Linkies I Love & A Little Advice for Newbies

What are blog linkys and how do I get involved?

If you haven’t heard of linkies or are unsure of what they are then listen up. A linky is basically when a host blog invites other blogs to link up a post, with the purpose of giving the linker and host, additional blog traffic and comment love.

Here’s my linky badge as an example. In order to ‘link up’ you simply copy the code below the badge & paste it into the HTML of your blog post.

Gym Bunny Mummy

 

It’s really simple once you know how! I remember trying to link up to my first over at Honest Mum and getting so confused because I didn’t know what I was supposed to do with the code. I have to message her as I couldn’t find the right code and then I was pasting it in the wrong place. I didn’t realise about the ‘text’ or ‘html’ section when writing a post!

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You then need to click the ‘add you link’ button of the linky you want to join (example above) which will take you to a page similar to the below to add the details of the post you want to link up.

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For a blogger they are a great source of inspiration, a way of building relationships with other fab bloggers and also a great way of generating traffic, although you never never link dump and run. Linkies are only successful when you share the love. If you want people to view & read your blog then you’ve read and comment on others too.

For a reader they are a fab source of inspiration, I especially love seeing other people’s recipes and meal idea. I’ve also gotten some great ideas for at home activities to do with Archie as well as gaining a ot of support from other bloggers with Archie’s Autism Journey.

I don’t link up to all the linkies each week, I just link to whichever is relevant to my blog posts that week.These are the linkies I love:

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Monday

#MummyMondays

#MMBC Monday Morning Blog Club

Tuesdays

#TastyTuesdays

#ToddlerApprovedTuesday

#TriedTested

#TwinklyTuesday

Wednesday

#HomeEtc

#SSAmazingAchievements

#WickedWednesday

#WineBoobs

Thursday

#BloggingGoodTime

#BrilliantBlogPosts

#MyCapturedMoment

Friday

#TheList

#WeekendBabyStyle

Saturday

#BigFatLinky

#HappyDays

Sunday

#MySundayPhoto

#SundayKitchen – The linky I run, if you haven’t heard of it then pop over and have a nosy

#SundayStars

And finally there’s a monthly Bloggers Home linky too

I’ll continue to add to my list when I come across new linkies. If you run a linky I haven’t mentioned then feel free to leave me a comment 🙂

 

34 Comments

  1. May 21, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    I hadn’t heard of wine and boobs – I’m off to check that one out! #brilliantblogposts

  2. May 23, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    Fab list and a few I haven’t come across!
    I run a weekend every saturday morning called ‘Look in my letterbox’ where you can link up any posts reviews, hauls etc. featuring something you’ve received that week

    Would love to see you linking up some time!
    Alice Megan recently posted…Look in my letterbox #48 linkyMy Profile

  3. May 23, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    I am a linky newbie so I found this post very informative! Thank you 😀 A great read!

  4. May 25, 2015 / 8:36 am

    Great round up and explanation for beginners!! I remember being very confused by linkies when I first started blogging, this would have really helped. Thank you for including #MyCapturedMoment in your selection of favourite linkies xxx
    Heledd – Running in Lavender recently posted…The Perfect Man According to us British WomenMy Profile

  5. May 29, 2015 / 2:53 pm

    Glad my post inspired you to come back and link this. Such a great post and so many great linkys mentioned. There seems to be 100s out there. I wish I could join in with all of them. Thanks for including our and for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky hope to see you there this week
    martyn recently posted…Arts and Crafts – A Stone CactusMy Profile

  6. June 18, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    This is very useful for someone like me, new ti blogging.
    Actually discover your blog thanjs to the #wickedwednesdays linkie

  7. July 7, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    Thanks for this! I was a bit baffled by linkies and have now joined in a couple and found some great blogs at the same time! I’ll be bookmarking this page. 😘

  8. July 31, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    360p, 720p, or 1080p. IT ALWAYS BLOCKS THE SOUND CONTROL. They put it in a horrible location. And I haven't heard anyone mention this problem, nor does it come up in google searches.I also agree with the person who requested the "|<" button back. I am so tired of finding that fine point at 0:00. I always get the video at 3 seconds, or 10 seconds if it's really long. I don't know why the heck they took it out.

  9. September 2, 2016 / 10:51 pm

    This is really helpful. I haven’t joined in a link for a while. I didn’t realise you ran one! I’ll have to join in when I can x

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