#EatSleepBlogRT – Week 18

#EatSleepBlogRt is back! Apologies for late comments and tweets this week, I have been very poorly so blogging has not been top of my list…. I will make sure I am on it this week! I will catch up on all owed comments and tweets ASAP, can’t wait to see what you guys have written. In other news Pudding is one on Friday and I have no idea where this year has gone 😳 and Christmas is less than two weeks away. Don’t forget that next week will be the last #EatSleepBlogRT until the New Year.

Pop over to Catie’s page to see her top post. I will be updating my page in a while once I have completed my commenting – I will tweet my Top Post so the person doesn’t miss out on their badge.

Our amazing Top Tweeters this week were @heatherkeets, @buzymumsonia & @lisapomerantz – Grab yourself a badge each ladies you are a Tweeting Stars!

Petite Pudding

Get yourselves linked up and rest assured I will be getting to all those comments!

Big Loves
Zoe

Petite Pudding

Linky Rules

      • You can link 2 post – all subjects welcome
      • Linky runs from 8pm Sunday until 8pm Tuesday.
      • Please put our lovely badge on so that we can show off its fabulous design!
      • Comment on the post before yours.
      • Retweet at least 5 posts on twitter using the #EatSleepBlogRT hashtag (including the hosts posts)
      • Hosts will retweet when you link up (if you tag us in your tweet) and when we comment.
      • We will pick one post each week as our featured post
      • A Host will comment on all posts linked up.

Simple right? Lets get out there and set the Twitter world alight with our blog sharing!


#EatSleepBlogRT Week 5

Welcome back to Week 5 of #EatSleepBlogRT, another great week for posts with 32 link ups in total. Don’t forget this is the retweet linky so make sure you are sharing all the other fabulous blog posts over Twitter!

I did manage to be slightly more organised this week, possibly because Pudding has had a growth spurt so has been taking 2 hour naps! I have now read and commented on all your posts and of course retweeted them. My favourite this week was from Laura at The Butterfly Mother and her great post about the silly ideals we have about how we will raise kids before we actually realise what parenting is like! If you missed this post have a read here. Grab yourself a featured badge lovely.

Petite Pudding

 

Our Top Retweeter this week was @butterflymum83 with 29 retweets, can anyone steal her retweeting crown??? Please grab the Top Tweeter badge and thank you for your amazing blog sharing!

Petite Pudding

 

This week I am linking up the latest in my newbie showcase, featuring a lovely new blogger who is a regular on the linky ‘The Mindful Mummy Mission’. Please have a read and show her some support. I have some more spots opening up in the next couple of weeks so please let me know if you want to join in. You can drop me an email to contact@petitepudding.com. I am also linking up the August Round up for #PuddingPoses, don’t forget to tag us in your September baby photos for a chance to be featured!

Right that is enough waffle from me – get linked up and get those retweets going!

Love Zoe

 


Welcome to the #EatSleepBlogRT linky! We know there are loads of linky’s out there so we have designed this one to help drive more traffic to your blog by asking people to retweet posts on Twitter as well as to comment. As hosts we will retweet your blog when you link up and when we comment. So that is 4 retweets already! Sharing is caring so the more retweets you do the better. The person with the most shares on social media will also get a backlink the following week.

Linky Rules

    • You can link up to 2 posts – old or new of any subject. Please only link one review/giveaway each week.
    • Linky runs 8pm Sunday – Tuesday 8pm
    • Please put our lovely badge on so that we can show off its fabulous design!
    • Comment on at least two posts (they don’t have to be the hosts post but we always love it when you do!)
    • Both hosts will comment on all the posts linked up.
    • Please retweet at least 3 posts on twitter using the #EatSleepBlogRT hashtag (if you don’t use the tag we won’t know who was the most sharing caring person!)
    • We will retweet when you link up and when we comment. We will also retweet if you tag us in the posts you retweet (crikey thats a lot of retweets!)
    • Each week we will pick one post each to feature.
    • The person who retweets the most will also get featured with a back link
    • Tag @petite_pudding & @mrs_rachb when you link up

So their you have it – simple right? Lets get out there and set the Twitter world alight with our blog sharing!

