Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WYWW #11 and 5 Ways to make Link Up Parties Fun!

OurLifeonaBudget
Y'all LeslieNikkiMelissa and I, really are LOVING reading all of your posts!  We are so excited to see the growth in our little link up over the past few weeks.  More people are posting, more people are sharing, more people are clicking!  

That being said… I have decided to share a few ways to make link parties fun!



1. Link Up-
Okay, so this probably goes without saying, but I am going to say it anyway.  Link up a related post for the week.  Or, if the link allows it, a post that you wish got more traffic in the past!  Don't have a blog? Link directly to your Instagram (again, if the link party allows it, check their rules).  When you link up you are getting more readers and NEW readers to follow your blog!

2. Read and Comment
Pick a couple of other posts and actually read them and comment.  This is what link parties were made for, finding new blogs, connecting to new people!  You may even find a new blog you want to follow or a new blogging friend!

3. Use Twitter Too
Share the love!  I know I get excited when someone tweets my blog!  If I read an especially good blog post, you better believe I am going to tweet it.

4.  Don't Forget About Pinterest
This is actually one of my favorite ways to use and connect to link parties.  Being a busy working mama, often I do not have time to read and comment on posts as I would like to!  So often what I do is skim a post and save it for later by pinning it.  This is awesome for both parties, because I can save the link for later and I am directing traffic to the other person's blog through Pinterest

5. As You Get More Involved in Link Parties, Don't Let Them Take Over
Each morning when I work on blog stuff, I link up to a few link parties.  Sometimes I find that I am trying to connect with too many, that I am not having time to really connect with each.  So I say less is more connect to a few that you really like and fit your blog.  Also, I rarely write a post just for a certain link up.  For example, I  know linking up with What I Wore Wednesday will bring me a lot of traffic… but I just don't write about fashion that much.  I feel contrived if I try to force myself to write about something that I don't usually write about.  So if I write about fashion… great, I will link up… if I don't I don't force it!  Good thing about What You Wish Wednesday… you can link up just about whatever you want! :)

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Now it is time for you to link up and share!  As usual you can linkup just about whatever you wish!

Link-up details. It's too easy not to join in:

*share a recent post of your choosing (link-up at very bottom of this post)
*include the WYWW button and/or a visible link-back to this post
*check out the hostesses' blogs and follow along: StasiaLeslieNikki, and Melissa
*check out a few posts and share the love

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Look forward to reading your posts :)

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    1. Thanks Jaelan… and thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Love all your tips :) I think it is so fun to meet people through the link-ups--but that means actually visiting sites, which I think a lot of people don't do--so thanks for all the good reminders :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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    1. No problem. I really do love link parties and learning from this large network of awesome bloggers!

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  4. Thanks for the tips and for hosting! First time linking UP :)

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    1. thank you for stopping by! Can't wait to read and share your post! Hope you link up again! :)

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  5. Since I host a linky party, it's very rare I participate in them anymore. However, when I did participate I did all these things you suggested. If people link and run, they get very little (if anything) from the experience. I love visiting other (and new) blogs. Linky parties are a great way to do so!

    Thank you for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you for stopping by… I think it is tempting to link and run. But once you realize what you can get out of reading and staying it becomes more fun and not a chore! :)

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    1. You are welcome :) Thank you for reading!!!

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  7. Hi there! I am trying to add your button to my linky list, but can't seem to get it to work. I'll try back later! Linked up for the first time!

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    1. Thank you for letting me know… the techy stuff always kills me! Oh if I could only write! I am going to work on it today and I will let you know when I get it fixed! Thanks for linking up! :) Look forward to reading again next week too!!! :)

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  8. These are great tips, Stasia. Love this post.

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  9. These are some great tips. I wouldn't say I am too the point that I let them take over yet. But, I do link up to a few each week. #TurnUpTuesday

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