Last week we didn’t publish a Ten at Ten post, as we were all off at the UK’s biggest and glitziest conference for Mummy bloggers, CyberMummy.
This week, I am out of the UK on a trip with a couple of other parent bloggers – to find out more about what I’m up to, read my blog! What I’ve realised is that whoever it is, and wherever you are, bloggers love to talk about blogging.
So we thought we’d start this week by sharing a couple of our favourite posts from the Tots100 this week including a few about blogs and blogging – and maybe you’d like to visit the posts and share your own opinions. One of the most fantastic things about blogging for me is the diversity of voices we have, and blogging itself is something we all have an opinion on!
So grab yourself a drink and a biscuit (mine’s a Garibaldi) and settle down for a great read:
First up this week is Sandy from Baby Baby who has shared some wonderful thoughts (and pictures) about this year’s CyberMummy conference. For me, Sandy’s post articulates what many bloggers said to me on the day – that they were overwhelmed by the size and commercialism of the blogging event. But you can’t argue with a green dinosaur, in my view.
I’d have loved to have heard from Chris at Thinly Spread at the conference – and she wants to talk about her experiences with Save the Children in Africa. We’ll be hearing from Chris at BlogCamp Bristol, but in the meantime, she shares some of her thoughts on the conference and blog activism.
Tattie Weasle, meanwhile, contemplates life without the Internet – is it even possible? How do you feel when your ISP fails? How long could you go before the twitches set in?
Our final blogging-themed post this week comes from Deb at Carrots and Kids who is facing that issue many bloggers face at a certain point in their journey – what happens when you’ve changed and evolved but your blog hasn’t? Is it okay to just change your blog if you have changed? What do you think?
I loved this post from Lady Blah Blah Blahs about birthday presents and the chore that is buying them – we often roll our eyes at buying (or receiving) these gifts but is there value in them for children?
I’m currently in Israel exploring the country and its people, and I couldn’t leave out my two fabulous companions this week, both of whom have written brilliant posts about our adventures so far.
First up, Rosie Scribble has posted about our eventful journey to Israel, while Jane from Diary of a Desperate Exmoor Woman has written a beautiful post about our trip to Jerusalem, which sums up the day beautifully. What I love about this experience is that this is a trip showing Mummy bloggers aren’t just interested in potty training and what’s for lunch – as women who are involved in the world and raising children, we can be passionate about everything from politics to culture and conservation, too.
Having problems keeping little ones in bed on light evenings and early mornings? I love this post from Here We Are Together about an ingenious – and really pretty – solution to the perennial summer issue.
One of the things I don’t often see on blogs is poetry – yet I know many bloggers are keen writers of prose and poems. I thought I’d share this poem that I came across on Carole Finds Her Wings – perhaps you can go and read it, and share your thoughts?
Finally, this week, a great post from Notes to Self Plus Two about the sheer frustration that comes from constantly juggling – how do you manage it, and does it get you down?