What I Read 2

Welcome to What I Read #2 - I've read some more great blog posts and articles so let's get straight on with it shall we?
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Catherine Summers shared a great post before Christmas that I only just found but seems quite appropriate for the time of year. 10 Ways to Keep Fit in Your 40s (or Any Age) is about finding your mojo when it comes to staying healthy. It's not a quick fix post, nor does it say you need to do things every day to stay thin. Catherine's motivating post is about finding what works for you, learning to enjoy yourself and making it all a part of your daily routine. I loved it and if you need a little kick up the bum to get your motivation started, head over and give it a read right now!

A blog post from Vicki Psarias, otherwise known as Honest Mum inspired me this week. It prompted a conversation on Twitter and made me realise that telling everyone else I'm a writer is great, but I need to believe it myself. Be Who You Want To Be is all about recognising who you are and not being ashamed or scared of trying to be that person. I need to repeat to myself that I'm a writer, and one day I'll be an author. Do head over to honestmum.com and check out that post.


As I said last week I love blogging tips and advice and when I found this post from Brian Cray I was a little excited. Time on Site and Bounce Rate: Get the real number in Google Analytics was an eye opener for me. I presumed that the figures I saw on Google Analytics were right, after all they created the thing. But it turns out that they don't measure your bounce rate like you would think. I'm far too much of a novice at all this stuff so I'll let Brian inform you. Head over to the post above to see how you could drastically improve your Bounce Rate. I have done it and am waiting to see what difference it makes.

Over at Potty Mouthed Mummy's blog she's celebrating her blog's first birthday with a Blog Tips post. If you're just starting out, or even if you're not, head over to read her list of helpful tips about blogging. I liked a quote she shares from Fabienne Frederickson - "The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling."


In #WhatImWriting this week was a fantastic post from Aimee Horton. Like me and many others Aimee is a writer and in Just Do It she offers up some advice. What I loved about this post was not the advice but the way she gave it. Aimee wasn't trying to put herself out there as an expert but having been through the process wanted to share her thoughts. Just Do It is motivational, inspirational and I loved the Hemingway quotes she shares.


I managed to finish the book I was reading this week so now I can tell you about it. It's called The Accident, written by Linwood Barclay. I've read a few of his books and love his style of writing. This is the story of a man who loses his wife in a terrible accident. Not only that but he has to deal with the consequences of a secret she'd been keeping while keeping his business going. Oh and he has a young daughter too. I finished the last three chapters in one sitting I was so eager to find out what happened! It's a great book.

See you again next week for more brilliant posts and articles.


  1. Morgan thank you so much for including a link to my post! I'm really glad you enjoyed it - I've been re-reading it myself to myself back into action post-Christmas...!

    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb x

    1. It's a great post for motivation and I'm going to be reading it to my friend, she's struggling to get back to the exercise. Thanks for stopping by Catherine. xx