The Truth about…you and me, and a new linky

I’ve been reading a lot of blog posts lately that have referenced Theodore Roosevelt’s famous quote, “comparison is the thief of joy”. It seems there is a bit of a backlash to the glossy side of life portrayed in so many places across the blogosphere. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love poring over beautifully crafted photographs of people and places, flowers, events and holidays to exotic locations – they give me something to aspire to – but it’s so easy to come away from the screen feeling a little lonely and uncomfortable amidst clutter, mismatched furniture and children dressed all in TU from Sainsburys.

I’m often comforted, entertained, and impressed by the honesty of a post which admits to the imperfect bits, has a nice little rant about the latest bug or finds the funny in the mundane, everyday bits which most of us seem to want to hide away. I feel empathy, in some cases sisterhood, and a sense of belonging in the real world.

So I’m offering you, dear reader, the opportunity to share the real bits – give your take on “The truth about…” whatever you fancy, it could be anything from blogging to dinnertime with a toddler, home decor, Christmas or family life, whatever you would like to share. It can be funny or serious, anything goes!

If you or your children have done something special, amazing, perfect I want to read about and share your pride in that achievement, as I would love you to do for mine, but there are plenty of other linkies out there for those picture perfect moments and who says the two can’t co-exist?

All I ask is that you share my badge on your post and find the time to read, comment and support a few of your fellow linkers each week. The linky will go live on a Tuesday morning and stay up until Thursday evening.

Please let me know what you think, and, if you feel compelled to share some of your (not quite so) best bits, then join me every Tuesday (the link will stay open until Thursday night).

And then the fun began...

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25 thoughts on “The Truth about…you and me, and a new linky

  1. This is a fab idea for a linky my lovely, but at the moment if I’m completely honest I don’t know how much support I’ll be. I didn’t even make it to ThePrompt, WotW or PoCoLo last week (my linky staples) as there is so much going on for me and I hate linking up if I don’t have the time to visit a good handful of other blogs. I’ll try my very best, wish I could promise to definitely be there. Really hope it’s a success xxx
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    • Ah thanks ReneΓ© – I completely understand that you are snowed under right now. Hopefully at some point in the future if you get some time and space you might give it a go but I can see that you have your hands full right now. Thanks for the kind wishes – I am incredibly nervous about how it will go! On the other hand I’ve got nothing to lose and I’ve always wanted to start my own linky. X

  2. What a brilliant idea! Well done to you for taking the plunge and hosting your very own linky! I am really sorry but I won’t be able to support you this week. It has been rather hectic round here and we are having Jumpy’s birthday party at home tomorrow, injections for baba and we are leaving for a few days after that. Good luck with it all! x
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    • Thanks Mel! It does feel like a bit of a plunge – I’m really not sure if I’m up to the challenge but I’m going to give it my best shot! The most ironic thing that could happen, is for it to be so super popular that I become a victim of my own success (that would be a first! πŸ˜‰ ) Don’t worry at all about not linking this time around – I know people are busy and maybe, when the dust settles again you will have a suitable round up of the madness to join up! πŸ™‚ X

    • Huh! I totes would’ve tagged you but I didn’t think you were the linking type πŸ˜‰ If you want to though, you know you’re welcome πŸ™‚ I’m hoping we can cut through some of the bulls**t here – blogs like yours and Lottie’s are my go to’s for a dissection of life with integrity and humour. That’s what I’m looking for! X

    • Hi Merlinda – I didn’t realise anyone else had joined to begin with but I’ve commented and tweeted your link now! Thanks so much for joining it really means a lot to me that people are embracing the idea! X

    • Ah Vicky, I quite understand that you are a very very busy lady! Nice to know that people support the idea though – having a linky is giving me a whole new perspective on the blogging experience! X

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