Twitter Party: #SundayBlogShare

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My #SundayBlogShare is still going on Twitter in case you missed it this morning! Simply post your favourite link from this week on Twitter with the hashtag #SundayBlogShare and meet fellow bloggers!

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It took me a long time to add social media accounts to my blog and it has always been one of my biggest blogging regrets that I didn’t start sooner, as they are now responsible for about 75% of my overall traffic. Twitter, in particular, is a great way to share my posts and ideas immediately, and there is the possibility that posts could reach thousands if promoted by enough people.

I’ve decided to do a Twitter party in which all bloggers can share their posts and meet new people. It is going to be going on all day so feel free to join in at any time. Here is what you do:

1. Choose one of your favourite recent blog posts.

2. Share the link.

3. Use the hashtag #SundayBlogShare

Enjoy!

You can also find me on Twitter and Tumblr @suzie81blog.

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Twitter Party: #SundayBlogShare

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It took me a long time to add social media accounts to my blog and it has always been one of my biggest blogging regrets that I didn’t start sooner, as they are now responsible for about 75% of my overall traffic. Twitter, in particular, is a great way to share my posts and ideas immediately, and there is the possibility that posts could reach thousands if promoted by enough people.

I’ve decided to do a Twitter party in which all bloggers can share their posts and meet new people. It is going to be going on all day so feel free to join in at any time. Here is what you do:

1. Choose one of your favourite recent blog posts.

2. Share the link.

3. Use the hashtag #SundayBlogShare

Enjoy!

You can also find me on Twitter and Tumblr @suzie81blog.

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Lies I Tell My Students

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Thoughts for teachers on a Saturday night…

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I’m in the lucky position that I work at a well – managed school with lots of wonderful children and supportive staff. Generally, I like my job, but over the years I’ve become increasingly frustrated with certain aspects of the role that has left me feeling like I am doing a disservice to my students.

While my job title states that I’m a music teacher, I often take on parental duties and in my career as a Learning Mentor and later as a teacher I’ve dealt with issues with different students that have shocked me and made me appreciate how lucky I was in my own childhood. Our children are exposed to graphic things at a younger age than previous generations and are often more ‘street-wise’ than I certainly ever was. However, despite this, I believe that we don’t truly prepare them for the life ahead of them, and in…

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Reasons Why You Should Give Me Some Facebook Love

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Just in case you missed it! Happy Friday!

Originally posted on Suzie81 Speaks:

After being inspired by Goats (long story), I realised that my Facebook page is in need of some love – it’s been completely neglected recently. I started it earlier in the year and have started to build up a following, but I have abandoned it a little bit. Today, I’ve decided that I need to start showing it the same attention that I do with my Twitter account.

However, it’s always quite embarrassing when trying to promote ourselves. As bloggers, lots (NOT ALL, but lots) of us want our ramblings to be read, shared, commented on, and as my views have increased I have had to resist tweeting everybody with every post that I am proud of.

I understand that Facebook is a negative word for lots of people. Still not interested? It’s a great way to catch up on some of the posts that you may have missed. I find…

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Wordless Wednesday: If Cats Took Selfies

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Something to make you smile on a dreary evening – I’ve posted this before but thought I would share it again…

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Reasons Why You Should Give Me Some Facebook Love

After being inspired by Goats (long story), I realised that my Facebook page is in need of some love – it’s been completely neglected recently. I started it earlier in the year and have started to build up a following, but I have abandoned it a little bit. Today, I’ve decided that I need to start showing it the same attention that I do with my Twitter account.

However, it’s always quite embarrassing when trying to promote ourselves. As bloggers, lots (NOT ALL, but lots) of us want our ramblings to be read, shared, commented on, and as my views have increased I have had to resist tweeting everybody with every post that I am proud of.

I understand that Facebook is a negative word for lots of people. Still not interested? It’s a great way to catch up on some of the posts that you may have missed. I find it easier and quicker to communicate there than logging onto the blog every day. Need more reasons?

