When I started blogging a few years ago it was purely as a way to follow LP’s weaning journey and from there I documented my pregnancy with Little Man – very sporadically. Now, nearly four years on from my very first blog post and 2.5 years from when I went self hosted, I still try to keep this blog grounded and about the things I always wanted it to be about.
Regular readers will know I am always collaborating with brands on reviews and giveaways but I hope amongst those posts our family life also shines through. One thing I have been adamant about, to keep the blog going the right way, is that I will always join in with linkies.
I have started planning which linkies I will participate with next year as for me I like to see things through and don’t like stopping part way through the year – although I did fail miserably at Point+Shoot this year after I realised our weekends aren’t like most family’s weekends and so I didn’t have much to write about each week!
With that in mind I will be carrying on some of my favourite linkies next year:
Ordinary Moments (Sunday) – This lovely linky hosted by Katie at Mummy Daddy Me, is my favourite. It’s one I have joined in for as long as I can remember and one I won’t ever stop participating in. It’s a place to share those ordinary moments of family life, the simple things.
Living Arrows (Monday) – Living Arrows over with Hayley at Shutterflies is another of my favourites. A solitary photo of your children each week summing up childhood moments. I cheat though and always have two photos, one for each child. For me it’s a great way of watching them grow week on week and year on year.
Little Loves (Friday) – Little Loves is over with Morgana at Coffee Work Sleep Repeat and it’s a great way of summing up the week. Next year I’ll be joining in with the ‘three things’ titles that everyone else seems to do and will be trying hard to include the best blog posts I’ve read in the read section each week!
Then I have a couple of monthly linkies that I just have to join in with. I haven’t missed a month of Siblings or Me & Mine since they started and they are favourite parts of the month for me. You can find both linkies over with Dear Beautiful – Siblings on the 15th of the month and Me & Mine on the last day of the month.
I have been writing Bucket Lists for a couple of years now and will soon be rounding up my 2015 one and putting together a new one for 2016. Beth over at Twinderelmo have a great Monthly Bucket List linky that I join to link up my bucket list updates but you can also give yourself goals for each month and link these up too.
Then I have a few linkies that I would love to join in with this year – all of which are related to nice things from the month. Firstly Things I’m Loving Lately with Emma at Life at the Littlewood. This is a lovely relaxed linky celebrating your favourite things from the month. It’s on the last Wednesday of each month.
My good friend Laura also has the Lovely Things linky where you can share anything lovely from the month – a new purchase, day out, holiday – anything lovely. When I have something lovely I will be linking up on the first Monday of each month.
The lovely Stevie over at A Cornish Mum has her 10 Things linky on 25th each month. This is ten things that you have loved from the month and pretty much anything goes. Reading Stevie’s previous posts they’re usually an eclectic collection of loves from the month.
So there we have it, linkies that I will hopefully be joining in with next year and hopefully it’s given you some inspiration too!