Normally our post are written for our audience, our travel and lifestyle readers. However, today we are directing our focus to our blogger friends. We use several sources to find blogs in our area of interest to read, connect and engage everyday. Years ago, we use to find a great source of blogger friends from blog hops and blog carnivals. We all know blog carnivals have pretty much gone by the wayside, but blog hops and linky parties are still very much alive and well. So my question for you today:
How do you really feel about linky parties, blog hops and the like?
Do you think it is harmful to you as a blogger to host a linky party on your blog or helpful?
Why do we ask? Well, on a few of favorite blogs we read regularly, we’ve noticed either they host a party or they have a party page listing places they submit each week. So this week, my curiosity, in particular, got the best of me. I clicked on a few of the link parties and party pages to submit to a few of them. I have found two new blogs that are really interesting so far, but then my mind began to wonder? Are linky parties and blog hops considered as harmful as blog carnivals a few years back? Is our not so friendly, yet fierceless leader “Google” going to penalize everything you worked for if you host one of these on your blog eventually?
These little parties seem like a lot of fun if you do not go head over heels submitting to a ton of them, IMO. Here are a few I’ve found this week:
Now, some of these parties I, nor my team, may ever visit again, but it was kind of cool checking them out. It got me to thinking whether we should host our very own blog hop weekly. Before I go any further, I wanted to take a little survey to find out what you thought of linky parties and blog hops.
What is your opinion of linky parties, blog hops?
- I like to participate. (67%, 6 Votes)
- I do not like to participate. (22%, 2 Votes)
- I don't have an opinion. (11%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 9