Happy Friday! I hope you had a fabulous week. One of the highlights of my week was the start of a brand new link party, Midlife Share the Love Party. It was also the 24th Blogging Grandmothers Link Party, which I cohost. That got me thinking that this Friday Favorites should be a roundup of my favorite link parties.
First of all, those of you who don’t blog or are new to blogging may be wondering just what a link party is. (Unfortunately, there are no drinks or party favors provided; though you may find a recipe for a refreshing new drink and instructions for making your own party favors.) A link party is basically a collection of blogs, often centered on a theme or a category of blogger. The hosts publish the party on their websites, and other like-minded bloggers link up their latest posts. It’s an opportunity to read a variety of blog posts, show off your own work, and connect with bloggers.
My description is a little lacking. It will no doubt make more sense if you visit one yourself. Here are five link parties in which I regularly participate.
Blogging Grandmothers Link Party, published on the first of every month and hosted by myself, Grammy Dee, MiMi Clearissa, Gramma Lori, Nan Sue, and Grandma Teresa. This party is open to all grandmothers who blog—on any subject.
Midlife Share the Love Party, published every Wednesday and hosted by Sue and Leanne. This party is open to bloggers 45 years old and older writing lifestyle-related posts and willing to comment on and share other bloggers’ posts.
So there you have it; those are my favorite link parties. If you are a blogger, I’d love to hear what link parties you frequent. Please share at least one in the comments.
If you don’t write a blog, but like to read them, you may still want to “attend” a party. If you visit one of those featured in this post, tell them Christie sent you. Also, I’d greatly appreciate it, if you’d come back here and tell me which party you attended and what you thought.
And finally, as this is Friday Favorites, please share something happy from your week.
Christie is an author and professional communicator who blogs about life transitions, wellness, mindfulness, and anything else that answers the question “So what? Now what?”