March

26

2012

Blog Bash Link Up!

Filed under: Blog Bash, Blogoversary

Welcome to Alison & Ado’s Blog Bash, celebrating our 1 year blogoversaries! I’m teaming up with Alison of Mama Wants This to host our linkup!

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Please come join our online celebration! All you do is link up your favorite post ever. It’s that easy!

Your post can be brand new, or from your archives. Just make sure it’s one of your favorite posts ever.

When you link up you are automatically added to a drawing to win one of our fantastic prizes, donated by our 5 fabulous sponsors!*

What to Do

  • Link up your favorite post with us this week - March 26 – 30th, 2012. You can link up anytime during that time period. (You can link up here at The Momalog, or over at Mama Wants This – either way your post will appear on both our sites.)
  • Grab the Blog Bash button code from my sidebar (or from Alison’sand add our button to your post (it was designed by our friend Erica of Yeah Write - and we love her).
  • Write a brief intro telling us why it’s your favorite post.
  • In the spirit of celebration, please go visit & comment on as many linkers as you can!
  • Spread the word - Tweet your friends, Facebook ‘em, email them, stalk ‘em, run through the streets like the Town Crier announcing our Blog Bash. The more the merrier!

You Might Win One of Our Fabulous Prizes!

We have 5 fantastic sponsors who will be giving five lucky linkers* one of the following prizes:

  • Lauren Nicole Gifts, who specializes in beautiful hand-stamped silver jewelry, is sponsoring one gorgeous footprint necklace, which you can customize with your baby’s footprint.
  • Storkie, who has been creating stylish invitation and announcement cards for 21 years, is sponsoring a $50 Storkie gift card.
  • Julia Anthony Designs, by the amazingly talented designer Julia Anthony, is sponsoring this exquisite pair of beautiful Isadora earrings.
  • yeah write, the community for “writers who blog and bloggers who write” is sponsoring a whole new WordPress theme!
  • Swank a phenomenal, full-service web design studio (who designed The Momalog’s blog) is sponsoring a mini blog makeover of up to ten hours of Emily’s time! Wow!

Blog Bash happens March 26th to 30, so grab a button and come back to link up!

We can’t wait to read your favorite posts!

*Although Alison & Ado would like to win the prizes themselves, we can’t! Winners will be chosen via random.org.

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My Favorite Momalog Post

My favorite post is My Mother’s Body, a post about my alcoholic, anorexic mother and the impact her struggles had on me (not all of them bad!). When I first pressed the Publish button on this one I was feeling pretty nervous because it outed everything I’ve kept hidden my whole life – family secrets, dark ones, sad ones. All those unsaid things that hung in the air that haunted me up until I pressed Publish. So I wrote the post not knowing what would happen…and you know what? Within the first few minutes the comments began rolling in.

All of them were so supportive, from women (and some men) who felt it touched something in them. From people hungry to hear the real truth because they have probably been weighed down themselves by the weight of family secrets, family lies.

Within the first 24 hours it got nearly 5,000 readers.

I’m telling you – writing that post and pushing the Publish button was one of the most helpful and cathartic things I’ve done.

It shoo’d the ghosts.

You can click here to read it through Blogher. (If you’re over there, please vote for it for one of the Blogher Voices of the Year by giving it a thumb’s up! You need to be logged in to vote, but you don’t need to be a member. If it gets enough votes I will be able to read it at Blogher ’12, and I think it’s a piece that needs to be heard. Thanks!)

So come link up!

Remember to visit as many of the below blogs as you can. We appreciate it!



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  1. Yay so excited to do this with you! Happy 1st year, dear friend.
    Twitter: AlisonSWLee

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  2. Blog Bash is live! Come link up your favorite post & be entered into our drawing for fab prizes! http://t.co/zN9cMTWH @alisonswlee

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  3. Who likes to party? I do! Let’s celebrate with a Blog Bash hosted by @AdoTheMomalog & @alisonswlee http://t.co/5MFC8Ilp

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  4. Happy 1st! I loved that post, so well written. I will go and vote, i just cannot fro the life of me remember the password.
    Twitter: NorthWestMommy

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    • Thanks Stasha – heh! That is so funny, I can never remember mine either!

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  5. Happy Happy Happy Anniversary!
    Twitter: RubberChickenMa

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    • It sure feels like a celebration, everybody’s here celebratin’! (-:

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  6. HAppy 1st anniversary Ado and Allison.
    Twitter: dominiquegoh

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  7. Happy blogoversary, you two! Ado, thanks for the lovely shoutout in your post intro. Made me smile, and I love you, too.
    Twitter: freefringes

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    • You are welcome! Sitting behind the curtain on a linkup today makes me feel a little like you must feel every week – The Wizard of Oz!

