Tuesday, January 24, 2017

add it to my list: a linkup

So my friend Bre and I have an email relationship. I think it's because we started out as blog friends, back when one comment would lead to a long chain of emails. It just seems natural. I mean I see her in real life and I CAN text her, but I'm much more likely to save what I have to say to her for an email.

We tend to share our current favorite things with one another: the new podcast we need to obsess with someone over, whatever we're bingeing on Netflix, what the other NEEDS to buy from Amazon, etc. It's so nice to read a personal recommendation for something rather than a review or an article, you know? As we email, I always find myself saying "Thanks for the rec - I'm gonna add that to my list" whether it's my Netflix queue, Amazon wishlist, podcast subscription - you get the point. And we both always want to share these things more widely, and twitter isn't enough, and I need motivation to blog, and thus: a linkup was born.

Join Bre and me for the Add it to My List linkup on the last Tuesday of every month. We want to hear about the things you're already recommending to your friends in real life from a Costco bargain to a great recipe to your current favorite twitter account and everything in between. Focus on one thing, or make it a list: just talk about things you've already done and tried and are really worth other people's time and money. Show Us Your Books friends, I encourage you to save your book recs for that link-up, but if you aren't a regular participant (you should be!) or if you want to focus on a favorite book for any other reason, then there's no such thing as too much book talk. There are really no other rules but as always, it's nice if you visit with your hosts and other bloggers. I hope you'll play along next Tuesday, January 31!

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Button by Bre. And I didn't know that a blog hop and a link-up were two different things. Does anyone want to have a blog hop anymore? They seem so.... big. For now at least, this is a link-up. I'm off to go narrow down the best stuff to share...


  1. Sounds like a great idea. Nothing is popping into my head immediately for a recommendation, but I will think on it. I will definitely visit some of the blogs to read their suggestions.

  2. ooo fun! i always like reading what people are recommending.

  3. I love this idea, it sounds fun! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. I have a good post for this schedule for February 21, I'll have to see if I can move that around so I can play :)

    1. Ok I'm moved it up to next Tuesday, I'm in with 'Shows I've Re-Watched Completely'

  4. I'm going to write this down so I remember to participate!

  5. I was thinking of doing something like this anyway- so when Steph shared the info about your link-up I had to come check it out! Sounds awesome, count me in :)

  6. I'm starting to really get into link ups. It's a great way to get to know other bloggers. :) I really love this idea, and I'll try and post something for next Tuesday. I love getting recommendations so I'll check out all the other posts toof course.


  7. yay! i've been quiet lately but i'm hoping to get back to normal soon and this is perfect. i have no idea what i will be recommending though haha. i'm sure i will come up with something!

  8. Yay! I'm just getting back into blogging again and this gives me some inspiration!

  9. This is such a fun idea-- I don't know how many times I say I'm going to add something to my list after hearing about it!


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