Post Comment Love and Newbie Showcase – The Bumper Christmas (and last) Edition.

Post Comment Love and Newbie Showcase – The Bumper Christmas (and last) Edition.


And now the end is near…and so I face the final curtain. To say that I am sad that this is my last Post Comment Love is a bit of an understatement. I am typing this with tears in my eyes. This linky has become quite a community and first and foremost I have to say a big thank you to all linkers – old and new – who made this linky such a success for me.

Little did I know when I first started Post Comment Love back on 22nd March 2013 that this linky would become quite as big as it did. I have a Twitter list of 424 linkers, past and present. I have hosted 234 newbie showcasers (including Elaine today) and so many people have said to me that this was their very first linky. I feel so honoured. But now I feel that it is time to move on to new chapters. Do more of what I love and create more poetry, food and photography. Write more personal posts and, in the New Year, I shall be sharing a brand new vlogging diary that I have been keeping since September. One thing I do intend to do is go round and subscribe to as many linkers blogs as I can – that way I won’t miss out on what you are all up to! 

My last Post Comment Love is a bumper Christmas edition – where you can link up any post, as many as you like, from the last week and next! This means that it will be open until Christmas Eve! 

But enough of me. I would now like to introduce to you not one, but two new hosts for Post Comment Love. As any blogger who hosts one will know, linkys are ruddy hard work. I thought it best to give this to two people to help share the load – and I have to say that I have offered to cover from time to time when they can’t do it! 



First up is Stephanie from Life at 139a. She blogs about life in general and that includes homes and gardens, interiors, gardening, days out, cycling and crafting. All the things she loves. She has been a regular linker and knows how PoCoLo works. Find her on Twitter @LifeAt139a


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The second host is Morgan from Morgans Milieau. She writes about her two boys and includes posts about days out and general family life as well as reviews. She has also been known to write poetry and has not only linked up to PoCoLo but also Prose for Thought. Find her on Twitter @MorganPrinceCom


They will both still be hosting the newbie showcase and giving them some Twitter love (which is the whole reason I tweeted so many people every Friday morning – so sorry if I got on your nerves!!). Post Comment Love is back on 8th January and I will give you more information as and when I can. Make sure you are a member of the PoCoLo Facebook group if you would like to keep track of what is happening. Plus I will be making that a more helpful place!

The Facebook Group and Google + Community will still be going and Stephanie and Morgan will also be admins.

So….for the final time…

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 this time will close at 8pm on Christmas Eve. I will make sure I retweet anyone and also try my best to tweet out the posts with the PoCoLo badge being displayed on either the post or the sidebar.

I have a list for the Newbie Showcase running into May 2016. Please note that Stephanie and Morgan will be taking over the rota and will be in touch.

I would like to introduce you to my very last newbie showcase. Please give some blogging love to Elaine from Entertaining Elliott.

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Hello, my name is Elaine and I blog over at I started the blog in July 2014 and it was started after a particularly stressful shopping trip ( with my son in his buggy – I felt the needed to rant so my blog was created! It’s not all ranty though – over the last 18 months it has evolved into more of an online diary of what we get up to with lots of photographs along the way.  Elliot is 3 and it’s such a fun age and I love to write about all the exciting days out we have or activities we do at home. I’d love to be a Pinterest Mum but I’m not very good at baking ( and my craft skills are a bit questionable…but we have lots of fun! 
Some of my favourite posts are Christmas at Longleat – Festival of Light ( , CBeebies Alex Winters Interview (, and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party ( 
I hope to attend more blogging events next year and I would love to take blogging to the next level! 
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Don’t forget to visit Laura and at least two other posts on this link up (don’t mind if they are not mine!). Remember in this bumper edition you can link up last weeks and next weeks posts!

I would like to thank you all for your supportive words, comments and good wishes. I love how this linky has kind of become a community of it’s own. Long may it continue!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Thank you and goodbye! xx

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  1. December 23, 2015 / 11:05 pm

    Looking forward to PoCoLo at it’s new home in the New Year…and will continue to keep up with you here. Thank you for helping all of us connect at this amazing link party. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  2. December 20, 2015 / 3:00 pm

    I just had to join in this week! Couldn’t miss your last one 🙂 I know I haven’t linked up for ages (to be honest, I haven’t linked to much for ages!) but PoCoLo was one of the first linkys that I joined in and it’s always been a wonderful one. You are such a good host and the time you have taken, to comment and share, is much appreciated.. I met so many bloggers through this linky! I’m very glad you’re continuing with Prose for Thought, as that’s one of the few linkys I do join in with now 🙂 Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and I look forward to seeing where next year takes you x

    • December 20, 2015 / 11:07 pm

      Thank you so very much Sara – I am so pleased you joined in with my last. What really lovely words. You have a wonderful Christmas and I hope you are looking forward to 2016 as much as I am xx

  3. December 19, 2015 / 11:19 am

    I know I haven’t linked up for a while but had to link up for the last #PoCoLo, thank you for hosting and more importantly thank you for the help you gave me when I first started blogging. I’ve loved linking up and “meeting” yourself and so many great bloggers, good luck to the new hosts taking over.

    • December 20, 2015 / 11:10 pm

      Thank you so much for coming back for my last one Richard, I am so pleased to hear that I helped you. I am looking forward to reading your post and thank you for your kind words 🙂

  4. December 18, 2015 / 10:30 pm

    Awww, I really want to get a post written right now so that I can link up! I must! Can imagine how emotional you are – but you’ve so much to look forward to, and I know the two ladies will carry on doing a great job of it for you. Thanks so much for all the time and effort you’ve put in, and the kindness, welcome and love you have shown to so many bloggers. You’re fab! xx

    • December 20, 2015 / 11:13 pm

      Oh bless you, thank you Steph. I was extremely emotional on Friday. I have calmed down now though!! I am definitely looking forward to 2016 now. What wonderful words, thank you – and you are fab too xx

  5. December 18, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    I just had to join in the last #Pocolo you’re hosting! You’ve done a fabulous job with this linky. Your also handing over to a great team!

