For those of you who don’t already know a a linky party is when the author of a blog (aka- the host) invites other bloggers to put a link up on their site to their own blog posts. Sometimes the linky party will be on a particular topic and sometimes it will just be a free for all. For bloggers, its a great way to get some exposure and help to promote your latest blog posts and for readers it’s a great (and easy) way to find new blogs to read. Here’s five really awesome (and Aussie!) weekly linky parties you should check out:
1. IBOT: Hosted by Essentially Jess. IBOT stands for ‘I Blog on Tuesdays’. All blog posts linked up to this party need to be written on a Tuesday but can be on any topic.
2. FYBF: Stands for ‘Flog Your Blog Friday’ and is hosted by With Some Grace. It’s an opportunity for bloggers from any niche to ‘flog their blog’ by sharing any of their posts from the week.
4. HIT: Stands for ‘Home Improvement Thursdays’ is hosted by two of my favourite bloggers; Bec from The Plumbette and Nicole from The Builders Wife Posts can be from any blog niche but need to be related to DIY, home improvement, renovation, home decoration, that type of thing.
A little bit on linky etiquette for bloggers: If you post your link it’s a good idea to make some time to visit and read some of the other posts (as well as the hosts), share the love! Also some linky parties have a ‘button’ (like an electronic logo) which you can add to your sidebar to show you participate in the party and help direct traffic their way.
Do you join in linky parties? Are there any others you know of that I haven’t mentioned?
Why hello there! Welcome to my shiny new blog. Those of you that have followed me for a while will know that I used to blog over at The Routine Queen and recently took a bit of a blogging break to focus on starting up my own little business. But I always knew I’d come back to blogging…I always do. Why? Because I love it. I love writing and telling stories and taking photos; and blogging allows me to do all of that. But more than that I love the sense of belonging and community that comes from blogging. I’ve made some great friends through blogging. People in the blogging world are (mostly) just damn nice people. I say mostly because I know trolls exist and I’ve heard many a nasty story, but from what I’ve seen these type of people are thankfully in the minority. The majority of bloggers and readers I’ve come across are supportive, encouraging and understanding. They are open with their knowledge and advice and I have learnt a lot in the past two years that I’ve been blogging and I know there is still so much more for me to learn (and I’m a bit of a nerd who loves to learn). So yeah, I’m back and I’ve got lots of awesome stuff planned for the future so stay tuned!