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  8. I loved that post so much, Ado – I commented on it then because it really impacted me. I think everyone should read it. Happy blogoversary!
    Twitter: euregirlsandboy

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  9. Oh, that post was amazing. If I can remember my BlogHer password, I will go vote for it. I cannot figure out why some people have to endure so much hardship and others so little. I know it isn’t, but I just want life to be more fair.
    Twitter: teamrasler

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  10. @Safireblade Thx! Come join our #Blog Bash! http://t.co/zN9cMTWH @RayneHall @sassypiehole @RGMcKay @candacemountain @LynneinPborough

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  11. @TheBeardedIris Ugh is right! PS: Come link up at Blog Bash Miss Goatee! http://t.co/zN9cMTWH

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  12. I linked up with @AdoTheMomalog & @AlisonSWLee for #blogbash! Have you? http://t.co/xmx68LHC

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  13. [...] comes crashing down February 28, 2012 By Kim Van Brunt 18 Comments Linking this post today with Momalog as one of my favorite posts. It was written in a moment of vulnerability, and I want to be this [...]

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  14. [...] March 26, 2012. Today, I am linking up with ‘Blog Bash Link Up!‘ This opportunity given to us bloggers by Ado and Alison is in honor of their 1yr [...]

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  15. You can link up, too! What is your favorite post? Connect with @AdoTheMomalog @AlisonSWLee, and let them know! http://t.co/JiOfNa76

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  16. so excited to be linking up with you guys but am shocked you all have only been around a year! :)
    Twitter: finallymom

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    • We are so excited you are linking up with us too! I can’t believe it’s only been a year.

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  17. Happy First Year! I loved your post, and voted for you!! What a fun link up, thank you for that. You are a great writer, by the way. The way you write is powerful and engaging. Not everyone can do that, and it’s a joy to read!
    Twitter: SharonPfeiffer

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    • Thank you very much for: linking up, saying such a nice thing about my writing, and taking the time to vote for me. What a celebration this is!

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  18. Hi girls! I’m so excited about your link-up, what a great way to celebrate! I posted one of my least popular posts from back in August 2010… it’s my favorite because it’s the most real I’ve ever been willing to be. Completely unedited and uncensored, although it’s not flattering, I posted a journal entry I made while in an in-patient psych unit, struggling with PPD. Enjoy! And thanks for hosting. :)
    Twitter: toomuchaubrey

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    • Aubrey, I’ve been reading a bunch of your posts – your blog is amazing. Thanks for linking up – I can’t wait to read more of your writing.

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  19. Linked my favorite blog post over on @AdoTheMomalog & @AlisonSWLee’s blogoversary! http://t.co/JWGXlvj0 1 yr, Send your congrats to them!

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  20. Thank you! RT @toomuchaubrey: Linked my favorite blog post over on @AdoTheMomalog & @AlisonSWLee’s blogoversary! http://t.co/yINcvPFe

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  21. You have a very exciting twisted way in celebrating 1tr blogiversary.. Congratulations! Thanks for sharing every linked up…

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  22. Because I blew off my own Blogoversary, I’m linking up with @AdoTheMomalog and @AlisonSWLee to celebrate theirs: http://t.co/dU5n0Dj4

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  23. Very happy blogoversary! I think that the idea os this link up is simple genial! I would be glad to be a part of it!

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  24. Trying to pick my favorite! Come link your fave post to #BlogBash http://t.co/wMV97jK1 @alisonswlee @AdoTheMomalog

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  25. Love this post Ado! Great idea to celebrate, I love you ladies!
    Twitter: amountainmomma

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  26. I’m linking up with @AdoTheMomalog and @AlisonSWLee this for their blog bash! http://t.co/yKylWyRz http://t.co/HKMjuskh

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  27. [...] I am thrilled to link up with two fabulous bloggers, Alison of Mama Wants This and Ado from The Momalog as they both celebrate their one year blogging anniversaries. Not only is this an important [...]

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  28. [...] March 28, 2012: I am linking up with the Blog Bash by Ado and Alison in honor of their one year blogoversary.  Thanks for the opportunity to throw myself out there [...]

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  29. I’ve linked up, you probably should too: http://t.co/hWfSOins via @AdoTheMomalog

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  30. Happy 1 year blogaversary Alison and Ado! (And a big shout out to you, Ado, from me–Lisa, in Marin, actually I’m now in Petaluma, we couldn’t afford a house in Marin, even after the housing market crash! But I digress…) I look forward to reading YOUR writing blog/s! I picked “How Not to Write Every Day” as my favorite post to link in your blog bash because… it still makes me laugh when I read it! I mean, why cry over not writing every day!? OK, cry a little, then laugh… BUT THEN WRITE ABOUT IT!
    Twitter: mearth

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    • Hi Lisa from Marin Who Moved to Petaluma! Welcome! We are so glad you linked up, I can’t wait to read your post!! (-:

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  31. I was hoping you were going to put this as your favorite post. I can see why it was so therapeutic for you. It was beautiful and honest and so well written.

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  32. The blog bash from @AdoTheMomalog and @AlisonSWLee just keeps getting better and better. LOVE IT! http://t.co/pTVaZTLs

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  33. I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your blog. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it
    much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often.
    Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?
    Exceptional work!

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