#SharingtheBlogLove #56


Welcome to the 56th #SharingtheBlogLove linky!

I can’t believe August is here already – it seems like this year is just whizzing by, and July has gone quicker than any month yet! I feel like we’re settling into the swing of things as a family of four – I’ve even made a couple of trips out with Ben and Max together, although I’m saving those for days when I feel particularly energetic. I hope you’re all enjoying your summer holidays – it’s been a bit of a washout so far, hasn’t it? Let’s hope August has some better weather in store for us.

A Slight Change – Please Read!

For August we’re having a bit of a change to #SharingtheBlogLove and we’ll be running the linky for the whole month. Laura and I love running the linky, but we’d like a bit of extra time to enjoy the summer holidays with our families. We’ve decided that this #SharingtheBlogLove will remain open until 31st August, and you’re more than  welcome to link up two posts over the course of the month.


What’s #SharingtheBlogLove all about?

If you are new to Sharing the Blog Love it is a weekly showcase of our favourite posts that have linked up. It’s a chance to introduce you to new blogs and to share the wonderful writing that exists in the blogging world.

All you have to do is link up your post, then Laura and I will both read all the posts linked up and leave a comment.  We will then each showcase our 4 favourites the following week, as well as tweeting them throughout the week. That means 8 brilliant posts will be showcased each week. If you’re chosen as one of our featured posts, we’ll include a link to your blog post and a summary of your post and why we loved it. Hopefully you’ll also then receive lots of lovely comments from our linkers!

Laura and I will also be using StumbleUpon to share our featured posts. If you’re not familiar with StumbleUpon, it can be a wonderful and really effective way to drive additional traffic to your site. It would be really helpful if you could make sure that you have a StumbleUpon button enabled on your blog (but not the end of the world if you can’t!).

We will also be tweeting your featured posts more regularly, and we will retweet each other’s tweets too.

We really hope that these changes bring your posts a little more love.


The Rules

As always we have a few rules that we’d like to put in place to ensure that everyone receives plenty of comments:

  • Please link up one post, new or old, and add our badge to your post with the code below
  • Please visit both the host posts and choose a featured post from each to comment on to give them some extra love – please note, we’d like you to comment on one of the featured posts, not just on our showcase post (although you’re more than welcome to leave us a comment as well!)
  • Please comment on the post before yours
  • Please use our hashtag #SharingtheBlogLove when you comment so that we all know where you’ve come from
  • Tweet us your links at @hotpinkwellies and @dearbearandbean with the hashtag #SharingtheBlogLove and we will aim to retweet you all
  • To be chosen as a featured post, you must use the badge and have commented on the minimum posts required
  • Once you’ve linked up, we will add you to our email reminder list. We promise no spam!

If you’d like to comment on more posts we would love that – we all know comments are what make the Linky world work after all! If you read something you like, why not give it a tweet and let everyone know?

We’ve designed a lovely badge which we’d love you to include on your posts – we like to think it’s a nice blend of our two blogs!

It’s worth noting that we have updated the badge to be served over https, so anyone who has made the move to https shouldn’t receive any mixed content warnings about our badge! And I’ve tidied it up a bit too to make it a bit sharper! If you copy and paste from your previous posts, please update with the new badge code!

Sharing the Blog Love Badge



Thank you so much for joining us for #SharingtheBlogLove – we really hope that this linky brings your posts lots of love!

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