Petite Pudding

 


#EatSleepBlogRT – Week 4

Welcome back to Week 4 of #EatSleepBlogRT, another great week for posts with 27 link ups in total. I was pleased as I worked my way through reading all the posts to see lots of people commenting. Don’t forget your retweets though, remember its all about sharing the love!

I have attempted to be more organised this week and failed miserably! I have now read an commented on all your posts and of course retweeted them. My favourite this week was from  What My Fridge Says, I just loved her story about her little man and his new friend Kirsty. If you missed this post have a read here. Grab yourself a featured badge lovely.

Petite Pudding

 

Our Top Retweeter this week was @teammomlife  again with 16 retweets. Please grab the Top Tweeter badge and thank you for your amazing blog sharing!

Petite Pudding

 

I have had a busy week this with my amazing radio debut on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live! If you haven’t heard my dulcet tones you can check it out here. This week I am linking up the latest in my newbie showcase, featuring a lovely new blogger. Please have a read and show her some support. I have some more spots opening up in the next couple of weeks so please let me know if you want to join in.

Right that is enough waffle from me – get linked up and get those retweets going!

Love Zoe

PS I am working again today and won’t be at my laptop until 8.30ish but I will retweet once I have poured a large glass of vino!

#EatSleepBlogRT

Welcome to the #EatSleepBlogRT linky! We know there are loads of linky’s out there so we have designed this one to help drive more traffic to your blog by asking people to retweet posts on Twitter as well as to comment. As hosts we will retweet your blog when you link up and when we comment. So that is 4 retweets already! Sharing is caring so the more retweets you do the better. The person with the most shares on social media will also get a backlink the following week as well as our favourite post.

Linky Rules

    • You can link up to 2 posts – old or new of any subject. Please only link one review/giveaway each week.
    • Linky runs 8pm Sunday – Tuesday 8pm
    • Please put our lovely badge on so that we can show off its fabulous design!
    • Comment on at least two posts (they don’t have to be the hosts post but we always love it when you do!)
    • Both hosts will comment on all the posts linked up by the following week (if we are a bit slow some weeks, bare with us we are busy ladies, we will get there I promise!)
    • Please retweet at least 3 posts on twitter using the #EatSleepBlogRT hashtag (if you don’t use the tag we won’t know who was the most sharing caring person!)
    • Hosts will retweet when you link up and when we comment. We will also retweet if you tag us in the posts you retweet (crikey that’s a lot of retweets!)
    • We will pick one post each week as our featured post
    • The person who retweets the most will also get featured with a back link
    • Tag @petite_pudding & @mrs_rachb when you link up

So there you have it – simple right? Lets get out there and set the Twitter world alight with our blog sharing!

Petite Pudding


#EatSleepBlogRT – Week 3

#EatSleepBlogRT – Week 3

Welcome back to Week 3 of #EatSleepBlogRT, another great week for posts with 33 link ups in total. Not quite so good on the retweets though. Please remember to spend some time tweeting out other linkers posts, its good to share!

I have to say I had my work cut out getting all the commenting done this week again as my Mum was here, hoping I get to everyone this afternoon so bare with me! My favourite this week was from Beta Mummy with her linked post about the beach. I think this sums up every trip to the beach I have ever had! Grab yourself a featured badge lovely.

Petite Pudding

 

So our Top Retweeter this week was @teammomlife with an amazing 23 retweets. Please grab the Top Tweeter badge and thank you for your amazing blog sharing!

Petite Pudding

 

This week I am linking up the latest in my newbie showcase, featuring a lovely new blogger. Please have a read and show her some support. I have some more spots opening up in the next couple of weeks so please let me know if you want to join in.

Right that is enough waffle from me – get linked up and get those retweets going!

Love Zoe

PS I am working again today and won’t be at my laptop until 8.30ish but I will retweet once I have poured a large glass of vino!

#EatSleepBlogRT

Welcome to the #EatSleepBlogRT linky! We know there are loads of linky’s out there so we have designed this one to help drive more traffic to your blog by asking people to retweet posts on Twitter as well as to comment. As hosts we will retweet your blog when you link up and when we comment. So that is 4 retweets already! Sharing is caring so the more retweets you do the better. The person with the most shares on social media will also get a backlink the following week as well as our favourite post.

