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My Diary For 2023

Every year I write a blog post about which diary system or set up I am going to use for the following twelve months. In recent years, I have moved away from a Filofax (I trialled something earlier this year - more of that in a minute) and fallen in love with the Hobonichi printed diaries. For the last two years I have used a Hobonichi Weeks as my personal planner and I won't be deviating from that this year. I have tried a Hobonichi Techo A6 a couple of times but have never managed to feel comfortable with it size-wise.  I have always lusted after the Hobonichi Cousin A5 as a main work planner so, this year, I have bitten the bullet at launch time and invested in my very first one. Hobonichi Weeks The Hobonichi Weeks is a slim diary with a yearly, monthly and weekly layout. The main section is a "week to view with notes" and there are an additional 70 note pages at the back. This year (2022) I used the "Mega" version which comes with almost three times as m

I am a Top Blogger. It's Official! *smug face*


Sally over at "Who's The Mummy?" complies and publishes a list of the UK's Top (Parent) Bloggers each month.  The "scoring system" is wonderful for statistics geeks and you can read all about how the rankings are created if that is what floats your boat.  The list is created to find fantastic blogs to read and to highlight the most popular and influential bloggers writing in the UK today.

I'm all for a bit of blatant self-promotion so I submitted my blog address somewhere around the end of January and just carried on spewing out the crap writing the random posts that you keep returning to read.

Imagine my surprise when I checked the list this month and found myself as a NEW ENTRY at number 44!!!

(*cue canned applause*)

I know this doesn't mean a lot to you as a reader but, for me, it validates a great deal about what I write, who reads it and everything else in between.  It also clears up a few doubts I've had over the past week about taking on too much with work, studying, family stuff and writing.

So that it, basically!  I write, you read.  All I ask of you is to keep reading and, if you like what you are reading, Tweet the link, share it on Facebook, email it to your friends, Stumble it, Digg it... (using the share facility at the bottom of each post is the easiest way) and keep returning for more.  And thanks for taking the time out of your day to read these posts *gushy moment over now*  Also, check out the other blogs on the top 100 list - there's some amazing people out there.