List of best blog link parties. How to set up a link party for your blog.
Alright so this isn't the usually crafty post, BUT I thought I'd write a short bit on the few things I've learned about link parties for newbies, mostly because I'm a newbie myself and I'm asking those same questions.
Well I've found some answers. And I have my own special announcement! Plus if you're a fellow blogger I need your help!
I promise I won't bore you with a long post just some practical answers and other links I've found helpful.
1. What is a link party?
It's really just a way of bloggers getting together to share their blog posts, make new connections, and network.
Check out this Ultimate list of link parties from My Joy Filled Life.
2. How do I share my links?
That's easy, link parties are open to everyone! You will need to read the blog owners rules for adding your link.
Usually they request a follow and visiting others posts or grab their party button to paste in your shared post.
Where you see the 'add your link' button, click that and copy your post's URL. DO NOT copy to your home page! Make sure it's the post you are intending to share.
3. What if I want to set up my own link party?
Go for it! There are a lot out there already, but if you have a solid niche or have a fresh way of presenting the party then give it a try. You will definitely need a clear purpose and a catchy name! Keep reading... you don't want to miss the end of this post!
You can easily use the service Inlinkz to set up your own party. When I was searching for info on using Inlinkz there was one question I couldn't find an answer to, and that is, does Inlinkz post to your blog automatically or do you write a post and copy a code?
The answer is kinda both. The way it works is you schedule all your details about your link party in Inlinkz and then copy the code into whatever blog post you want it to appear in. But the code won't show anything until the link party is set to start.
The best thing I've found to do is go way back into your blog and schedule one in an old post and see how it turns out. That way you can get a true preview of the link party set up.
Read this article from House of Rose Blog for some more helpful advice.
So there you have it, I've covered some of the basic of basics with link parties, and there are a lot of other helpful articles on Pinterest with even more details!
Okay drum roll....
I'm sure you might have guessed where this was leading...
I'm starting my own link party! But it will have a few unique twists.
I'll be opening my link party, 'Sunday Crafter-noons'.... Ahhh! Remember the catchy name advice? I'll be you'll remember that one!
The first link up will start this Sunday July 3rd at 3:00 pm eastern standard time.
What makes mine a little different and special?
1. I don't have too many restrictions for types of posts. DIY and crafts would be the best fit but anything inspirational or a yummy recipe is welcomed too! Nothing inappropriate will be tolerated though, and I don't think I need to specify what that means.
2. I'm looking for connections. Here is where I need my fellow bloggers and readers help. I am looking for a couple of co-hosts to eventually add into the weekly link up.
Why? Because co-hosting can lead to bigger link parties and better growth not only for me but the co-hosts, and also for all the bloggers that link up here every week. You can contact me here.
3. I will be selecting several people who link up each week to be featured in my Fab Finds weekly blog posts. By being featured on this you will receive a permanent post in my blog and not only will your post be pinned to my Creative Craft-spiration group board, but you will receive an invite to pin your pins to the group board!
Interested in learning the rest of the details about the link party? Click here to learn more.
And don't forget to set a reminder to join the Sunday Crafter-noon Party!
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