Link parties. Link shares. Blog parties. Blog Carnivals. Whatever you call ‘em, they’re all the same! And we LOVE ‘em!
What is a Link Party?
They’re a win-win for bloggers and readers alike, which is part of their appeal.
Well, if you’re a reader…
Folks are on the internet primarily for 1 of 3 reasons:
- Keep up with friends and family
- Get answers to a question or problem
- Be entertained and/or encouraged
Now, link parties aren’t gonna help you much with the first one, but scanning through the titles underneath each thumbnail graphic (which explain where the link will lead you) can be super helpful to determine whether a post will be productive to your search, or purely entertaining. You can find some ah-MA-zing content in some of our parties – and each week we feature a few that we feel are really outstanding.
And For You Bloggers…
Looking to build relationships? Provide thoughtful, creative, useful content for your readers? Increase your pageviews? Well then, you just have to “join the party!” We participated in quite a few parties for about 3 months before we took the plunge and started hosting our own. During that time, we studied what they were doing, learned link party etiquette, and forged some friendships.
Be on the lookout for special “themed” parties, too!
Besides general parties, we already host an “About Page” party, where bloggers share their – you guessed it – “About Page” (which we like to say gives everyone a peek into the heart of a blog). But social media parties are on our horizon, too, where you’ll find a whole party dedicated to say, sharing FB or Pinterest accounts.
On any given day you’ll likely find Pat and Candy at the following awesome link parties. Frankly, we think these are da’ bomb! But, to paraphrase LeVar Burton’s unforgettable words – “Don’t take our word for it!”
Check them out for yourself (and if you’re a blogger…add your party to our growing list)!