    • December 20, 2015 / 11:20 pm

      Thank you so much Kriss, it is great to see you for my last one xx

  6. December 18, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    Piling on, but this was one of the very first linkys that I was a part of also. Thanks for all you’ve done.

    • December 20, 2015 / 11:22 pm

      Thank you so much Jeremy 🙂

  7. December 18, 2015 / 1:28 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting all this time, and for making newbies like me feel and thrive in this community you’ve created. I can’t wait for the next chapter of your blogging and will look forward to all that you’re sharing for the upcoming year.

    Congratulations to Morgan and Stephanie as well!

    Have a great weekend, Victoria and a lovely Christmas. See you next year!

    • December 20, 2015 / 11:23 pm

      It is such a pleasure Maria. I have enjoyed every second and am looking forward to moving on now 🙂 You have a great Christmas too and I look forward to more of your great writing x

  8. December 18, 2015 / 12:16 pm

    Just have to echo what everybody else has been saying – this was one of my first linkys, and I learned so much from it. Thank you so much for all the work you’ve put into it! 🙂

    • December 20, 2015 / 11:30 pm

      And thank you for supporting it Jess, such kind words xx

  9. December 18, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    So sad this is the last one xxx have a fantastic Christmas break Hopefully speak in 2016 xx #PoCoLo x

    • December 20, 2015 / 11:39 pm

      Thank you so much – and for all your support xx

  10. December 18, 2015 / 11:28 am

    Thank you for hosting this linky – you’ve done a fantastic job! It wasn’t my very first linky, but it was one of them! AND I’ve been on the Newbie Showcase, which was exciting!
    Sure Morgan & Stephanie will do a great job continuing the linky.
    Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! xx

    • December 20, 2015 / 11:41 pm

      Thank you so much for all your lovely words and all your support xx

  11. December 18, 2015 / 10:26 am

    Thank you for hosting today and over the years….
    This was one of the first linkys i ever joined in with and I have found so many new blogs to read through it!
    Yay for Stephanie and Morgan being the new hosts! Lovely ladies!!
    Have and amazing Christmas xxx

    • December 20, 2015 / 11:43 pm

      Thank you so much Kim, you really have been a regular – thank you for all your support xx

  12. December 18, 2015 / 10:23 am

    This was the first Linky I ever joined and you were the first person who ever commented on my blog! Thank you so much for the lovely welcome and introducing me to some wonderful bloggers. Good luck with your next adventure – and I love the redesign! Looks stunning.

    A big welcome to Morgan and Stephanie. Two of my favourite bloggers, so it’s good to know the Linky will be in good hands. Good luck!

  13. December 18, 2015 / 9:39 am

    Victoria I was truly honoured that you asked me to be co-host of #PoCoLo and I hope Stephanie and I will do you proud. You have been so supportive over the years and you are one of the people that always made me feel great about my writing. I loved joining in with #PoCoLo and Prose 4 Thought, and when I’m inspired to write more poetry there’s no doubt I’ll link up again!

    I wish you a fantastic Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

    Here’s to next steps. xxx

  14. December 18, 2015 / 9:23 am

    Oh, wow. What an end to an era. Seriously, #PoCoLo was one of my first linkys and I learnt so much from you and it. And gave me the confidence to start my own. Now I do have one, I understand just how much work it takes. Thank you for being an inspiration to me. Sob!

  15. December 18, 2015 / 9:20 am

    So honored to link up one last time for the PoCoLo that got me started on linkys. It was my very first linky along with Prose4T too. I am so grateful for it and all your support and loveliness over the years hosting it darling. You have been amazing. I wish you all the luck in the world for your next adventure. Big hugs. xoxo

  16. December 18, 2015 / 7:59 am

    A huge thank you Vicky for hosting #PoCoLo – it was one of my first linkies too and one of my favourites. It has such a lovely community and is such a good way of finding great new blogs to read and finding out more about new bloggers. I am so glad that it will be continuing and I am sure that Stephanie and Morgan will be wonderful hosts too. Lovely to read more about why Elaine started her blog in this week’s newbie showcase and hope you enjoy a break over the festive period and that you, Ross and Grace have a wonderful Christmas x

  17. December 18, 2015 / 7:54 am

    Thank you Vicky for the great intro and for of course everything you’ve done #PoCoLo-wise – I know you’ll make your new ventures a success and I’m sure I can speak for Morgan as well as myself, when I say we’ll do PoCoLo proud xxx

  18. Izzie Anderton
    December 18, 2015 / 6:40 am

    Thank you for hosting #PoCoLo… this was the first ever blog hop I linked up with and it’s always been one of my favourites. Wishing you lots of luck with your new and exciting blogging ventures and I hope you have a fabulous Christmas.
    Welcome to Newbie Showcase Elaine, I will be popping over for a read later. And huge thanks for taking over to Morgan and Stephanie x

  19. December 18, 2015 / 6:34 am

    Hi Victoria, it’s the end of an mini era and time for a new one to start; for the new hosts of PoCoLo and for you. Without PoCoLo I would never have ‘met’ you and many other bloggers and for that I thank you. It must have been so difficult handing over the reigns, but I have no doubt that both Morgan and Stephanie will do a great job taking over.

    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and great things for you and your blog.


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