Blog Hops and Link Parties: Advice from a Beginner Blogger
When I started blogging five short months ago I had no idea what a Blog Hop or a Link Party was. I thought if I just started writing people would just magically appear on my ‘doorstep’. I now blame my arrogance on ignorance. I was going with the “If you build it, they will come!” metaphor, but like everything in life the more work you put in the better the outcome.
One of the best ways to get your name out there and connect with people with similar interests that might be interested in reading what you have to say is to join a blog hop or link party.
The first question I had was: What is a blog hop or LinkUp?
The definition according to the Inlinkz website is:
The linkup is an efficient way to connect with your readers and their followers, reach bigger social network audiences, make your blog come alive and increase your traffic.
In other words, a blog hop is a time frame in which a group of bloggers share links to other blogs so that readers can ‘hop’ to them. Each blog hop is usually hosted by a blogger on the same day every week and can be shared by more than one blog. The purpose of a blog hop is to visit other blogs and follow the ones that you like and in return gain a few readers yourself.
How to add your blog post to a link party: Read more