BlogCrush Week 87 – 12th October 2018

The blogcrush posts are a little different to my usual content because BlogCrush is a linky (blogging community). This is blogcrush week 87!

About BlogCrush

A linky is like a menu of deliciously tempting blog posts – from Friday morning onwards, bloggers will start to add their posts (you’ll see thumbnails appear at the bottom of this post as each one is added) and you can click and be taken straight to that post. (This beginner’s linky guide is packed full of linky info and tips if you’re feeling a bit confused!).

But the BlogCrush linky is extra special. On other linkies, you just add your own posts as a way to get your name “out there”. But here at BlogCrush, we want to help build up our fellow bloggers too so we ask everyone to add 1 post of their own, and 1 post that has been written by someone else.

Blog Crush linky concept BlogCrush Week 87

The “I’ve been featured” blog badge

If you’re here because someone nominated your post as their BlogCrush…

Congratulations! Someone must have really liked your post! You can collect your (well earned) blog badge by copying the code from the text box below and pasting it into the HTML / text section of your blog!

Lucy At Home Gentle Parenting Blogger - Blogcrush Week 87


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)

(Please Note: this is a family-friendly website. Whilst we love the range and diversity of the bloggers who link up here, Lucy At Home reserves the right to remove any posts that are deemed inappropriate at her discretion and without warning.)

  • When you add your BlogCrush (post written by someone else) to the InLinkz form, put “BC” at the beginning of their title
  • Tweet your BlogCrush (& us) to let them know you’ve added them to the linky and share their link (@lucy_at_home and @daydreamer_mum). Please tweet us your own BlogCrush posts too so we can share them for you.
  • 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

So that’s a minimum of 4 posts.

    • 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 Gentle Parenting Blogger - Blogcrush Week 87

BlogCrush Week 87

Featured Posts

All our linkers are very generous with their time and influence, sharing posts by other people just because it’s a nice thing to do. So, as hosts, we choose one post each from the previous link-up and add it back into the linky as a HOST FEATURED POST.

To qualify as a host’s featured post, your post must:

  • Have been linked up in person (i.e. we don’t choose BC posts, only posts by our actual linkers)
  • Display the BlogCrush Linky badge, or a text link back to one of the hosts

Here are the host BC posts for BlogCrush Week 87:

Kelly’s choice is Play Day Etiquette by Dad Blog UK

Lucy’s choice is A Day In The Life by Raisie Bay

Host Post

And for my own post this week, I’m linking up 10 Gentle Parenting Tricks To Try Before Yelling “We’re Going Home!”

So many of us fall back on the “We’re going home” threat as a one-size-fits-all way to scare our kids into behaving. But it’s not really fair, is it (and, in all honesty, they know you don’t mean it anyway!). So I wanted to talk about why it’s not a great method, and suggest some kinder, more effective alternatives.

10 Gentle Parenting Steps to try before saying "We're going home" - child in a blue coat holding an umbrella - blogcrush week 87


Thank you for popping by for BlogCrush Week 87. Here is the blog post index for this week:

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Add yours
  1. 1

    Thank you for mentioning my post. I love this linky, it really gives us bloggers the opportunity to share the love and I find myself looking at every blog I read to find which one speaks to me so I can #blogcrush them on Friday x

  2. 6

    thank you for the reminder, but i’ve been so busy with family and friends before I return to Dubai, I’ve just not had time for blogging much, will certainly join in the next one if you send me a reminder again, I’ve already earmarked a blog crush

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