12 Days of Parenting | Linky 1 (2016 Collaboration)

Yah, it’s another 12 days of parenting collaboration! Last year was a writing, reading, and commenting frenzy for me … such fun working with other bloggers.

This year’s is a bit different – no brand involvement, no accompanying giveaway bundle; it’s collaboration for the love writing, and capturing your end of year thoughts and reflections. It’s about recording moments for memory lane, inspired by the festive season.

So, what’s the collaboration about? 

Overarching theme:

12 moments of parenting – considering snapshots of parenting related thoughts and acts at the end of the year.

Individual themes: 

The themes are anchored around the number 12, borrowed from the number of the traditional ‘days of Christmas’. They can be about Christmas, the festive season, winter, end of the year, or other cultural or religious festivities that you celebrate around this time.

You can personalise the themes to suit your writing, within the context stated above.

  1. 12 ways to stay organised / things to do to prepare for …
  2. 12 things I love about …
  3. 12 things to do on …. day or during …
  4. 12 gift ideas for …
  5. 12 … traditions
  6. 12 activities to do with children during …
  7. 12 things … means to me
  8. 12 ways to wrap up …
  9. 12 wishes / hopes / dreams / for the new year
  10. 12 acts of kindness
  11. 12 highlights of 2016
  12. 12 (your own theme)

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How would the collaboration work?

You blog or microblog in relation to the themes … chronologically or randomly … all or some … whatever works for you, really.

Then, link up your post to the 12 days of parenting linky hosted by aNoviceMum and Mummies Waiting.

And lastly, we invite you to spread the blog love by reading and commenting on other linked posts, and sharing them far and wide.

Simples … right?

Who is the collaboration for?

It’s opened to all family friendly bloggers – parent, grandparent, and lifestyle bloggers etc. The key thing is to work with the themes and enjoy the collaboration.

12 Days of Parenting collaboration

The 2016 12 Days of Parenting Collaboration Linky:

  • Link up a post – from your blog or even Facebook – per theme, with your post’s url, title, and twitter handle
  • Linky opens at 8pm on Thursday 15 December to 11.55pm on Thursday 29 December 2016
  • Tweet us for retweets with the hashtag #12DaysofParenting16 at @mummieswaiting and @aNoviceMum
  • Join the #12’s group pinterest board to further share your posts
    • follow aNoviceMum and Mummies Waiting if you will
    • comment below with your Pinterest username to be invited
    • create and share long pins for your post
    • repin 2 pins for every pin you share on the board
  • Join the #12DaysofParenting Facebook group to more shares, to stay up to date with the collaboration, and interact with other bloggers.

Linky Rules:

Share the blog love: comment on the hosts’ posts, the post before yours and another you fancy

Hashtag: Comment and share posts with #12DaysofParenting16 hashtag, to help spread the word

Share the linky love if you want: by adding our badge to help promote the linky

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Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML

What you can expect from your linky hosts:

We will read and comment on as many posts as possible.

We’ll retweet posts tweeted to us with the #12DaysofParenting16 hashtag.

We’ll promote the linky on social media, to increase our potential audience reach.

We’ll share posts shared on theme threads on the #12DaysofParenting Facebook group, on the collaboration’s Facebook page.

What are you waiting for? Write, link, love, and share away.


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Share my journey … join the discussion … be the first to know.

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You will be informed of next year’s 12 Days of Parenting linkup except you email adventuresofanovicemum@gmail.com to opt out.
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2016 12 Days of Parenting Collaboration for seasonal and themed family friendly reflections at the end of the year. Check out our adjustable themes, write your posts, link them to the 12 Days of Parenting Linky hosted by @aNoviceMum and @MummiesWaiting, then read and comment on other linked posts, and share away. You can also join the 12 days of parenting group board and Facebook group for more share.

2016 Christmas Gift Guide Linky

Another year ending, another festive season … oh yes, bring on the gift craze!

‘What should I buy for that person?’, ‘Where shall I start?’, ‘Any recommendations’? … so many of these questions at this time of the year.

Help is here; many bloggers and brands are happy to help.

Sharing and finding wish lists and gift guides for inspiration has never been easier;  here comes the 2016 Christmas Gift Guide Linky.

Lucy from The Parent Game and I, are hosting this lovely linky, to bring seasonal gift and wish lists of all kinds together.

Bloggers, what are you waiting for? Link up , your gift guides for the festive season. Relieve people of the stress of what and where to buy, and inspire the giving of quality gifts.

Brands, get in touch if you want us to check out your products for our guides.

Everyone looking for gift ideas and inspiration, scroll to the bottom of this post, look, click, and read to your heart’s content; comment and share your finds.

Lovely linky for your festive gift guides and wish lists; to share ideas and inspire.

