10.01.2011

How to Link to a Linky Party

Linky parties are a great way to connect with other bloggers, make new friends, inspire and BE inspired!  They are a  great way to get your blog noticed too.  Each week there are some amazing parties.  The parties that I join can be found on my parties page at the top of my blog.

When I began blogging (October marks one year for me) I hadn't the slightest clue how this all works, so trust me, you're not alone if you haven't figured out how to join a party. 

I've recently received a couple of emails asking how to link to a party, so I decided that I'd do a tutorial for those of you that don't know how to link up. I don't want anyone NOT joining the fun, because they don't know how to. So if you have a blog, read on...

It's actually easy, peasy.  This is how you do it:
Let's pretend that I'm going to link my Everyday Message Center Dry Erase Print post. Begin at your own blog.  Right click on the POST title (on your own blog) that you want to link up and click "Copy Link Location."
Next find a party that you want to link to. (My party is every Thursday, right here on the blog homepage.)  Scroll to the bottom of the post and click on the "click here to enter."
The next page will look like this:
#1 - Paste your POST URL into this area (the one that you copied from your blog.)
#2 - Enter a short description of your post (this will show up underneath the little photo)
#3 - Enter your email address.  Your name area is usually optional.
#4 - Choose auto crop or let me crop my own image (I always choose let me crop my own image)
#5 - Click on the From Web button
You will then be directed to a page with lots of photo's from your post.  Choose the one that you want to show up at the party.
Then, with your mouse, move that little box to where you want the photo cropped.

And lastly, click on the "Click here to crop your image..."  AND that's it.  You are done.  

If you want to double check to see if your link appeared, scroll back down to the bottom of the party post & it should be there.  Sometimes it takes a few minutes for the image to show up, but if you followed all the steps properly, it will show.

Now that you all know how to link to a linky party, I'd LOVE to have you join my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party each week.  Hope to see you there!
:)

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for this tutorial. I don't have a blog yet to link up to yours, but it's nice to know how to do this!

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  2. Thanks for the info. I don't have a blog but I will save this for the future.

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  3. Thank you for the post. I'm a long time blogger but new to blogs that have linky parties : )

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  4. Just linked up for the first time ever! Thanks for the info :) Love your blog!

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  5. Thank you so much for the little tutorial. I only recently started a blog and have been wanting to link up but had no idea how. And now I've just linked up for the first time!! Once again, thank you :)

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  6. I've been wondering how that works! Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Thank you so much, this is so helpful! I'm new to blogging too and, you are very right, I'm confused! :) I look forward to joining one of your parties!

    Cassie
    two-in-diapers.blogspot.com

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  8. Thank you! I'm a new blogger too and have a lot to learn still! This was helpful!

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  9. Bonjour! for the tutorial! Very detailed and easy to follow! Merci, Pam

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  10. Wow!! OMG!!! I needed this so bad. I have wanted to do this for a while. i havle only been blogging for a few months and I am loving it. I can only hope mine gets as popular as yours. Love your posts!! Thank you so much for this tutorial, I thought it was alot harder.
    -Jennifer
    http://myyoungfamilylife.blogspot.ca/

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  11. Thank you so much for this tutorial, I have been struggling to to do this. My post on my blog today is about kindness, so thank you for being so kind in sharing.
    Bless you
    Julie

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  12. I've been able to link up to the party, but when it says to "grab a button" and link back, I don't know how to do that! Can you help?

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  13. Thanks but wondering how to GRAB your button and put it on my post? Would love to do that but I don't know how. Can you help? Thanks!!! Love your blog!

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