Category: Blog Fests & Hops

Book Blogger Hop: On Cluttered Blogs

Book Blogger Hop: On Cluttered Blogs

Today I’m taking part in the Book Blogger Hop, a weekly hop hosted by Billy B at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer (originally created by Jennifer at  Crazy-For-Books). You can see the hop schedule here.   “Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.”   This week’s question: Does a cluttered blog have you not […]


Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2018

Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2018

This month started with me returning to work after a short break and I really struggled to get back into the swing of things. June is always a busy month at work but for some reason, I felt like I didn’t have my normal patience and calmness. I mentioned the challenges I face with balancing book blogging with my work in this book blogger hop post. I’ve been feeling very tired and run down lately. My toddler was ill a couple of times so she woke a lot in the night. At the beginning of the month, I caught a mystery virus […]


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Book Blogger Hop: Balancing Blogging with Work

Book Blogger Hop: Balancing Blogging with Work

Today I’m taking part in the Book Blogger Hop, a weekly hop hosted by Billy B at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer (originally created by Jennifer at  Crazy-For-Books). You can see the hop schedule here.   “Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.” This week’s question: For all of you worker bees out there! […]


#WATWB Good News: Different is Amazing and Beauty Belongs to Everyone

#WATWB Good News: Different is Amazing and Beauty Belongs to Everyone

  It’s time for another We are the World Blogfest. Sometimes all the bad news in the media can get us down, but the WATWB aims to raise our spirits by introducing us to positive, heartwarming news stories from all over the world. Luckily there are still plenty of good things going on in the world to restore our faith in humanity. “We Are the World Blogfest” seeks to promote positive news. There are many an oasis of love and light out there, stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. Sharing these stories increases our awareness of […]


My Blog Goals for June-July 2018 #Bloggiesta #BlogAhead

My Blog Goals for June-July 2018 #Bloggiesta #BlogAhead

  I’m going to be very busy improving my blog over the next couple of weeks as both the Summer Mini Bloggiesta 2018 and a Mini Blog Ahead are starting tomorrow! Below are more details about each challenge and my list of goals.   Summer Mini Bloggiesta Bloggiesta is back for a mini event on 22nd-24th June. It’s a blogfest designed to help you improve your blog and tackle the things you normally put off or don’t have time for. The mini Bloggiesta is a more basic version of the main challenge and involves some everyday blog maintenance, admin and […]


Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2018

Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2018

May was another busy month for me, particularly at work where student GCSE exams are well underway and many reports are due. But I’ve had lots of fun times at the weekends where I’ve been able to let my hair down a little. We took our daughter around the fair, went out for a meal with friends, attended a baby shower and visited a wildlife park. This week, we’ve been off work for half term so we went to the cinema, had a BBQ for my little step-brother’s birthday and dressed up for a 1940s dance.   Blogging May was […]


#WATWB Good News: Projects Helping Dementia Patients

#WATWB Good News: Projects Helping Dementia Patients

It’s my first time taking part in the We are the World Blogfest. Sometimes all the bad news in the media can get us down, but the WATWB aims to raise our spirits by introducing us to positive, heartwarming news stories from all over the world. Luckily there are still plenty of good things going on in the world to restore our faith in humanity. “We Are the World Blogfest” seeks to promote positive news. There are many an oasis of love and light out there, stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. Sharing these stories […]


Summer 2018 Comment Challenge #Summer18CC

Summer 2018 Comment Challenge #Summer18CC

  I’ve just signed up for the Summer 2018 Comment Challenge, an annual event hosted by Lonna @ FLYLēF and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense which runs from June to the end of August. The idea of the challenge is to help bloggers connect with each other and form some new friendships. Every month, participants are paired with another book blogger and you’re encouraged to comment on each other’s blogs all month long. There are two options to choose from-either 5+ or 10+ comments, depending on what you can commit to. You can find out more about the challenge and sign up (before […]