Sunday, August 7, 2011

Blog Gems Rolls On!

Oh, my, I can barely move my body after BlogHer, but it's time, and I'm the summer guest host for the Blog Gems - Air Your Archives fortnightly link-up, so here we go....

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. in the fall (or whenever she's ready) 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 I've just spent 3 days hugging and being hugged by my bloggy brethren, this week's prompt is: Community

Community, connection and support; your tribe, blogging or otherwise. This week, look around in your archives and find an old post about your "community" (or lack thereof).

Ready? Good. Jump in the pool aaaaaand link up!

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