It’s Time to Follow a Newbie Friday #FF


Follow a Newbie Friday, blog, new bloggersI’ve been blogging now for 4 months.  I don’t blog every day and I can’t use social media as much as my twitchy fingers would like.  I find that the internet is like a tube of Pringles – once I start I can’t stop, and if I really want to be less “slummy mummy” then not being logged in all day has to be the first step.

That all said, I do like having this little space to call my own.  I’m not a prolific, well known blogger, nor do I believe I ever will be, but I have carved my own patch of cyber space and I’m happy.  There are so many other bloggers out there, writing and sharing for lots of different reasons and to varying degrees of “success.”  Some people have a knack for getting their blog out there and I wish they could bottle that to share around!  I don’t share my blog with family and friends (and if Mr Slummy knows he’s never said so) so if you’ve found me it’s pure luck.

I suppose that’s why Follow a Newbie Friday was born.  It gives younger blogs a wee shout out.  It lets people know that they’re out there and it lets them know that someone is reading them.  I don’t stick to “mummy” bloggers though that is who I read most, so there is often a bit of an eclectic mix.

Where Follow a Newbie comes into its own is when others join in.  At the bottom of this post is a wee linky.  It would be great if you could write your own version of Follow a Newbie, add your link to the list and then have a wee read through any others that have been added.  The list is up all week because you might prefer to write yours on a different day of the week so even if you can’t write it just now, don’t let that put you off.  If you’re interested, you can read the Follow a Newbie Friday page for more details.

If you write your own post or if you’ve been included, feel free to add the badge to your post/blog.

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Happy reading!

Kip McGrath Urmston aims to provide parents with information about their child’s education and to give handy hints to help with school and learning, but it’s not about giving dry theory.  It’s written by a harrassed mum of three and she gives me food for thought.  Like one of her posts from this week about childrens’ books that can cause offence – should we ban Babar on racism grounds, or The Twits for behaving inappropriately. @kmecurmston

Julie Chin of The Sunshine Stand is a television journalist and meteorologist looking to spread a little sunshine.  I’ve talked before about the power of Paying it Forward and she echoes that with a post of her own on the subject.  @JulieChin

Jess McGlynn of Catch a Single Thought is a lovely blog, and I laughed at her tale of her Decrepit Hamster Syndrome.  I look forward to hearing which rabbits she ends up with… @jjmcglynn

If you want me to read your blog, leave a comment on mine because I always pop on over to your blog.

Have a good week!


2 responses to “It’s Time to Follow a Newbie Friday #FF

  1. Hey I’ve just found this and would love to join in. Will you be doing another shortly? Think it’s a great idea. Been blogging more than 18 months and have to say I wish there’d been more support when starting out. Getting to know the blogging community has been a long process.

  2. It can be very hard when you first start out can’t it? I’m still at the stage where I’m not sure if it is going to be worth it or not, but I remind myself that I’m not writing for everyone else, I’m writing for me. This is a fantastic idea and I think you’re a lovely person for doing it.
    – Lisa

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