I should have explained what a Blog Linky party is before I decided to have Eats & Treats Thursday. That’s me. Sometimes I get in a hurry and don’t think about explaining things. ….So for those who don’t know and haven’t ever participated, I’ll do my best to explain. BTW I don’t claim to be an expert in the Link up department. I have participated in Link parties and I am just in the middle of my first party called “Eats & Treats“.
Here’s what I know….
A Linky Party is a party where readers share a link from the party host site back to their blog post and visa versa. I’m doing a recipe food linky so people can share what’s cookin in their kitchen…soon maybe I’ll do a DIY linky where you can link up special projects you’ve done.
It helps to take photo’s of your food so readers can get a visual image of your special dish.
The thumbnail photo style I’m using allows you to see a small picture of the recipe from the individuals post…you can click on it and it takes you to the blog owner’s site so you can see their complete post.
I decided to use InLinkz simply because I can adjust the the thumbnail size photo of your creation. I like having a little larger photo than I normally see in Linky Tools. If you know pros and cons for either program please share them in the comment section below. There might be benefits to using linky tools that I don’t know about.
When I signed up to start “Eats & Treats” I realized that they also have a referal program. So that means if you click on the In Linkz link and sign up I make 65 cents I didn’t decide to do a Link up party for that reason, but I just want you to be aware of it. Well, you’ll see the info about it if you sign up… they’ll give you your own link codes for your blog. Maybe in the long run the referal change will add up to off set the cost of the program :)There is a small monthly fee for using the program if you want picture links. If you decide to share title links without photo’s there’s no charge.
Here’s how to add a link at a blog party:
Press the froggy button inside the red box that says “Add your link”
1) Add your blog URL or your flickr page (This is where you add the direct link to the blog post you are linking not just your webside address) To find your blog post direct link click on the title of your post that you are featuring and then copy and paste the address (url) located in your address bar. It will start with http://
2) add your name (this can be the name of the recipe or whatever you are featuring…it doesn’t mean your personal name)
3) add your email so the owner of the blog can communicate with you
4) press “Next step” to choose a picture from the blog/flickr page you entered in (1)
Select a picture from those on the page you entered!
Just click on the picture..