Monday, 2 August 2010

August Inspiration & Facebook Link-Up



It's a new month, and that means it's Blog Inspiration time again! This is definitely one of my favourite posts to write each month - and since you're all so fabulous, there's never a shortage of blogs to highlight.

Before I get on with giving out August's badges, I'd like to thank Mama Hen @ Mama's Little Chick, who kindly gave me an Outstanding Blogger Award. I'm not sure that I'm outstanding, but I am a blogger, so one out of two is okay by me. Thank you!

So, this month's badges:

I could have given Traveller's Yarn an award in travel or craft, but since she's crafting-while-travelling, that scores extra points. I always mean to take something with me to work on on my travels, but seldom do.
Jacqueline over at Tinned Tomatoes is one of my favourite vegetarian bloggers - with barely a tin of tomatoes in sight (but she does make some amazing cakes).
Jules at Adventures in Thread manages to impress me every time I visit her blog, just with the beauty of her header photo. Plus, she's always making exquisite objects of impressive complexity (including some amazing dolls!).
Holly at 504 Main has an incredible eye for the fabulous, and features her favourite finds in her weekly Tickled Pink event - always a worthwhile read.

Recipients are under no obligations, but are welcome to display the badge, and to pass it along if they wish.

And now for something a little bit different... let's talk about Facebook.

I know I'm not the only one with a Facebook page for my blog. But if I'm busy reading an interesting post, I don't always notice whether the blogger has a FB link in their sidebar, so I'm sure there are loads of great bloggers who I've yet to connect with on Facebook.

I find it helpful to get messages from my favourite sites in my Facebook news feed. If I enjoy your blog, I'd really like to 'Like' your Facebook page, too.

So, inspired by various generations of blog-hops and twitter-hops... let's have a Facebook-hop. Add your Facebook page to the linky below, then go and visit a few of your fellow bloggers:


If this works well, I'll consider making it a regular monthly feature - let me know what you think.

22 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Congratulations on the awards. I don't know how you manage it all, but you do, and we're happy for it all.

Katie said...

I'm going to have to check out your blog badge winners! I love a good vegetarian dish! Can't wait to look at her stuff!

I totally need to get a facebook page going...just haven't yet...sad...but true!

Melissa B. said...

Thanks for the tips, and congrats on your bloggy bling...Bravo!

The Blonde Duck said...

Kudos to the inspiring bloggers!

Mama Hen said...

You deserve it Rachel! Thank you for following on my Mama's Little Nestwork site! Just click on Join the Nestwork and follow the simple steps. Then you will be a member. That would be great, because I would love to feature your blog!

Mama Hen

Kel said...

I've been meaning to make a Facebook page for my blog, but keep forgetting. I like to follow other blogs on Facebook too.

LambAround said...

I hope I did this right! I kinda, sorta have a Facebook page for my blog, but I don't sign into it very often.

travellersyarn said...

Thanks for the badge - I'll try and stick it somewhere on the blog.

My blog doesn't have a Facebook page (I am so behind the times).

JadeLD said...

Hi Rachel,
Thanks for the info on my FB page. great link up, I'm the same and don't often notice FB pages unless I'm really looking for them!

Are you doing the SITS 31DBBB challenge? I'm trying to find a blog buddy who has similar topics to me, to support each other. Not sure if you're doing this though. Let me know if you are.

Have a lovely day,
Jade

Yenta Mary said...

I gave you an award this morning ... :)

http://foodfloozie.blogspot.com/2010/08/one-versatile-bloggers-lovely-blog.html

Velva said...

I was just coming over to put my link up-thanks for doing it for me.

Congrats on your blogger awards. Well deserved.

LindyLouMac said...

I follow you on FB and think it is a great idea, now I will have to work out how to get these buttons for my blogs so I can join in.

LindyLouMac said...

Rachel I have created an FB page but linky is telling me the link is wrong?! Help please.

Writing Without Periods! said...

Congrats on the awards!!! August is going to be a great month!
Mary

I Wonder Wye said...

My husband and I spent two holiday in a town house he redesigned on Sloane Square, and I absolutely loved England. i plan to come back for a hiking tour on day, exploring Bath and little towns with B&B's...

I Wonder Wye said...

My husband and I spent two holiday in a town house he redesigned on Sloane Square, and I absolutely loved England. i plan to come back for a hiking tour on day, exploring Bath and little towns with B&B's...

~Dana said...

Congratulations on the awards!

Jenn Erickson said...

Rachel, what a great idea! I had just put a post up on my wall today encouraging fans and SITStas to plug their bog on my FB fan page. Thank you for the wonderful linky. I look forward to visiting everyone who linked up! Warmest wishes, Jenn/Rook No. 17

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

I've entered the Linky, but I have to say it must be time for me to turn off the laptop for the night. It was quite an event for me to get a link to my FB fan page that Mr. Linky accepted.

I amaze myself.

LindyLouMac said...

Thanks for sorting me out, I am now off to visit the other blogs.

Frugal Science Gal said...

Thanks so much for letting me know about the facebook link up! I am always excited to find fellow science lovers out there in this frugal blogging world!!

Frugal Science Gal
http://www.frugalsciencegal.blogspot.com/

Alice Braga said...

Congratulations, Rachel, on the acknowledgment of your outstandingness. And please accept my apology for putting my blog URL instead of my FB one on your link list. Not sure how to correct that. If you can do it on your end, my URL is http://www.facebook.com/rabbitholereport

Thanks again for the inspiration and your welcoming spirit.

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