Monday, May 25, 2015

Blog Hops, Link Parties and Directories Galore

I am delighted to have discovered the wonderful world of blog hops, link parties and directories! Each is a great way to find fun blogs and also increase your own traffic and followers.

Blog Hops

To participate, most exchanges require that you post their button somewhere on your site and visit at least two others on the list. There are zillions of opportunities out there to spread the blog love! It's not kristinly possible to attend each one every week, but I've gallivanted with the ones below and will again. Invite me to your own blog hop by commenting on this entry and I'll gleefully add your recommendation to my social calendar!

No Rules Weekend HopArt Blog Hop

Link Parties

Link parties are very similar to blog hops, except you share a specific blog post instead of linking up your blog's home page. Many of the parties are themed, so be sure to read the rules before participating!

Flower FridayInspire Me MondayPaint Party Friday

Blog Directories

Blog directories allow an author to submit a blog to the category that best fits its overall theme. Votes, ratings or traffic usually determine the order the blogs appear when readers are browsing. I have been warned that submitting links to such websites may negatively affect a blog's ranking in search engines. I've also read that it can increase it. SEO is a tricky science that I'm just starting to learn. There are so many variables that contribute to the outcome of a keyword search. So I'm going to uphold the same philosophy with these types of sites as I do with my favorite foods and drinks that may or may not harm me in the long run - happily consume in moderation!


  1. Hello! Following from blog hop....would love to have you follow back!
    Have a great weekend!

    Ruth :)

  2. Hi just dropping via Pink Dandy Sunday Blog hope. Am now your newest follower.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing these. I try so hard to keep up with the social networking thing but sometimes things like this slip by!

  4. I am your newest follower :)
    You have a great blog!


  5. They are really helpful, thanks! I've tried blog hops before but really had no idea what I was doing. I need to get with it!

  6. This is so intriguing!

    Also, I love how you say "not kristinly possible."

  7. Great infor! And beautiful creations!

  8. Wow, great info! I had no idea this stuff even existed...guess what I'm researching this weekend? :) Thanks! ( and I too Love "not kristinly possible.")

  9. I didn't really know what a blog hop was. Thanks for posting a little about it. I'll have to see if I can join one.

  10. Well, not sure if it has helped your blog visits, but your blog badge with blog hop info is still on my side bar! Hey, it's a cute badge so I've left it there until I get creative and redo my blog....not a chance in the near future...too much to do! have a great weekend!

  11. Thanks for sharing this info. I love blog hopping, and I just started two of my own. One, Singing a New Song, runs from Thursday through Sunday. It works like other blog hops, but the blog that is voted most inspiring wins the award, and becomes the co-host/featured blog for the next week. My other blog is Monday's Musings.

    Thanks for sharing the other information about linky parties and blog directories. All this is new to me, and the information is helpful.

  12. Thanks for becoming a follower of Finger Click Saver's. And...thanks so much for adding our hop to your ever-growing collection :-) Make it a great weekend!

  13. Following you back! Proud to be blog hopping along!

  14. Thank you for adding my Friday Favorites link party to your directory! :)


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