Making friends and finding new blogs to read

I’ve been chatting with some friends recently who have fabulous blogs that are relatively new. What we all have in common is that it’s difficult to find new blogs to follow that really suit our interests. It’s equally difficult to build new followers who have a genuine interest in our posts. That’s why I’ve decided to see if anyone is interested in a bit of a no-rules linky to allow all of us newbies to hold hands and support each other. 

I’d love it if you could leave a link to your blog and pop along to visit a couple of others. If you like what you see, say hi and give them a follow, we’re all in it together after all! You don’t have to follow me to take part but if you’d like to I’d be delighted! 



  1. saz carvy
    September 4, 2013 / 3:17 pm

    Great idea, its so daunting seeing all these blogs ive tried linking via mobile, think its worked if not i will come back later on the laptop! Thanks for hosting!

    • Natalie Ray
      September 4, 2013 / 6:22 pm

      Thank you Saz you have linked up your fabulous blog, looks like your mobile has done you proud 🙂

  2. September 4, 2013 / 4:18 pm

    Great idea! My blog is over 12 months, so I won’t break the rules 🙂 But I will RT the linky for you. Good luck with it!

    • Natalie Ray
      September 4, 2013 / 6:26 pm

      Aw thank you Orli that’s really sweet of you 🙂 you are very welcome to break the rules if you want, they’re there to be broken when you write one of my favourite blogs 😉

  3. Jen L
    September 4, 2013 / 4:42 pm

    Great idea!, I am completely new to this!! I don’t even know how to link my blog to yours tips would be much appreciated 🙂

    • Marianne Hopwood
      September 4, 2013 / 5:38 pm

      I clicked the ‘add your link’ button under the blog pictures above and just pasted in my URL – seems to have worked. I’m just getting to grips with all this too 🙂

    • Natalie Ray
      September 4, 2013 / 6:27 pm

      Thank you Jen. As Maz has kindly mentioned, just click on the “add your link” button, it should be quite straight forward to add your url. Please let me know if you have any problems 😉

    • Jen L
      September 5, 2013 / 3:23 pm

      Thank you think I have done it!. Need to get to grips with this haha

    • Natalie Ray
      September 5, 2013 / 6:31 pm

      Thank you for coming back and linking up Jen I really appreciate it 🙂

  4. Marianne Hopwood
    September 4, 2013 / 5:28 pm

    thanks Nat – I seem to have beheaded my children though 🙂

    • Natalie Ray
      September 4, 2013 / 6:28 pm

      Haha thanks for linking up Maz, sorry to hear about the tragic beheading of your lovely children! 😉

    • Natalie Ray
      September 4, 2013 / 6:28 pm

      Thank you Cathy, I agree it can be really daunting. Thanks for linking up your lovely blog 🙂

  5. Kim Carberry
    September 4, 2013 / 7:16 pm

    What a great idea!! Thank you 🙂

    • Natalie Ray
      September 4, 2013 / 7:49 pm

      Thank you Kim, thanks for linking up! I had no idea your blog was quite new, it’s brilliant and so professional! 🙂

  6. Louise Cooke
    September 5, 2013 / 10:05 pm

    Fab idea! thanks for inviting me over!

    Louise x

    • Natalie Ray
      September 8, 2013 / 8:46 pm

      Thanks for linking up your lovely blog Louise 🙂

  7. September 7, 2013 / 8:31 pm

    Hello all, happy to have found this, thanks for being so open! Off to read some great new stuff now 🙂

    • Natalie Ray
      September 8, 2013 / 8:47 pm

      Thank you for linking up Steph, what a great blog you have, I really enjoyed reading your latest post about your girls.x

  8. Natalie Ray
    September 9, 2013 / 6:40 pm

    Thank you Megan I’m so glad you like the idea.x

  9. Kate @craftsonsea
    September 11, 2013 / 6:52 pm

    My blog is over a year old now so I can’t join in but this is a lovely idea! I’m still trying to find new ways to gain readers and still discover new fabulous blogs most weeks, I hope it will always be that way!! x

    • Natalie Ray
      September 12, 2013 / 8:28 pm

      Hi Kate, you would be very welcome to join in, rules are there to be broken in my humble opinion 😉

  10. Marianne Hopwood
    September 28, 2013 / 8:04 pm

    Thank you – I’ve finally pushed through the 500 views in a month ceiling and I’m sure it’s you and the lovely guys on here that have helped me to do it 🙂

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