#Girllove Blog Challenge


Thank you to Janice at On the Land for tagging me in the #Girllove Blog Challenge. You can see her awesome post about this here: https://ontheland.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/girllove-blog-challenge/

#Girllove challenge, launched by Lilly Singh, a.k.a. Superwoman, on her  YouTube Channel. Lilly Singh is a Canadian vlogger, actress, comedian, and rapper, age 27. She is tired of ‘girl-on-girl hate’ in schools, workplaces, and social media, so she decided to reverse trends by promoting #GirlLove.  In her empowering video  young women speak out  about their respect and gratitude for other women in their lives. Proceeds from video views will go to the Malala Fund to help educate girls around the world. The goal of the fund is to “enable girls to complete 12 years of safe, quality education so that they can achieve their potential and be positive change-makers in their families and communities”.

Lilly’s challenge was to compliment other women in social media using the hashtag #GirlLove.  In the blogging world the challenge has become more detailed.

Here’s what you do for the #GirlLove Challenge:

  1. Tell your followers who inspires you, a famous woman who may be dealing with negativity on a daily basis. 
  2. Tell your followers who inspires you in real life, a woman you always interact with.
  3. Tag five women bloggers who you love. Compliment them and tell them why you love them, and comment under their latest post with the link to your #GirlLove post!

If you get tagged, do the post on your own blog. If you want to do it anyway, do it anyway! Add the tag ‘Girl Love’ to your post, so we can see them all! Let’s start 2016 with LOVE for each other!

Janice has a really wonderful blog so if you aren’t currently following her I would really recommend that you rush over there right now and remedy that.

Janice chose some wonderful female bloggers for the #Girllove accolade,so do visit their blogs.

I was so thrilled that she mentioned me! Thank you so much Janice. I think your blog is just wonderful too.

My favourite #Girllove celebrity is Bethany Hamilton who I have mentioned before on my blog. She survived a shark attack, was left with an amputated arm, but overcame this and went on to inspire young people with her amazing surfing skills. Do read about my tribute to her on my #WQW post for Colleen’s Writers Quote Wednesday:  https://mjmallon.com/?s=bethany+hamilton

My real life #Girllove person is undoubtedly my mum she is a rock,I have so much love and respect for her.

There is a wonderful list of truly inspiring celebrities on Marie Claire, my favourites are Aung San Suu Kuy, 1991 Nobel prize winner for peace,  Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga, Shami Chakrabarti the director of Liberty and Oprah Winfrey. http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/celebrity/pictures/35170/30/marie-claire-s-most-inspirational-women.html

I don’t normally do tags any more but since it is a while since I’ve done one I decided it would be nice to take part and do a shout out for the fantastic blogging lasses out there, and when I got started I couldn’t stop! My first few names kind of grew to rather a long list, boy the sweat is dripping from my brow.

Here are my #Girllove nominees, I could have gone on and on as there are so many bloggers on WordPress and beyond that I admire and enjoy following, so I broke the rules and went beyond the five nominees. But, I had to limit myself a little so I decided to limit my choices to my favourite pastimes, so there are authors, book bloggers, photographers, artistic and creative bloggers, and jewellery enthusiasts. Oh and a humour choice blogger had to creep in, where would we be without a chuckle?

Here they are in all their glory:

Vashti, an enthusiastic and friendly writer who enjoys taking part in many of the on-line activities that I enjoy too, such as #WQW and Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge. She has such a lovely About Me page that by the time you finished reading it you feel as if you know her, and want to give her a big hug.


Lynz, this lady has a flair for real cooking but more that that she has a remarkably painful and captivating story to tell. She has just recently started a new venture on Fridays, doing a shout out to make us aware of other bloggers in the community that she particularly enjoys and likes. http://lynzrealcooking.com/

Colleen of Silver Threading is re-creating herself during her retirement, sharing, “stories, dreams, poetry, and good old-fashioned wisdom tempered by humor.” As well as this she is the coordinator of #WQW Writer’s Quote Wednesday, a contributing book reviewer and part of the team  on Lit World Interviews  and Authors Support Authors. Can’t get any better than that! This lady rocks, with a capital R!!


