Welcome to my second week of co-hosting Post Comment Love with Stephanie, and this week I'll be hosting the Newbie Showcase too. Thank you to everyone who linked up last week, you made our first week very special.
Over the past week I've felt super busy even though I finished most of my scheduled work. I had a wonderful birthday weekend (thanks to everyone who sent me such lovely messages) and the boys have been loving being back at school.
Yesterday I was suffering with a migraine, and I can tell you it was NOT fun. The problem with them is that they always seem to show up at an inopportune time. At least I'm back to normal today!
Each week you'll be able to link up from either of our sites and between us Stephanie and I will comment on every post linked. The rules are still the same; your post needs to have been written in the last week and we'd like you to comment on at least two other linked posts, helps us spread the #PoCoLo word on Twitter and include the badge on your post.
The Newbie Showcase is continuing and you'll find it alternating between us, this week's is below. Please do pop over and say hi to our Newbie, you remember what it was like being a new blogger right? It's always nice to get a comment or two.
If you'd like to be featured in our Newbie Showcase please do get in touch - our list currently runs until May 2016.
Thank you for popping by, let's keep Post Comment Love linky going.
Newbie Showcase - Emily from Lost in Lyon
Hello there. My name is Emily and I blog about French life at www.lostinlyon.com. I am very grateful to Stephanie, and to Morgan, for featuring me in this week's #newbieshowcase - it's really good to link up with other bloggers out there.
I started blogging when I first moved to France with my husband and two girls (8 and 5) just over two years ago. My previous life in London was so hectic that I had barely had time to shower, let alone peruse all the interesting things out there on the ether, and I am ashamed to admit that until that point I had never read a single blog on any subject.
Everything changed when I took a career break to come to Lyon and, for the first time in years, found myself with some spare time on my hands. I had it in mind to write a novel (which I'm still only halfway through) and began to look for ways to test my writing skills on some members of the public. Those two circumstances, combined with my uncanny ability to get myself into scrapes with my new French neighbours led me to the blogosphere... and then I realised quite what a universe of interesting stuff there was out there. I think I must have spent about a month online without coming up for air before I realised that perhaps I could have a go too.
I have been writing my blog for about a year now and, although my frequency has tailed off a bit, I still love sitting down to write. I have a long list of potential topics in my head and usually my post just spills out through my fingers. Writing about the facets of French life that have most frustrated or amused me in a funny way (well, I hope so anyway) puts me in a very positive frame of mind. Who needs a stress ball when they can make other people laugh about their mishaps via their blog?
Perhaps the best bit has been the response from other bloggers, which sometimes leads me to visit blogs that I would not have found otherwise. I really enjoy the fleeting glimpses into other peoples' lives that this gives me, and there is always something new to learn. Most of all I appreciate the blogs that make me laugh.
If you have the time to stop by, please leave me a comment and introduce yourselves. I'd love to see what you've been up to.
Blog: Lost in Lyon
My two favourite blog posts are:
Find Emily on Twitter.
Thank you Emily for that lovely introduction, it sounds like moving to Lyon opened up the world of blogging to you, what a great story!
Please do pop over to Emily's blog and say hi, I'm sure she'd love to hear from you.
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