1. I don’t post up Instagrammed pictures of everything that I eat.

2. I don’t indulge in sharing too much information. You won’t hear about it when I go to the toilet.

3. I don’t post cryptic messages that are clearly meant for someone without actually writing their name.

4. While I am in a long term and loving relationship, you won’t be subjected to constant pictures of me and The Bloke – no pictures of me and The Bloke eating, standing in front of buildings, drinking glasses of champagne every five minutes (neither me nor The Bloke like it anyway), or gazing lovingly into each others eyes (bleurgh) will ever grace my page.

5. I don’t believe myself to be a sporting pundit, and don’t post constant quotes about the performance of different teams.

6. I don’t post pictures like this:

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Ok, admittedly, there are pictures of cats, but before you go running for the hills, there are pictures of MY cats, who are awesome. Clearly worth your time. There are also posts about music, life, love, beauty, friendship, family, teaching, parenting and mental health. It’s all Suzie, all of the time!

To give my page some much needed attention, here is the link. Looking forward to seeing you there!

http://www.facebook.com/suzie81speaks

You can also find me on Twitter and Tumblr @suzie81blog

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That One Person

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There’s that one person. That one person who runs me a bath every morning, rubs my feet when they are sore and who makes me lunch for work. That one person who will stop what they’re doing to help when I need it, who will write me thoughtful and heartfelt cards ‘just because.’ That one person who knows what I like, and what I don’t, and who I can be completely silly with. That one person who is there during every step, big or small, good or bad. That one person who knows me as well as I know myself.

There’s that one person who is always pleased to see me. That one person who buys my favourite foods when they know I am visiting, who presents me with warm, clean jammies and a fresh duvet. That one person whose voice I hear in my head at least twenty times a day when I am teaching.

There’s that one person who will text just to ask how I am, who will invite me round for Sunday lunch, or out for a meal. That one person who regales me with exciting stories of their recent exploits and introduces me to their love of good food and parts of their culture. That one person who reads every single post and takes the time to let me know their thoughts. That one person who will go weak at the knees at the mere mention of Prince and Nicolas Cage, and who will put me on their couch, hand me some chocolate and a blanket and will watch a film with me.

There’s that one person who will email, who will be open about their feelings, ask for advice and give a million percent back in return. That one person who will share pictures of their furkids and their life that make me smile. That one person who inspires me with their writing, their strength and their honesty. That one person who has never pointed out that I am rubbish at keeping in contact, even when we both know that I am.

There’s that one person who will join me for a drink at the end of a long day at a moments notice. That one person who is the voice of reason, who will introduce me to new ideas and perspectives and will offer to let me borrow anything I don’t have. That one person who automatically asks if there is anything they can do to help.

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There’s that one person who will ring just because we haven’t spoken for a few days. That one person who will spend money that they don’t always have to take me out for lunch if we have the same day off. That one person who sings with me, who will instantly get any Barry Manilow reference and who will text me random amusing pictures at any time of day or night. That one person who constantly surprises me.

There’s that one person who allows me to share things I have shared with very few people, offering immediate support despite their own experiences and current trials and tribulations. That one person who is inspirational in their honesty when they share their world.

There’s that one person who will still include me fifteen years after our first meeting. That one person who won’t let life get in the way of maintaining a long, deep rooted friendship. That one person who I know I can text or call at any time, even though we have seen each other only once in four years.

There’s that one person who acts as the glue that keeps eight of us together.

There’s more than one person. There’s a whole bunch of them. Those people listen, empathise, support, encourage and offer advice without judgement. Those people make me laugh, be honest and upfront and are patient and kind. Those people go above and beyond to make the effort to show that they care, and forgive me when I unintentionally don’t reciprocate.

And even though I know that most of them won’t read this, I am grateful for every single one of them.

What about you? Do you have that one person in your life?

You can also find me on Twitter and Tumblr @suzie81blog.

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