Charley loves many things that are so dear to my heart namely: “books, baking, theatre, visiting places, home.”  Perfect, bliss, such a lovely lass!!

Jade at Scatterbooker is a book reviewer who just loves books of all genres, hence the blog name Scatterbooker. She has a lovely cat called Zeus, and lives in Melbourne, lucky girl! A cat and the beach, I get so jealous of her cat and beach photos on Instagram….


Heena is a lovely lass, a “Writer and Author. Her first book, “Deceived, a psychological thriller, is due to be published in the later half of 2016.” She has two blogs one of which is dedicated to her love of books :

and her book blog: http://thereadingbud.com/

Galit of Coffee and Notes is another fellow Instagram enthusiast, and a lovely lass,”a writer of Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, YA, Science Fiction as well as a blogger, book reviewer, a declared coffee addict, a gamer and an avid reader.”


Helen is a writer, “When I’m not writing I like to walk, paint, shake my thing at Zumba class and study karate. I have a black belt (helpful when writing fight scenes) and a very nice husband (helpful when writing love scenes)” Blush, blush Helen!! I met the lovely Helen at the Bloggers Bash in August 2015 in London.


Esther is ” a freelance writer, copywriter and writing tutor for The Writers Bureau.” I met her in person at the Bloggers Bash in August 2015 and she is as lovely in person as she is on her blog. There are many resources on her blog for would be authors so do check it out: https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/

Sacha: Is the brain child behind the Annual Bloggers Bash. This lady does so much for the blogging community and works tirelessly whilst holding down a full time job and looking after her young son. So do check out her blog:

Ali : Another star, this lovely lady is also an organiser of the Annual Bloggers Bash. What can I say? It was so lovely to meet Ali in person. Do pop over to her blog to say hi, you won’t regret it, Ali’s blog lives up to its wonderfully storytelling name….

Annika. Writing has been Annika’s passion since childhood. She has a fascinating blog, and is such a friendly,  encouraging lady, a real Swedish gem:

Debby, is a “nonfiction memoir writer who likes to write about life, matters of the heart and women’s issues. Her intent “is to inspire others by sharing my stories about events I encountered, and the lessons that come along with them.” Debby has been a star, often retweeting me on twitter, thanks so much Debby for all your support.

Sally has a truly eclectic blog and does so much to support and encourage other bloggers. Definitely one to follow. :


Val  like myself has Scottish routes, (my father is Scottish and I lived in Edinburgh as a child, and teenager.) Her blog is all about finding your middle ground, and a sense of the importance of balance in life. Being that when I was younger I trained as a holistic therapist and practised for a while, this message is dear to my heart:


Rachael, is the wonderful organiser of writing #Blogbattle that I enjoy participating in from time to time in this blog. She has a lovely About Me page, here is a short snippet that I particularly related to: “Who am I?  Well, I guess I’m just a girl who grew up but isn’t growing old on the inside.  I’m just a stubborn person who refuses to let go of some hopes and goals.  I’m  a faithful woman who desires to speak truth in love. I’m not special to everyone, but I’m worth it to someone.” You’re definitely worth it Rachael, so many times over…


Lucy, at Blonde Write More loves a touch a humour and I do too, she is also a Bloggers Bash girl who I met in August 2015, and this talented lady won the Funniest Blogger Award. As well as this we both like to engage in Writing on Rachael Ritchie’s Blog Battle too.


Ritu, “a working mum of 2, loving  wife, daughter, sister, friend to many… I started this blog to just air views, and reminisce,” I’m all for reminiscing Ritu… especially with a smile…:


Edwina likes to look at the lighter side of life, and I do too, at least most of the time! With delights such as Wacky Word Wednesday, and a shared enthusiasm for haiku too:


Diane is a Romance writer, who “talks to her cat, reads 2-3 books at a time, constantly searches for new vegan recipes and creates her characters. In her spare time, she loves camping and building dollhouses.” Do check out her friendly blog:


Suzie: was at the Bloggers Bash in August 2015, and has an awesome blog, definitely one to follow. She is the face behind the #SundayBlogshare. As well as this she won the Services to Bloggers Award at the Bloggers Bash 2015 and The Most Inspiring Blog Award. Like me she likes to Instagram too. What are you waiting for, pop over to Suzie’s blog for a chit chat….


