Post Comment Love and Newbie Showcase 27th to 29th June 2014

Post Comment Love and Newbie Showcase 27th to 29th June 2014

PrintWell, well, welcome! I’m back and raring to go with this week’s Post Comment Love. Before I start I must thank Kate Thompson for minding shop for me last week whilst I descended on London with around 700 other bloggers at BritMums Live. And what a weekend it was – if you would like to read about my experience then take a look at my post (it’s first on the linky below).

This week’s badge feature belongs to Loving Life with Little Ones so please click on the badge to pay her a visit. I am now all out of people on the badge rota so if you would like to be featured here then please feel free to email me at

Yesterday I was in TV land…on a film set for ‘Trollied’ to be precise. I was one of the extras or ‘supporting artists’ as they now call them. It was a really enjoyable experience. I was a little warm in my autumnal clothing and found it rather interesting shopping for plastic fruit!  They fed us really well – with real food, not plastic! (they had run out of the teriyaki salmon when I got there so I had to have spanish omelette).  I acted with Miriam Margolyes (from LOTS including Blackadder and Harry Potter), Victor Maguire (Jack Boswell from Bread), Stephen Tompkinson (Ballykissangel) and Jack Carroll (the young comedian from Britains Got Talent).

I am rather looking forward to this weekend in  the fact that we are actually all going to be at home together for a change! I also finally get the chance to put our new hot tub to the test…yes…that’s right… I said hot tub!! Wooohooo!

With the announcement that Tots 100 are now taking Instagram instead of Kred into account for their metrics scoring, I thought it would be good to have some Instagram follows, comments and likes over on SoFoLo. So pop over to link up your Instagram profile and share some Social Follow Love or #SoFoLo. Also, don’t forget our #SoFoLo community on Google + and our #PoCoLo Facebook group where you can come and post your PoCoLo post for some more shares as well as any of your social media accounts of yours that need more followers.

The ‘About Me’ special is still open to join until April 2015 – so if you are new then it is a great place to introduce yourself and it is also a great resource to find out about your fellow bloggers. 

I am still trialling some systems on how I am going to get round everyone’s posts each week. Two weeks ago I commented on the first 20 posts, and then tweeted every single post out. This week I shall go and comment on 21 to 40 first and then everyone elses if I have time. Instead of sharing on Twitter, I shall share the majority on Google + as this is better for everyones stats apparently (you see, I did learn something last weekend!).

If you are a regular here then it would be great if you spread the #PoCoLo word. However, if you are new here then welcome! Post Comment Love 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! If you want some publicity and attention, then you are in the right place!

Please make sure you go across and comment on at least two other linkers posts. Linkys work if everyone supports each other 🙂 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 at 6.30am and close on Sunday evening at 8pm.

I have a list for the Newbie Showcase running into April 2015. If you would like to be featured then please email me at so I can put you on the rota. Remember, your blog needs to be under a year old to feature from the time of sending your email to me.

This week’s newbie showcase is Karen from Let Kids Be Kids. I remember her starting this blog after reading Twinlifeonline and wondered how she managed two! (but now, I can’t talk!).

Let kids be kids familyHi, I’m Karen and I blog primarily at Let kids be kids but also ocassionally at  Twinlifeonline. 
I am a stay at home mum to three children, a 6yr old boy and 4yr old twin girls. 
I started Let kids be kids blog in October, to help promote awareness of encouraging children to have basic childhood fun. We live in a fast paced modern world surrounded by  technology. While I believe we should embrace this, I also feel it’s very important to remember the basics. Children love outdoor fun, fresh air, running around, exploring, being creative with art and craft, playing games and pretending. These are all things I like to promote on my blog by providing inspiration.
I write about children, parenting, our family life and provide many ideas for play, crafts, activities and fun. You will frequently find us with some messy play, making crafty flower pots, out in the forest on a bug hunt or maybe dipping our toes in the sea at the coast. 
You can chat with me on twitter at @karenattwinlife. Please follow/tweet me, I’d love to hear from you and always love reading new blogs. 
You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram,  Google+ or pinterest.
So, whether you want to #PoCoLo, #SoFoLo or both, please pay Karen, and all the lovely linkers below, a visit. Have a great weekend xx

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  1. June 29, 2014 / 4:58 pm

    Ooh, I hope you enjoy the hot tub! My parents had one for a bit, it was wonderful!
    Thank you very much for featuring me. x
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  2. June 27, 2014 / 9:06 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had another fab week!
    Thank you for hosting! Have a great weekend x
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  3. June 27, 2014 / 11:57 am

    Hey Vicky,
    What a week you have had! I bet you had a fab time at BritMums Live, and how exciting to be an extra with famous actors! You will have to let us know when the show is on so we can watch it! Enjoy the hot tub. x Mel
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  4. June 27, 2014 / 11:38 am

    Sounds like you are having an amazing time of it. Glad you had a good weekend. I know my son asked when I was going to London as I’ve been every week for the last month – and I was like oooh no I actually have a week off.

    Waves hello Karen.
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  5. June 27, 2014 / 10:02 am

    Being in a show with all those actors sounds very exciting! Have a good weekend 🙂
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  6. Emma from over at LIFE AS IT IS
    June 27, 2014 / 6:57 am

    Hi Vic, hope ur ok. Excuse me while I rant!

    What is it about stats? I am really pissed off that Tots 100 have announced the Instagram thing. (I only know that from reading your intro here, which is why I’m ranting now). Women, mothers, wives, – and the men out there who blog too – frankly have enough on their plate without feeling they now need to post on Instagram.

    Managing Twitter, FB and my blog is enough. My family and my work commitments are more important though. I keep in touch with the people that mean something, the blogs I enjoy. That’s it… it is all about enjoyment. Let’s try to keep it that way.

    I thought I could leave it there, but nope, I haven’t finished yet.

    This is supposed to be a form of art – often cathartic, writing for pleasure. Blogging for you. If someone wants to follow you because they enjoy your blog, fine. But why have Tots100 just gone and made blogging into even more a competition than they already had? No doubt it is because they have struck gold with Instagram if you get my drift.

    I’m not being particularly eloquent about this at all – it is 6am something, – and miraculously I’m on my computer as the kids are both still asleep – nuts in itself – but otherwise, right now, this time ought to be about them. Not thinking I now need to set up an Instagram account – which I don’t – but I imagine a lot of people will – in order to try and get in on the competition of being up there in the blogging bloody 100.

    Please don’t fall for it. If you are on Instagram already and enjoy it – fabulous. But do yourself a favour – don’t add more to your load because Tots100 are now taking Instagram hits into their equations. Shame on them.

    Sorry Tots100, I do take an interest as to your index, but I know there are more important things in my life.
    Queue footsteps… going now.

    Sorry about this Vic! x
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  7. June 27, 2014 / 6:55 am

    I could never be an actor but it must be amazing to act alongside Miriam Margolyes. I think she’s great!

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