Interent memes and weekly link ups - you might love them or hate them but you certainly cannot miss them in the world of "Mummy Blogging" Personally I am a big fan, you may have noticed! Link ups have been probably formed the majority of this blog since it I really got into last year, and it is because of them that I enjoy blogging so much.
I read an interesting post yesterday - Where are the words? In it Nickie talks about the rise of the photo posts and asks if we are getting lazy with our blogging. Possibly - but I think all blogs should be what the blogger wants them to be and if that is all photos or music then so be it. Personally I tend to skim through some (not all) posts which are very text heavy, my favourite blogs are the ones who often particpate in the link ups that I enjoy doing myself, and I love seeing the snippets of the bits of their lives that they choose to share with us.
When I first started this blog it was to be an account of our move to Cyprus and how we were settling into our new home. I nearly didn't start it up again after arriving as we had been without internet so long we were already settled! I'm glad I did though and I'm pleased that I joined the blogging community.
Without taking part in all the link ups I am sure I would have stopped blogging months ago, it is through these that I have found most followers and it is these posts which generate the most comments - I love the comments, it's amazing to know people are reading and enjoying my posts but I have kind of forgotten the reason I started.I will definitely continue to do them as I really enjoy them, especially The Gallery, Listography and although it's only just started Flashback Friday is perfect for me, as I have always loved looking back over old photos and reminiscing.
I will however endeavour to create more original posts, and remember the reason I started this, it is very easy to get caught up in the many linky's out there and run out of time to do anything else. I have had several in mind for some time so it's time to work on these alongside my usual favourites.