Last week we had another nice variety of link ups. I usually feature all of you at my All Thumbs Crafts blog, but I got so disgusted over Blogger and its continual issues that All Thumbs Crafts is no more. I spent the weekend combining four of my blogs to Screaming Sardine. I love WordPress and the hosting company I have! It was such a wonderful and easy experience. I even imported all the posts and comments from those four blogs onto Screaming Sardine. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to import all my followers, so if you want to sign up to follow my new blog, I'd greatly appreciate it.
I will still feature you at Screaming Sardine, since I'm able to participate in link parties there, so it gets me 150 to 200 page views, and it's just a couple days old! So I promise to build it back up to what it was before in the amount of followers and increase the page views. I have a lot of things in the works, so I want to give back to you who link up with the party here.
Now...on to the party!
This week's sponsor is Pat from All is Bright Crafts. She's been a regular feature over at Handmade Teddy Bears and Raggedies. She makes amazing handmade rag dolls, and she's also venturing out into offering stitchery epatterns.
Here are some of her great creations:
Source: All is Bright's Etsy Shop
Remember the links will be in reverse order. That means everyone has a chance to be at the number 1 spot since the first entry shown will actually be the latest link up.
Here's the usual wording for the link party. If you've been here before, just get right to the linking up and showing off your amazing creativity!
Please note there is a change in linking up. You will only be able to link up if you have the text or button banner link back to the Sunburnt Cow on the post you're linking up or on your sidebar. If you don't, you won't be able to link up because of the software of the linking program. If you're having trouble linking up, and you have this blog's link or button in your post or on your sidebar, please leave a comment here.
Here's a list of what you can link up:
1. Blog posts revolving around items you have for sale.
2. Blog posts on items you've made and don't have for sale. They can be in any niche; they don't have to be in the prim or vintage category. The more diverse the party, the better.
3. Blog posts on prim, antique, vintage, old fashioned items that you have that were not handmade by you.
4. And hey, why not link up some recipes of yummies you've made. They're handmade, after all!
5. Additionally, you can link up any giveaways or swaps you might be having.
If you haven't participated in link parties before, they're a great way for you to get some traffic to your blog. They're also very easy to participate in. Plus, now that I'm on Twitter, I'll be all a'twittering about the link parties, which will give you more exposure. I will post the features over at my Screaming Sardine blog that gets more traffic, thus getting you exposure to a wider audience range.
To participate, link up ONLY the blog post(s) you want to include on this link party. (You may link up to four posts). Do NOT link up to your actual blog, but to the post itself. If you don't know how to do this, simply click on the title of your blog posts, and that will give you the url address to that particular post up in the website address bar. Copy that, and then click on the "Add your link" button on this link party.
Up will pop three boxes, one for adding your url to that particular blog post, (which I just explained how to find it and copy it), what you want the title of the entry to be, and your email address. Click on "next step," which will bring you to another page that pulls up all the photos associated with that blog post. Select the one you want to represent the thumbnail in this link party, and there you have it! Easy peasy!
Remember also to put this button in your sidebar or post that you're linking up. A text link is fine as well.
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