Good Morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #54!
When Candy and I started Coffee and Conversation, we had a few goals in mind:
- Introduce our readers to fantastic new content
- Give a boost to other bloggers by enlarging their reach
- Create a community of readers and bloggers who share, encourage, and inspire each other
I’d say so far we’ve done pretty well on the first bullet point, but I’d like to see us improve on the other two…
With that in mind, we’re embarking on a little link party experiment ~
Beginning next week, and for a few weeks thereafter, we’ll be limiting our party to the first 100 bloggers who show up!
Now before you go thinking we’re being “party-poopers,” let me explain.
We’ve been on some parties with a gajillion links, and some of our parties have been very well-attended as well…but when that happens on a consistent basis, people stop visiting your blog! Readers don’t swing by because they’re too over-whelmed with the amount of content available, and other bloggers don’t for basically the same reason 🙁
I mean, it’s hard enough just searching out, keeping track of and getting to link parties daily and “on time,” right?
So for those who get to the party, here’s what we offer:
- Promotion of our party on FB and Twitter – to remind old friends to come over and invite new friends in…
- Promotion of all attendees on Pinterest. Yes, we will share all 100 posts on Pinterest*!
- Promotion of our weekly featured posts on FB and our “Best of Coffee and Conversation” Pinterest board…
(* Assuming that the 100 shared posts have a Pinterest-friendly graphic. Please bear in mind that we may not be able to share blog posts that don’t have a pinnable graphic, but we’ll do our best!)
I hope that all makes sense, but if it doesn’t, please feel free to shoot us an email or leave a question in the comments, and we’ll do our best to address it, ok?!
Now, on to our features!
Not only will our features this week help those of you in the throes of back-to-school, but if you’re feeling a little flat as the summer winds down and fall is on the horizon, you may find a little inspiration here, too!
Brandy presents a really important question to ask yourself as we start a new (school) year…or anytime we don’t understand or can’t seem to make sense of what’s going on around us…
Bad habits are SO hard to break! I should know – I have too many that I’ve been working on over the years. After I reviewed the book “The Art of Procrastination”, I’d been convicted to get creative with my attitude and attack on that particular “issue”. Laina just put the whole thing back on my radar 😉
Listen, I know, even
if when we’re “ready” for the new day, we’re not always ready for the new day, right? So why not make it easy on yourself and make breakfast a no-brainer? You already know that we’re a big fan of smoothies over at our house. They allow me the kids to sleep in a tad longer, and still let us start the day with good nutrition and happy smiles. Well, at least as happy as you can get if you’re not a morning person…
Mamas, you know how important it is to carve out some “me time”. Daily if you can get it, but at least as often as you’re able! Well, the budget may not always allow you to hang out with friends to a fancy-shmanzy coffee house, but why don’t you call someone up and invite her over to your kitchen or back porch? You’re sure to find something nice to serve here 😉
Thank you all for your inspiration! Please feel free to grab a button to
brag about it display on your site! 😉
Now on to the party!
By linking up, you’re confirming that you’ve read and agree to the following…
Link up family friendly posts that support our site’s mission of encouraging, inspiring & informing women. Think: marriage, parenting, recipes, DIY, saving money, faith-building, etc. (Serious business…Link up vulgarity and it’ll be deleted.)
Visit at least 2 other links. That’s what makes this a par-tay! Plus, it’s kinda the polite thing to do.
Linking up gives us permission to use and share your photos and blog posts (giving credit to you, of course!).
Share posts with good quality, pinnable images and be sure to link back to us in your post or on your blog. You can use the Coffee & Conversation button above or a text link. Your chances of being featured will greatly increase.
Oh, and would you be so kind as to Tweet this and pass the word around?I just shared my link at #CoffeeandConversation! You can join us, too! @MomsMorningCoffee… Click To Tweet
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