How to Use Link Parties to Promote your Blog

One of the easiest ways that I have found to increase traffic and make new blogger connections is with link parties and blog hops. They are fun, easy to use, and you can spend as much or as little time with them as you want. In addition to increasing your traffic, you will discover some great posts that you would have otherwise missed.


What is a linky party or blog hop?

Just like real life parties, every link up party is different. The basic concept is that you share a post of yours by “linking up” in a party. Then bloggers will browse through the other linked posts and support each other. You read and comment on posts in exchange for people to read and comment back. 

Most link parties have rules, so make sure that you read them before joining!

The more active you are with the other bloggers, the more chance that you have of getting traffic. Engaging with other bloggers is a great way to start a mutually beneficial relationship.

Tailwind Visual Marketing SuiteSide note – Another great way to boost your blog traffic is with
Tailwind, an app that allows you to schedule pins on Pinterest and posts on Instagram. You can also join tribes where you share pins with other bloggers to help promote each other. These tribes work a little like link parties. If you sign up using my link, you get a free month and a $15 credit if you decide to join.

Here are some great parties to check out:

Sunday

Dishing It & Digging It by Life and Linda 

Categories: Home decor, Tablescapes, Gardening, Recipes and more

Sunday’s Best by A Mama Tale 

Categories: Anything goes, but looking for crafts, recipes, décor, cocktails, and more.

Monday

#Allformamas by Blended Life Happy Wife

Categories: Parenting Tips, Family Life, Children’s Activities and Crafts, Family Recipes, Mom Life, Pregnancy, Post-Partum basically anything that has to do with being a Mom, Step-Mom, Bonus Mom or Adoptive Mom

Marvelous Mondays by Hello Archie 

Categories: Any topics

Monday Morning Blog Club by Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs 

Categories: No topics specified

Global Blogging by One Messy Mama 

Categories: No topics specified

Big Pink Link by Pink Pear Bear

Categories: No Topics Specified

Mummy Mondays by All Mum Said 

Categories: All topics

Share the Joy by Lizzie Somerset

Categories: All Topics

Dream Team by Rhyming with Wine

Categories: No Topics Specified

Views, Reviews, and How To’s by Accidental Hipster Mum

Categories: All Topics

Tuesday

Family Fun by Tammy Mum 

Categories: All topics

Twinkly Tuesday by Mumma Scribbles 

Categories: No Topics Specified

Triumphant Tales by Mrs. Mummy Harris

Categories: No Topics Specified

Tip Tuesday by Dr. Elise Cohen Ho 

Categories: Great tips

Wednesday

AIM (amuse, inspire/inform, make us laugh) by Grammy’s Grid 

Categories: All topics – meant to amuse, inspire/inform, make us laugh. No surprise there 🙂

Homemaking Link-up by Raising Homemakers 

Categories: Encouraging all things homemaking

Share with Me by Mummy Fever 

Categories: All Genres

A Little Bit of Everything by For the Love To 

Categories: Any topics

Brilliant Blog Posts by Honest Mum

Categories: All Topics

Your Whims Wednesday by My Girlish Whims

Categories: Any girly topic

Hump Day Linky by Real Mum Reviews

Categories: Anything from Parenting or Lifestyle Bloggers

Link It Up Wednesday by Raven Would

Categories: No topics specified

 

Thursday

A Blogging Good Time by Diary of an Imperfect Mum 

Categories: All topics

Salt & Light by Married by His Grace

Categories: Christian Enlightenment

Stay Classy Mama by the Mum Project

Categories: All Topics

Blogcrush by Lucy at Home

This is a fun one because you like one post form your blog and one post from someone else’s blog!

Friday

Fab Friday by Ethan & Evelyn 

Categories: anything relating from parenting, lifestyle, crafts, reviews and related competitions

Friday Frolics by Life, Love, and Dirty Dishes 

Categories: Make us Laugh

That Friday Linky by Twin Mummy and Daddy

Categories: No Topics Specified

Foodie Friday by Dr. Elise Cohen Ho 

Categories: Food

The Weekly Postcard by Two Traveling Texans

Categories: Travel

Saturday

Saturday Shuffle by Strawberry Butterscotch 

Categories: All topics

Pretty Pintastic by Coffee with Us 3 

Categories: All topics

Top Five Laughs by The Mommyhood Chronicles 

Categories: Make readers laugh

KCACOLS by A Moment with Franca (Every other week)

Categories: All Topics

Do you have a favorite link party that you would like to see added to the list?

Drop a comment below for message me at mommyhomemanager@gmail.com

 

30 thoughts on “How to Use Link Parties to Promote your Blog

  1. Thank you so much for including the All For Mamas Link Party #allformamas I appreciate your efforts in sharing posts, commenting on them and participating in the link party and group page. Helping other bloggers get noticed is a great feeling 🙂 Stephenie / Blended Life Happy Wife

  2. Thank you very much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost Also Thank you very much the mention. I couldn’t have done with with the team of wonderful people Sarah @kipperscurtains , Briann @bumbismom , Sarah @TheRealLaraShoe , & Becky @attwtwo & of course You! Thank you so much! xxx

    • I’m happy for all of your help and support, so I’m glad that I can return the favor. 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. You’ve included some really good linkies here, some im a regular to and at over 21 a week i should cut down hahaha.
    I host one that runs tuesdays 6am to wednesdays at midnight called #TriumphantTales. Its a parenting & lifestyle linky where pretty much anything goes. Would love to see you overthere some time! #brilliantblogposts

    • Haha. 21 is a lot to keep up with! I’m impressed. 🙂 I will stop by yours today. Thanks for sharing!

    • They really are a great way to boost your traffic and get comments from other bloggers! Plus discovering other bloggers is fun too. 🙂 Good luck!

  4. Great list Lexie! I’m a fan of the #Allformamas link party. The link parties are a great way to get genuine comments, meet new bloggers and find little circles of support. I have met some amazing ladies through the link parties, I am going to check some others on your extensive list. Cheers!!

  5. Wowza – I clearly have a lot of link-partying to do! Thanks for the list, Noe I have an idea of where to start. Question – how much time do I need to plan for each? Appreciate your help!

    • Don’t be overwhelmed! You can always just start with a couple. 🙂
      How much time you need will depend on the rules and how much interaction you want to do.
      Most parties will ask you to comment on 2-4 posts. I’d plan to spend at least a minute or two on each post so that you can actually read them and leave a quality comment.
      Remember that you will get out what you put in.

  6. I don’t know why I’ve been so confused by the idea of link parties. There are a couple on here that I’ve heard of – I probably need to make the dive. Thanks for the list!

    • Hi Tina. The basic concept is that you share one of your posts and then other bloggers share theirs and you read and comment on the other posts to increase traffic and network with other bloggers. My suggestion is to just go to one of them and read through the rules to clear things up.
      Let me know if you have specific questions.
      Otherwise, I say go for it!! Good luck. 🙂

  7. I’m not great at joining linkys but I am trying! I’m also going to try a blog hop this month. I find all the different rules a bit complicated sometimes and am always worried about going wrong and offending someone! Ironically joining you from a linky #HumpDayLinky

    • Haha! Well, I guess at least you are trying. My only advice is to maybe start by going for quality and not quantity. Take the time to read the rules before you join.
      Happy linking!

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