Sunday, June 12, 2011

Blog Gems - Air Your Archives #17 visiting HERE

Today I am happy to be helping out a friend and hosting the fortnightly (LOVE that word!) Blog Gems - Air Your Archives link-up.

This was created by the wonderful Jen, my lovely friend from Ireland who blogs at The King and Eye. Jen, a sister Autism Mom, is taking a break from blogging, as her real life has been pretty intense lately and she needs to focus on family matters.

So she has asked her friends to help her out and keep the linky going.

I am very happy to help you, Jen! (Even though, true to form, I am 2 weeks and a day late!)

This is what Jen says about Blog Gems:
How many posts do you have languishing in your archives? Great posts that will never be dusted off and brought out to breathe again! Maybe you created fabulous content before you had lots of followers, or maybe you have been blogging for years and your current followers haven't seen your older material.

Blog Gems - Air Your Archives is a fortnightly linky list where we will give a prompt and you select a post from your archives that fits the prompt. You do not have to create content for the prompt, unless you want to. All you have to do is copy and paste the url of the post into the linky list. Voila, an old post gets a second shot!

To take part:

1. Follow Jen's blog to get future Blog Gem posting information and linkys.

2. Grab the Blog Gem button and place it on your sidebar (html code here). Putting the button on your blog is not a deal-breaker, some people just don't like doing it and I have no problem with that at all. What I will say is that something like this can't be successful without 'word of mouth' so I would appreciate if you could find another way to let people know that this is available and they are welcome to join in.

3. Enter your link.

4. Read and comment on the submissions of the two blogs posted before you on the linky list. (Please!)

5. Help spread the word by telling your blogging friends, either by tweeting this or blogging about your entry.

And here's what I have to add:

It's a wonderful chance to get fresh eyeballs on your great posts from the past.

The rule is that you're supposed to select a post from your archives that fits the prompt... but, being the generous, kind-hearted person that Jen is, it's a lenient rule. She states: "Broad interpretations of the prompt are encouraged so this could be a good chance to be creative!"

And today's theme is: CHANGE! 

We are about to end our School Year here in NYC (and most schools in America already have). The weather is switching back and forth between Spring and Summer day to day like it can't make up its mind which it is.  Everything is in a state of flux, transition.

So find a post about that. Whether you are embracing the changes or fighting them, share with us. It can be big, say a move across the world, or small (ever change a diaper?) And, as the lady says, creative interpretations welcome!

Tell us about CHANGE.

So easy! Come, Link Up folks!

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