Linky Rules

    • You can link up to 2 posts – old or new of any subject. Please only link one review/giveaway each week.
    • Linky runs 8pm Sunday – Tuesday 8pm
    • Please put our lovely badge on so that we can show off its fabulous design!
    • Comment on at least two posts (they don’t have to be the hosts post but we always love it when you do!)
    • Both hosts will comment on all the posts linked up by the following week (if we are a bit slow some weeks, bare with us we are busy ladies, we will get there I promise!)
    • Please retweet at least 3 posts on twitter using the #EatSleepBlogRT hashtag (if you don’t use the tag we won’t know who was the most sharing caring person!)
    • Hosts will retweet when you link up and when we comment. We will also retweet if you tag us in the posts you retweet (crikey that’s a lot of retweets!)
    • We will pick one post each week as our featured post
    • The person who retweets the most will also get featured with a back link
    • Tag @petite_pudding & @mrs_rachb when you link up

So there you have it – simple right? Lets get out there and set the Twitter world alight with our blog sharing!

Petite Pudding


#EatSleepBlogRT Linky – Week 2

#EatSleepBlogRT – Week 2

Welcome back to Week 2 of #EatSleepBlogRT, I was blown away by the great response from last week. 35 fabulous posts linked up in total and my Twitter feed has been exploding all week with hundreds of tweets and retweets. Well done guys, all this blog sharing is fantastic.

I have to say I had my work cut out getting all the commenting done this week, but I had a great reading session on Friday night and managed to everyone. My favourite this week was from  Sassy at Thinking Out Loud – I was expecting a lovely happy little post and was totally unprepared when disaster struck! Sending you well wishes Sassy hope you make a quick recovery! Please grab yourself the featured badge.

Petite Pudding

 

So our Top Retweeter this week was @myrealfairy with an amazing 38 retweets. Please grab the Top Tweeter badge and thank you for your amazing blog sharing!

Petite Pudding

 

This week I am linking up my own post, for the first time in a long time! The newbie showcase is still running and I will be back with some more newbies to feature next week. If you want to get involved with this then please send me an email to contact@petitepudding.com for more details.

Right that is enough waffle from me – get linked up and get those retweets going!

Love Zoe

PS I am working today and won’t be at my laptop until 8.30ish but I will retweet once I have poured a large glass of vino!)

#EatSleepBlogRT

Welcome to the #EatSleepBlogRT linky! We know there are loads of linky’s out there so we have designed this one to help drive more traffic to your blog by asking people to retweet posts on Twitter as well as to comment. As hosts we will retweet your blog when you link up and when we comment. So that is 4 retweets already! Sharing is caring so the more retweets you do the better. The person with the most shares on social media will also get a backlink the following week as well as our favourite post.

Linky Rules

    • You can link up to 2 posts – old or new of any subject. Please only link one review/giveaway each week.
    • Linky runs 8pm Sunday – Tuesday 8pm
    • Please put our lovely badge on so that we can show off its fabulous design!
    • Comment on at least two posts (they don’t have to be the hosts post but we always love it when you do!)
    • Both hosts will comment on all the posts linked up by the following week (if we are a bit slow some weeks, bare with us we are busy ladies, we will get there I promise!)
    • Please retweet at least 3 posts on twitter using the #EatSleepBlogRT hashtag (if you don’t use the tag we won’t know who was the most sharing caring person!)
    • Hosts will retweet when you link up and when we comment. We will also retweet if you tag us in the posts you retweet (crikey that’s a lot of retweets!)
    • We will pick one post each week as our featured post
    • The person who retweets the most will also get featured with a back link
    • Tag @petite_pudding & @mrs_rachb when you link up

So there you have it – simple right? Lets get out there and set the Twitter world alight with our blog sharing!

Petite Pudding

 


Stylish Blogs You Need To Follow

There are so many fantastic blogs out there, covering all subjects. For me when I am reading a blog or looking for inspiration I like to look at these super stylish blogs. Their clear-cut graphics and simplistic themes make reading a pleasure. Of course it also helps that they are full of fantastic content. If you haven’t seen some these beautiful sites I urge you to go check them out.

Inspired by Style

My Petit Canard

This was one of the first blogs I discovered. I love the simplistic header and unusual name. But what really got me was the amazing pictures. Artistically shot and with care given to the composition of the picture. Emily has a great writing style too and I recommend you check out her #breastfeedingstories guest post series.

