Welcome back to week three of the "growing your blog" series!! I hope that with the last two weeks you've seen a few changes made from your blog, if you have please please let me know!! I would love to share in that joy!
This weeks post is all about LINK PARTIES!! WOOOHOOO I feel like an emoji should be here instead I'll just put :D :D D :D
Link parties are linking your blog with another blog that HOSTS a link party!! All you will need is your blog URL! Don't know what that is, let me SHOW YOU :D
I know silly picture with LOTS of arrows. So let me give it to you step by step (also be advised I work with blogger/blogspot not wordpress)! I open and go to VIEW MY BLOG, and from there click on the POST TITLE of the post that I want to share. In this case my cleaning schedule printable. From there, I then highlight whatever is in the URL box, and that's the POST URL!
From there I go and visit link parties, The D.I.Y Dreamer has a link party list as does Keeping It Simple, so follow them, add them to your toolbar, so that you can go and visit other link parties.
This is what you'll end up seeing when you go to link parties. There is also another one that will take you to another page but they both do they same thing. So you'll input the URL of the post, think of a name for it, then put your email (but like it says it won't be seen by anyone but the blog owner)! Then you'll be put into this HUGE list of pictures with the name that will lead others to your blog!Here is the great news about link parties, and the tricks, you must have good pictures (remember week one) so that when people see you link up they WANT TO CLICK! The other thing is read the rules of the person hosting the link party, if they say no giveaways, no links to your whole blog, etc follow them. The last thing you want to do is break the rules of someone who HOSTS the party! Link parties always result in PAGE VIEWS! I know page views sometimes aren't as exciting as comments or monetizing your blog, but it is traffic and it is part of the foundation of good comments! Truly if you do nothing else and if you only do it on your one day off and you only link to 5 parties this will get you PAGE VIEWS!!