I’m not sure why I got so motivated to get on and do ‘things’ with the blog these last couple of weeks, but I have finally undertaken some stuff that several of my more successful compatriots got on with about 10 months ago!
After going self-hosted a couple of weeks ago I have been adding various useful tools and widgets and then, after what was, really, quite a brief brainstorm, I decided to take the bull by the horns and launch my very own, very first linky, The Truth about… which went live on Tuesday.
It was such a relief to see a few lovely people embrace the idea and link up some fab posts. I’m not sure what’s considered a good haul of links for a newly launched linky but I reckon 11 ain’t bad!
It may have been bad timing though, to launch during half-term week and at a time when there seems to be a bit of a backlash against the increasingly discussed phenomena of ‘linky fatigue’ (I’ve just coined that expression!). The beginning of the big frantic run up to Christmas probably means people will have less time on their hands to focus on increasing or altering their blog schedule but I have to say I would be thrilled if any of you lovely people would consider if any of your posts – old or new, linked to other sites or not – conforms to the criteria of being a no-gloss, heart on sleeve, properly honest look at anything at all. It’s always reassuring to know that other peoples’ lives are not as Instagram-perfect as they might seem and that we don’t all take ourselves *that* seriously!
I finally received my lovely newly minted business cards for the blog on Wednesday just in time for BlogFest next weekend (eek!).
Momentum is definitely building now and I’m feeling excited and nervous in equal measure! I’ve got my sessions all booked up, I know what I’m going to wear and the grandparents are all lined up for the munchkins!
Momentum has also been building up with regards to Halloween. On Tuesday I took the boys to Manydown Farm in Hampshire (post to come!) where we picked out pumpkins and enjoyed the glorious weather (which promptly up and vanished on Wednesday!). Today we are off to a Halloween fayre and then later on a ‘Light party’ at a local church in the late afternoon which offers an alternative celebration to the usual trick or treating without the scary monsters!
Happy Halloween and weekend WOTWers!