Friday, May 24, 2013

The Weekend Rewind: It's ba-a-a-a-ck (limited edition)

I was reading Maxabella's post the other day about her new World Blog Tour, an innovative new way to visit more blogs.

"She's right," I thought to myself (or may have actually spoken out loud because I'm that kind of girl). "I don't visit enough blogs."

My blog roll kind of disappeared during the Fibro renovation a while ago, I started writing three books at once and... well, reading blogs disappeared off my daily To Do list.

So I'm going to make it easy on myself (and you, hopefully) and bring back the Weekend Rewind for a limited season. I'm even including the circa-2010 image that Maxabella created for me. Isn't it cute?

If you haven't been part of the Rewind before, it's a simple linky thingo with few rules. You link up an old post for some new comment love. You visit a few other blogs to say hello and make them feel loved. We all sing kum-bayah, come back next Friday and do it all again.

But it's so much fun! It's an opportunity to dust off those posts that you felt really didn't get the attention they deserved, and an opportunity to find some new favourite reads.

I wrote this post once about the importance of having your blogging neighbours over. Sometimes I feel that, since those halcyon early days of blogging, we've all neglected that idea a bit.

But I digress...

To keep it interesting, I do like to have a theme (otherwise, seriously, how do you choose a post???). To make it easy, I'm going to make this week's theme JANUARY. So, you can link up any blog post that you wrote in ANY January of ANY year in which you have been blogging.

I have three years' worth of posts to choose from now... Including four Januarys... Which is about 21 years' worth in real terms (blogging years are like dog years as far as I'm concerned).

Okay, that's it. If we're not already besties in some form or other, like me on Twitter or Facebook simply to keep up with the notices of when the Rewind link is up (gives you a better chance to get in early!)

And... REWIND!

(As an aside, I've just realised that I've set the life of the linky for one week. Usually I close off at around 8pm on Sunday night - for two reasons... one is that if you get in any later than that, you generally don't get too many visitors and, two, is that I forget to check it after Monday... So, let's pretend it closes at 8pm on Sunday May 26, okay?)

31 comments:

  1. I have just been swearing about lack of blog rolls - football season used to be when on a Friday I would swan around reading blogs that I had never been too - great idea, love the re-wind - off to choose a post.

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  2. OMG you have NO idea how excited I was when I logged in and saw the Rewind was back! It's one of the first things I found when I started my blog a couple of years ago and I loved it and was so sad when it disappeared. I'm going to have a look through my Jan post now and I'll be back (I know, I'm begining to sound like an over excited puppy but actually, that's how I feel! ;).

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  3. Yaaaaay! How excitement! I still have a blogroll to find my favourite blogs, but there are many others that have fallen off the radar.

    Glad to have the rewind back...

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  4. I love the rewind! Yay for you Al.

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  5. thanks for hosting. have a lovely weekend
    Fiona x

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  6. I wasn't familiar with the rewind in its first incarnation, but I am glad that you have revived it as I think it is a great idea.
    I love trawling through my archives and I love discovering new blogs.
    Thank you!

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  7. Thanks for reviving the rewind. I used to love snuggling down for a good read whilst the Country Boy was out, and the kids were in bed!

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  8. YAh! So great to have Fibro Rewinds back in town - even if it is for a limited time only:) Loved Bron's post too. x

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  9. Great! Now if I can just summon the brain power to link!!

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  10. OMG - just went back to my blog posts from January 2011 ... and ... erghhhh!!

    January 2012 however, now that was vintage stuff! Thanks for reviving this Al. I have linked up a special email related post for you!

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  11. Brilliant, I made many friends via the original rewind..link in and I'll be back later for a good read :)

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  12. Hi Allison, are you able to delete number 16 - that was me failing to upload correctly, but I got it right on 17. Cheers. Great idea, I have read some new blogs tonight and loved them! Cheers, Annette

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  13. Missed the "rewind" Thanks for reviving it!

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  15. Glad its back. Was one of the first linkies I ever linked up to. Thanks for hosting Allison.

    Anne xx

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  16. Oh... am trawling through years of January blog posts now!

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    1. I'm actually adding a link from each blog! #cheating!

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  17. What great fun ... thanks Allison :0)

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  18. I LOVED the Rewind when I first started and am delighted to see it back in action. Am 'at the coo's tail' it being Saturday arvo, but not to worry. Long may it continue. Thanks Al.

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  19. I love this,I actually found you by jumping over from Maxabella, such a nice way to discover other people and what their passions are.

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  20. I love this! Funnily enough, my first blog post was in January this year so thought it perfect to add it! Thanks Allison, great idea.

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  21. Brilliant idea, Al. Thank you x

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  22. Love the Rewind. So glad it's back. Just managed to get mine in in time.

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  23. Love the Rewind! I missed the (imaginary) deadline but will return next week. And hit up some of these blogs in the meantime! x

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