Also, you may have (but probably not) noticed the list of link parties at the bottom of the page. There’s a story behind that! I was linking up to a link party and there was a discussion about blog etiquette and linking back when you link to blog parties. Then, I saw another blog saying the same thing. I felt like maybe my current method was not enough. I mean, I would love to put everyone’s button into each and every post that I link up to but if you take a look at the list of all the places I link up to, that would take up 1/2 of my entire blog! So, for a while, I added text links at the bottom that I would add to each and every post but it became VERY cumbersome to manually do that. So, my next idea was the link party page. However, even after I worked and worked at it, making sure all of the buttons were the same size, it ended up that links were no longer working, I lost all of Wednesday’s parties (I have NO idea!) and I don’t think it was doing justice to the blogs who I was linking up to if no one was clicking over to that page. So, my next bright idea was to put text links at the bottom of the main page and reference it at the end of each post with something like, “Scroll down to see my party list of all of the places I’ll be sharing this post.” I named each party and each blog in the links. Somehow, though, I ended up with only the blog address showing! How frustrating! I really spent a lot of time on that too! So, for now, this will have to do until I can find the time to fix it. At least they are there and the links work.
I am curious as to what are your opinions on link parties and linking back to the host in the post?
I do believe it is the polite thing to do. I want to link up to the party to gain exposure for my blog and the host wants to gain exposure for their blog. I do, however, believe that some people make way too much of a big deal about it. I mean, I host a party so I know both sides of the situation. Yes, I would love it if you post my button in your post or even a text link but I will be totally honest when I say, I don’t really care! I don’t . I am hosting the party for fun. I am not into having a lot of rules. Too many rules takes away all of the fun. And parties are supposed to be fun! Yes, I like for new people to be able to find my blog but not at the expense of me having to nag. I hate nagging!
So, here's the party, link back if you like, follow me if you'd like, link up whatever you like...anything goes as long as it's Krafty!