January Plans and a Surprise Award

It was a quiet New Year. The Bloke and I, true to form, completely overdid it on the food and felt sick, so after watching Man of Steel we got bored and went to bed long before the fireworks and the chimes of Big Ben.

As a result I woke up quite early this morning, and as usual logged into the blog. It struck me just how much of a mess it is in – it needs a bit of a revamp and Christmas has meant that I haven’t been as motivated to revisit, edit and/or delete old posts, so I’ve decided that this is a big task for January.

However, I’ve left my main task as a surprise. I was originally going to do this in December, but instead I have turned it into a January introduction, as this is the point where thousands of new bloggers arrive and are looking to meet new people.


So, during every single day in January I will be promoting members of the WordPress community by reblogging a post from their blog. At the end of January all those featured will then be placed on a permanent page in my menu as ‘Top Bloggers to Follow in 2016’ for the rest of the year. And the best thing is? There’s only one blogger who knows about it – the rest have no idea – and they won’t know until their reblog appears. With that they will be given a badge to display on their blog if they so choose… Hopefully, they will gain lots of new followers, their traffic will increase and I get to share the blog love, which I always enjoy!

It isn’t much I know, but it’s a little thank you to so many who have given so much support during the last year in particular, to share blogs that I thoroughly enjoy and the opportunity for everyone to discover a whole plethora of fantastic blogs!

Happy New Year folks! Happy Blogging!

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140 thoughts on “January Plans and a Surprise Award

  1. What did you think to Man of Steel? It had potential but it was too grim and histronic for my taste. I think that the drive to make everything dark negates the thrill of the concepts for me. Still, Henry Cavill was great in it.

  2. That’s a great idea, I look forward to seeing the posts you reblog and discovering new bloggers. Also, I loved the Man of Steel. It took me by surprise how much I enjoyed it. It’s one of my favourite films.
    Hope you have a great 2016.

  3. You mentioned deleting old posts. Would you recommend I delete a few things I posted no one read when I first started in June and posting them now with hope they get more views?

  4. Sounds like a great idea.
    To be honest Sean and I almost gave up and went to bed before the fireworks, but then we caught Big Fat Quiz of the year and got a bit sucked in. Well I did at least, Sean fell asleep on the sofa. It was a very quiet New Years for us.

  5. We did make it until the New Year (our neighbour’s fireworks were very loud), but fell asleep not long after. I enjoyed Man of Steel mainly because of Henry Cavill, but then he is in the dream cast of my own books… πŸ˜‰
    And looking forward to an exciting month of blogging too – here’s to a lovely New Year! xx

  6. Happy New Year, Suzie! I hope to get around more often in 2016 to read your posts, or at least have better intentions about it. Have a great year and here’s to another year of blogging. *clink*

  7. A really generous idea, Duzue not that I or anyone else will be surprised. Looking forward to your choices. And I’m off to review some ancient posts and see if they warrant a little tlc…. Great idea that is too.

  8. I’ve never seen Brits as the bad guys. My genes are English. Those who left England so long ago had their reasons but for me it’s a bit of a sad thing.

  9. The battle scene at the end was a little too drawn out, but I know they were just trying to set up the plot for superman versus batman. Still I do enjoy watching Henry Cavill, so I wasn’t complaining too much.

    Love the way you are starting out 2016. I look forward to seeing your recommendations.

  10. Sounds like fun! I enjoy checking out reblogs because it’s new reading material! I even have found blog’s that really make me think- because I DON’T agree with their views- and learn about those other views and takes. I’d never have purposefully searched for those blogs. Those reblogs lead me to learning though πŸ™‚

  11. I like that you’re frequently looking for ways to revamp your blog, and to show your gratitude to your faithful followers, and this certainly is no exception. Great idea!

  12. You say that this isn’t much but it’s huge to the people that you pick. It’s so hard to get noticed in this crowd and I’m sure they’ll be over the moon.

  13. Reblogged this on Steve Says… and commented:
    Suzie is sharing the blog love his January and she’s decided to share little, old me! Thanks Suzie and I’m excited to see all the other bloggers!

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