I’ve been reading a few posts on other blogs lately about linking back to the link parties, and what is considered acceptable and not. Apparently I have been doing it all wrong, or the lazy way.
Do you know what a link party is? I put a little hyperlink at the end of my posts that says “please click here to see the parties I will be linking to, and you can join the fun too.” When you click that, it takes you to my “It’s a Party Tab.” I have it set out which parties are going on 7 days a week, and that is where I link up my projects to (I still need to weed through it and delete some that aren’t happening any longer). It is a great way to get your blog out there and to show off what you have done lately to the blogs who host the party. And I can see in my stats that y’all are clicking it, and hopefully you are linking up too!
When I set up my blog site, I had seen others do it this way (creating a link tab), and I thought that was pretty brilliant, and clean. There are almost 100 parties listed on my page…there is no way I could list 100 buttons under each post. Then you would have to scroll down for ummm, forever to even leave me a comment. Not to mention the site would be slow, and not all of the buttons would even show up because people use different browsers and you run into issues with that.
If I were to just list all of the buttons for just Monday’s link up parties, then update my post and add Tuesday’s link party buttons and so on, then the others would get deleted and by the time the hostess gets around to reviewing all the link ups, their button would be gone because it’s a new day with new parties. Does this all make sense?
I know that hosting parties takes a tremendous amount of time and effort, and I am so thankful for all of them. I am really sorry to anyone that hosts that I regularly link up to for not having your button on my post. Maybe if I just linked up to 2 parties a day, it wouldn’t be a problem by adding the buttons. But since there are so many that I like to support, I thought this was the best way.
What are y’alls thoughts? Do you add every button when you link up? Any hostesses reading this? If so I love you!! :) I really don’t want to step on anyone’s toes by not adding their button. But I just don’t see how that’s possible to add them all!
I’ve been thinking of beginning a link up party so I can start featuring y’all, but I know it’s a LOT of work. If I do, I would make it easy I promise. :)
Let me know what y’all think.