Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Why I love a good party

I had been blogging for a little while before I stumbled upon IBOT at SAHM. It took me a while to work out what it was and it was like finding gold on a beach. It stands for I blog on Tuesday. This is a wonderful blog that you can join your post to. I realised pretty early on that the 'price' I pay for linking up is small but important.

It's all basically good manners, write a post on the Tuesday, link it up, visit the host (comment) and then visit other links to read and comment.  It's also nice to mention in your post that you are linking up.

I have since discovered a few other awesome links. My favourites are Wordless Wednesday with My Little Drummer Boys and Twinkle in the eye and Flog your blog Friday with With some Grace.  Make sure you read and follow their simple but important steps too.

Why I love these links are:
1. I have discovered so many wonderful blogs
2. I love the feeling of community
3. I love the gift of commenting on other blogs
4. AND I love the bump in my figures and comments

Thank you to these wonderful hosts for creating these great, little blogging communities.

PS: On Tuesdays, I link up with Jess from SAHM for IBOT

49 comments:

  1. Thanks for the heads up Rachel......I hadn't heard of these before so I'll be taking a look today ;O)
    Happy Tuesday!!!
    Tania xx

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  2. I think blog linky parties are a great idea! Love reading different takes on the same topic.

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  3. Love spreading the commenting love!! especially if your a newish blogger!!! Got to get your name out there.. got to comment...!!!

    #teamIBOT was here :)

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    1. Yes, they are fantastic for new bloggers

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  4. I love linking up with Jess too. I just love being able to find new blogs and read ones I had forgotten about.

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  5. Miss manners ;) great post Rach - and its so true, they are a great way to join in the community... but you actually have to JOIN IN!! xx

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  6. I am an IBOT fan too! But haven't participated much lately as it was tricky to juggle with work and everything. Guess that won't be a problem for me now though!!! LOL

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  7. I've found so many awesome blogs through these link-ups - hats off to the fabulous hosts!!
    x

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  8. I've been a very slack iBOT participant in the last few months. But I'm making an effort to get out of my Tuesday funk and get back into it. Tis one of my fave meme's, and so many awesome bloggers join in which I think is fabulous!

    Happy iBOT Rachel xxx

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    1. Good luck with getting back into it. It's hard when you have lost a little motivation. Rx

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  9. Yep I am a linky lover as well. And the best part is you don't have to comment on all of them just some. It is all about sharing the love.

    Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses lovely

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  10. Thanks Rachel, I am an IBOTer but hadn't heard of a few of your suggestions.

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  11. It really is a great way to "meet" new blogs/bloggers. It's always fun to link up and spread the love.

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  12. IBOT is one of the most fun and supportive linkies and well worth participating in. I love discovering new (to me) blogs along the way.

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    1. They are a wonderful group of bloggers.

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  13. IBOT is an awesome links, the community is wonderful. Even weeks I haven't posted, I spend my Tuesdays reading posts, exploring new blogs! And it's how I stumbled across yours :)

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  14. I found so many amazing blogs through IBOT! I love it. I discovered FYBF not long ago. As for Wordless Wednesday, tomorrow will be my first time! Thanks to all the hosts, they make blogging such a wonderful experience because they allow us to build an awesome community.

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  15. on my first day in the blog world another blogger pointed me in the direction of IBOT - and it was the best advise she could have given me!
    xxx

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  16. I am loving it too. Though I get a little bit stressed trying to get to as many of the linked blogs on the Tuesday,(its my busiest day). But I will slog away at them over a few days.

    I did get to around 20 before I left the house this morning But there are zillions there now!!!

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    1. I know what you mean. I spread the love out over a day. So many great blogs. X

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  17. Thanks for linking, and helping spread the comment love. :)

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  18. Hey there, I agree, I love linky parties. Even though I have been paring down on them this year... I will always link with IBOT and also Thankful Thursday with Kate Says Stuff.

    I love that you are part of #teamibot - you are so cool baby!

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  19. I really love these linky's, it's given me so much more confidence because people now read and comment on my posts and there's nothing better then advice (or a comment) from a fellow blogger :)

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  20. I do a couple of them and I agree it forms a community.

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    1. It really does. I notice that the bloggers always look out for each other

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  21. I especially enjoy being a party person hanging out with you & the Ibot Team with Jess. I have always been part of Wordless Wed thanks to lovely Trish. I love how Grace is putting her stamp on Flog Your Blog Friday as well!
    Cool Rachel!
    D x

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  22. Well said! I love a good blogging community or two!

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  23. Yikkes - certainly killing with the comments Rach. Good work!

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  24. You will have to pretend the Stompy comments are from Redcliffe Style :) My daughter was logged on and I didn't notice when I commented. Derr, what a rookie mistake :)

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