Tuesday 20th August 2019

Life This Week Link Up Is 2 Months Old! 366/307.

Life This Week Link Up Is 2 Months Old! 366/307.


That two months has flown.

On September 12 I launched the first Life This Week Link Up in the hope that “someone” would link up.

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More than “someone” did! In fact, for Life This Week 1. Beginnings there were 24 links added.

For that, and the ensuing weeks where there have been linking up bloggers I am grateful!

BIG Thanks to you!

This week I announced changes to my blogging practice here and here. #ICYMI (as they say on twitter) In case you missed it!

Now, today I am adding this post in a different place for a link-up. Here, where Leanne now has her Lovin’ Life Linky.

And some sad news, as in the end of a very familiar place and space… Flog Your Blog Friday is no more (retired) over at With Some Grace so I will not be linking there anymore. It was a wonderful sharing place where I, like many bloggers, got our first connections with others in 2010/11.

That is the news!

I am looking forward to adding a photography post sometime tomorrow and maybe a creative post over the weekend but I no longerย commit to doing this in my quest for greater freedom to pursue other interests on non-blogging days!


Life This Week 9. #ltw9

{optional} prompt: FLOWERS AROUND ME.


List of LTW {optional) Prompts:


I will be continuing my Monday Link Up Life This Week for as long as you, the readers, bloggers and commenters are continuing to contribute and enjoy it. I am! It’s good to wake up excited that it is Monday!!

How do you feel about the changes in link ups in the world of blogging?

What is it about Mondays?

Are you planning to link up here next week?

Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!


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  1. Time flies Denyse and it’s interesting isn’t it, that things keep changing. I’ve got an author interview post scheduled for tomorrow as part of a book blog tour. I’d chosen a Friday because of the #FlogyoBlog thing and now it’s finished!

    But, new link-ups start and I guess that’s the whole circle of life thing! #teamlovinlife

    • Yes, I was disappointed that ‘just like that’ FYBF closed up shop. However I also understand how the blogging world is changing so much right now. People who blogged for years are returning to work or going in new directions. One reason I made my link up “old or new” “on prompt or off” was to encourage any blogger at any time. Some other link ups have themes and ‘new link’ only which I respect. However, as a small-time and not ‘popular’ blogger I wanted mine to be inclusive. Please link up ANY post on a Monday if that works. I also like The Ultimate Rabbit Hole on the weekend as a chance to catch up and link. Thanks for your support here! Denyse x

  2. I agree, time flies by so fast. And like you I think we have to balance life and blogging because one (and don’t we know which one) has a tendency to dominate given half a chance! I think linkys come and go, they go the distance, have their day perhaps and it’s time for new things to take their place. The circle of life as Deb says! #teamlovinlife

    • They do indeed and I have been there for them all I think. My blog is a substitute for a work type thing I guess in retirement so I don’t see it as hard to maintain as much as work but the commitment I made to 7 days a week no longer fits my needs. Being flexible is something I need to be more mindful about too. Thanks Jo!

  3. Congratulations on the success of your linkup Denyse. If I had more time to write multiple posts per week, I’d link up too, but at this stage, I can only manage one for SeizeTheDayProject per week. Best wishes for your continued success ๐Ÿ™‚ #TeamLovinLife

    • Thanks so much Lyndall. You have always been a kind supporter of my endeavours. I am happy for any ‘old’ posts to be linked up if you choose to. Good luck with Seize the Day project. Denyse x

  4. inthegoodbooksblog says:

    Wow, that’s gone by so quickly!! The year is going a bit too fast for me I think ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’ve really enjoyed linking up. Thanks for being a great host Denyse xx

  5. Fantastic your linkup is doing well Denyse! So sorry I haven’t linked up. I just can’t manage to blog every day. I was only blogging once per week on Tuesdays for #IBOT but now as I’m a member of the Lovin’ Life team I am blogging on Thursdays too – so twice per week now. I think it’s great you’ve given yourself permission to stop blogging every day. That is a very hard thing to do. I know because I used to do it! Well done though for the very long time you did it! Sad about #FYBF but everything has a beginning and an end and change and new beginnings are good things! Onwards and upwards. ๐Ÿ™‚ #teamlovinlife

    • Thanks very much Min. I agree about the beginnings and endings and I think that having been around for quite some time in the Australian blogging community I’ve seen quite a few leave and many, many more people arrive. I hope you link up an old or new post on my link up whenever you get a chance. Thanks again! Denyse

  6. Wow! That has gone fast! I am aiming to become a lot more committed to your link up on Mondays!! So I will see you then!

  7. Your linky is two months old! Oh our babies grow up so fast, don’t they? I can’t believe it’s been two months already.
    Thanks for hanging with us of a Thursday Denyse! Wouldn’t be the same without you.
    RIP FYBF. You will be missed.

    • I know…where does that time go! Thank you Leanne and if it’s OK with you for sometime I will continue to probably write about the Monday linky as not everyone knows it’s there…Congrats on your great turn up for Thursdays!! Masterstoke, Leanne!

  8. Two months already??? That’s crazy!