Friday Flash Blog is a flash mob of blogs, highlighting the best of bloggers from the week. Be sure to check them out (and the ones I’ve featured) as well as link up your own.
Weekly Thought: Even though summer is here, my kids are still going to tutoring to keep them up on their reading, which they have struggled with this year. I think of all of the kids who have to go to summer school. And every time they complain about spending a couple hours of time doing tutoring, I remind them it was either tutoring or summer school. Geez — it’s tough being a kid!
What Do I Look For in the Articles I Highlight?
I’m traveling this week. So the boys are on their own. Which means there aren’t any highlighted articles this week. But it does mean I get a chance to tell you all what I look for… and to remind you that I get the majority of my pins from this weekly link up!
Also, I publish the website The Sensory Spectrum. So if I find anything sensory related, I usually scheduled a pin or two onto my Sensory Spectrum boards.
So if you wonder what you’re getting up from linking up with me, just remember that I’m sharing everyone across the boards 🙂
Do you have a Pinnable picture?
Whether I’m going to highlight your post, Pin it or share it on Facebook, it has to look good. A “Pinnable post” is eye catching, has good lighting and captures its subject well. Even if you are submitting a parenting post, it still needs a good graphic. People want to see good graphics on all social media outlets. (Yes, even Twitter…. where pictures get much more attention, BTW.)
Did you Choose a Good Picture for the Linky Party?
Some people just pick their logo to use in the linky party…. but that’s not what catches my attention. I scan for images first then look to see what it says below. Not the other way around. So please, don’t just link up a photo of yourself or your logo.
Does It Matter Where You Are in the Linky?
For some reason, people think that only the first people to a linky get highlighted when you visit larger linkies like mine. Nothing could be more wrong. Some weeks I start from the beginning. Some weeks I start in the middle. And some weeks I go to the VERY last one and work my way backwards from there. Once I hit a good number of posts to highlight, I stop.
Do I have to have your badge on my site to get highlighted?
Absolutely not. The Friday Flash Blog started as a way to connect to my blogging community. Even after 2.5 years, I’m still going strong — finding new blogs to keep on my radar and enjoy. Besides, it’s just good blogging karma to make it easy for everyone to participate. (And quite honestly, I won’t join parties that require that. I just take them off of my list.)
If I don’t get highlighted, is it still worth me linking up?
Oh my goodness yes! I get A LOT of my scheduled pins from this very linky. Once I’m done with setting up the next Friday Flash Blog, I go through and pin a ton of people’s articles, kid crafts, recipes and creations. And (get ready for shameless plug), if you aren’t following me on Pinterest, I encourage you to do so!
Friday Flash Blog is Flash Mob of Blogs
Share ALL Your Favorite Posts of the Week
Now Let’s Get This Party Started
Requests to bloggers:
- Include a link to this sharing party, post my button on your site or add the linky party to your own posting
- NO selling please
- Note I pin all featured items onto my boards, which you can find here
- Take a look at some of the other links and comment on them
- Leave your host a comment! Tell me which highlight was your favorite one.
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