The 2016 Christmas Gift Guide Linky:

Bloggers,

  • Link up as many guides as you want, with your post’s web link, title, and twitter handle.
  • link up your guides from 8am on Friday 11 November to 11.55pm on Monday 5 December 2016
  • tweet us for retweets at @theparentgame and @aNoviceMum
  • request to join the 2016 #ChristmasGiftList’s group board to pin / repin your guides, and others’
  • comment on this post if you will

Linky Rules:

Share the blog love: comment on the hosts’ posts, the post before yours and another you fancy.

Hashtag: Comment and share posts with #ChristmasGiftGuide hashtag, to help spread the word.

Share the linky love if you want: by adding our badge to help promote the linky.

Adventures of a Novice Mum

Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML

What you can expect from your linky hosts:

We’ll read and comment on all linked guides.

We’ll retweet all guides tweeted to us with the hashtag.

We’ll promote the linky on social media, to increase the potential audience reach of your guides.

 

What are you waiting for? Link, love, and share away; knowing that we value your support for our linky.


I’m @aNoviceMum on Twitter, Facebook, InstagramPinterest, Google Plus
Share my journey … join the discussion … be the first to know.

Get on board

Enter your email address to know when new posts and giveaways are published!


You will be informed of next year’s Christmas Gift List linkup except you contact us (tweet or email) to opt out.
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Lovely linky for your festive gift guides and wish lists; to share ideas and inspire.

#SoMeBlogLuv Link Party 4

The Weekday Social Media Blog Love Link Party 4

Thanks to all those who linked up last week. Please finish your reads or follows from last week, if any is still pending. I should be finishing my reads today.

You have spoken and I’ve heard; we’ll focus on one social media platform at a time and see how it goes.

I’ll include Twitter and Facebook as secondary link ups since most people have these; the more the merrier, right!

This is a very easy peasy link up for family friend bloggers; you choose which area you want to join in and participate whenever you want whilst the party is opened.

The aim is to discover and support new blogs/bloggers, and support blogs/bloggers you’re already familiar with.

Your feedback is very important to me and will be massively appreciated.

I am still trying to gauge people’s interest in this linky and tweak it accordingly.

The linky is opened from Monday 5am to midnight on Friday; please complete reads and follows before the linky closes (I know I’ve not been good with this but I’ll be this week)

Blog Party Rules:

Read and comment on my Blog About Me page or  my About Me tag post: 50 Things That Make Me Happy, and follow as many of my social media links as you like: Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest / G+ Profile / G+ Page / Bloglovin Page / Bloglovin Profile /

If you’re already following the link before yours or/and you’ve read their About Me page or post, please share or RT a post on their timeline, or/and read one of their blog posts.

Please DO NOT ASK PEOPLE TO FOLLOW BACK; if you’ve met the minimum expectation below, it’s your choice to return other follows if you want.

Tag shares and comments with #SoMeBlogLuv to let others know about this linky.

Tag @aNoviceMum with #SoMeBlogLuv for a retweet of your added links.

NO LINK DUMPING PLEASE; ALL DUMPED LINKS WILL BE DELETED

   Minimum Expectation:

  1. Comment on this post; your feedback on the linky is especially appreciated
  2. Read and Comment on the About Me page or post before yours and 1 other of your choosing
  3. Follow / Like the social media link before yours and 1 of your choosing

About Me page or post

I thought it would be nice to learn more about each other as we hopefully start to grow another little community in this corner of the blogosphere. 🙂

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Main Social: Instagram

Social Staples

Twitter

Facebook

 

Below are other social media platforms we will be sharing in the coming weeks. Let me know if there’s any I’ve missed.

  • Pinterest
  • WordPress
  • Google+ Profile
  • Google+ Page
  • Bloglovin Profile
  • Bloglovin Page
  • Klout
  • Kred

I hope you enjoy your time here, and get to know other bloggers whilst developing your Social Media following with #SoMeBlogLuv.


 

Which platform would you like to be the main social linkup next week?

Do you like the idea of having the social staples link up in addition to the main social link up; or would you prefer to only have the main social link up option per week?

Family Tested Linky

Linky Co-hosting: #FamilyTested

Guess what?

This week, I am co-hosting The Giggles Families Family Tested Linky for all your useful reviews for families.Reviews of products are really important for families, we want to know we will get value for our money.
Knowing
which family products work best, last well, and are new on the scene can help families select their next purchase correctly, and with reassurance.
The best testers of family products and services are definitely parents and their children!

They tell it like it is and will put new things through their paces!

So if you’re a blogger who has reviewed a new product or checked out a service with your family, join in and share your review below.

It can be
anything from a useful toy, children’s bedroom accessory or clothing, a recipe, or even beauty product that made you feel ready to get on with being an awesome mum or dad.

The more the merrier. 

