May 8 #LinkYourLife Roundup

I hope you enjoy this collection of #LinkYourLife posts! It’s a fantastic roundup with some welcome new voices. Be sure to search #LinkYourLife on Twitter, as contributors have tagged images not represented here.


I would like to invite all contributors to link your social media and personal websites in comments below. And for newbie Lifers, you can find the hashtag rules and previous roundups here, but this is the gist:

Your heartfelt, your humor, your headaches, your love sprains, your wisdom & mistakes, your work, your truth, your REAL: ! Read, view, share, be shared.Keep the sharing going!

@cunninghamb103 shared his first post, “Who needs an editor?”

@Sourcererblog tagged one of his own pieces about his response to a nighttime assault as well as his sister, @parttimemonster some #bloglove by linking her About page. I love that move!

@suzie81 also showed some blog love by sharing this blogging birthday post by @AuthorHelenJ. Don’t forget to read Suzie’s giggle- and (commiserative) groan-inducing post on horizontal running.

@AngieMc6 stared down fear and gave birth to love in this compelling story of her son, John Paul’s,  arrival.

@rksteg opens up about being vulnerable.

@allisonmaruska Finding a little humor when things don’t go as planned.

@JennBerney  Since you were seven, you’ve dreamed of someone rescuing you.

@LizEnslin offers some personal reflections on first responders in Nepal’s earthquake.

@ShareenM shares her story of being an American Muslim and of being afraid.

@Ruebi_LHB shares the truth of life, an apple a day, migraines.

@UlaWrites about how the words arrive. 

@KafeCastro shares her hot mess AND you can get her book free through Mother’s Day! She also invites us into her romance with books, which was a reflection of myself pre-Kindle.

@Charli_Mills Northern Idaho sets the stage for observing nature-the story in pictures.

My contribution: @shawnamawna Sometimes Mother’s Day is a reminder of the mothering we wished for

Finally, I hope you are having a lovely weekend. If you are looking for a last-minute gift or just want to treat yo’ self, know that Amazon has Kindles on sale for Mother’s Day. We have a Fire HD for the kids, the standard Kindle for my husband, and my absolute favorite: the Paperwhite. Gratuitous merchant links are embedded. 😉

Shawna Ayoub

Shawna Ayoub is an essayist, fiction writer, poet and instructor with an MFA in creative writing from Indiana University. Some of her work has been published in The Manifest-Station, Role Reboot, [wherever], The Huffington Post, The Oxford Review and Exit 7. Her writing explores the intersections of race, place and survivorship. She writes with honesty about her own experience in order to transform pain.

6 Discussion to this post

  1. Helen Jones says:

    Hi Shawna – thank you for the link up, hope you’re enjoying a nice weekend too 🙂

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  2. Angie Mc says:

    How very generous of you, Shawna! Thank you so very much and have a lovely weekend.

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  3. It was great to see so many link up!

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  4. Ula says:

    Nice list! So many great posts and bloggers.

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