I don’t know when I became a link-sharing ninja, but apparently I have. 😉 When I sat down to write that little promotional post night-before-last, I’d just become the 90th member of 1,000 Voices for Compassion. As I write this, the group is closing in on 500 and advice I gave a few friends on my timeline is getting attention from the group, which I do not mind one little bit. 😀
I’m not responsible for the growth. The idea has just got legs, and now I am trying to get ahead of it. So. About the hashtags I mentioned. They are all open and friendly to bloggers, but if you plan to use them, please read this before you do. I retweet tons of links for bloggers from them, and have lots of friends who use them.
#WeekendCoffeeShare is the hashtag for Part Time Monster‘s weekend coffee linkup. That is my sister Diana’s blog. It’s 100% her project, but I am a co-founding collaborator. The linkup is for “If We Were Having Coffee” type posts only, but I’m mentioning #1000Speak in my coffee post this weekend. If you aren’t familiar with that type of post you can find 29 examples on the linky list from last weekend, and if you ever want to do one, feel free to join us.
#SundayBlogShare is Suzie81‘s project. I’m just a supporter and a regular, but I spend a LOT of time with it on most Sundays. Suzie has rules. The big one is tweet links to blog posts only — no videos, stand-alone photos, marketing spam, etc. The blog posts can be published any time and about anything at all, so you don’t have to publish on Sunday to use it. That’s just when you share the links to it.
#MondayBlogs belongs to a @MondayBlogs. They retweet links for bloggers on Mondays only, and lots of bloggers retweet from this hashtag. The only rules I have ever seen there are blog posts only, and no book promotion. Posts can be published at any time and about anything at all, so you don’t have to publish on Monday to use it. Monday Blogs was started in 2012 by @RachelInTheOC. You can find her blog here.
The Weekend Blog Hop is run by Single Mother Ahoy. It is for homepage links only, so whatever you have at the top of your page is what people will see when they visit for the hop. You’ll need to visit at least the two blogs ahead of you on the list if you join in this one. There’s also a #WeekendBlogHop hashtag and @WeekendBlogHop
I think that’s all. Not many working people can do all of the stuff I’ve mentioned here. But all of them are around every week. Any one of them can be helpful for meeting people and sharing your blog, as long as you know how to use them in a way that’s productive. For that, you need the rules for them. So here they are, at least as I understand them.