BlogCrush Week 53 – 16th Feb 2018

Collaborative Post

It’s BlogCrush Week 53 which means WE’RE 1 YEAR OLD TODAY! Hurray! And that means it’s party time so keep reading to find out how you could be in with a chance of winning some fab prizes to celebrate a whole year of blogcrushing goodness…!

About BlogCrush

BlogCrush is a blogging linky so it’a a place where lots of different bloggers can showcase their work. But this linky is unique because we don’t just ask our bloggers to add their own posts – we want them to share the best posts they’ve read by other bloggers too.

– If you’re a blogger, we’d love you to join in and share your work with some other fab creatives.

– If you’re a blog-reader, you can expect to find some of the best blog posts around in the list below. Just keep scrolling to the bottom of this post.

If you’re a blogger but you haven’t joined a linky before, check out my beginner’s linky guide which will tell you everything you need to know!

Join our linky BlogCrush week 53


This week’s hosts are:

This our “I’ve been featured” blog badge – if one of your posts has been added to the BlogCrush linky by someone else, CONGATULATIONS! They loved it so much, they wanted to share it for you here. That is something to shout about so let everyone know by copying the code from the text box below and pasting it into the HTML / text section of your blog.

Lucy At Home Blogcrush Week 53

We now have a BlogCrush Pinterest Board. Wendy, Alice and myself thought it would be nice to have a board where we can showcase all the fabulous posts that are linked up here each week. We have also created a “best of blogcrush” board where the host’s featured blogcrush posts will get a second pin. Please pop over and give us a Pinterest follow (and obvs we’ll follow you back) –





The Rules

  • Join in with 2 posts:
    • 1 post from your blog (personal) – no linkies please
    • 1 post from someone else’s blog (your #BlogCrush)
  • When you add your BlogCrush (post written by someone else) to the InLinkz form, put “BC” at the beginning of their title
  • Comment using the #BlogCrush hashtag on at least these 4 posts:
    • 1 post from Host 1 (personal or BC)
    • 1 post from Host 2 (personal or BC)
    • 2x personal posts from the rest of the link up

Remember you can always comment on more, though. This is just the minimum. The more effort we put into a linky, the more we get out of it 🙂

    • Add the #BlogCrush badge to the post that you’re linking up from your own blog. You can do this by copying the gobblydygook code in the box below and pasting it into the HTML view of your post.

Lucy At Home Blogcrush Week 53

Blogcrush Week 53

Featured Posts

As co-hosts we get the lovely job of choosing a post each from the previous linky to be our BlogCrushes. Please note: we only choose your personal posts for this special honour (i.e. not your BC nominations) and they must contain the linky badge.

These two favourites are then added back into the linky the following week as featured posts. Wendy and I were hosting last week so we’ve chosen the featured posts for BlogCrush Week 53:

Alice’s Blogcrush post is Ten Ways To Show Your Spouse You (Kind Of) Love Them This Valentines Day by Shank You Very Much

Lucy’s Blogcrush post is Take A Walk On The Mild Side, Dad by Enda Stories

I loved this post because it was honest. We all have parenting fails and we all look back and see how we could have handled things differently. The idea of having the super power of “Instant Hindsight” is pretty appealing!

Congratulations, guys! Please collect your “I’ve been featured” badges from the top of the page 

Host Post

My post for BlogCrush Week 53 is called To The Mum Facing An Unexpected Pregnancy

A few months ago, I thought I was pregnant again, to be completely honest, I was terrified…!

It turned out to be a false alarm (which I was surprised to find was a bit of a disappointment because I had felt so negatively about the “pregnancy” the whole time I thought it was actually happening!). But I had a horrible few weeks and I still think this post might be useful for any other parents out there who are facing this.

To the mum facing an unexpected pregnancy - black and white photo of pregnant woman - photo taken by camila-cordeiro BlogCrush Week 53

**BlogCrush 1 Year Giveaway**

Today is BlogCrush Week 53 which means we’ve been running this linky for a whole year! As a celebration of 1 year of blogcrushing (!), we’re got some super prizes for you guys. The competitions will be open from now until Sunday 11th March (check out the full terms and conditions at the bottom of this post).

There are two competitions running:

  • Most featured BlogCrush-er
  • Open BlogCrush Giveaway

Most Featured BlogCrush-er

Every week, the hosts choose a featured post each. We only choose posts that have been linked up in person for this (i.e. not your blogcrushes). We will be looking back over the last 12 months and working out who has been a host featured blogger the most times. This will include the 4 weeks during the competition too.

The prize is The Newbie Giveaway Guide (RRP £20)

This is a 5 week e-course for bloggers (by yours truly) all about how to organise and host your own giveaways, as well as some information about working with brands.

Open BlogCrush Giveaway

This is a rafflecopter giveaway which is open to anyone who has ever linked up with us at BlogCrush. The rafflecopter widget will appear here on BlogCrush Week 53, and for the the following 3 weeks. You can add entries to any of these.

To ensure that only genuine blogcrush-ers enter, we have made the first entry compulsory. Once you have done this entry, you will unlock other ways of entering the competition and each entry increases your chances of winning the prize bundle.

There will be one winner and the prize bundle (worth over £60) is as follows:

BlogCrush 1 Year Anniversary Prizes BlogCrush Week 53

And here’s a vlog from Alice if you’d like a closer look at our fab prizes!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post. We received these prizes in return for featuring them here on BlogCrush. All opinions are my own. For more info, please check out my disclosure policy.

Thank you so much for popping by and joining in with BlogCrush Week 53, either as a linker or as a reader, and I hope to see you again next week.

Love, Lucy x

P.S. Please add the linky badge to your posts as it encourages more people to join in 🙂

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Terms and conditions

BlogCrush 1 Year Giveaway

Prizes (all links included in post above):

  • 1 Tired Mums’ Club T-shirt (size of your choice) from Momma Makes
  • 1 Newbie Bloggers Giveaway Guide course from Lucy At Home
  • 1 Barking Mad book from Jack, Lilly and Friends
  • 1 Timber Book from Timbers Story
  • 1 Bundle of ACE cleaning products worth £15 from ACE
  • 1 set of Baby Milestone Cards from ACE

No Purchase Necessary. Giveaway starts Friday 16th February 2018 at 00:00 GMT and ends Monday 12th March at 00:00 GMT. Entrants must be 18 years old or over. One winner will be selected at random using the random winner generator within Rafflecopter. This giveaway is being jointly hosted by Lucy At Home, Letters To My Daughter & Naptime Natter – entries from all 3 sites are of equal value and have an equal chance of winning. The prizes are as listed above. The winner will be contacted by email and their name will be displayed on the giveaway page using the Rafflecopter widget. Where possible, we will also tweet the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. No cash alternative. Please note that the companies supplying the prizes are responsible for fulfilling this prize. Lucy At Home, Letters To My Daughter & Naptime Natter are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfil their prizes. We have represented the sponsors with the expectation they will fulfil their prize and in a timely manner. We will only be passing your details onto the sponsors so that they can contact you regarding your prize. We will not share or sell your information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway.


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