Sarah of First Night Design shares my love of all things creative. Where would we be without these beauties? ” art, design, theatre,  history, food, cinema and more.”


Inese is an incredible photographer, capturing those moments that mean so much and she is such a very friendly, chatty blogger, a definite delight to follow:


Julia, has a truly sumptuous blog which features her love of the colour red. Take a glimpse at all she has to offer in terms of photography, fashion, yummy food to devour, movies, writing, and quotes:


Irene shares my love of gemstones and jewellery. She lives in sunny Spain. Lucky lady!  Do check out her lovely blog:


All the above bloggers are totally awesome, friendly, lovely, supportive people so do check them out without delay!

I’d also like to mention that guy bloggers are incredible too and I do hope that one of the male bloggers might do a #Guylove post!!! To celebrate all those incredible male bloggers out there who do a fantastic job encouraging, and inspiring others in the blogging community……

Otherwise I’ll have to put on my suit and tie and pretend I’m a guy …. so I can do a shout out…

Any offers Guys??   …. Hurry,  the alternative could be embarrassing!!

Bye for now, much love,



Marje @ Kyrosmagica

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  1. What a wonderful post. On the run right now, but the next time I sit down I’m going to check out your links.. and thanks so much for your kind words about my blog :))) (p.s. Hope you get some responses for the #guylove idea)

    1. Janice, just realised I left off the rules, etc, so re-edited with all the details, including the all important origin of the challenge, many apologies been manically busy here recently so that is my feeble excuse for this slapdash attitude….. Sorry…. I do hope someone will take up the #guylove challenge idea…. 🙂

      1. Hey that’s great –no worries, the spirit of the challenge is most important and that was definitely there! Didn’t look slapdash to me 😊

  2. Marje! Wow! What a lovely post for this Girlove Blog Challenge. What a great list of wonderful bloggers, so detailed and personal. And a big thank you for the mention, I’m beaming! 😀😀 I know a lot of the bloggers you mention so will see if I can put together some different names to tag. Oh, love the smiley red heart – it’s now my screen saver!

    1. Hi Annika, you’re welcome. I got a bit carried away with the list of bloggers just found out it should have been five only! Oops. Glad you like the smiley red heart found it on pixabay. 🙂

    2. Hi Annika, you’re welcome. I got a bit carried away with the list of bloggers just found out it should have been five only! Oops. The rules and further details are now up on my post if you’d like to join in the challenge. Glad you like the smiley red heart found it on pixabay. 🙂

    1. You’re welcome Inese.I have edited the post with the “rules” to join in and some further information so do take a look if you’d like to join in, but no pressure to do so 🙂

  3. Wow! Thanks so much Marjorie for including me in this wonderful class of company. I’m honoured to be included. I also love the way you added descriptions to the blogger’s names so we get an idea of what everyone blogs about. I will be sure to check out some new blogs from here. Thanks again for the shoutout and for the other introductions. 🙂 <3

      1. You’re funny! That was very kind of you. I hope to carry on the challenge, and will let you know when I do so. 🙂

  4. Congratulations on your award Marje. Thank you so much for the nomination. I am incredibly proud to be amongst such great bloggers, yourself included. 🙂

  5. Congratulations on your new award, Marje. I’ve just come over from Judy’s blog, having come across from Erika’s blog, having come across from Ritu’s blog and it seems to be about girl love and Champions Awards. The awards season is certainly in full swing.
    I look forward to seeing your trophy at the Bloggers’ Bash, especially as I can’t have one of these. 🙂

    1. Thank you Hugh, yes the trophies are flying, and I do hope to come along to the Bloggers’ Bash again, looking forward to it! Perhaps I should get a teeshirt designed for Kyrosmagica especially, with my awards on it!! Or are you doing a Bloggers Bash teeshirt again?

      1. There will be Bloggers’ Bash Teeshirts again this year, but I see no reason why you can’t wear your own Teeshirt promoting your blog, Marje. In fact, that is an excellent idea!

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