Island Living 365

I love Emma’s blog! It is one of my absolute favourites. The layout is so simple and the header is very stylish. Again the photographs Emma posts are always perfect and look great with the posts. But Island Living 365 is not a blog with all style and no substance. Emma writes not just about her family and day-to-day life but also tackles current issues. I love this recent post about Why Blogging is A Feminist Act

You Can't Have Style if You Don't Have Substance

Candyfloss & Dreams

A relatively new acquaintance to me. Kat’s blog is full of bold script and pinnable pictures. I like the theme and its so easy to navigate through her content. It’s a stylish theme, that is just a bit different to the other blogs out there. There are a range of posts but I found Using Social Media to Grow Your Online Business had some really useful tips.

Love From Mim

This is one of those blogs that really inspires me to work on my own blog layout! I love the sliders, the easily navigation and the fantastic pictures. Cool and stylish Love from Mim was designed for reading pleasure. I have to say I struggle to find just one post that Mim has written to feature, because I enjoy her writing so much. However after much debate, I recommend Mim’s post on getting more retweets on Twitter, I really appreciate it when a blogger takes the time to share useful information with the rest of us.

Diary of a Dad

A blog that shows blogs don’t have to be all flowers and butterflies to be beautiful. Tom’s blog has the most amazing logo which I just adore. The blog itself is clean-cut and unlike the my other favourites it’s not covered in amazingly ‘perfect’ pictures. A bold typeface with the space given over to well-constructed content, drawing you into read the post. The blog has a wholesome, sturdy feel to it, which I like! I have been enjoying the Calypso Holiday hacks post and this one with the indoor scavenger hunt is a brilliant idea.

Hope you agree that these are some super stylish blogs. I know that having spent the morning happily perusing them that I am itching to go and start messing with my own blog. Have you got any favourites that inspire you?

 

”Inspire

 

#EatSleepBlogRT Linky – Welcome to Week 1

Week 1 – Introductions

Hey there!

Welcome to our first week of #EatSleepBogRT – we are excited to have you join us for the relaunch of #PuddingLove with our fabulous and permanent co-host Rachel from Life of My Family and Me. Hopefully this linky will be even better with an even more fabulous community.

Please check out the new rules below because we have had a bit of a re-jig. With more and more linkys out there we wanted to make this one a bit different. So although we still ask you to comment on a few posts this linky is more about retweeting and sharing others comments. It still has the essence of #PuddingLove at heart in that it should be a linky you give as much to as you can but if you just need a quick linky one week that is ok too!

For my first #EatSleepBlogRT post I have chosen this weeks Newbie Showcase post from @thesunshinespot. Be great if you can check this out and share it a few times. Nice to help other newbies to get the word out about their hard work!

Right that’s enough from me – get yourself linked up and retweeting!

Zoe x

 


#EatSleepBlogRT

Welcome to the #EatSleepBlogRT linky! We know there are loads of linky’s out there so we have designed this one to help drive more traffic to your blog by asking people to retweet posts on Twitter as well as to comment. As hosts we will retweet your blog when you link up and when we comment. So that is 4 retweets already! Sharing is caring so the more retweets you do the better. The person with the most shares on social media will also get a backlink the following week as well as our favourite post.

Linky Rules

    • You can link up to 2 posts – old or new of any subject. Please only link one review/giveaway each week.
    • Linky runs 8pm Sunday – Tuesday 8pm
    • Please put our lovely badge on so that we can show off its fabulous design!
    • Comment on at least two posts (they don’t have to be the hosts post but we always love it when you do!)
    • Both hosts will comment on all the posts linked up by the following week (if we are a bit slow some weeks, bare with us we are busy ladies, we will get there I promise!)
    • Please retweet at least 3 posts on twitter using the #EatSleepBlogRT hashtag (if you don’t use the tag we won’t know who was the most sharing caring person!)
    • Hosts will retweet when you link up and when we comment. We will also retweet if you tag us in the posts you retweet (crikey thats a lot of retweets!)
    • We will pick one post each week as our featured post
    • The person who retweets the most will also get featured with a back link
    • Tag @petite_pudding & @mrs_rachb when you link up

So their you have it – simple right? Lets get out there and set the Twitter world alight with our blog sharing!

