Post Comment Love and Newbie Showcase 19th to 21st April

 photo 3050e876-5d08-44fa-b416-1e09c2490383_zpse12fd438.jpgJust where do the weeks go?! I can’t believe it is Friday again, but I have to say that I look forward to them even more with this link running. It gives me a chance to read so many great blogs in one place.  I am also pleased to see that the first two newbie showcase bloggers have seen an increase in their blog traffic, Twitter followers and Facebook likers!

This link is all about sharing posts which you have written this week which just haven’t got the attention they deserve and, with them all in one place, we can help each other share the comment love. This is one of the easiest links EVER. You don’t have a ‘special theme’ to have to write about, the post can be personal, sponsored, a photo, a review, a competition, your own linky, something you’ve linked to a linky….WHATEVER you like – it’s one you’ve already written this week!

The only rules are that you comment on at least two of the other posts in the link (maybe the one above and one below yours?!) and then spread the #PoCoLo about this link up on Twitter.  The post you link up has to have been written in the last week.  The link will go up every Friday and close on Sunday evening at 8pm.

Remember, the more people who link up, the more attention your post is likely to get so please spread the Post Comment Love word and #PoCoLo.  Leave your Twitter handle and link entry number below if you would like a shout-out on Twitter. Also, don’t forget to display the PoCoLo Badge (code below), again the more people who see it, the more attention your lonely post will get.

The newbie showcase is also proving very popular so if you would like to be featured then please email me at so I can put you on the list. Remember, your blog needs to be under a year old. With that in mind, let’s welcome this weeks Newbie Showcase Blogger, Charlie Hughes:

The Mad Mummy Musings Finding some calm amongst the chaos

My name is Charlie and I am a Mum of 2 gorgeous, spirited girls aged 6 and 2. I live in Dorset with my hubby, the girls and our 2 neurotic cats. I turned 40 last year and decided there and then that my want and need to write couldn’t wait any longer, so I dived into the blogging world and set up not one, but two blogs! The first is Sophia’s Choice ( which is a blog about organic, natural and eco-friendly products, ideas and classes for all the family. I started this in October 2012.

I knew I also wanted to write a more personal blog too where I could share my journey as a Mum and other things I am passionate about. And so ‘The Mad Mummy Musings’ was born. This blog gives me the scope to share more of me, and write in a very different way. It’s more intimate. I started this blog in December last year.

Why The Mad Mummy? Well, because becoming a Mum has changed me far more than I ever believed possible. I suffered PND with my first daughter after a fairly traumatic birth and then I lost my own Mum to lung cancer when my second daughter was just 8 months old. My mothering journey has therefore had some major ups and downs and certainly hasn’t been dull! There have been times when I have felt like I was going completely and utterly mad; sometimes in a good way but there have also been times when it hasn’t felt so good. The Mad Mummy Musings has been a “slow burner” in comparison to Sophia’s Choice but I feel it gives me more opportunity to share my loves, passions and musings in greater depth. I have found the blogging community exceptionally supportive on my journey so far and I really look forward to connecting with many more of you over the coming weeks, months and even years! Some post links to my blog are: PNDGrief and Losing My Mum

If you’d like to connect with me further you can follow me on Twitter: @charlieejhughes ( and I also have a Facebook Page too. ( I’d love to see you there x

So, go across and show Charlie, along with the other linkers below a lovely load of PoCoLo!

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  3. April 20, 2013 / 2:46 pm

    Hi Vicky and all the lovely, yummy mummys who have linked up with #PoCoLo and who have also popped across to The Mad Mummy Musings to give me some love xx Just wanted to say “thank you” to you Vicky for having me as a Newbie Showcase and also thanks to everyone who has connected with me through the blog, twitter and Facebook. It means a lot. I’m off to read some of the lovely posts above and return the PoCoLo xx
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  4. Laura Huggins
    April 20, 2013 / 12:24 am

    Thank you once again for hosting this. So many lovely blogs to read through. I am still trying to catch up with last weeks. I have a lot of reading to do 🙂

    x x x
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  5. tea cake and my boy
    April 19, 2013 / 9:32 pm

    Once again I have linked up, this really is so helpful for newbie bloggers. It feels lovely to have comments and people reading – thank you xx

  6. Stephanie
    April 19, 2013 / 6:13 pm

    Think I posted the link! Having fun reading anyway 🙂

  7. April 19, 2013 / 3:10 pm

    Thanks for hosting this Victoria, it’s very kind of you to help out us newbies

    April 19, 2013 / 1:39 pm

    Yeah man, she is an incredible lady!

  9. April 19, 2013 / 1:22 pm

    Thanks for the link-up, Victoria. Always a great place to be.
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  10. April 19, 2013 / 10:13 am

    Thanks for hosting as ever! I’m in at number 27 moaning about swimming lessons @sarahMo3W x
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    • Victoria
      April 19, 2013 / 12:08 pm

      And, as ever, thank you for your support 🙂 x

  11. April 19, 2013 / 8:24 am

    Thanks for hosting again. will be back to read and comment aplenty later!
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    • Victoria
      April 19, 2013 / 12:09 pm

      More than welcome :), enjoy! x

  12. April 19, 2013 / 8:22 am

    Thanks for hosting this again. It must take so much effort over the weekend! Off to check out The Mad Mummy Musings x

    • Victoria
      April 19, 2013 / 12:10 pm

      More than welcome :). It’s good effort though! x

  13. Karen Marquick
    April 19, 2013 / 7:15 am

    Lovely to see Charlie in the #PoCoLo showcase. looking forward to reading the other link ups too xx
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    • Victoria
      April 19, 2013 / 12:11 pm

      Thanks Karen, really appreciate your support 🙂 x

  14. farfromhomemama
    April 19, 2013 / 6:36 am

    Both of you are awesome! 1. I have no idea how you cope with such a popular linky, and 2. Two blogs? I can barely manage one. Hats off to you, ladies. You make me feel quite lazy in comparison 🙂 Rachel x
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    • Victoria
      April 19, 2013 / 12:14 pm

      Aww, thanks Rachel – not awesome, just a bit mad I think!! Well, me anyway – can’t speak for Charlie! 😉 x

      • April 20, 2013 / 2:51 pm

        Rachel, i think that “mad” is probably the word to describe someone who has 2 blogs or maybe “nutter”! 😉 Never enough hours to get everything done in our house. The dust is at least an inch thick, no one has any ironed clothes, the floor need hoovering but at least I get to write – hee hee ! Been to Switzerland once – it’s a very beautiful place xx
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