Sunday, September 4, 2011

Blog Gems: Make Me Laugh

I blinked and it's time for the Blog Gems - Air Your Archives link-up again!

We now have less than a week to go before school starts here in New York City, and it is a good thing as the fighting and the whining is getting to me, and I am really starting to lose my sense of humor.

And, as that's the perfect lead in to today's theme, I'm going to change things around this week and move that part up here to the top.

So, because I REALLY need to laugh, this week's prompt is: Humor

Humor... funny stuff... you know, the posts that cause coffee spit-takes on computer screens, that make you cackle while you're writing them. Find your funniest and bring it on over here. 

And if you're a super serious blogger, and have never tagged a post "humor" in your bloggy life? Find one that's on the lighter side, that spotlights a sweet/funny moment in your life. Because I know you have at least one of those.

So, come on... link up a side-splitting (or gentle-smile-generating) gem from the past. Make me laugh!

NOTE: try to dig deep into your archives, if you've got them. Your regular readers will have read last week's post anyway. So go back a year  -- or two! -- find something in the attic that not enough people read, or that you just simply adore. This is your chance for fresh eyeballs... go for it!

If you've done this before, you can just skip on down to the linky at the bottom.

If you're new here: Welcome, read on....

Come! link up! Tell all your friends! I promised my friend Jen her lovely linky meme would be alive and well when she brings it back home to her blog, The King and Eye, some time in the fall (or whenever she's ready). So don't make a liar out of me.

About Blog Gems (from Jen):
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.

The rule is that you're supposed to select a post from your archives that fits the prompt... but it's a lenient rule, and broad interpretations are welcome, so be creative!

And here's what I have to add:
It's a wonderful chance to get fresh eyeballs on your great posts from the past. People tend to put in recent posts because they're freshly in our radar, but I would encourage rooting around in your archive and dredging stuff up that's deeply buried, if you can.

Ready? Good. Go link up!

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