Blog linkys and why I love taking part
Blog linkys/parties/hops often get a negative airing, I notice. Because let’s face it, joining in with linkys can be hard work! But here’s why I love taking part in blog linkys and here’s a list of my favourite linkys… (including mine!)
First you have to write your content, then you have to remember to link up (or put it in your diary!), then you’re obliged to read some of the lovely posts that have linked up too.
While it’s often regulars that join in with linkys, it’s also often the case that you stumble upon a new blog that is lovely and new and fresh. Not to say the regulars aren’t lovely of course. But take the thumbnails… I love the thumbnails!
After I’ve clicked on the host’s link and saved the post in my bookmarks, I then click on the posts either side of my post and do the same. Then I have a browse through and see which titles I might find interesting/funny/thought-provoking/positive.
Now to answer the question of why I love linkys so much. Some bloggers use a regular picture to link up. You might even call it a branded picture of their blog. While some bloggers link up the picture associated with the actual blogpost. By doing this you can’t see which blogger has linked up… unless they use their blog title in the thumbnail title, if you hover over the thumbnail OR you click the link.
Then for me, it’s that delicious moment when you look in your browser’s address bar to see which blog you’re about to land on. I just love it when I see a name that I’m not familiar with. For me, this is what it’s all about. Might I make it clear that I love reading regular blogs too but there’s an air of anticipation when you land on a new-to-you blog 🙂
And that’s why I love linkys. As an aside, I tend to use a template for my blog pics because I’m happy with it and feel that it works with my branding. But perhaps I should use a ‘secondary’ pic, one that is inserted further down the post… then another reader will get the same air of anticipation when they click on MY link! 😉
I do also love that taking part in regular linkys helps me to keep up with blogs that I don’t necessarily always get the chance to regularly read. I find that it’s like catching up with and old friend. 🙂
Don’t forget that you can keep up with my blog and my linkys by opting-in ~ see my right hand sidebar under ‘Virtually Everything About Me’ 🙂 It’d be great to see you 🙂
What do you like about blog linkys? Have you found a lovely new blog that you return to time and again as a result? Please tell me about it by commenting below or tweeting me @AllSortsHere!