First, from Jen over at The King and Eye.
How many posts do you have languishing in your archives? Great posts that will never be dusted off and brought out to breathe again! Maybe you created fabulous content before you had lots of followers, or maybe you have been blogging for years and your current followers haven't seen your older material.
I have a plan.
Blog Gems - Air Your Archives is a forthnighly linky list where I will give a prompt and you select a post from your archives that fits the prompt. You do not have to create content for the prompt, unless you want to. All you have to do is copy and paste the url of the post into the linky list. Voila, an old post gets a second shot!
To take part:1. Follow my blog to get future Blog Gem posting information and linkys.2. Grab the Blog Gem button and place it on your sidebar (html code here or above)Putting the button on your blog is not a dealbreaker, some people just don't like doing it and I have no problem with that at all. What I will say is that something like this can't be successful without 'word of mouth' so I would appreciate if you could find another way to let people know that this is available and they are welcome to join in.3. Enter your link.4. Read and comment on the submissions of the two blogs posted before you on the linky list. (Please!)5. Help me spread the word by telling your blogging friends, either by tweeting this or blogging about your entry.
This week is all about happy thoughts, because I need 'happy' at the moment. Anything happy, funny or heart warming will do, your choice!
Broad interpretations of the prompt are encouraged!
For any newer bloggers don't worry if you have to link up posts that you have linked up before, it is very unlikely that you will end up with the same readers as last time so continue to join in and have fun. Many, many thanks to those of you that blog about Blog Gems, I really appreciate the links and help getting the meme 'out there'.
I thought this week, I'd (re)share a post I did a while back called "These Hands".
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