Once a week Kate picks a topic or subject and makes a list of 5 things that relate to her particular choice for the week. These can range from top 5 destinations right down to top 5 biscuits. Once posted, Kate invites her readers to do the same and then share a link to their list on her page. You can read about what inspired her to begin Kate Takes 5 Weekly Listography here.
It is extremely interesting and a real eye opener to see just how different (or similar!) we all are. For a person that loves making lists, this is heaven! I make lists for absolutely everything. I even make lists for what I am going to blog about. I like order and it makes me happy and keeps me semi-sane. So, with all that said, I start my 1st listography list on my Top 5 Websites! Hoorah!
These are the websites that I have saved into my favourites bar in Safari in order of left to right.
- My Blog - I always had very good intentions of blogging and started on quite a few occasions but was never consistent until this year. I blog on average every other day with at least one or two posts per time. I find it an extremely satisfying and calming experience and even if I never have a stream of followers, I'll carry on blogging simply for the love of writing and the joy that I get out of expressing myself through this medium.
- Twitter - I don't tweet every day. I check my feed about twice a day and follow people that I find interesting. These are mainly individuals that are foodies, involved in the wine industry, who are local to my area and people that are in the same business sector as me. There are a number of people in South African that I follow in an attempt to keep in touch with life back home even though I have lived in the UK for nearly 8 years. I also use it as a platform to get more exposure for my blog.
- Facebook - Love it or hate it, I don't think you can sit on the fence on this one. As I live far from my friends and family in South Africa I use this to send messages, keep updated on random daily activities and see photos of my loved ones. Yes, I do own a phone and can text and call South Africa but it is pricy. I still don't really feel the need to justify my love for Facebook and yes, I also use this as a platform to get people to visit my blog.
- Kindle - I love my Kindle! I read more books now than I have in nearly 2 years and am so grateful to my husband and parents-in-law for buying this for me for Christmas as my surprise gift. I go to this site every few days to see what new titles are out or to filter through the Classics which are often free. These are books that I always wanted to read, never did, and now can.
- 2oceansvibe.com - A South African site. Keeps me up to date with the goings on in my hometown of Cape Town and South Africa in general. When the UK winter gets very long it's easy to get homesick and long for the gorgeous summer days in Cape Town. This makes it a bit more bearable in some strange way. It's the small things that keep me happy I guess!
So ends my first listography post, with many more to come!