Sunday, July 24, 2011

Blog Gems has a Summer Home!

My lovely friend Jen who created the Blog Gems - Air Your Archives link-up is taking a break from blogging for the rest of the summer to focus her time and energy on her family. 

So I am taking over and babysitting her baby until Jen gets her blogging mojo back and jumps back into the game again (hopefully in the fall when the kids are back in school). While *I* may not have a summer home, at least Blog Gems does.

I now will be hosting this linky fortnightly (I LOVE that word! It means every other week, for you non-anglophiles.) starting with today.

Come! link up! Tell all your friends! I promised Jen it would be alive and well when she brings it back home to her blog The King and Eye. So don't make a liar out of me.

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 MY blog for now (and Jen's blog once I hand her back the reins) 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, as we're in the middle of a horrific heat wave, this week's prompt is: Cool

Cool... take that literally or figuratively; temperature or attitude. Root around in your archives and find an old post that connects to the concept of "cool."

Ready? Good. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines, aaaaaand link up!

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