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How to Host a Successful Linkup

It’s been six months since Eirene and I debuted our linkup, My Favorite Things. I’m personally having a ton of fun and benefiting greatly from all the submissions. I can’t count how many times I’ve discovered something awesome from a blogger who shared their favorites. I’m also happy to report that we have since gained a couple of regulars and a good amount of spectator comments.

I like to call our linkup a success just because of all the fun everyone seems to be having. Of course, we couldn’t have done it without all of you. So thank you as always! <3

In this post, I’d like to share a few tips on how to host a linkup and get it off the ground. These pointers are very simple and have helped our linkup gain traction. If you’re planning on starting one yourself, I hope you find them useful!


Make It Easy

If your end goal is a linkup with a lot of submissions, its theme should be relatable to most people. Draw from your everyday life and come up with a theme that everyone can contribute to easily. Everyone’s got something they like and would love to share, so a favorites linkup sounded perfect to us. Actually, I give Eirene all the credit on this one. Writing monthly faves was her idea. XD

However, if you’re targeting a more niche group (like a specific hobby circle), you can also create a theme dedicated to that audience. Don’t be limited by broad topics, but don’t be too niche either. You still want a theme that will reach the optimal audience.

Confused? Don’t be! It’s all about knowing your goals and target audience. Simply create a linkup theme that will align with those two points.

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