Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday, I'm in ♥

So, here we are with my second installment of my favorite finds from the week! I have to tell you, it's not easy whittling them down to share! I come across so many amazing things each week. But I don't want to overload you... and hopefully you will take time to visit and read some of the articles and blogs I've decided to share.

So, lets get to it...

  • This post from Ashley at After Nine to Five on building relationships with other bloggers. She provides 5 tips for getting out there and using blogs to make friends, connect and network. Still being semi-new to the blogosphere, I found this extremely helpful. Sometimes we are too shy to put ourselves out there, but Ashely provides you a safety net with these great ideas!

  • Amanda at Dragon Flight Dreams is doing a Valentine gift swap and I'm already signed up! Who doesn't love a swap of some kind? You can sign up until January 16. And what's really cool about this swap? You create a treasury on Etsy and your partner sends you something from your list! How could this not motivate you to go sign up!

  • Annie from wattlebird shares her ideas on how to get people to follow your blog. She has some great tips on how to reel readers in and keep them coming back! And she must know what she's talking about, because I'm a regular follower.

  • This suggestion is a two for the price of one! I can't gush enough about these posts on motherhood from Joanna of ModaMama and Tricia of Mama Marchand Musings. These ladies did a guest post swap where they both talk about being a Mom. And their honesty is beyond refreshing. And I found a new blog to follow with ModaMama.

  • Looking for a bit of an adventure off the beaten track? Check out this article from Sara Von who has a pretty fantastic blog called Yes and Yes. She gives readers 5 weird/fun/exciting adventures to go on this year. If I was single and footloose and fancy free, I might consider a couple of them!

 Any articles or blogs you have come across this week that really stood out to you? Would love to hear about them. Feel free to share in the comments!


  1. Thanks so much for the shout out! I'm glad you liked the posts - and there's more to come. It's a whole series of honesty and refreshing takes on Motherhood that I'm running on ModaMama. I look forward to reading more from you.

  2. happy Friday,

    Looking forward to checking some of these out !!!

    Claire xox

  3. Well now it looks like I have a few more blogs to check out. Thanks for sharing the article from Wattlebird. It definitely gave me a few things to think more about with my blog.

  4. Thanks for including me this week, Manda! Love the list you put together too :)

  5. Thanks for the shout out, sweetie! <3