Wednesday, February 3, 2010

5 Reasons Why My Blog Rocks -PARTY

Want to know what's going on? You can read about the premise of this party here.

The gist is, I want to know what's special about your blog. Why is it a great place to visit? Go out on a limb and don't be afraid to share what you're proud of! Think about what you'd say to a friend or a new sponsor if you wanted them to visit your spot on the web.

Here's why I think My Blog Rocks:

1 Variety!

  • There's something here to please a lot of different readers. Not fitting into a "niche" might be a good thing for me. A blog "about nothing" gives me the freedom to write about pretty much anything: fashion, crafts, recipes, TV, ways I try to decorate, ways my kids torture me, you name it.

2 I'm not afraid to look dumb be honest (just one of many examples)

3 I try to reflect the fact that I value the blogging community I'm a part of:

  • My Decorating Dilemmas parties give bloggers a chance to showcase their design Solutions or to offer helpful feedback and constructive criticism to bloggy friends.
  • "Show Me the Progress" Party--the first one will be in March...a great opportunity for friends to share the progress they've made after linking up to Decorating Dilemmas. 
  • I LOVE doing "Friday Favorites", where I feature the best posts I read around Blogland for that week.

4 I post regularly 

  • Unless it's super-crazy, I like to post Monday through Friday. Writing regularly helps ME stay sane and my readers know what to expect!

5 Sometimes, occasionally, I am a little bit funny

So there you have it. That wasn't too hard. I hope a few of you will link up! This really was a great exercise for me. I spend a lot of time nurturing my was time to combat some of that!

Here are the rules if you'd like to link up. PLEASE READ ALL OF THEM BEFORE YOU LINK UP HERE! 

1. When you enter your link, please enter the permalink to your specific party postnot your blog's homepage.

2. *Please leave me a comment with a link to your post.*
This way, if McLinky hates me, dumps me, and ignores me, we can still all visit each other through the comments! Also, it's kind of a nice thing to do for your hostess. (wink)

4. Please include a link in your post to this party (again, not my blog's homepage!) when you join.
Just add it in somewhere within your blog's party post before you link up. That way your readers can join in the fun if they want to. If I don't see a link to THIS post, I'll have to delete your link.

5. Mingle! It's not a party if you just link up and then sit around. Please make an effort to visit at least one other link on the list in the next few days. A party is a party because people visit and form relationships. That's what this party is about!

If you can't get around to visiting right away, that's okay (really!), but please make an effort to stop by a blog or two by the end of the week. I'm not asking you to write an essay-comment for the blogs you visit, but please leave a kind thought or two. 

If you notice you haven't received any comments, take a few minutes to comment on the other partygoers' posts, and be sure to tell them you are visiting from my party so they know to return the favor. That makes a successful blog party. Otherwise, I'm just hosting a big list of people's links, and that's no fun for anyone.

Looking forward to reading about why your blog is a special place!

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  1. Your five reasons for why your blog rocks are exactly why so many people love to read your blog! Let the party begin!

  2. I'll be back tomorrow with my post. I've got to think....


    Hey can you edit my title? I meant to write the name of my blog and I messed up.....can't figure out how to change it!!
    Love this party! It's going to be fun!


  4. Hi Amanda... thanks for inviting me... I linked up!

    Many blessings


  5. Thanks for hosting this party; I had fun writing my post (although it was hard to think of five reasons), and I'm looking forward to visiting everyone else.

    Great list! Your blog does rock for all of those reasons!

  6. ... and I forgot to include my link!

  7. Yay, so much fun! I love your parties, Amanda-- and I never even have to bring a bottle of wine or a dip!

    You can get to my post by clicking here.


  8. Nice party Amanda. Stopped by Frugal Creativity and just had to check you out too. This was a great idea. Your list is a real reflection of your blog.

  9. What a great idea! I love keeping up my blog and my goal is to always make people smile.

    Visiting from SITS, have a great day!

  10. I'm back.
    Amanda, I love your blog, you are very funny, but you forgot one major thing that makes it great...your adorable little girlies!

