It’s time for The Linky Linky blog linky!

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I love a blog linky!  What do I love about them?  Lots of things really.

The chance to be a part of a community of like-minded bloggers and the chance to build up a virtual relationship with those bloggers (especially if you link up with the same linkys regularly);

the opportunity to bring more traffic to your blog (as other bloggers know, there’s lots of work involved with blogging and it’s so nice to get the traffic come your way!);

the sheer choice of linkys – there’s something for pretty much any niche!

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So, I’m really excited that Claire from Life, Love and Dirty Dishes has given me the opportunity to co-host The Linky Linky, right here on my very own blog!  Thanks Claire!

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Got a linky to link up?  Here are the rules:

  • The rules are really simple.  There is only one:
  • Please only link up linkys.
  • You do not need to comment. This linky is really a place to find the best linkys in town and join in with the ones you want.  It’s also a chance for bloggers who host linkys to promote them.
  • Please enter the name of your linky, the date it opens, and your blog name as your title for the link up.  For example mine would be: #FridayFrolics – Fridays – Life Love and Dirty Dishes
  • The linky will run Monday to Sunday every week.  Please bear in mind that linkys open at various times throughout the week so please come back on different days to see what other linkys have been added.
  • Please note any posts linked up that are not linkys will be removed.

 

 

The Linky Linky:

Please enter the name of your linky, the date it opens, and your blog name as your title for the link up.

For example mine would be:

#HighlightsofHappy on Instagram – Sundays – VirtuallyAllSorts

Linky up your linky! (the current linky is below the old one…!)

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What’s your blog made of? ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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What’s your blog made of?

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Is it about sugar and spice and all things nice,

Or a confessional of a particular vice?

Is it lifestyle, parenting, writing and more,

Or reviews and comps and giveaways galore?

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Have you so much to say that you post every day,

Or are you less frequent to come out to play?

Do you follow your stats with an eagle eye,

Or go with the flow with no ‘wherefore’ or ‘why’?

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And how about linkys, do you take part in one,

Or even run one for double the fun?

And blogging support – it’s second to none,

It’s addictive, it’s social, it’s oh-so-much fun!

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With humour and truth and bare-your-soul posts,

A dose of self-help, ‘how to’s’, ‘meet your host’,

The techy bit’s done, SEO and short lnks,

We’re ready to schedule or hit publish, me thinks…

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But wait – one final edit, one final ‘tweak’,

The ingredients are mixed now, you need a good heat,

In an aga or retro eye-level grill,

The method won’t matter, it’ll still fit the bill!

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‘Cos whatever makes our blogs, whether newbie or star,

We write from the heart we are what we are,

And that’s what matters, don’t aim to be ‘pro’,

Just blog what you want to and go with the flow!

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By Carol Cameleon 2015

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Join in with #WonderfulWorldofWriting and link up with any genre of writing… I’ll share every post on twitter and other social media.  Tweet your post direct to me @AllSortsHere and I’ll retweet (it’d be great if you could use #WonderfulWorldofWriting too!)

Linky open from 0600 Wednesday to midnight the following Tuesday GMT

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Prose for Thought

Brilliant blog posts on HonestMum.com

 

And then the fun began...

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‘U’ is for Unique #AtoZChallenge

Hello and welcome to my take on the #AtoZChallenge.  You can find out why I’m taking part in ‘From Alpha to Zulu and everything in between…’

Onward!

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‘U’ is for Unique for #AtoZChallenge

 

As a blogger, I take pride in the look and feel of my website.  Of course I do.  When VirtuallyAllSorts moved to self-hosted,

I took even more pride in my work.

When I got this comment on my blog, I knew that I was doing the right thing:

“…your blog looks so very different to others and will look forward to investigating it further…”
~ Kate Davis-Holmes (Kateonthinice.com)

As the strapline suggests, my blog focusses on writing and parenting.  I also focus very much on positivity and just being ‘me’.

I’m unique and so is my blog 🙂

Welcome aboard and thanks for reading…

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 This post is for ‘U’ in the #AtoZChallenge.

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Virtually All Sorts of blogs in the weekly round-up 6

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It’s time to mention a few blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so…  I hope you like them as much as I did:

First up, grab yourself a cuppa and prepare yourself for a good few belly laughs… this story is amazing, bizarre, surreal and so much fun!  It’s a teamwork effort of many, many bloggers. Thanks to Lynette Noni for ‘sparking’ it off…

Next, a very interesting, factual read about London, including a great little story involving Jack the Ripper… from Jenny Burnley.

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What was your favourite post of the week?  Share by commenting or sending a tweet @AllSortsHere

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Virtually All Sorts of blogs in the weekly round-up 5

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It’s time to mention a few blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so…  I hope you like them as much as I did:

 

These are profound and simple words that make so much sense from Becky Due about Appreciating the Low.

