Hello there and welcome to this week’s #PoCoLo a friendly linky where you can link any post published in the last week. If you were here last week, it was great to see you and if you’re new here this week, then you’re very welcome. Both Morgan and I know you’ll find some great posts to read, and encourage you to pop over to some of the posts linked and take the time to leave a comment or two so that everyone benefits from some extra love.
As you know as part of every week’s post we feature a blogger in our Blogger Showcase and we’re looking for more bloggers to take part. It doesn’t matter if you’re a regular linker or someone here for the first time. All you need to do is answer the questions, or as many as you want to and send them to us by email. Once we’ve got your responses, and remembered to check the mailbox then we’ll agree a date. At the moment our next free date is the start of April, and let’s be honest it’s a great way to get some back links to your blog.
This week I’m trying out the new style linky, so when you link up below it’ll look a little different. I’m keen to know what you think, I’m not totally convinced yet as it doesn’t yet offer the same functionality in the tool, but I’m assured that the old style version isn’t going anywhere just yet, so if it doesn’t work so well that’s my backup plan (I’m refusing to adopt the new Brexit word to describe this!)
My photo this week is another old one, but pretty. It dates back to our visit to Castle Drogo in Devon in 2016, while the renovations were taking place. As most of the furniture and furnishings were in storage, some of the rooms hosting art exhibitions. And this willow mirror definitely caught my eye, thankfully not literally.
Blogger Showcase: Becky from The Bonafide Brunette
1 Who are you?
I am a blogger based in Canada and I've been at it about a year. My name is Becky, I love fall, am a total foodie and believe in karma doing great things for me! I believe kindness is always the best choice. One small act of kindness can totally change a persons day, and I love that! I write out of passion, and blogging has by far become my favourite hobby I have ever had. I would love to turn it into a career one day, if the fates allow it.
2 How did you discover blogs/blogging?
I found a girl on Instagram whom I really admired because she was very real and honest, and I found out she blogs. After that, I tried it out and I was hooked.
3 Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging to be able to clear my mind, ease my anxiety and create! My hopes were that I'd reach a few people and they'd really enjoy what I had to say. But the most important thing to me is that I just really enjoy blogging and writing even if nobody reads it.
4 What do you find most challenging?
The most challenging thing for me is always remembering to take cute photos (haha). I am always so in the moment when Im out with friends doing fun things, I TOTALLY forget to capture my outfit or whatever us bloggers are supposed to do.. I am also way too embarrassed to ask a stranger to take a photo of me in a random coffee shop or something. I am just too shy! Other than that, my outreach is pretty hard too. I feel like I am doing all the right things.. and yet I haven't grown much! But thats okay, I didn’t start blogging to become huge or anything. I just do it out of passion.
5 What is your favourite topic to write about?
My favourite thing to write about is day to day life, inspiration and things like that. Things like why it's okay to like being alone, or whatever similar idea. I like to make people feel like they can relate and that its okay to feel how they feel.
6 Are you blogging for fun or do you have goals?
I blog mostly for fun, however I love it so much I'd be lying if i said I didn't want to do this full time.
7 What is your favourite thing about blogging?
I love the ability to create photos and pieces of writing that look like the inside of my brain. I know that’s a weird saying, but it’s so true! It's so hard to find a passion that allows you to really create something that’s a piece of you
8 Have you ever attended a blogging conference and if so, what did you think?
No, but I would love to go to one.
9 What are your 3 best posts?
10 Describe yourself in three words!
Introverted Extrovert, hungry (lol)
11 Are you a tea and biscuits or coffee and cake person?
Can I have the coffee, and some toast with almond butter? I am not a cake gal!
12 What's your idea of a perfect night out?
A perfect night out for me would probably actually be a night in. Cooking dinner, playing board games, doing whatever. If we were to go out I'd like trying a new restaurant and then going for a walk somewhere with twinkly lights with my love!
13 Your perfect night in?
Oops. Well my perfect night in is still cooking a nice dinner, and spending some time together doing whatever we feel like doing that night. I love card games and board games!
14 What would your best friend/boyfriend say is your best quality?
That's a hard one! My best friend or boyfriend would probably say that I am very thoughtful, strong willed and stubborn. Hard headed at times; but passionate, caring and big hearted too.