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#LovelyBlogs: Is Your Blog Lovely?

#LovelyBlogs

 

Martyn from Inside Martyn’s Thoughts¬†has been doing a fantastic Lent challenge, where he picks a different blogger every day and highlights them on Twitter. I was featured last week and it really made my day. At the end of the week, he does a round-up post on his blog, where he writes about each blog he’s featured and why.

 

Mim from Mamamim does #Mamamimmention, where she features a different blogger each week, and writes a post about them.

 

I love both of these idas; I love the idea of sharing the blogging love. There are so many blogs out there these days, that even with the best will in the world we can often end up missing a really fantastic blog unless it’s shoved right under our nose. People starting a new blog right now must think there’s no way they’ll get noticed among the thousands of established blogs already doing their thing.

I wanted to do something to help spread the blogging love the way Mim and Martyn have been doing, but I wasn’t sure what. I am terribly disorganised, and if I had to choose a blog every day – or even week – I would probably end up featuring the same blog more than once. I have a terrible memory for these things, and can’t deal with yet another list at the back of my diary.

So here’s what I thought I would do. I want to start doing a weekly post showing off all the awesome blogs out there. I’ll put a contact form on this post, and you can nominate a blog – your own or someone else’s – to be featured in a post.

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There are a couple of rules. The point of this is to feature blogs that could do with some extra traffic and readership, so is only open to blogs that are not within the Tots100 top 250 blogs.

If you’re not signed up to Tots100, then your blog must have fewer than 10,000 monthly views. (NB I have no idea what constitutes “high” or “low” pageviews so this figure is pretty much plucked out of thin air).

 

 

 

Vicky is a single mother, a blogger, a podcaster and a social media trainer. You can find her blogging, business and social media tips at VickyCharles.com.

18 Comments
  • Mim @ mamamim.com

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    Ooh I love this idea - how wonderful to share the love with up and comers :) :) Thanks for the mention too and I can't wait to see who you feature! :) Mim @ mamamim.com recently posted...My # mamamimmention this week – Mum in a Nutshell!My Profile

  • K @ Eat.Love.Live

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    What a great idea! I've just completed my details :)

  • Ashley Beolens

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    What a lovely idea (we were featured by Martyn too, he's a lovely guy). It is so nice when people share the love like this. Ashley Beolens recently posted...My Addictions and DependenciesMy Profile

  • Penny @onepennytourist

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    What a nice idea! :) I'm not a parent blogger but a travel blogger, but I'm a big kid at heart so of course I write about plenty of places that is great for families (including the fact I'm a huge Walt Disney World nut) so hopefully I won't look too out of place :) Penny @onepennytourist recently posted...7 Walt Disney World snacks I love (and you should too)My Profile

  • Amanda

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    Love this idea!! I started a similar thing this week featuring things I have seen around blogs and social media that focus on the community aspect of it all... As you say, it is so easy to miss things these days so having features like this really help. Thanks for the links to the other people doing similar too, I'll check them out as well :) Amanda recently posted...It’s All About Community – Celebrating the Heart and Soul of the Online WorldMy Profile

  • Kate

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    Great idea Vicky - I've just filled in my details too. Have a feeling you are going to be inundated! Kate recently posted...A day in the life of a threenagerMy Profile

  • Ceri

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    Such a lovely idea. :) Ceri recently posted...Did you create a Baby Gift List?My Profile

  • Kate

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    This is a lovely idea, so kind to help out new blogs! I've filled in my details :) Kate recently posted...8 Years Later...My Profile

  • Sam

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    What a lovely idea. Such a great way to give new blogs a boost. I've filled in my details so I'll keep my fingers crossed. Sam recently posted...A Week Of Chickenpox CraftsMy Profile

  • Betty

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    I think this is a wonderful thing to do and I've sent an application, I hope you enjoy my blog! Enjoy your Monday! Betty x The Betty Stamp Betty recently posted...10 Favourites // March EditionMy Profile

  • Amanda

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    What a lovely idea, I know this would make the week of many many bloggers to be featured on your site. Is it just for parents bloggers or can anyone put their details in? Mine is mainly book blogging, with a bit of baking and lifestyle. Thank you, Amanda. Amanda recently posted...Happy First Blogerversary AND 100 Followers!My Profile

    1. Vicky Charles

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      What a lovely thing to say! It's not only open to parent bloggers - any blog is welcome!

  • My boys and Me

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    Thanks for doing this, what a great idea! I do feel like the new kid on the block as have only been blogging for 6 months! I have completed my details for you. Thanks again!

  • amherbert

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    Martyn featured me too. Things like this are one of the best bits about the blogging community. Since I started the established bloggers have been so kind and helpful. I look forward to seeing new blogs to read. amherbert recently posted...Silent SundayMy Profile

  • Raising Mighty Girls

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    Thank you very much for this opportunity. I have filled in the form. Fingers crossed. Karen Raising Mighty Girls recently posted...Irish Parenting Blog Awards FinalistMy Profile

  • Sue

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    What a fabulous idea! I can't wait to see all the #LovelyBlogs you feature!

    1. Vicky Charles

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      Thanks Sue, I'm hoping to feature one blog a week, on a Tuesday x

  • Lucy

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    Hi Vicky, This is such a lovely idea, I'd love to be involved and will also be looking out for the weekend blog share posts on twitter to join in, albeit in a different time zone. Lucy x (formerly Hampers by Lucy) Lucy recently posted...One Month InMy Profile

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