Who Is Your #BlogCrush? New Friday Linky


Have you ever read a blog post that’s just blown you away? Was it hilariously funny? Was it beautifully heartfelt? Was it filled with stunning photography? Was it like somebody else had written down your entire life story?

I’ve had so many moments like this since I started blogging.

Sometimes you just read something and it grabs you! It draws you in. You want to share it with your friends and family. You wish all your fellow bloggers could see it. You want to congratulate the author on their talent and creativity. You might even bookmark the post so you can read it again.

Well if you’ve ever felt like that, then I have some FABULOUS news for you:

The lovely Wendy, from Naptime Natter,  and I are launching a linky with a twist, that will really help you to share the blog love.

We have never come across a linky like this before and we’re really excited to share our concept with you. We’ve bounced ideas off each other and finally come up with a format that we think will be simple and rewarding. We also hope that we can create a lovely community of bloggers helping bloggers.

If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, then please keep reading…

(Psst – If you’re unsure what a linky is or how it works, then check out this Beginners Guide To Linky Parties)

#BlogCrush

The Linky is called #BlogCrush and the idea is simple…

 

blogcrush linky concept

So basically, you would:

Link 1 of your posts       AND       1 post from another blogger

We want to give you a chance to share the posts from your fellow bloggers that you’ve really enjoyed. Tell us who the up-and-coming newbies are. Share with us the writers that make your heart sing. Publicly applaud the bloggers who make you snort with laughter! If you host your own linky, why not share your featured blogger post with us?

You source them, and our linky will give them the extra exposure they deserve!

We’re sure you’ll find some fab posts on the linky because they’ll be handpicked by other bloggers. Wendy and I will be reading through the posts each time and choosing 1 post each to be our #blogcrush for the following week (meaning extra comments and exposure for the winners).

Keep reading to find out exactly how the linky will work.

#BlogCrush logo button badge linky

Our lovely new logo!

The Rules

The Linky will run every week Friday 6am – Sunday 9pm (GMT or BST)

Join in with 2 posts:

  • 1 post from your blog (personal)
  • 1 post from someone else’s blog (your #BlogCrush)

When you add your #BlogCrush link, put “BC” at the beginning of their title

Add the #BlogCrush badge to the post you are linking up from your own blog

Tweet your #BlogCrush to let them know you have added them to the linky

Comment using the #BlogCrush hashtag on at least:

  • 1 of Wendy’s post (personal or #BlogCrush)
  • 1 of my posts (personal or #BlogCrush)
  • 2 other personal posts

Each host will choose a favourite personal post to be their blog crush for the following week.

Join Us!

Yes I know there are loads of linkys about but we’d really love you to join us and celebrate the wonderful variety of blogs that are out there. We want this linky to be a bit different – it’s not just about promoting your own posts; it’s about giving something back to the blogging community.

We would really like to retweet your links to our followers as well. Use the #BlogCrush hashtag and tweet us on @naptimenatter and @lucy_at_home. Between us, we will also leave a comment on each post that is linked up.

And we’ll give you extra virtual hugs if you follow our other social media channels too!


 


Wendy and I are so excited about this new adventure and we’d love to have you along for the ride. The more, the merrier! So we’ll see you next Friday (17th Feb) for the first ever #BlogCrush!

P.S. Feel free to check out Wendy’s #BlogCrush launch post too!

P.P.S. If you’d like us to tweet you a reminder, please leave your twitter handle in the comments below 🙂

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      Lucy At Home

      Thank you, Katy. I hope it goes well too – there are already so many great linkies out there (including #sharingthebloglove of course!) but we’re hoping this is different enough to catch people’s attention

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    Rhyming with Wine

    This sounds like such a brilliant idea for a linky and it’s a great way to share some #bloglove and recognition. I will do my very best to join you whenever I can – although sometimes I may have to join you in thought alone as I work a 12 hour shift most Fridays (boo!) If I can’t get there in person I shall still be cheering you on with my pom poms as I think it’s fantastic! Thanks for sharing your news with #DreamTeam and good luck! x

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