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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Time for a Change

For over a year now, I have had a guest blogger each Friday: Blog Friend Feature(BFF).
I love the idea of introducing you to new bloggers. When I decided to do this, I thought hmmmm..... I want to feature a blog friend on Fridays. Featured Blog Friend.... Blog Friend Fridays... Blog Friend Feature. Oh, BFF! Yes, there we go.

But, I recently decided to make a little change.

BFF is no more.

Fridays will still be reserved for a guest.

But, there is going to be a slightly different twist.

On this blog, I share my heart with you. I pour it out. And other days, I vent and whine- but all of the posts you find here are open, honest, and real.

Many of the BFF posts have been much the same way. Not just an introduction to their blog, but posts that really show who they are.

I want more of that: so, on Fridays, it's not the Things *I* Can't Say, but Things They Can't Say.

Which is the guest poster's chance to spill it all on my blog.  Now, don't worry: I don't need a full confessional here. But, I am looking for posts with your open and honest take on motherhood, marriage, work, blogging, friendship, anything really. It just needs to be you: real.

I knew just who I wanted for the very first one and I hope that you will come back and read what she has to say tomorrow.

Huge thanks to my other half, Ashley for coming up with the name of this new feature.



Blogger Oka said...

This will go over just as good as BFF, good move!

September 8, 2011 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Absolutely, positively LOVE this idea Shell!

September 8, 2011 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Hines-Sight said...

Great idea.

September 8, 2011 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Emmy said...

Very good idea! I am sure everyone will love it

September 8, 2011 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

Sounds like a great idea Shell!

September 8, 2011 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Ali - My Suitcase Full of Tricks said...

I love this idea Shell. There are plenty of things I won't say on my own blog. I think it's great you're giving bloggers the forum to share on yours. Cool idea!

September 8, 2011 at 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE this idea and even though I have been your BFF, I might need to use your wonderful space here to say things I CAN'T say on my own site!!

September 8, 2011 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Oh I think this is an amazing idea!! There is definitely things I can't really talk about on my blog. Being able to talk about it somewhere else is a fabulous idea! Can't wait to read it!

September 8, 2011 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Missy said...

How exciting. Can't wait! You're so innovative. See you and the new feature tomorrow!

September 8, 2011 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger By Word of Mouth Musings said...

Okay, seeing a trend with your buttons and meme's and color scheme ;)
When is the NEW look launching???

Love that you are doing this meme, your PYHO keeps me busy reading every week!

September 8, 2011 at 5:46 PM  
Anonymous Practical Parenting said...

Great idea! Looking forward to it :)

September 8, 2011 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Love it! Can't wait to read them!

September 8, 2011 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger Tayarra said...

I love this idea too. Can't wait to see who you have tomorrow. Question... could you feature me about 50 different times. There's a lot of crap I can't say. Awesome idea as always.

September 8, 2011 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Loukia said...

Great idea! I'd love to submit something soon. :)

September 8, 2011 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger NJ @ A Pocket Full Of Dinosaurs said...

Great idea! I hope to get to be the guest poster someday!

September 8, 2011 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Awesome. Great idea. :)

September 8, 2011 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger ~Onreeone~ said...

I look forward to it. Can't wait to meet your guest's.

September 8, 2011 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Alison@Mama Wants This said...

Wonderful idea, Shell!

September 8, 2011 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Venassa said...

Sounds like a great idea!

September 8, 2011 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Good move!

September 8, 2011 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Sounds like a great idea girl! :) Miss ya! I am hoping to get around more often reading now that the kids are back at school! :) How are the boys doing with school this year?

September 8, 2011 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Tina @ Life Without Pink said...

Change is always good and LOVE your new feature! Can't wait to read the posts!!

September 8, 2011 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Renegades said...

Sometimes change is a really good thing.

September 8, 2011 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger mama marchand said...

I LOVE this change. :) Nice work, Shell!

September 8, 2011 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Eschelle said...

This is a GREAT idea you must harass me to do this!! I just have to find the time!!

eschelle_w@hotmail.com <-- so you can harass me lol!

