Welcome to Shout Out Saturday #2
Why this quote?
I saw this quote earlier in the week and it ‘spoke’ to me.
When people ask me why I blog, and then look baffled at me when I try to explain, I always liken it to people who sew, or paint, or build things or cook. It’s an interest that uses my brain, lets me meet like minded people from all over the world, teaches me new skills and allows me to be creative and productive.
So this quote sums it up perfectly, don’t you think?
Shout out Saturday – what’s it all about?
This the second Shout Out Saturday where you can leave a link to your own blog, or maybe something you’ve read on someone else’s blog, or tell us about your favourite blogger, or simply share some good news, or even just drop in to say hello….
No strings attached, simply leave a comment, check out the others if you want to, there’s no need to get caught up too much in compulsory sharing or other rules – just keep it family friendly and we’ll all be happy!
I don’t usually post on a Saturday so it’s a good way to see who else is around and willing to get involved 🙂 Of course Saturday can cover any day of the week!
My two Shout Outs this week go to….
I’d like to shout out to the lovely Catherine at Dymocks Belconnen, who helped me out when I rang to order some children picture books yesterday. I am doing a Writing course through the Australian Writers’ Centre, learning all about picture books, and believe me there is a lot more to it than I thought there was!
The nearest bookshop to home is about 110km away and the local library didn’t have some of the books I needed, so I rang Dymocks in Belconnen, knowing my daughter could collect them for me. Well Catherine did everything she could over the phone to help me get the books I wanted, she even read one of them out to me over the phone! I couldn’t have been happier with her help.
Thanks Catherine at @DymocksBelco for the fantastic customer service when I rang to order some books.Tweet
Midlife Share the Love
My friends, Sue and Leanne, have offered a weekly link-up for midlife bloggers since January 2018. This week was no. 129 and they announced they are finishing up.
In Sue’s words: Leanne and I have enjoyed hosting a link up for Midlife Lifestyle bloggers for over 2.5 years. Our first Midlife Share the Love Party launched on 31st January, 2018, and our aim was to build a community of Midlife bloggers that would be supportive of each other. I feel that we have been successful in our mission but like life, change and new directions happen and this means that Leanne and I will no longer be providing the link party each week.
I, along with others, will miss this weekly linkup but completely understand the reasons why Sue and Leanne are ending it. It was good to have interesting midlife blogs in the one place each week and although we were only required to comment and share on few each week, I tended to visit nearly all of the links because they were always interesting to read and I felt we had built up a community. I am hoping we can all mange to stay connected and seek out each others blogs when the link up ends in three weeks time.
If you miss the link up, like me, then maybe you can visit here on Shout Out Saturday and leave a link to some of your favourite blogs – just a thought!
What do you think?
Are you keen to share something with us? I hope so – just leave a comment!
As always, feel free to share and get the word out there #ShoutoutSaturday
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Debbie is an award winning blogger and lives in the small town of Tumbarumba in NSW Australia. Married for 40 years, with three grown up daughters, Debbie and the Mathematician are avid travellers, cyclists and adventurers. Described by others as a ‘hummingbird on speed’ this active mother and grandmother has also received a bravery award from the Queen.
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