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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Linky Lovefest

Since I read Buck Naked Politics' Thursday Thirteen on how to increase your blog traffic (and giving them dutiful linkie love for it!) I'm a re-thinking the whole blogroll thing.

I mean, why do we blog in the first place? I created the blog to connect with friends and family, kind of let them know what was going on in our lives. But now I find I have more strangers reading my blog than family and friends. Not that I mind. It's kinda cool. Since I've started reading other people's blogs, I've found some really interesting people and ideas. Always a good thing.

So really what we blog for is to be read. There are literally millions of blogs, and there's only so much room at the top. Not that I aspire to the top or anything... but more readers? Sure, why not. Everybody loves comments, right? (Or am I the only comment whore out there? Come on... I can't be!)

So I'm putting a call out to all ya'll who read this blog and write one of your own. Let's exchange some linky love! If you want to be on my blogroll, sign your name in Mr. Linky below (and put your blog link, of course). Put me on your blogroll, and I'll put you on mine (as long as you're not doing anything illegal or too Republican! *grin*)

So join the little Linky Love fest below! (And what's wrong with a little linkie whoring, I ask you? It's free love for all! Let's share it! ;)
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EDITED TO ADD: I'm going to leave "Linky Lovefest" at the top for a while, to see if anyone else wants to join the blogroll... so sign up! :)

EDITED AGAIN TO ADD: I've added all to my blogroll who I found linked to me. I've you've linked to me but aren't on my blogroll, please let me know and send me a copy of the link. Thanks!





22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dawn....love your blog! You need to read Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan! I am also married with two kids and live in midwest! Take care and stay warm....best wishes for Happy Holidays! Craig (write me email: crajan2006@yahoo.com

Dawn said...

I am a closet comment whore. On the other hand, I am a little obsessive about visiting those who comment, so I get a little antzy if get start getting more than I can handle. There are also times I get very busy and don't have time to visit those in my blogroll and it stresses me. I have been blogging for 6 months and sometimes it is not as much fun as others.

At least Mister Linky lets people put their URL in. I hope this goes well for you.

Anonymous said...

Woof! Woof!

Marla said...

Okay, I will put you on my blog roll. Looking forward to being on yours. Thanks!

damozel said...

Thanks for mentioning our post---and naturally we've added you to our blogroll. Looking forward to the link love!



BN-Politics: 13 ways to improve blog traffic

GreenStyleMom said...

I was going to put you on my blogroll anyway! I just have to find the time to update it...

pussreboots said...

Hi... I read your blog. I think I've commented in the past.

bella mocha said...

I enjoyed your TT so much- it really made me laugh! Thanks!

Adding you to my blogroll - I'll be back to read more!

julia said...

You've been on my blogroll for a little while. As soon as I start combing past comments for new bloggers, I realize it's time to put them on my blogroll.

Lostcheerio said...

I would gladly exchange links with you!

:)
Love,
LYDIA
@
littleblueschool.com

Gail Rhyno said...

I'm looking for new links. I need to expand my Blog horizons and I too love reading other Blogs. I'm so non verbal about life outside my own little bubble that Blogs have become a great way for me to eat up bits of life and pretend I'm having an opinion too!

Lisa said...

Fellow comment whore here too .... :) I will be adding you to my newly updated blogroll soon!

:)

Gabriel said...

Hi, Dawn, I think it's a great idea. I have added you to my blogroll, and since I use BlogRolling's services, it will let me know when you have a new post up!

I do come often for your Wordless Wednesdays, anyway... :-)

Mark said...

I started blogging because I love to write, and missed doing it everyday for a living (I was a reporter in a previous career path). Not being read was a horrible feeling.

So, while friends and family certainly drop in, I know way more people I've never met read my blog than those I have.

Let's link. I like that you don't like things that are "too Republican." Ha!

Although I get lots of hits from people searching on Google, I never had got into the ads. That's not my goal (right now, anyway).

Robert said...

I came here to see your WW post but ended up seeing this post first and thought I'd comment. Just yesterday I wrote a similar post about wanting comments,wondering who reads me, etc. Glad I'm not the only one that thinks that way!

napaboaniya said...

Like Robert, I was here to view ur WW post. But saw ur post on link love. I've added you to my blogroll :) I think it's great to have comments, knowing there are people that actually reads our posts.

Yen said...

Add me to the linky love:)

vixensden said...

Hey Dawn, you are already on my WW blogroll!

Rhonda said...

Now I want to go read more about it...I too have gotten much more interested in traffic and will do whatever it takes. Someday I will publish my book and want the whole world to buy it! Blogroll me if you like :)

Joyismygoal said...

I may be too Republican:> for you

Natalie said...

I'll go add ya! And I PROMISE I'll never do anything too Republican...ick, such a dirty word! ;)

Jubilee on Earth said...

Sure, I've been kind of lurking, so what a great way to jump out and say "hi!"

I do very much enjoy your blog... come on over and check out your link!

~Maria