When my family and friends ask me exactly what it is that I do, I try my best to explain to them. They usually respond with a stare that tells me they have no clue what a linky party is. I thought for our very first post on my new business site, I would attempt to explain to everyone exactly what a linky party is and how it can help YOU, the blogger, with your blog!
What is a Linky Party
A linky party is an event or “party” hosted by one or more blogs where you can add your blog posts. It is then shared with the readers of the host blog. If there are multiple hosts, your blog post or link is then shared with the readers of the other host blogs as well. These parties are posted on the same day every week so you can join every week to add your latest blog posts.
How does a Linky Party Help my Blog
A linky party helps YOUR blog by getting your blog posts shared on a platform different from your own blog. If a linky party has more than one host, than the blog post you share within a party will be seen by even more people. Linky parties help by generating traffic to your blog. They boost your stats and create more followers. Most linky parties now have Pinterest boards that the hosts pin all the submissions to weekly…which is another platform for your blog post to gain attention. Most hosts put together roundups on their blogs using the blog posts that were submitted to their parties…and that’s another way to gain attention to your blog post!
Are there Rules to Participate in a Linky Party
Most linky parties do have some rules to follow if you choose to participate. The rules can vary according to each host blog. It’s best to look for the list of rules that are usually posted within each linky party. Most hosts will usually ask you to follow them on at least one social media platform. They usually would like you to not add more than 3 blog posts to any party. The trend nowadays is to have “no rules” linky parties.
To Join or Not to Join
Before I even started working as a Virtual Assistant I was a huge fan of linky parties. I host TWO linky parties on my Walking on Sunshine Recipes blog. Linky parties are a great way to build an active blogging community and they’re a great way to introduce your blog to new readers all while driving traffic to your blog.
The more linky parties you join, the more exposure for your blog!
Help Joining Linky Parties
If you want to join linky parties but you don’t have the time, I can help you! I join 50 linky parties every week and would love to help you! Click on the photo below for more information! And if you’d like to HOST a linky party on your blog but don’t really know what to do, I can help you with that also! I manage a few linky parties for other blogs and would love to help set up one for your blog. Just leave me a comment below or you can email me at WOScreativeservices@gmail.com
If you’re looking for other help with your blog, check out our Other Services Page. If you don’t see something, just ask!