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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Dat Be Nice #4 and a wondering about link parties

Last week in the comment section of Dat Be Nice #3, my old blogging friend Mark asked me, "What are you doing?" And I thought about that for a good, long while.

The simple answer is that the link up party website had a sale, and I have a hard time passing up a bargain when it's been something I've been considering anyway.

The long answer is this:

I've gotten to know a ton of people in the blogging world over the past almost-decade.  But most of my oldest blogging friends are no longer around for one reason or another.

Blogs have niches.   For my own blog reading, my only real prerequisites are that a blogger is either funny OR nice.  I don't even come close to requesting both.  And for whatever reason, my old "niche" tended toward expats living in places far, far away.

But SJ moved to Facebook and Instagram.  Ms. Q dropped off of the face of the blogging earth.  A Free Man stopped blogging.  Who even knows what happened to Total Spender?  If even an 1/8th of his blog posts were true, he's probably in jail or dead.

Oren.  What can I say about Oren?  Except that we should all still be helping him break the internet with this post.

Once I got pregnant with She-Who-Destroys-All-In-Her-Path, I ended up meeting a lot of blogging moms.  Some of them are funny and all of them are nice, and some of them are even funny AND nice.

But I thought with my very own link party, I could attract stuff I enjoy in real life: healthy food/health/diet/exercise stuff, photography/art/DIY/Crafts/basically anything with a glue gun, education/learning/children/books, and humor (of course)

In all honesty,  an entire link party all on my own is probably going to end up to be more internets than I can really handle.  I don't want to do it if I can't do right by people who take the time to come by.  Still, I got the service, so I'm going to give it a try for a few more weeks and see how it goes.

Mark, if you are still reading, I offer you a picture of my kid licking a beer bottle.  Because.

And if you are not still reading...what can I really do?  It's on to the link party, at least for the time being.

This week (and particularly because my party day falls on Christmas - Merry Christmas all!), I'm not going to really worry about "rules".

What would I do to enforce them anyway?  If you like it around here, I'm thinking you'll probably follow and if you don't, you probably won't be back much whether you follow or not.

Please enjoy how last week panned out:

The most clicked post this week was Skye's post about Dragon books (that adults can love too) -

The most pinned was Elizabeth's from All Kinds of Things:

I really loved Menucha's post on naptime tips, mostly because I got to read about babies who ACTUALLY SLEEP, rather than spending the entire sleep time asking for feet to be tucked back in or the CD to be turned louder, softer, on or off.  Plus, look at these cutsey little fingers!

And, if you're featured, here's a button. One day I'll make a prettier one:

Do Try This at Home

So have fun and link up people! But only if you want to.


Anonymous said...

I don't really remember how I got here and I must say I'm not sure the post I linked up is one that would fit in well, BUT I just love your style and humor and I am coming back because you made me smile on the only morning I could have slept in because my Little Boy is still sleeping. I'm not, obviously, because my inner clock kindly forced me out of bed one hour ago and instead of going back in, I hang out on the internet on Christmas morning. Sad story. But then again: Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Unknown said...

Don't really know if my post would fit but I enjoyed reading your post and it was funny, honest and just felt real. Yeah I know it's sad that I'm here on Christmas morning but hey my kids opened all their gifts and have drifted off somewhere else so that left me to be alone. Glad I found you though. Now I'm going to wonder on over to your imaginary parenting section. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Jill said...

Thank you Natasha and SongsOfHome!!!!!! Both are great fits! I'm not really sure what exactly wouldn't be - I"ve got a pretty wide category of interests. But, you know, Mark asked and I thought about it and...that's what I came up with. :-) :-) :-)

Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance said...

I hope this share of mine, is appropriate for your party! I'm your newest follower, btw!
Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

Jill said...

It's great Theresa! I guess I sounded more exclusive than I meant to be, really. I was just doing some public introspection. :-)

Arizaphale said...

Firstly, I am gutted that I am not mentioned in your list of former blog buddies...but then again I guess I still do occasionally blog...secondly, I am totally confused by the blog party thing but I think I need to investigate...thirdly...I love it when we do catch up, and I owe J a hat tip for introducing me to Dr Peppers' (which I can't get here) and last of all...a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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