  11. Stopping in via Elizabeth at confessions!! I like your blog! I listed my link! It's not snazzy or anything but feel free to look and comment! :)

  12. This is a fun party! I posted my link -

    I will be back later to mingle - so fun!

  13. So much fun thanks for hosting!! Found you through Homebody Holly.

  14. I love finding new blogs..loving this party!!

  15. I love the Friday Favorites posts. Its a great way to be introduced to great, new blogs to read. And usually there have some really helpful tips, ideas, etc. too.

    How's your hubby doing? I hope the surgery went well.

  16. Okay, Amanda, I did it! Actually, it was good for me to think seriously about what my blog is like. I know what I WANT it to be, and it's good for me to think about whether it actually IS that or not.

    So. . . thank you for hosting this! For some reason I thought it was tomorrow--got my dates mixed up--so I'm late in joining. . . but I'm here! And I appreciate you!


    P.S. How's T doing? How are YOU?

  17. What a great party idea!! i have liked up!

  18. Totally wicked cool idea. I'll get a post up and link it tonight.

    And yes, your blog *does* rock :)

  19. Hi there!

    Stopping over from Elizabeth at Confessions.

    Great party! ;o)

  20. Your blog TOTALLY rocks, Amanda! I'm glad to be linking up...not sure mine really rocks...but I definitely love a good party!

  21. I was going to offer to bring cupcakes to this party but it would be a little messy sending the icing. about just a post? Thanks for hosting!

  22. Following your blog now. Glad I found it! Looks like fun!

  23. I found your party through Cottage instincts, and it seems to fun I decided to play along! Here's my link for your "just in cases"

  24. Amanda, you totally ROCK! I'm lovin' this party and have found several new blogs that I'm hooked on already.

    thanks! How's T?

  25. OH, darn and double darn this day job. I'd SO love to do a post related to this and participate, but I'm squashed for time!

    I'll try to get this done by the weekend, but, in the meantime, Amanda, great idea! I love a good party and this looks like a great one!

  26. Hey Amanda--

    It's me again, just to say that I'm enjoying your party! I'm making my way down the list, and I'm hoping to visit everyone who linked up.

    The real truth of the matter here is that YOUR blog rocks--for the reasons you listed, and just because you make it a fun place to be.

    Thanks again for coming up with this idea! Hope you're making it fine through the post-surgery stuff. Take care!

  27. Me again. Okay, so i just read your link to #5 and you're right. You are funny and I'm dying to know if you ran the marathon and got the pretty sparkly kryptonite!

  28. What a great party idea!! I didn't link up, but I've enjoyed reading what others have written.

    I'm hosting my first giveaway on my blog, and I wanted to invite you to stop by for a chance to win fine art print(s):

  29. This is such a great idea Amanda! I'm looking forward to reading all of the post and finding new "rocking blogs". I'm still new to blog land and don't do it full time, so I didn't link up, but I certainly LOVE the idea!

  30. Not only did I forget to give you a link to my post:

    I commented on everyone else's post (well, I'm working on it!) and forgot to leave you a comment!

    You on the other hand are lovely and hilarious and a wonderful bloggy friend whom I appreciate so much! In other words, you rock!

  31. Such a great idea for a party!

    Your blog does rock :)

    I've linked up, I'll be back tomorrow to check everyone else's out!

  32. Thanks for allowing us to participate! Your blog is awesome!

  33. This was such a great idea! I can't wait to visit all the links! Unfortunately the list closed before I linked up. If anyone is interested you can find my post at...

    Thanks for hosting!!!
    ~Southern Fried Gal

  34. Drat, Linky closed before I could link up. Here's my post though if you're interested:

  35. Yup... I missed it to... guess just a one day party... reading some of the blogs now... GREAT!

    Here is my link:

  36. Love this idea, Amanda! I think your blog rocks because you are real, funny, and so kind. I love your stuff. Hope you're not snowed in!!

  37. I missed the party but posted anyway because it was such a fabulous idea. Here's a link:


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