Amalfi Coast – just beautiful! #sharingthebloglove

  • Peachy
    September 4, 2016

    I read the “What if I Fall?” post and it was very good. I think most of us can relate. Thanks for pointing it out. #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Sarah
    September 4, 2016

    I love these round-ups, good for me to go and catch up on blogs I’ve missed! #SharingTheBlogLove

  • Kirsty - Motherhoodery
    September 4, 2016

    A fab selection of posts. So useful for discovering new blogs. #SharingtheBlogLove x

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