What is a linky and how do I join one?
You may be new to blogging or you may have been blogging for sometime but just haven’t come across a linky before. It’s one of many new and weird things that you see popping up once you join the blogging world. It is sooo technical this blogging! However, do not fear. Joining a linky or link party is easy, it just looks daunting.
What is a linky or Link Party as they are sometimes known in the USA?
A linky is provided by a blogger. They set up a linky using a program such as Inlinkz. The blogger hosts the linky by writing a post each week. That post will talk about the linky, what happened last week and provides rules to enter such as the ones below that are from the linky that I co-host on a Friday with Couponin Diva of the USA.
Linky Party Rules
Share Your Bright Ideas With Us – Link up to 3 family friendly blog post that you haven’t shared here before. Old post are ok as long as you haven’t shared it here before. Be sure to link to the post and not your home page.
No Sales Pages – Please do not link to any Etsy Shops, reviews, or giveaways. Linky Parties are ok
Network With Others – The goal here is to network and meet new friends, please visit at least three other links that you find of interest. Show some love by leaving a comment and sharing your favorite blog post via social media.
Let Us Connect – Do your host and co-hosts a solid and follow them on at least one Social Media account. It’s not required but is greatly appreciated.
Show Some Love – Add the linky party button or text link onto your blog’s sidebar, blog post or on your linky party page to show your support
How to join a linky.
Watch the video below where I show a step by step guide to joining a link party.
Each Linky or Link party has a hashtag. Our’s for instance is #featurefridays and so once you have linked up and left your comments on some other posts, you would then go to Twitter and send a tweet using the hashtag and your link.
Something like ‘I have just linked my Easy Beef Casserole (add your link) recipe to #featurefridays’ You could also include the host or co-host’s twitter handle (name) as well if you like.
I hope you have found this helpful. It is the same for blogger but as I don’t blog with them, I can’t show you where the tab is for the html code.