Blogger Love is a weekly link-up each Friday where we highlight our favorite posts by others from the past week.
In my attempt to be a better member of the blogging community I have been checking out lots of blogs to find ones that interest me, that I enjoy and that are also based upon similar subjects to my blog (which I think is a travel-lifestyle-expat blog maybe?) and really wanted to share the following posts which I have enjoyed this week.
1) The Rachael Way – 5 Books to Read this Year
Loving books as I do and even though I have a gazillion (or so it seems) books to read on my Kindle, I couldn’t resist checking out the 5 books that Rachael has recommended for reading this year. I have already read and loved Gone Girl but have put the other four on to my “want to read” list on Goodreads and am especially looking forward to both of the books by Liane Moriarty as I really enjoyed The Husband’s Secret which I read last year.
2) Oui in France – Update Lonely Expat Problem Making Friends Abroad
Whilst I feel settled in Darwin have met some really lovely friends, this post really resonated with me because when I first arrived in Australia it was tough not really meeting anybody who I could spend time with, go out for drinks and dinners etc as I did with my friends at home. Diane found the solution in joining a gym and for me it was finding a job and then everything fell into place. This is a great post for any expats out there in the same situation.
3) The Grits Blog – 5 Ways to Increase Reader Engagement On Your Blog Facebook Page
I am not great with my use of social media and making sure I fully engage with all of the different different accounts I have for the blog. I am particularly interested in improving my Facebook page so this post is great advice I plan to follow.
4) Kimberly’s Chronicles – Keeping Up with Online Classes: How to Stay Organised
After my post about Study Nerves this week, I was working my way through my Blogs to Read folder in my emails and found this little gem! This along with some tips from friends who have also studied and worked full time was exactly what I needed and definitely helped reduce the nerves I have been having.
5) Rhyme & Ribbons – Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Oreo Pie
I’m not sure whether I can get Oreos here but I am definitely going to try and find some because this pie looks delicious. Amanda often posts fantastic looking recipes and I really need to try and make some of them.
6) Books for a Delicate Eternity – No More Books (kind of)
I couldn’t resist sharing this post today as I literally just had the same conversation with the Aussie about my book buying obsession! Damn Amazon and their Daily Deals on books which I am sure are created just to encourage me to spend more and more money!!!