Petite Pudding

 


#PuddingLove Week 15

#PuddingLove
Photo Credit: Beth Botterill via Compfight cc



#PuddingLove Week 15

15 weeks of linky lovin! We are joined again this week by the lovely Rachel from Life of my family and me. Always lovely to have a cohost and means an extra couple of retweets for you guys! I am pleased to announce that Rachel has agreed to come on board permanently as co-host. SO with this in mind we will be rebranding the linky – new badges, new name but same old loving guaranteed! Keep your eyes peeled for some exciting announcements over the next week. With this in mind we will not be back for linkups until Sunday 7th August

On with the business end of things. My Top Pudding  this week is Jade from @parentingjungle, loved her funny post about the terminology of parenting, grab yourself the Top Pudding badge m’dear. I would like to give a special mention to @drmummykins with her great new campaign #getdadsfit – please take some time to get involved!

My post this week is the second in my Newbie Bloggers Showcase! Featuring Nick from The Dad of Design.  Would be wonderful if you went over and followed Nick on Twitter. It can be so hard for new bloggers to get started so we are enjoying running this new series. If you want to get involved then please send me an email to contact@petitepudding.com

Rachel and I will continue to retweet again when we have commented on your posts and pin them on the Pintrest board. If you don’t follow the board at the moment it would be great if you popped over and found us. Please don’t forget to pop our badge on which you can now find below with all the linky rules. Don’t for get to tweet @petite_pudding  and @mrs_rachb when you link up for an extra retweet.

Right enough waffling on from me! Get yourselves linked up and I look forward to reading your posts. If you are a new blogger and need some help then tweet me, I will do my best to guide you!

Love Pudding’s Mum xx



Rules

1. Please put our lovely badge on your post – we don’t mind where you put it, but it took Mummy ages to make it so we would like to see it displayed! You can grab the code below.

Petite Pudding

2. Please only link one post, at the moment we are only accepting 40 posts as Mummy and I want to try and read and comment on all of them. Now I am not a fast typer so Mum’s got her work cut out!

3. We ask that you comment on at least one post and share that post on Twitter using #PuddingLove, it doesn’t have to be the Hosts’ post (obviously we would love it if you did). Remember you get what you give so if you comment on lots of posts, hopefully you will get lots of lovely comments back.

4. Posts do not have to be limited to parenting or children, variety is the spice of life, so link up what ever you choose!

5. Finally please share on Twitter using #PuddingLove and @petite_pudding for a retweet

The Link-Up will run from 7pm Sunday to 8pm Wednesday night, so that should give everyone plenty of time to get involved and link up their posts. We will aim to get all post comments done by the following Saturday.

We will announce our #TopPudding on Twitter on Sunday when the link up goes live, if you are chosen feel free to grab the Top Pudding badge below and proudly show it off!

Petite Pudding

#PuddingLove Week 11

Baby with a cake
Photo Credit: Beth Botterill via Compfight cc

Welcome Back To #PuddingLove Week 11

So hopefully you all got the memo that we had moved to our new day. If you didn’t and you are wondering why, it is because sadly I am back to work in a couple of weeks. Yes the maternity leave has flown. Pudding has now reached the 6 months mark and it is time to go back out and earn a crust! We had a fantastic holiday in the Lake District and our last in term time as Pie starts big school in September. It is going to be all change at Pudding HQ.

Any way on with the business at hand – some fab posts again for our last link-up. I loved @thirstydaddy‘s post ‘I see Little People’ very funny and had me giggling. I also really enjoyed @mousemoo_meto and her Postman Crisp story! But the Top Pudding for a second time has to be @fivelittledoves with her poignant and touching post supporting SANDs charity. A beautifully sad story and I am sure I wasn’t the only one who finished reading with a lump in their throat. Please grab yourself another Top Pudding badge.

For my post this week I am linking PuddleDuck Pudding the tale of our fantastic day on Coniston lake as narrated by Pudding. With BML this weekend I am hoping for some fabulous posts written by weary (and likely hungover) travellers. For those of you, like me, who were unable to attend this year we must try to contain our jealousy!

I will continue to retweet again when I have commented on your posts and pin them on the Pintrest board. If you don’t follow the board at the moment it would be great if you popped over and found us. Please don’t forget to pop our badge on which you can now find below with all the linky rules.