 

And finally, whoever would have thought that funerals could be fun?  A humourous but sensitive look at the most sombre of occasions from Big Cheese Dad.  After a recent family bereavement, this really rang true…

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What was your favourite post of the week?  Share by commenting or sending a tweet @AllSortsHere

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Virtually All Sorts of blogs in the weekly round-up 4

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It’s time to mention a few blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so…  I hope you like them as much as I did:

I’m so very grateful for Sara at MumTurnedMom for posting this.  Not only have I added a couple of books to my reading list, I’ve also discovered loads of reading-related blog memes and linkys.  Yay!  No escuses at all for neglecting them on my blog now… 😉

I just love the imagery in this poem on pedal power from MoonDustWriter…

Finally, I often see a flash fiction post and wish I had thought of it.  This is one of those occasions from Tiffany Metzger.    (psssst, why not have a look at my flash fiction by going to the ‘categories’ section of my sidebar to the right and scrolling down to ‘flash fiction’…)

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What was your favourite post of the week?  Share by commenting or sending a tweet @AllSortsHere

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You know that book you’ve always wanted to turn into an eBook?

You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

Well, Virtually All Sorts can show you how ~ create your eBook the Easy Peasy way today!

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Virtually All Sorts of blogs in the weekly round-up 4

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It’s time to mention a few blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so…  I hope you like them as much as I did:

I’m so very grateful for Sara at MumTurnedMom for posting this.  Not only have I added a couple of books to my reading list, I’ve also discovered loads of reading-related blog memes and linkys.  Yay!  No escuses at all for neglecting them on my blog now… 😉

I just love the imagery in this poem on pedal power from MoonDustWriter…

Finally, I often see a flash fiction post and wish I had thought of it.  This is one of those occasions from Tiffany Metzger.    (psssst, why not have a look at my flash fiction by going to the ‘categories’ section of my sidebar to the right and scrolling down to ‘flash fiction’…)

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What was your favourite post of the week?  Share by commenting or sending a tweet @AllSortsHere

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You know that book you’ve always wanted to turn into an eBook?

You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

Well, Virtually All Sorts can show you how ~ create your eBook the Easy Peasy way today!

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Virtually All Sorts of blogs in the weekly round-up 4

virtually all sorts of blogs weekly round-up 2

It’s time to mention a few blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so…  I hope you like them as much as I did:

I’m so very grateful for Sara at MumTurnedMom for posting this.  Not only have I added a couple of books to my reading list, I’ve also discovered loads of reading-related blog memes and linkys.  Yay!  No escuses at all for neglecting them on my blog now… 😉

I just love the imagery in this poem on pedal power from MoonDustWriter…

Finally, I often see a flash fiction post and wish I had thought of it.  This is one of those occasions from Tiffany Metzger.    (psssst, why not have a look at my flash fiction by going to the ‘categories’ section of my sidebar to the right and scrolling down to ‘flash fiction’…)

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What was your favourite post of the week?  Share by commenting or sending a tweet @AllSortsHere

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You know that book you’ve always wanted to turn into an eBook?

You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

Well, Virtually All Sorts can show you how ~ create your eBook the Easy Peasy way today!

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Chuffed with the puff!

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This week’s word has absolutely nothing to do with writing, reading or being creative.

But I had to share it with the world (well, my followers and the bloggers linking up with Word of the Week!…)

5 weeks ago I took up the Couch to 5 k challenge.  This was no mean feat because, truth be told, I’ve never enjoyed running.  But I decided to do something about the sluggish feeling festering and it needed to cost very little money, or better still be free!

When you consider that 5 weeks ago I was hard-pushed to run for 90 seconds and now I’m up to 2 x 10 minute runs… comfortably.  What’s more, I’m even enjoying it!

Yes, when you consider that, you’ll understand why my #WordoftheWeek with  The Reading Residence is ‘chuffed’.

Pop by tomorrow for my round-up of Virtually All Sorts of blogs that I have been reading this week.

It’d be great to share them with you…

 Word of the week

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You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

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Childhood ~ choose your words wisely

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This was my facebook status one day last week:
“Not normally one to judge because parenting’s hard work but, “shut up before i slap you!!!!!!” Heard on school run… “
I’m not always one to update my status every day, but I felt compelled to share this. Because I was truly horrified, truly shocked, truly saddened.  We all know that parenting can be hard work and I meant it when I said that I’m not one to judge. If it works for you, then go ahead…. If the child is happy and loved.
But judge I did. I couldn’t stop myself from looking at the parent and child. Our little bear did the same. She had heard too.  So without really thinking I showered her with praise – as if in an attempt to dissolve the negativity and harsh words she had just heard.
One of my friends commented on my status that it makes you wonder what goes on at home.   Indeed it does.
Children are like sponges. As a parent, I see it every day. They copy us in actions AND words. The younger years are crucial in building confidence and self-esteem…
I love words and I’m very careful about the words I use in front of, and towards, our little bear. This poor child on the school run doesn’t stand a chance…
What are your thoughts?

Comment or tweet me.

Then hop over to The Reading Residence and Redpeffer for #TheThemeGame which is ‘childhood’ this week.

Join in!

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