Photo-a-day Linky Party Announcement

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!


  1. Yay! This is so exciting! I am ready! :D

  2. This looks like so much fun! I didn't know there was a challenge for January, but I plan on taking part in February's for sure! I hope you do a link up for February's challenge as well! :)

  3. Yay! Congrats on hosting your first linky party challenge! Good luck to all participants!

    -Jess @ That's Sew Crafty

  4. I want to do this.. But my Due Date is Feb 4th... so Maybe I will be in the hospital then.. I HOPE! But I would love to do this.
    I love taking pictures !! You can see for yourself on my blog here http://sailingwithbarefeet.blogspot.com/

    And my facebook page here.. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bachmeyer-Photography/159347214154880

  5. I am so excited for this! :) Yay for Linky parties!

  6. I love this linky idea! I didn't actually take a photo a day in January but hope to in February, so I'll be linking up then.

  7. Want to join in for February. So I know how to link up... but will we have one big link up at the end of February. We don't have to post everyday do we? I assume I just take my pix each day ... then have one post at the end with all my pix...collage or whatever .... then link up with you. Is that right?

  8. yay!! can't wait to participate on the month of february!:)

  9. I can wait to participate in February. Congrats on hosting your first link party!

  10. Can't wait! I ALMOST did all 31...but I'm going to do this anyways! Yay! So glad you got this up and running!

  11. I know you talk a lot about Picnik and using it for editing. I do too. What are you going to use once they aren't available anymore? Do you know of any other really good online editing services like picnik?

    1. I've been wondering this too! What will you be using?

  12. I dont have a blog but i sure am having fun doing this photo challenge! Thank you!

  13. So, I'm just jumping on this photoaday bandwagon and am totally excited! I'll so be at the next party!!
    Thank you!!!

  14. I joined the photo a day challenge, so I will definitely be back for the linky party!!

  15. I didn't do January, but I started today! Can't wait for next month's linky party! YAY!


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