I Must Confess…an evolution
Did you enjoy your father’s day weekend? We had a quiet one and although it was my first without my dad, I faced it and it passed without too much pain. The worst is now over.
I just imagined him with a stubby in hand, laughing at my usual dodgy, last minute gift and I couldn’t help but smile. Read more about my thoughts on father’s day and all those fathers lost in my linked post below.
Now, do you know that it’s coming up to the 4th anniversary of the very first #imustconfess linkup? November 5 2011 marked the start of an era and I personally can’t believe, nearly 4 years later, that it’s still going strong. There’s been moments I’ve wanted to give up (and a period there where it went into hiatus for a while) but I’ve loved every moment of it.
It is the true highlight of my week – the linkup is definitely here to stay.
However, while the linkup has been great for bloggers, I’m not sure it’s served my non-blogging readers quite so well. Let’s face it, it’s hard to join in with a link up when you don’t have a blog of your own to post to.
Besides, I’m keen to start building a real, interactive community both on and off the blog. Crazy idea, I know, but as Jadah Sellner from Simple Green Smoothies stated at #pbevent, you need to be where the party is. And while we have a pretty damn good time here every Monday, it’s time to join the others who hang out at my other place, Facebook.
It’s clear that it’s time to grow and experiment. It’s time for an evolution!
So, I have created a new community on facebook. A group called (not surprisingly) I Must Confess. It’s a group that anyone can join. A group where we can celebrate the good and the bad and the ugly of life. It’s description goes like this:
I Must Confess community is all about sharing the truths of our lives. It’s about supporting each other, accepting our successes and failures and celebrating this crazy ride we’re all on called life. This is not a place for judgement, blatant self promotion or abuse. This group was inspired by the I Must Confess linkup. Welcome aboard!
I invite you, readers, commenters and bloggers alike, to come on over and join in with this new community. You can post confessions. Funny anecdotes. Things you are too timid to post on your own timeline. Anything at all really. Let’s get to know each other. And support each other. And be there for each other.
And while we’re talking evolutions, here’s another one – a list of the #imustconfess prompts for the remainder of 2015. This idea was also born out of #pbevent, from arguably the best session of the conference, presented by Christina from Hair Romance and Carly from Smaggle.
These girls SPOKE to me about all the things I struggle with – organisation, batching, prioritising and basically getting crap done.
In order to help me and to help you, I wanted to give you the prompts for the rest of the year. You now have my permission to batch post to your heart’s content…
This way you can get a jump on drafting posts or scheduling those already written.
And I know what I’m doing (for once!) and can batch up some writing and drafting to better manage my time.
P.S. before you head off, don’t forget to link up your confession or your father’s day post below!
– I Must Confess is a link up that runs every Monday and remains live for the whole week.
– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.
– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.
– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!
– We’re always open to suggestions for the weekly prompt!