Linky Rules

Both The Giggles Family and I have linked our reviews below.

Please pop over to comment on them as a thank you for hosting, along with two others in the linkup.

The more you share the love, the more you receive.  

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#SoMeBlogLuv Link Party 3

The Weekday Social Media Blog Love Link Party 3

Thanks to all those who linked up last week. Please finish your reads or follows from last week, if any is still pending.

I’ve decided to reduce the amount of social media link-ups, until the link party is more established and I find out what you lovely linkers want.

This is a very easy peasy link up; you choose which area you want to join in and participate whenever you want whilst the link party is opened.

The aim is to discover and support new blogs/bloggers, and support blogs/bloggers you’re already familiar with.

Your feedback is very important to me and will be massively appreciated. I am still trying to gauge people’s interest in this linky and tweak it accordingly.

The linky is opened from Monday 5am to midnight on Friday; please complete reads and follows before the linky closes.

Blog Party Rules:

Read and comment on my Blog About Me page or  my About Me tag post: 50 Things That Make Me Happy, and follow as many of my social media links as you like: Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest / G+ Profile / G+ Page / Bloglovin Page / Bloglovin Profile /

If you’re already following the link before yours or you’ve read their About Me page or post, please share or RT a post on their timeline, and read one of their blog posts.

Please DO NOT ASK PEOPLE TO FOLLOW BACK; if you’ve met the minimum expectation below, it’s your choice to return other follows if you want.

Can you please tag shares and comments with #SoMeBlogLuv to let others know about this linky.

I’m happy to retweet your social shares of your link up if you tag me in it @aNoviceMum; below is an example of a text you can copy, edit and use for your social shares.

{I’ve just added my twitter page https://twitter.com/aNoviceMum to #SoMeBlogLuv http://adventuresofanovicemum.co.uk/someblogluv-link-party-3/ with @aNoviceMum. Come join in!}

NO LINK DUMPING PLEASE; ALL DUMPED LINKS WILL BE DELETED

   Minimum Expectation:

  1. Comment on this post; your feedback on the linky is especially appreciated
  2. Read and Comment on the About Me page or post before yours and 1 other of your choosing
  3. Follow / Like the social media link before yours and 1 of your choosing

About Me page or post

I thought it would be nice to learn more about each other as we hopefully start to grow another little community in this corner of the blogosphere. 🙂

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Twitter

Facebook

Below are other social media platforms we can share with each other over the coming weeks. I can add the linkup for more or less depending on what works for us, so please let me know you think.

  • WordPress
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Google+ Profile
  • Google+ Page
  • Bloglovin Profile
  • Bloglovin Page
  • Klout
  • Kred

I hope you enjoy your time here, and get to know other bloggers whilst developing your social media follows with #SoMeBlogLuv.

The Weekday Social Media Blog Love Link Party Feast 2

Thanks to all those who linked up at week at very short notice. If you haven’t met the minimum required of the link party, please go back and do so.

This is a very easy link up; you choose which area you want to join in and participate whenever you want whilst the link is opened.

The aim is to discover and support new blogs/bloggers, and support blogs/bloggers you’re already familiar with.

Your feedback is very important to me and will be massively appreciated. I am still trying to gauge people’s interest in this linky and tweak it accordingly.

The linky is opened from today until almost midnight on Friday; please aim to read / follow before the linky closes.

Blog Party Rules:

Read and comment on my Blog About Me page and follow as many of my social media links as you like.

If you’re already following the link before yours or you’ve read their About Me page, please interact with them on the particular social media by sharing one of their posts, and read one of their posts .

Please DO NOT ASK PEOPLE TO FOLLOW BACK; if you’ve met the minimum expectation below, it’s your choice to return other follows if you want.

Can you please tag shares and comments with #SoMeBlogLuv to let others know about this linky.

NO LINK DUMPING; ALL DUMPED LINKS WILL BE DELETED

   Minimum Expectation:

  1. Comment on this post; your feedback on the linky is especially appreciated
  2. Read and Comment on the Blog About Me page link before yours and 1 other of your choosing
  3. Follow / Add / Like the social media link before yours and 1 of your choosing
  4. Give Klout for blogging to the link before yours and 1 of your choosing

Blog About Me Page

I thought it would be nice to learn more about each other as we hopefully start to grow another little community in this corner of the blogosphere. 🙂

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WordPress

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Twitter

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Facebook

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Pinterest

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Instagram

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Google + Profile

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Google + Page

I’m still working out how this works; it’s like a Facebook page, you have to set it up separately from your profile.

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Bloglovin Profile

You can read about the difference between a Bloglovin page and profile here.

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Bloglovin Blog Page

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Klout

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What do you think? Is it too many? Should I split it into 2, one group at the start of the week and the other in the middle? Your feedback is greatly appreciated.