Monday, November 26, 2018

Heart & Soul LinkUp #3

I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving!  As I mentioned at Heart & Soul LinkUp #2 two weeks ago, here at LifeTales Books we believe in #familyfirst and #socialmediafourthorfifth.  ;)  So we took last week off and didn't have our usual LinkUp.  We're back in business this week, though, and you finally get to see the favorites from LinkUp #2 AND find more great blog posts at today's LinkUp #3.

As promised, here are the favorites from our recent Heart & Soul LinkUp.  Here are the readers' favorite and my three favorites.


from Lori at Choosing Wisdom


from Jen at Midday Mornings
I have mentioned before that I've been on the receiving end of grief several times in the last few years (here and here), so this post spoke especially to my heart.  It can be so hard to know how to really help someone who is grieving, and these eight suggestions are wonderful.

from Flossie at Super Mom Hacks
These are just some doggone great ideas!  I love how Flossie talks about what didn't work for her and then has some creative ideas that DID.

from Anna at Confessions of Parenting
The thing I love about this post is that it really applies to ALL moms!  My youngest is in high school, and Anna's #4 tip is my favorite--and one I'm still learning (but have gotten WAY better at over the years).

Bloggers, you can copy this "I was featured" image to show off on your own blog or social media.  :)

Let's dive right in to more blog posts that are good for the heart and soul.  Look around and see what inspires you this week.  Remember, blog posts are added all day long on Monday.  You can see all of them on Tuesday and vote for your favorites that day, too.

Do you know a blogger whose posts you'd like to see here?  Invite her to share them!

Bloggers:  Before posting your links, know the rules for sharing your blog posts at Heart & Soul LinkUp.  They are at the end of this post.

And now here's Heart & Soul LinkUp #3!

An InLinkz Link-up

See you next week for more inspiring posts!

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RULES FOR BLOGGER PARTICIPATION (Rules for adding your blog post to today's linkup above.)  Participating bloggers MUST:
  1. FOLLOW THE THEME:  The theme of the Heart & Soul LinkUp is "what's good for the heart and soul."  Therefore, all blog posts added to the Heart & Soul LinkUp must be about something that's good for the heart and soul.  This can include posts related to the home and family such as recipes, DIY,  home decor, parenting, marriage, etc., or inspirational posts about hope, learning, growth, connections, etc.  Fashion bloggers, for example, would not be a good fit here.  ALL POSTS MUST BE FAMILY-FRIENDLY AND UPLIFTING.
  2. POST (when & how):  The LinkUp will open at 7:00am Mountain Time every Monday and close 24 hours later, 7:00am Tuesday.  Voting for favorites will open at 7:00am Tuesday and close at 7:00am Wednesday.  To add your blog post to the LinkUp, click the blue "add my link" button.  Remember to add a direct link to the specific post you want to share, not your blog's home page.
  3. OBSERVE THE LIMITS:  Let's save room for everybody--submissions are limited to 2 blog posts per person on each weekly LinkUp.  (This may change moving forward, but for now the limit is 2.)
  4. SHARE THE LOVE:  Read and comment on at least 3 other blog posts each week you submit your own post to the LinkUp.  This isn't a place to dump your links and run--we're here to help each other out and even make new friends.  When you comment, please use the hashtag #heartandsoullinkup at the end of your comment.  Voting on a favorite isn't required but is appreciated.
  5. INVITE OTHERS:  We need everyone's help in inviting others to see this LinkUp, so each participating blogger must do two things:  #1 Put a link to this LinkUp on your own blog so that others can find us--sidebar works best, but a tab works, too.  Something visible is ideal.  If you prefer, you can save the image at the top of this post and use it at the end of your own blog post saying, "Find me at the Heart and Soul LinkUp" with an included link.  #2 After posting your link in the LinkUp, the InLinkz program will let you share the blog post you just added on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or Google+.  You must share on at least one of those platforms.
  6. LET ME SHARE:  By participating in this LinkUp, you are giving me the right to share your blog posts on social media.  When you are chosen as a reader favorite or as one of my own favorite posts of the week, you allow me to share a link back to your blog post plus an image from your post here on my blog (which gives you additional visibility). 
Thanks, blogging friends, for sharing your fantastic blog posts that are good for the heart and soul!

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