It was recommended to me a few weeks back that I ought to get involved with yeah write. I had no idea what this was, so I just jumped right in and tried it out. Within MINUTES of the announcement that yeah write voting was open, I had triple the comments I have ever had on a blog post. And everyone was so sweet! It turns out every one of the people who link up reads every other post, too! They read, thoughtfully comment, and follow my blog. It's been so much fun! And the writing... oh, the writing. I can't even tell you how impressed and intimidated I am by these writers! I've found so many incredibly interesting, tear-jerking, hilarious blogs to read through yeah write! I plan to keep linking up and meeting new people, and I just wanted to let you all know about it so you can too. It's a beautiful community of caring people who dish out support and encouragement. In addition, everyone gets five votes for their favorite posts and in the end there are winners. Love!
I also wanted to mention the link-up I've posted (above) for this week. It's the one year blogoversary of Momalog & Mama Wants This, and they are hosting a similar link-up party. You add a link on their site to your favorite blog post ever (which is really hard to decide, btw!) and at the end they will draw a couple of winners for awesome prizes. Check it out and add your fav post of all time. These are really awesome women, and what a great way to celebrate one year! For this particular link-up I've chosen to post a scary, embarrassing post I wrote when I first started Way Too Much Aubrey, back in July of 2010. I chose this post, titled Checked In, because it is the most honest thing I have ever written. It is a journal entry I wrote while checked in to an in-patient psych ward, while dealing with serious post partum depression after the birth of my third son. I have come a long way since then, and I am proud of the place I began because of the place I am now and the progress I've made in between. You can check it out here if you'd like: Checked-In. (It's a series of posts, so in order to read it all you'll need to click through to the next post.)
There you have it! Linking up is my new favorite way to spend my "free" time, and I thought these sites deserved a big shout-out from Way Too Much Aubrey!