Once upon a time, in a land not very away, there existed a comment slump on blog posts that were published on a Tuesday. And from that comment slump a link up was born, called IBOT, and Essentially Jess hosted that link up and told this same story so many times, that she just started pointing people towards links.
Now while I may have started this here blog hop, the beauty of IBOT has very little to do with yours truly; it’s actually in #teamIBOT. You know the name, you’ve seen the hashtag. These are the ladies who are commenting on your blogs every week, making sure you feel all special and loved, and like the fabulous blogger that you are.
Obviously it’s a reasonable commitment, and occasionally we see a rotation of faces on IBOT’s team. It’s both good news and bad; while some are saying see ya later, others are coming on board and joining the ‘family.’
Of course with any farewell, we get the opportunity to welcome new faces, which is what today’s post is all about. So grab your cuppa and say hi to these lovely ladies.
Name: Rebecca (NOTE- Bec has been #teamIBOTing for a while. We just waited until now for formal introductions.)
Name: Em Hawker
Where do you blog? You’ll find me at emhawkerblog, the bloggy home where I tuck my thoughts into bed.
Do you have a favourite blog topic? Anything related to words, writing, reading and words. Or words. Did I mention words? I love words!
Do you believe in love at first sight? No. Thank goodness. My husband and I were 13 and 14 when we first locked eyes on each other.
Which cartoon character do you most identify with and why? A combination of Belle and Anna. Except for the princess part. Anna’s young (what?! Stop laughing! I’m totes young, whatevs yo!), a little naïve, loves chocolate, trips over her own feet and accidentally punches suitors in the face. Belle loves books so much she reads them while walking down the street. And they both love to SING!
If you could have a superpower what would it be? The ability to make all food taste like chocolate with just a single touch. (But I’d like to be able to turn that power off occasionally. Not like Midas and his delicious meals of solid gold.)
What food would you never eat? Cheese. Never. Ever. Ever. BLEEUCH.
Finish this sentence: #IBOT is… a fabulous community created and maintained by a fabulous blogger. Thanks for building this wonderful space for bloggers to get to know each other better, Jess.
Where do you blog? Maybe Baby Brothers http://maybebabybrothers.com
Do you have a favourite blog topic? Sharing the funny stuff my boys do and say! They crack me up so much, I feel so blessed to have two hilarious little men to entertain me for the rest of my life.
Do you believe in love at first sight? Yes, but I haven’t experienced it myself. Or have I? I had the biggest crush that a 12-year-old girl can possibly have on a boy in Intermediate (middle school to you Aussie folk I believe!) and I ‘went out’ with that boy for a year (ie. we held hands under the desk at school and I sat on the beach watching him surf). We broke up in the school holidays before we started high school but what do you know – we got back together when I was 21! Yep, my husband was my first ever boyfriend (actually, I lie. I held hands with his best friend first and he was our best man – small world!). It’s pretty cool having those shared memories of childhood!
Which cartoon character do you most identify with and why? Um, hmm. I’m not much of a cartoon fan if I am honest with you! Maybe Donald Duck, simply because he is a little dopey and I live up to the ‘blonde’ stereotype unintentionally myself at times! I totally blame the kids and drink copious amounts of coffee to try and regenerate some brain cells.
Finish this sentence: #IBOT is… the best and most supportive little community corner of the blogosphere!
Do you have a favourite blog topic? I don’t really have a specific niche for my blog, I write about my favourite things that make me happy, which spans across food, travel, creating things and my general attitude towards life. They are all my favourite topics, otherwise it wouldn’t be on my blog.
Do you believe in love at first sight? Yes -ish. I think it is easy to have love at first sight for ‘things’ – I love that cushion, notepad, dress, haircut. But places and people are more complex. While I give everyone the benefit of the doubt, I like to delve a little deeper before I declare my love.
Which cartoon character do you most identify with and why? I’m not usually one to be lost for words but I am totally stuck on this one and open to suggestions.
If you could have a super power what would it be? I would duplicate myself during the day and come back together at night to sleep. Imagine how much you could get done, learn, try, experience every day!
What food would you never eat? Slobbered on baby food. I have no idea how people eat food that their kids have spat out, mushed in their hands or slobbered all over. *gag I’m happy to try anything once, I’ve eaten barbecued mopani worms in Zimbabwe, ox blood soup in Thailand and one course too many in Europe.
Finish this sentence: #IBOT is…. an awesome community!
And just because I can’t resist: here’s a quick recap of the IBOT rules.
Your turn now: #teamIBOT is….