Saturday, 28 January 2012

Listography - Top 5 Websites

I came across Kate's blog, Kate Takes 5, a couple of weeks ago.  When I read 'Blogging for Sanity's Sake' under her blog title I immediately took a liking to it.

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.



  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

Ax

14 comments:

  1. Welcome to Listography! We're a lively bunch ;-) I agree about Facebook too, as I'm also from 'abroad' and my family is scattered all over the world (including Cape Town!!) Thanks for sharing your list and look forwarding to reading your site more often now. x

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    1. Thanks Alma! Yes, it can be difficult but we just make it work :) Looking forward to reading yours more often too x

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  2. Isn't it amazing how technology can keep us all linked up to our past nowadays - makes being away from home a tiny bit easier maybe...?

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    1. Sometimes being linked to your past can be a bit scary! Thank goodness for ignore or delete buttons!! The UK is my home but SA is where my heart will always be :)

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  3. That's what's so great about the internet - the ease of catching up with people when you just can't easily catch up in real life.

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    1. Indeed! Just hope I can cope if I am ever without it?!

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  4. Popular choices! I'm waiting to find someone who's chosen my blog in their five. I can dream...

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    1. lol! Me too! I think I'm adding one of your choices to my no.6 slot. Mashable!

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  5. Great list - and love that you manage to keep in touch with home in your top 5

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    1. Thanks! Loved yours too and love your webpage. I've added it to my no.7 slot!

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  6. It's my first time doing listography as well! I like facebook as well - I have friends round the Uk and one in Australia and it's perfect as you say for catching up with loved ones :)

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    1. sometimes it does just make me jealous of all the sunshine though ;)

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  7. Another Newbie List writer here - thank you for sharing!

    I have to agree that Facebook is a bit like Marmite - which I love - & I'm not ashamed to say I quite like FB too *blush* although I can take it or leave it (unlike Marmite!)

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  8. After all that, I think I'm going to have a cheese and marmite sandwich in packed lunch tomorrow! Looking forward to seeing your next list!

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