Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Mid-week chit chat

I couldn't think of a suitable photo to go with this post so I thought I'd share this one that I took whilst walking the dogs earlier this week. One minute I was taking scenic photographs of the moors, the next I turned around to go back into the woods and ... sunset!

I suppose this means we are freewheeling into Autumn now, there was certainly a nip in the air early this morning and as it was getting dark this evening. Dark at around 7.30pm mind! The chickens were all tucked up by 7pm, cuddled up together in their individual gangs. The little black frizzle hen has taken to sleeping with the three youngsters, she even lays her eggs in their little coop. The three Buff Orpingtons still sleep in the shed, behind the feed bins and Black Mama hen has gone back in with the old girls, a noble decision considering they all bully her mercilessly. They have something she wants you see, a straw filled nesting box where she likes to go into hiding to satisfy her unbreakable desire to brood imaginary eggs. Bless her.

Anyway, enough chicken chat. This post is about a different kind of chat. Blogger chat.

If you write a beauty blog or enjoy reading beauty blogs, you may be aware of the beauty blogger chat that takes place on Twitter on Sunday evenings at 8pm. Using the hashtag #bbloggers, it's an opportunity for beauty bloggers to discuss beauty/blogging related topics, share tips and information and swap links.

I've taken part in a couple but usually catch up later. I've picked up some good tips and found some excellent blogs through the sharing of links. I've often wondered (and asked) if there is a lifestyle blog equivalent - #lbloggers perhaps? I've noticed that since I began blogging myself I've been increasingly drawn to lifestyle/personal blogs over beauty blogs. I'm nosy by nature and I love the way that you get to know a blogger through their blog, endless beauty reviews and fashion posts have started to bore me a little.

I noticed that I wasn't the only one asking the question on Sunday night so I decided to take the bull by the horns and suggest a lifestyle bloggers chat on Sundays at 7pm using the hashtag (you guessed it) #lbloggers.

This is not an attempt to 'steal the thunder' of #bbloggers, it's not meant to be any kind of competition and there's no need for anyone to feel that they have to choose which chat to take part in. If any other beauty bloggers are anything like me, perhaps they enjoy reading a lifestyle blog once in a while too. That doesn't mean I don't read and enjoy beauty blogs anymore - I do! The internet is a big place and there's room for everyone.

So I'll be chairing the first chat, this Sunday at 7pm. I'll then nominate someone who took part to chair the next one. They'll then nominate someone the next week, etc etc. This will give everyone a chance to have a go at controlling the chat.

I hope the idea doesn't fall flat on it's face. It seems that there are enough keen beans to make it worth a try so that's what Sunday will be. A try.

If you'd like to take part you're more than welcome, and if there's a specific topic you'd like to see covered, please feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments below.

#lbloggers - Sunday - 7pm

See you there!


  1. I hashtagged (is that a term?) #lbloggers earlier just to see if anyone was using it/about and there were some people! As a new lifestyle blogger convert from beauty blogging, I'm definitely looking forward to this!! For some reason lifestyle blogging doesn't seem to be as highly rated as beauty blogging, or maybe I'm just looking in the wrong place!?

    See you there!

    1. I know what you mean but I don't know why - lifestyle blogs are so interesting! MAybe it's just my innate nosiness??
      Hopefully we'll find lots of lovely new blogs to share. See you there! xx

  2. Sounds like a great idea! I saw a couple of people mention that on Sunday and hoped it would become a reality as I love reding lifestyle blogs, but haven't really come across all that many. I'll be there! Are you going to have a specific topic or will it just be general chitchat?
    Beautiful photo, by the way.
    Mel xx

    1. Thanks!

      I'm going to give a topic as a basis for discussion but it won't be set in stone. It's very much an experimant :-) xx

  3. Hi. I followed you recently :) You have a really nice blog! It really makes me happy when I come across lifestyle blogs :)

    - Gia

    1. Hi Gia and thank you! Just had a peek at your blog, your photos are beautiful and I love your header xx

  4. This is a beautiful photo :)

    Kudos for testing the waters with the #lbloggers hashtag, I think this is a brilliant idea! :)

    Amy xx

  5. Cute picture! :)

  6. Love your photos, and your layout! Lovely blog :)

    Elise Dopson xox


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