Right enough waffling on from me! Get yourselves linked up and I look forward to reading your posts.

Love Pudding’s Mum xx



Rules

1. Please put our lovely badge on your post – we don’t mind where you put it, but it took Mummy ages to make it so we would like to see it displayed! You can grab the code below.

Petite Pudding

2. Please only link one post, at the moment we are only accepting 40 posts as Mummy and I want to try and read and comment on all of them. Now I am not a fast typer so Mum’s got her work cut out!

3. We ask that you comment on at least one post and share that post on Twitter using #PuddingLove, it doesn’t have to be the Hosts’ post (obviously we would love it if you did). Remember you get what you give so if you comment on lots of posts, hopefully you will get lots of lovely comments back.

4. Posts do not have to be limited to parenting or children, variety is the spice of life, so link up what ever you choose!

5. Finally please share on Twitter using #PuddingLove and @petite_pudding for a retweet

The Link-Up will run from 7pm Sunday to 8pm Wednesday night, so that should give everyone plenty of time to get involved and link up their posts. We will aim to get all post comments done by the following Saturday. We will announce our #TopPudding on Twitter on Sunday when the link up goes live, if you are chosen feel free to grab the Top Pudding badge below and proudly show it off!

Petite Pudding

Blogging – 3 Months In

So here we 3 months into the blogging world and I have to say I think it’s going pretty well! It’s certainly been a journey of its ups and downs and I’ve learnt so much in three months. I have achieved more than I ever thought was possible it’s still not going to pay the bills at the end of the day but then I guess that is every bloggers dream! However I have managed to join a fantastic community within the blogging world I am really enjoying my #PuddingLove linky it really is amazing to read all of these great blogs on A weekly basis and to know that I have something to aspire to.

Alexas_Fotos / Pixabay

Writing has certainly helped me with my postnatal depression, I really think that this has improved during the three months I’ve been blogging. It’s like it gives me a focus outside of my own life but without having to worry about what everybody thinks all the time; yes I get comments but I have yet to come across anyone who is unkind.  The support I found out there are from other mum bloggers has really made me put into perspective how bad I was feeling. I’m still waiting for my counselling sessions that were supposed to be a six week wait (I’m pretty sure it’s more than that now) but because I feel better it doesn’t seem quite so important that they hurry through although I still want to have them!

As we Keep Blogging on?

Well I’ve just started on Instagram which I love! My photography leaves a lot to be desired but I’m told practising will improve the pictures I take, so be prepared for an instagram influx (you can follow us here if you don’t all ready). I have started a lovely Instagram party #PuddingPoses! Just so that other people who are taking ridiculous snaps of the children can share them with me, this is now going to be a monthly feature on the blog, check it out here.

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I’ve also launched my Inspirational Parents guest series and am trying to get more people involved. This is so we can spread the word about the great works that some families do in the face of adversity you can see our first feature on The Lilly Mae foundation here. Our next one will be with Noah’s Big Charity this is a family I’ve worked closely with in my career and I’m very much looking forward to the feature post on the blog and hoping to help raise some money for them.

LILY MAE FULL COLOUR LOGO

Other goals?  I guess I’d love to reach 2000 Twitter followers or maybe even 3000 Twitter followers in the next month although I never thought they would be so many people interested or at least pretending to be interested in what I have to say! I really like to work with small brands and like the idea of working with new of brands; things that people haven’t heard of. Being an individual I like to have stuff that no one else does and then be able to gleefully tell them where I found it! This month is also the first month of advertising on Petite Pudding, I don’t know how I feel about this at the moment but it seemed like a business savvy thing to do… I wish I was going to BritMums live but unfortunately with my maternity coming to an end and having to go back to work next month this is just not going to be an option this year. But I hope that all those who are going have a fantastic time and I can’t wait to hear all of the great tips that you’re going to share with me and the rest of us bloggers!

Finally from me and Pudding, I’d just like to say thank you for your continuing support. We really appreciate every comment made on the blog and everybody who takes the time to read a post. I know I don’t always get round to responding to your comments as quickly as I would like; I promise you I do you read all of them! It’s just that with two small children and to crazy sausages life does sometimes get in the way of blogging!

Love Pudding & Mummy xxx