Thursday 20th January 2022

LifeThisWeek Goes On Into 2019. 2018.83.

LifeThisWeek Goes On Into 2019. 2018.83.

I began blogging a post that fell into the category of “Life This Week” each Monday of 2016.

In mid-2016, a favourite blogger and friend, Kirsty, decided to retire her Monday link up called “I Must Confess” to take up her work within the field of Positive Special Needs parenting.

After chatting with Kirsty, I had a plan to take on a link up of my own once hers was finished and to call it (drum roll)


I kept the title and turned it into a link up because for the majority of us bloggers, we write about aspects of our lives.

From the beginning date, here for those who would like to see….

Until the week of this post there have been…another drum roll please:

97 link up weeks!

What has changed?

Each 9th week is still devoted to “Taking Stock” as from the beginning and in 2018 each 5th week is a photo-centred one called Share Your Snaps.

Some more people have found the link up – yay – and sometimes bloggers join in with the optional prompt – yay. In essence the best part for me, and I hope you, is the sense of


I am always excited on a Monday morning (truly) because I see who has linked up and commented. I blog to connect and the chats I get to have with my fellow bloggers and commenters are special. I always visit everyone’s blog and comment there too.

I have always come up with the optional prompts and that is good for my brain power.

I have a list here that is taking us into 2019.

I know: 2019!

If you would like to add a few optional prompt suggestions in the comments, I would be delighted as by the end of the year I will have created close to 120 of them!!

Here is the list to take us into 2019.

36/52. TAKING STOCK 3/9/18.

37/52. Travel Tips. 10/9/18.

38/52. Have You Ever..? 17/9/18.

39/52. Last Thing I Bought. 24/9/18.

40/52. Share Your Snaps 8. 1/10/18

41/52. Best Friend Stories. 8/10/18.

42/52. What I Have Learned Lately. 15/10/18.

43/52. Quick Meal Ideas. 22/10/18.

44/52. I Want This. 29/10/18.

45/52. Share Your Snaps 9. 5/11/18.

46/52. I Remember. 12/11/18.

47/52. Best Cake I Have Eaten. 19/11/18.

48/52. Summer Means This. 26/11/18.

49/52. TAKING STOCK. 3/12/18.

50/52.  Share Your Snaps 10. 10/12/18.

51/52. Christmas. 17/12/18.

52/52. Free Choice! We Made It! 24/12/18.

YES…. #LifeThisWeek will return in 2019!

1/52. Hello Again. 7/1/19

2/52. “Word/Intention/Nothing” 2019.. 14.1.19.

The last word.


For you all.

My friends “in the computer”. You have shared your posts here and we have read and commented. You have lifted me up when I have needed it most, especially when the news of having cancer rocked my world back in May 2017. I look for those who link up from overseas, and those from interstate..and those close by. You all mean a great deal to me and without you there would be no link up nor any connection.

Thank you.

I am grateful to be a blogger & to have a community here.


Joining with Kylie here for I Blog On Tuesdays



  1. Thank you for hosting this linky. It’s one of my fave places to drop by on a Monday – even if I’m not linking up.

    • Oh thanks Jo, I like that. It is the reason, the sense of community, that I love hosting it too.

      My brain likes the work of the optional prompts!

      Denyse x

  2. I feel bad that I don’t join in with the optional prompts very much, but I love linking up and reading everyone else’s takes on your optional prompts! And it’s a small enough group that I feel like I’m slowly getting to know everyone. It’s a lovely little community.

    • Nah, don’t worry about that. I love reading your travel and expat posts because I see and read about parts of the world I do not know about.

      Learning about and from each other is a great way to keep connections I think.

      Denyse x

  3. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid says:

    I’m not very good at the optional links but I’m going to try! Community is my favourite part of blogging and hosting a link up takes a lot of effort so thank you for all that you do!

    • I wouldn’t worry Sammie at all. You have a lot on your plate blogging wise with a different audience and your recipes must be shared.

      I have published the rest of the year’s optional prompts and there are photo ones there – share your snaps – every 5 weeks.

      Thanks for your 100% support.

      Denyse x

  4. Running a link up is such a commitmnent and one not many can do. Keep up your amazing work.

    • Thanks Natalie, I like it because it brings bloggers together and I look forward to Mondays because of that so am happy to keep up the maintenance of a link up.

      Denyse x

  5. I can only imagine the work involved in running and maintaining a weekly link up … good on you! I must try to remember to link up more often although I’m not finding the time to blog as much as I would like to lately. Thanks for the reminder about the prompts you provide too!

    • Thank you so much Erika. I like to have something to do that is social and interactive since I no longer work so the linky is good therapy for me in its own way.

      I like how people here are calling it a community because that was always my intent.

      Warm wishes

      Denyse x

  6. Wow I didn’t realise you’d be running it so long! I gave up running a link up – I wasn’t up for it haha.

  7. 2019!!! That’s a bit scary. Although, having said that, I saw diaries earlier this week for 2019 so it’s pretty much here. I feel guilty for not joining in on the link up as much as I would’ve liked to…partly life, partly focussing on my WIP but I’ll still try and join in when I can. Good going with the link up Denyse!

    • Thank you. Yes, once August arrives, it is the slippery slope to next year, Hey, ditch the guilt, just link up when you can. Thanks for your support and kind words.

      Denyse x