Welcome to the Inspire Me Monday Linky Party for November 2. Can you believe it is November already? Thank you for joining us.
I had such a busy week it was actually a topic of discussion on my blog.
I published six times last week instead of my usual five.
On Tuesday, I hosted an Italian recipe blogger who wrote about the value of Instagram.
To my recollection, I have never published on a Wednesday, but I did last week. I wanted everyone to know about the StumbleUpon group I started and the Reddit group Michael Rios was starting. People are already reporting spikes in traffic, and the groups have only been active less than a week. StumbleUpon has consistently been my leading traffic referrer ever since the group’s inception. It is exciting to see the community come together to stumble each other’s links.
If you would like the information about the groups, it can be found in the post I titled How to Dramatically Increase Your Blog Traffic [2 Ways]. If you are following this blog, and you would like to join the StumbleUpon group, please let me know in the comments section of the StumbleUpon group page.
On Thursday, I published the International Weekly Roundup which seemed more well-received than usual. I wonder if it’s because I expanded the Blogging Community Bulletin Board. If anyone knows any blogging events coming up or ongoing, please let me know in the comments section.
On Saturday, I published How to Get Noticed Online Without Looking Like A Spammer Part II. After hearing all the warnings about spammers being shunned, I figured I should publish a list where bloggers who self-promote would be welcomed.
On Sunday, I wrote How to Use Pinterest and Still Have Time to Breathe. My article offered 17 tips for how bloggers can save time by using Pinterest. It was wonderful to read how bloggers resolute against using Pinterest decided to make Pinterest accounts after reading my article.
I had some exciting events happen last week as well.
First, I was interviewed by Daniela Uslan. I offered tips for new bloggers in the interview.
Next, I was hired to do another blog critique–if anyone is interested in a blog critique, let me know.
Thursday I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Vincent Wambau. I am so honored and flattered. I didn’t have the heart to tell him I don’t qualify since I have more than 200 subscribers.
I received another honor as well. I found out I won the Pinterest game with my graphic for my post How to Have a Winning Combination of Blog Factors.
Alana Mautone submitted my Bandwagon Effect in blogging article to The Blogging Daily. My article is sitting next to blogging influencer Jeff Bullas’s article. My article is the only one in the section with a graphic. I wonder how Alana pulled that one off.
Now it’s time for a linky party!
I was torn among six posts.
The first post I chose was For the Love of Husbands. While looking for an inspirational post, I was struck by Elle Knowles’s post. She takes the mundane parts of being a wife and talks about the sacrafices wives make, not because they want to, but out of love for their husbands. Elle subtitled her post “I’ve Got Your Back.” Call me a romantic; I don’t care. I liked the post.
The second post I chose as most inspirational was Why Bloggers Need Bloggers. Kori, the admin. blogger, discusses the need for a blogging community and contrasts that with the possibility of trying to blog successfully without networking with a community.
We had an overwhelming high amount of links submitted–350! There was so much competition! The most popular post was Carol Cassara’s article Avoid These 5 Blog Mistakes. Congratulations to all the winners.
You are encouraged to follow your hostess!
That’s me! I’m Janice!
Meet Your Other Hostesses
The linkup is now on seven blogs, so your one post will be seen on my blog plus six other blogs!
Each host picks their own two favorites. In addition to exposure here, graphics from the winning posts are pinned to the Inspire Me Monday Pinterest Board. The party is live until Thursday morning.
CJ – Morsels of Life
Emily- Simple Life of a Fire Wife
Kori- Just Another Mom
Janice- Mostly Blogging (That’s me!)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mycurrentnewsblog
Erin-Table for Seven
Amanda- The iLOVE Project
BonBon – Farmhouse 40
Guests, please share the Inspire Me Monday Linky Party. We had ten more links than last week! It is exciting that we are continuing to grow. If you share, your social media followers can learn about these networking opportunities.