September 8, 2011 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Elaine A. said...

EXCELLENT idea! As usual... :-)

Great way to change things up, Shell!

September 8, 2011 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Rach (DonutsMama) said...

Cool! Looking forward to reading the new posts!

September 8, 2011 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Fun! Looking forward to it!

September 8, 2011 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger January Dawn said...

Very excited to read tomorrow!!! And all the Friday's after. You always had great BFF's and now *this* should be interesting!

September 8, 2011 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Andrea (ace1028) said...

I love it! Awesome idea. :>

September 8, 2011 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger Just Cherish Today said...

YAY! - cant wait to see who you feature :)

September 8, 2011 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Eclipsed said...

That sounds great. I love reading your pour your heart out posts and I know I'll love reading about all the things they can't say! I know that posts where people really put themselves out there and are truly honest are my favorite ones to read.

September 8, 2011 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger HopefulLeigh said...

This is a fantastic idea! Love how you're building off of your regular feature.

September 8, 2011 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger KSK said...

What a great idea!! Looking forward to reading them! :)

September 8, 2011 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Just Jennifer said...

I totally have something I could talk about here that I can't on my own blog cuz my mom reads it. Read: it's about my mom! Anyway, looking forward to your new series.

September 8, 2011 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Love, love it! And the design!

September 8, 2011 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

fabulous! I may have to be over here one of those days.

September 8, 2011 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

So first I am like "Oh noooooo! Don't get rid of BFF! I love BFF" and then after I got over my pity party I grudglingly have to admit that this may be a good idea.

PS - I am not so good with change.

September 8, 2011 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger Karen Mortensen said...

Good idea.

September 8, 2011 at 11:36 PM  
Anonymous Robin | Farewell, Stranger said...

Great idea. Love it!

September 8, 2011 at 11:41 PM  
Anonymous Teresa (Embracing the Spectrum) said...

Sounds awesome!

September 8, 2011 at 11:44 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Mamas Monologues said...

Oh Shell, I love this idea!

September 8, 2011 at 11:59 PM  
Blogger Mom of 12 said...

Amazing idea as always! See you tomorrow.

September 9, 2011 at 1:31 AM  
Blogger Jessica {Team Rasler} said...

Wonderful title for it! And you've given everyone a lot of practice with Pour Your Heart Out. : )

September 9, 2011 at 3:02 AM  
Blogger XLMIC said...

Sounds awesome...

Ah'll Be Bahk ;-)

September 9, 2011 at 3:36 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

LOVE this idea!! Cant wait to read!

September 9, 2011 at 4:51 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

What a great idea! I can't wait!

September 9, 2011 at 6:18 AM  
Blogger Ashley - My Front Porch Swing said...

I cannot wait to read so many more of these. I think the writing flows when we have a little anonymity. Anyway, the new name is my favorite part ;)

September 9, 2011 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Aunt Crazy said...

Love the idea and the name!!! It is going to be major awesomeness!!!

September 9, 2011 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Once again, you're brilliant!

September 9, 2011 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger The Random Blogette said...

Awesome! As always.

September 9, 2011 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Tonya W. said...

Great idea and I'd love to contribute!

I am sad I never had my chance as a BFF. :(

September 9, 2011 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger Charlotte said...

Love this, Shell. I think it's a fantastic idea. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

September 11, 2011 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Kir said...

As always you see what we need as bloggers and give it us, allow us that kind of space and depth to do that. Love this, can't wait to read them!

September 11, 2011 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Awesome Shell. Love all the features and new badges :)

September 12, 2011 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Change is always good! I love the new twist!

September 12, 2011 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Lady Jennie said...

Great plan Shell!

September 12, 2011 at 5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love this idea! PYHO is one of my favorite things, this seems like a great addition.

So how do I submit a post to be featured? =)

September 13, 2011 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

Awwww. I didn't see this before, until I starting catching up on my reading. I'm sad to see BFF go, but change is good. As it is hard too.

Going to read the new TTCS post now. :)

September 15, 2011 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Can't wait to read the first one! Donna


September 16, 2011 at 9:19 AM  

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