#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.

[contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Blog Address’ type=’url’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Twitter Handle’ type=’text’/][contact-field label=’Tell me About Your Blog’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]

 

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 Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.

18 Comments

Mim @ mamamim.com · 24/03/2015 at 09:59

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! :)

K @ Eat.Love.Live · 24/03/2015 at 10:16

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

Ashley Beolens · 24/03/2015 at 12:03

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.

Penny @onepennytourist · 24/03/2015 at 14:00

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 :)

Amanda · 24/03/2015 at 18:33

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 :)

Kate · 24/03/2015 at 19:09

Great idea Vicky – I’ve just filled in my details too. Have a feeling you are going to be inundated!

Ceri · 25/03/2015 at 12:38

Such a lovely idea. :)

Kate · 29/03/2015 at 14:45

This is a lovely idea, so kind to help out new blogs! I’ve filled in my details :)

Sam · 29/03/2015 at 22:06

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.

Betty · 30/03/2015 at 18:58

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

Amanda · 05/04/2015 at 15:38

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.

    Vicky Charles · 05/04/2015 at 16:26

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

My boys and Me · 05/04/2015 at 21:49

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 · 06/04/2015 at 11:45

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.

Raising Mighty Girls · 18/04/2015 at 18:33

Thank you very much for this opportunity. I have filled in the form. Fingers crossed. Karen

Sue · 19/04/2015 at 09:52

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

    Vicky Charles · 19/04/2015 at 09:54

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

Lucy · 19/04/2016 at 07:00

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)

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