Yes! It's true, I'm actually going to be hosting my very FIRST linky party, here at The House of Smiths. shocking! :)
Honestly, I haven't really felt passionate enough about something to learn the 'linky party ropes' (or pay for it) until I started this monthly photo-a-day challenge with Fat Mum Slim. Here were the January photo-a-day topics from Chantelle's site in case you missed them or want to play catch-up. You can also head to Chantelle's blog to read about HOW to participate!
I got such amazing feedback from all of you about how much this photo-a-day challenge really helped you to capture those special moments in life everyday, and so I thought, what better time then NOW to spread my wings and try my hand at all of the linky party fun!
I'm sure that about 99.9% of you have linked up on a party before, but because it's a new feature for MY blog and for those of you who haven't ever linked up anywhere, here's a little bit more about how to actually participate!
1. Write a post on YOUR blog about your photo-a-day challenge for the month and publish it. You can share each photo, put it in a collage, just take a phone screen shot of all of your little thumbnails, or simply just jot down your thoughts from this months challenge with your favorite picture from one of the topics.
2. Then head back over here on the 3rd of February, click on the icon that looks like this:
And then you'll be directed to these boxes to fill out:
URL: Remember to use the URL for your actual individual BLOG POST,
not just the main address of your blog.
Name: In this box you'll want to put the name of your blog or the title of your blog post. Whichever you choose.
Email:You must input this, but it won't be shared with anyone but me :)
3. You will then be directed to a page where all of your photos for that specific post will be listed and you can pick out a picture for your thumbnail image and crop it.
Once you have the area cropped like you want, just click "Crop the selected area" and you're done!
Your little photo icon, with description and link to your photo-a-day post will appear on our linky party! Easy as that!
I'm actually having a bit of party hosting anxiety, so SOMEBODY better show up and party with me or I'll be throwing a different kind of party for myself the rest of the week... you know, the pity kind.
Alrighty you fabulous picture-takin'- peeps, you have a few days to get goin' on those posts until the linky party on Friday the 3rd. Now get movin' so I can sneak a peek into my favorite readers' guilty pleasures, daily routines and refrigerators!... I'm feelin' nosey :)
PS. If you didn't have a chance to participate in January's photo-a-day challenge, you can start with February! Read about the second month's topics here. I'll be hosting a photo-a-day linky party at the end of every month, so jump on the train as soon as you can!