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Things To Do Before I Turn 50

  (also known as my "TA-DA" list as opposed to a "to do" list) It was my 49th birthday a few days ago and this got me thinking. Any birthday that ends with a zero always feels a bit like milestone or a landmark and, when I hit the big "five-o" in 2022, I don't want huge parties or celebrations but I would like to have ticked a few things off my low-effort bucket list.   I see these things as a way to improve my mental and physical health, plus a few slightly off-the-wall experiences that would make for great memories.  Start running again and include the following: Lead a C25K group again  Participate in parkrun EVERY week where possible  < ongoing (now parkrun Run Director too) Visit local landmarks whilst running  Train for a long race - building up from 5k > 10k > 10 miles > half marathon, with a couple of longer trail races mixed in  Lose a lot bit of weight Post more on Instagram or give the blog a bit of a reboot < ongoing Look at

Wikio Parent Blog Rankings - May Preview

A sneak preview of the Wikio rankings for May (if you like that type of thing).  The full list will be published by Wikio on 5th May 2011.

As ever, these types of lists and rankings split the blogging world right down the middle.  It would be interesting to hear your comments and views on this, especially as there has been a lot of talk recently about the value of rankings in a community where emphasis is on how you should blog for yourself and for enjoyment rather than for other people.  Readers are a bonus... or are they?  What is the point of having an online blog (following whatever theme you have chosen) if no-one reads it or do you just want somewhere to order your thoughts?

1Sticky Fingers
2ParentDish - UK
3Madhouse Family Reviews !
4Baby Budgeting
5Redtedart's Blog
6Mummy from the Heart.......
7PhD in Parenting
8Kate Takes 5
9Thinly Spread
10journey of the mocha bean(s) and mummy
12Who's the Mummy?
13Cafe Bebe
14The Five Fs blog
15All Baby Advice
17Offbeat Mama
18Are we nearly there yet mummy?
19notes from home
20Maison Cupcake

Ranking made by Wikio

Edit:  9th May 2011 - Wikio Rankings Explained