SHOW YOUR WORK!

My blogger buddies know this story all too well.

Girl starts blogging.

Girl starts reading LOTS of blogs.

Girl falls in love with and subscribes to said blogs.

Over time, Girl continues to subscribe to more and more fabulous blogs.

Eventually, Girl logs into her Google Reader to see 300 unread blog posts.  Since yesterday.

Girl feels crushed under the weight of the pressure to keep up.

A few weeks ago, my friend Stephanie over at Love Life Project wrote this post, describing how she’d clicked the dreaded “Mark All As Read” even though she hadn’t, in fact, read all of the posts in her reader.  She apologized to her readers but asked them to leave a link to their “best work” from that week.

Stephanie and I both have a background in education.  So it’s no surprise that I thought about that linky for a while.  I thought,

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all link up our favorite post from the last month?  And read what other writers put out there as their best work?

The best part about this idea is that any blogger can participate without creating new content.  Just take a look back from this month’s post, pull your favorite and throw the link up.  Easy peasy.

I talked to Stephanie about it and she agreed it would be a great monthly linky.  So without further ado, I give you the “SHOW YOUR WORK” link up!

I even created a handy dandy button!

To participate….

1.  Put your best post forward!  Pick your favorite post from the month of October.

2.  Grab the badge (html in the right sidebar) and add it to your post.

3.  Link up using the linky tools below.

4.  Share some comment love with as many of the other links as you can.

5.  Be sure to tweet, Facebook, stumble, and sky write about your “Show Your Work” post.

(Extra karma points for following my blog, Google Friend connecting, or following me on the Twitter or  Facebook.)

You have until November 1st (11:59pm) to link up.  And I, for one, can’t wait to read your posts.

Spread the word!  The more bloggers participate, the more we can all revel in each other’s brilliance.

 

Happy Linking!

Ryan

<scriptsrc=”http://www.linkytools.com/thumbnail_linky_include.aspx?id=113834″ type=”text/javascript”></sc

————————————————————————————————————————————————-

 I love new friends and readers!  Thank you for visiting.

————————————————————————————————————————————————-

 

.

17 comments
thelaughingmom
thelaughingmom

I apologize but I screwed up my avatar so I posted mine twice. If you can rip the 1st one out of there go right ahead. Getting ready to read.

Krystyn
Krystyn

One for the whole month? I'm going to have to look and add your badge...coming back in a minute:)

sara
sara

Hi, New here, via Stephanie @ L.L.P. Ill play along...I don't have a best, but based on reader response, I'll post that one :)

The Woven Moments
The Woven Moments

Weeellllllllccccoooommmmeeee! So glad you are here and you linked up. Just took a look at your post...good stuff! Hope to see you back here soon, Sara.

Eve
Eve

Dude this is a brilliant idea! I'll link up shortly...

Jen @ Light Enough to Travel
Jen @ Light Enough to Travel

I'm a new reader, but thought I'd link up anyway! Stephanie's recommendations are always pretty awesome! :)

The Woven Moments
The Woven Moments

New readers are my favorite! So glad you linked up...LOVED your post!

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List
Lindsay @ Lindsay's List

Oh - an awesome idea! When Travis gets home, I'm making him do this - I'm the writer, he's the web guy. ;)

Stephanie
Stephanie

It's hard to choose just one post from the whole month! I'll pick one and link up tomorrow.

Stephanie
Stephanie

Ryan, the HTML on your button code is broken. You need to add (without the spaces) at the end, otherwise it won't work.

Stephanie
Stephanie

And the code in my comment is broken too. Oops! I'll send it to you on twitter.

Trackbacks

  1. […] my absence I suggest you head on over to The Woven Moments and check out the new link party. I read about this on Stephanie’s blog Love Life Project and […]

  2. […] is still time to link up with the #ShowYourWork linky!  Click below to add your favorite post from October […]