Do you run a food blog? Are you looking for new way to promote your blog and connect with other bloggers in the process? Then Link Parties are definitely for you!
But what exactly is a “Link Party”? The girls over at Food Bloggers Central give a pretty thorough explanation of what’s up, but if you’d like the cliffnotes version, here’s what they are in a nutshell:
- Link Parties are a special type of blog post that are run on other blogs just like yours.
- Link Parties are typically posted once a week, on the same day each week, and are typically open for 1-4 days.
- There are hosts for each link party, and there could be one host or multiple hosts. The hosts are responsible for running, managing, and promoting the Link Party.
- Near the bottom of the Link Party blog post, you will be able to submit one of your links. The links will appear as a large collage within the Link Party blog post.
- Participants in the Link Party are encouraged to share the word on social media, link back to the Link party, and visit other submissions in the Link Party (because the more traffic to the Link Party, the better for everyone!)
- Next week, the hosts will go through all the submissions in the Link Party. They will pick their favorite submissions and feature them in the new Link Party for that week.
Sounds simple enough, right?
So to sum it all up: You drop your link to the Link Party. You promote it a little on social media and visit a few other submissions in the Link Party. In return you’ll get traffic from other participants and, if you’re lucky, you’ll be featured the following week and receive even more traffic. There’s potential for great traffic from a Link Party, too – I was featured one week and received 1,000 + hits!
Each host has different criteria of what links they’ll feature, but the important thing to remember is that the hosts are bloggers just like you. They are not Foodgawker or Tastespotting, searching only for that perfect picture; in most cases, Link Parties want to see your creative side. They want you to inspire and wow them and we all know you don’t need the most gorgeous photo to do that. You just need a fun, creative idea.
So what are you waiting for? No matter what day of the week it is, there’s always a Link Party out there to participate in. Jump right in and tap into a brand new audience!
Note: I use this post each day to submit to link parties. This means that you will always find ACTIVE link parties in this list. If a host of a link party goes more than two weeks without hosting a party, and there wasn’t a reason posted for the absence, the link party will be removed from this list. If the link party resumes, I’d love to add it back to the list.
A Round Tuit – jembellish.blogspot.com
Craftastic Monday – sewcando.com
Create Link Inspire – nap-timecreations.com
Inspiration Monday – ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com
Inspire Me Mondays – ourtableforseven.com
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party – loulougirls.com
Made By You Monday – skiptomylou.org
Melt in Your Mouth Monday – makeaheadmealsforbusymoms.com
Mix it up Monday! – flourmewithlove.com
Show and Tell Link Party – sugarbeecrafts.com
What’d You Do This Weekend? – tumbleweedcontessa.com
Motivate Me Monday – keepingitsimplecrafts.com
Mad Skills Monday – madincrafts.com
Making Memories Monday – threekidsandafish.com
Monday Funday – thebewitchinkitchen.com
Merry Monday – mypinterventures.com
Anti-Procrastination Tuesday – amynewnostalgia.com
Creative Muster – flusterbuster.com
From Dream to Reality – thediydreamer.com
Handmade Tuesdays – ladybug-blessings.com
Pin Junkie Pin Party – thepinjunkie.com
Simple Supper Tuesday – hunwhatsfordinner.com
Tip Me Tuesday – tipjunkie.com
TOO Cute Tuesday – funkypolkadotgiraffe.net
Treasure Box Tuesday – memoriesbythemile.com
Try a Bite Tuesday – caleighskitchen.com
Two Cup Tuesday – pintsizedbaker.com
Turn it Up Tuesday – apeekintomyparadise.com
Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday – apeekintomyparadise.com
Tutorials and Tips – homestoriesatoz.com
Hit Me With Your Best Shot – madetobeamomma.com
Create and Share – asimplepantry.com
Crafty and Delicious – graceandgoodeats.com
Wednesday’s Wisdom – sizzlingtowardssixty.com.au
What’s Cookin’ Wednesday – bunsinmyoven.com
Whimsy Wednesdays – thenymelrosefamily.com
Wonderful Wednesday – ducksnarow.com
Worthwhile Wednesdays – craftyallieblog.com
Wow Me Wednesday – gingersnapcrafts.com
Your Whims Wednesday – mygirlishwhims.com
Wordless Wednesday – twochicksandamom.blogspot.com
Wake Up Wednesday – apeekintomyparadise.com
Wine’d Down Wednesday – dizzybusyandhungry.com
Wednesday Roundup – savoryexperiments.com
Full Plate Thursday – mizhelenscountrycottage.com
Home Matters Linky Party – lifewithlorelai.com
Showcase Your Talent Thursday – whatscookinglove.com
The Creative Exchange – avisiontoremember.com
The Inspiration Gallery – lovegrowswild.com
Artsy Fartsy – artsyfartsymama.com
Thursday Favorite Things – katherinescorner.com
Handmade Hangout – aglimpseinsideblog.com
Weekend Blog Hop – myflagstaffhome.com
Create it Thursday – lambertslately.com
Fabulous Foodie Fridays – bakeplaysmile.com
Foodie Friday and Everything Else – designsbygollum.blogspot.com
Foodie Friends Friday – walkingonsunshinerecipes.com
FoodieFriDIY – adishofdailylife.com
Freedom Fridays – lovebakesgoodcakes.com
Friday Favorites – simplysweethome.com
I’m Lovin’ It – tidymom.net
Weekend Potluck – thecountrycook.net
Our Mini Linky Party – ourminifamily.com
Link Party Palooza – iheartnaptime.net
Pretty Pintastic Party – gloriouslymade.com (note: must pin weekly features to participate)
Happiness is Homemade – apeekintomyparadise.com
Simply Sundays – momentswithmandi.com
Sunday Features – denisedesigned.com
Sew Darn Crafty – sewmanyways.blogspot.com
Nifty Thrifty Sunday – niftythriftythings.com
Looking for more!
Do you know of Link Party that’s not listed? I’d love to add it (and participate in it!) Please leave a link in the comments and I’ll check it out!