Linky Lovin' Friday {15th August 2014} | Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Friday, 15 August 2014

Linky Lovin' Friday {15th August 2014}

In light of my recent post about Blog Rolls I thought I might try something new in the form of a Linky Lovin' Friday. The idea being that every Friday (or as close to every Friday as possible, let's face it, sometimes life just gets in the way!) I'll write a quick post with some of the things I've been reading and enjoying for the week.

It will be a mixed bag of posts that have really struck a chord with me, interesting blogging tips and tricks I've found around the traps, and basically just anything that has caught my eye and taken my fancy. 

And so, without further ado, please get ready for the first instalment of Linky Lovin' Friday!

The Not-quite-Princess by Jess at Essentially Jess
Perhaps, instead of waiting for Prince Charming (who likely wasn’t coming), and instead of hoping for someone to arrive to make her feel better about herself, she could start loving herself.
Surely, she was worth that?
Jess has written a beautiful, three-part story about self-worth and love and it is such a great read. Lovely words from a lovely lady.
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Setting up Pinterest Rich Pins for WordPress and Blogger by Blogging It Forward

If you've been wondering how people are getting sweet little logos and descriptions on the pins they pin from their websites and want to do the same then this is the post for you. Whether you use WordPress or Blogger, you'll find the instructions easy to follow. I've used the instructions myself this week and hopefully you'll start seeing my rich pins soon.
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The Dichotomy of Strength and Weakness by Zoey Martin
That person who couldn’t leave their abusive partner, or that person who committed suicide, or that person who is addicted to whatever it is they are addicted to is not weak by default because their end result doesn’t equate with a morally good and acceptable value. That person is probably the strongest person you know.
I love this post from Zoey about the way we attribute things that we see as morally good with being strong. It's something I'd not realised or thought about before, but it makes a lot of sense.
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Top 10 Tips every first-time ProBlogger attendee should know by Emily at Have a Laugh On Me
If you're heading to ProBlogger in a couple of weeks and you've never been before then you should most definitely read this post from Emily. It's got everything you need to know to make your conference experience as good as it can possibly be.
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The conversation has already started by Tegan at Musings of the Misguided
The conversation started long before I started blogging.  We still have a long way to go, there are still so many people suffering in silence and while we allow people to censor our words the stigma will continue.  Until we say fuck you to those who are uncomfortable with our truth then more people will continue to be hurt.
There's been a lot written in the wake of Robin Williams' suicide, but this piece by Tegan really hit the spot for me. Tegan works tirelessly to break through the stigma of mental illness and her entire blog is well worth a read.
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How to work or blog from home with kids

I read two great posts this week on how to work or blog from home with kids. There was this beauty by the lovely Mrs D Plus 3, and then this one over here by Kristen from When at Home. Both posts were really interesting and will really come in handy now thanks to my newfound status of SAHM who is also trying to blog and study!
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So there you have it, my first Linky Lovin' Friday post. What have you been reading this week? Anything you think I should really check out? Link to it or your own post in the comments below and have a great weekend!

P.S. I'm also guest-blogging over at the lovely My Brown Paper Packages today and sharing 5 of my favourite things, so make sure you pop over and check it out!

25 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing my blog post! A post that I am loving is one by Alex from Dadrites. He wrote a guest post (which was anonymous) for me a few weeks ago about his struggles with depression. This week he decided enough was enough and he let people know that the post was written by him. It's a pretty awesome post.

    http://dadrites.com/this-man/

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  2. I read this post earlier in the week from Five Degrees of Chaos and was struck again by Emma's no-holds-barred blogging style- love the open honesty she writes with! I also found this birth story through the eyes of the grandma-to-be really interesting: http://twinkleintheeye.com/2014/08/my-birth-story-from-my-mothers-perspective.html
    http://fivedegreesofchaos.com/2014/08/11/sliding-doors/ I've posted this today about babywearing: http://handbagmafia.net/post/94749445865/wraps-carriers-and-slings-oh-my and earlier in the week about my hair removal hiatus experiment: http://handbagmafia.net/post/94362900208/hair-removal-hiatus

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  3. I love the idea of a round-up, it puts all the good stuff in one easy place. Thanks for these Kylie x

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  4. Awesome round up honey. Some great posts in there - a couple of which I've already read but some I have bookmarked for this eve whilst Mr D is out. Thanks for my mention too!! So how's the SAHM thing coming along?? xx

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  5. You are an absolute gem Kylie! I love this x

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  6. What a legend to do this and I very grateful to be chosen amongst these amazing bloggers.. Hugs and I wish you were coming to PB xx

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  7. Love this! Thanks for sharing, a few I haven't read.

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  8. Great idea! Thanks for sharing some great posts.

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  9. I frickin' LOVE this! And I love that it is appropriate for my 3 year old AND my 1 year old. Guess what we're doing this weekend???

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  10. Brilliant idea. Thanks for the leads for what looks like some awesome posts to check out xx

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  11. What a great idea. Thanks for putting this together.

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  12. Great work. Girl you are hitting so many blogging home runs lately! Go get 'em!

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  13. I loved that post Tegan, it was amazing to read his guest post and then the one you've linked to, coming clean, so to speak. Really powerful stuff, and I hope it encourages more men to speak up. xx

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  14. No worries Lisa, I am looking forward to collecting them each week.

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  15. No worries lovely! It's not too bad, it's definitely weird not having the prospect of a job to go to some days when all I want to do is escape the house and children, but I am getting there. The next step is to set-up the spare bedroom and turn it in to a combo office/guest room so I can sneak out there and actually get some work done on Dave's days off but there is just so much junk I don't know where to start!

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  16. Me too, I am so bummed I am missing it but I am going to be there for absolute sure next year! So you better be too, you've been warned!

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  17. Thanks Sandra, it was actually a lot of fun!

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  18. Thanks Caitlin, I am definitely having fun!

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  19. Great list there Kylez and thanks for the feature. I'd missed Tegan's post but I'll check that out now I love her view on mental illness.

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