Alternatively known as, I must confess to being super duper excited to be this week's host of
Normally hosted on a Monday by the lovely Kirsty over at My Home Truths today she has taken time off to go galavanting around the country side. While there may or may not be quality internet in the country side Kirsty would much rather be living it up with her precious family during the school holidays. And who can really blame her for that?
So while she is sitting by the indoor heated pool or watching the kids on the bouncing pillow I am here to host this week's confession. As I mentioned last week the topic for this week was to confess to the blogs that you love.
Which just between you and me turned out to be no easy feat! In fact I must confess that I did at one point wish that I had of chosen something else for us all to confess to.
There are just so many wonderful blogs out there how could I possible choose which ones to talk about in one post!
As it turns out, I must confess that I can't choose or limit which blogs I want to talk about as loving the most. It is like telling my children which one of them is my favourite. They are all my favourite!
So instead I am going to confess to all the ways I keep track and share the blogs that I love.
For almost as long as I have been blogging, I have been sharing with my readers, in one way or another some of the blogs I love to read.
Currently, one of the ways that I do that is with this image in my side bar.
It links to my blog roll loving board over on Pinterest
It was super easy to set up and is a great way of keeping my must reads in one place. Should I ever be sitting around idly with lots of spare blog reading time on my hands.
The reality is more like, given all the things I like to do while I am on the computer or my phone, I rarely get time to Pin and don't think to update it regularly. Actually, I also refuse to give into yet another distraction that I think Pinterest is, but that is a whole other post.
Another way I currently keep track of must read blogs is with my bloggy button box. Again in the side bar but this time right down the very bottom. It is a collection of buttons from blogs that I have passed through in my travels.
It is still only a new addition and therefore a work in progress. But I must say, I am a bit of a fan of my efforts.
It is all thanks to Emily over at Have a laugh on me. She recently asked me for some links to some posts I did a while back on making blog buttons and social media buttons. She wanted to give it a go (and what a fine go she gave it) Anyways it got me thinking how you see so many people with grab my button but rarely do you see grabbed buttons.
Well I just changed all of that. There are still more buttons from blogs I love that I need to include like this one (who in 2016, when I am editing broken links, has changed her blog name from what it was in 2013 and no longer has a blog button because her site is now super professional as she is a fully fledged writer with books and everything) If you have kids and are in Sydney make sure you check out Hello Sydney Kids for heaps of fun places to go and things to do.
Anyway regardless of what she is up to in 2016 in 2013 Seana just happened to be someone else who let me know my button post helped them. You can not imagine the goosebumples this kind of stuff gives me. But enough of all the blogs I love and the different ways I share that love.
I wonder if any of my readers are old enough to remember when I did Monday Mentions... Though when I say I did I mean I joined in with someone else hosting... Like Mum Talks Autism and her meme I love your blog
But enough from me, I want to get reading on all the blogs you love.
Joining in is super easy, all you need to do is put your post link the the linky tool below and then head around to have a read of all those who have done the same.
If you want to be super tricky you can also add a lovely little button to your post. The code is
<div style="text-align: center;">
<a href="http://www.myhometruths.com/" title="My Home Truths"><img alt="My Home Truths" src="http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z380/lourhi/I-Must-Confess-Button-150x150_zpsa33b2bb0.jpg" style="border: none;" width="120" /></a></div>
Next week the link up will be back with Kirsty at My Home Truths. Thank you so much to all those who have joined in and shared some bloggy love. Thanks also to Kirsty for entrusting me with I must confess while she enjoys a much deserved holiday.
Kirsty did say I could also choose the prompt for next week. Sadly I so far haven't been able to come up with one. Any suggestions?
Glad I wasn't the only one who couldn't choose my favourite blogs! Thanks for hosting Rhi - as for next week, maybe we can just have an open slather? Surprise confessions? Whatever the prompt (or lack of one) it's always fun....thanks again for helping out this week, my friend!ReplyDelete
Ooooh surprise confessions sounds like a great idea Kirsty! Thanks again for entrusting me to host, hope you are having a lovely breakDelete
Thanks for hosting while Kirsty is away. I don't often blog on a Monday because I generally am busy on the weekend but with A away I do have much more free time and so can have something lined up.ReplyDelete
Maybe I need to have a look at your tutorials on making buttons - I paid someone to make me a button when they asked if I had one they could use !!!
Have the best day and thanks again for hosting !
Yay for having something to join in with! Oh buttons are so easy to make, you really should try, though your button is very lovelyDelete
I found it so hard to narrow my list down as well. I didn't want to leave anyone out so I decided to just limit myself to my top 10.ReplyDelete
Good thinking on the top 10 Tegan I didn't think of that. There are just so many great blogs out there it is so hard to choose. I wish I had of thought of that when I came up with the brilliant suggestion. Thanks for joining inDelete
Wonderful bloggy list, Rhianna, good on you for making the buttons-when I started blogging, I didn't know how to upload pics off my camera, now I can do those blog things like buttons & banners...thanks for hosting this weekReplyDelete
Thanks for joining in Lisa, it is amazing how easy it is and what we can do when we try with this technology stuff isn't it?Delete
There are so many wonderful blogs that I love, and I would hate to leave anybody out ... so I have a different confession on my blog today. Thanks for stepping in as our host this week!ReplyDelete
Good thinking on the different topic Janet, I had no idea it was going to be such a curly one when I first thought of it. There are just so many good reads out there it is tricky to narrow it down to one or twoDelete
This was such a hard topic! My post could easily have been a five-part mini-series! But you've done a great job as hosting, and your buttons all look so pretty :) Buttons do my head in, to be honest, I always manage to screw it up. Must get onto that!ReplyDelete
It was tricky wasn't it? There really are some great blogs out there.Delete
Oh and thanks for joining in ;)Delete
Oh dear, so many new blogs to check out and add to my reading lists...ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting, I am joining this for the first time. Tricky topic!
Yes it was a tricky topic Jackie wasn't it? I didn't expect that when I thought of it. Thank you so much for joining in and welcome to the confession gangDelete
I must confess that I haven't linked to I must confess before. And I'm glad - I couldn't choose my favourites! So I'll just link the one - davidastle.com - for lots of wordy games and cryptic clue writing practice. (I'm thinking of tattooing geek to my forehead.)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the mention and the love- it is much appreciated Rhianna, as is your sweet, generous self.ReplyDelete
It is a fine job you've done narrowing the blog choices down - such is the breadth of talent out there.ReplyDelete
Bless your cotton socks Rhi - I am honoured at the mention(s) but it is YOU who inspired me to do this button - and so many others have followed suit! I do like the idea of button love, must try and do it, I need to change the style of my blog first me thinks, maybe go self hosted, not that I really even know what that means - TRULY!ReplyDelete
So my suggestion for I Must Confess - "What I do when I think no one is looking".
Oodles of love, have a great week and sorry for delay, we've had a visit from Gastro this week, not to be confused with the dictator xxx
Our making my head spin, I am getting blogger help at the end of the month as your side bar leaves me weak at the knees. show's how far behind I am. xxx RaeReplyDelete
Love the list! Some fabulous bloggers there!ReplyDelete
Will get back to commenting when I get home from the vet between iBOT commenting! Looks like I'll be glued to the computer for the afternoon!
P.S. I think Kirsty couldn't have chosen a better stand in host!! Well done!
What a great idea.ReplyDelete
I love how you are so gracious Rhianna. A generous blogger . I also love the grab my button place on your side bar I might get around to doing this some day soon I hope it makes for a much nicer blog loving spot. Thank you for sharing !!ReplyDelete