The world of link-ups and all that those entail can be, shall we say, exhausting. If you’ve stepped your toe into the midst of that madness you know what I am talking about.
Today I want to propose a different kind of link-up.
I am looking for 10 Christian bloggers. Your faith does not need to be the focus of your blog. You don’t even have to write about it at all. I think for this idea to work well though, we must have this one thing in common. It’s a pretty big deal for me and I am sure it is for you too.
I am looking for 10 women who might know someone that will join them in this endeavor. Ideally, it would be someone you know in person, but if none of your real life friends blog, (I only have one that does) it can be a friend you met through blogging, or just someone who you want to invite because their blog is awesome. I will be bringing my friend, Julie. Yea! I am hoping to get 20 participants total, but not more than that so that getting to know one another it isn’t too overwhelming.
Here’s how this thing, (whatever it is, I don’t have a name for it yet, but will soon) this idea will work…
On the 20th of this month I will post a linky (using some linky tool that I have yet to figure out, but will by the 20th…that is my pledge to you!) with links to each participating blog. You don’t have to do a thing! Just come back here on the 20th to see who is participating.
Please commit to visiting and leaving a kind word at at least three of your fellow participants’ sites each day. You may always comment more if you would like, and if you need to take a sick day or a family day and not do any blogging at all, please do! But, commit to reading about three blogs per day on average. This should not be a second job for you and should in no way take time away from your family. 15 minutes a day, max!
This commitment will be for the next 30 days, until August 20th, at which time…honestly, I don’t really know. I haven’t decided what I’ll suggest at that point. I want to see how this first month goes first.
If you want to continue to linky it up elsewhere during this time, I would absolutely encourage you to do so. This will be a place to try to develop relationships with a small group of bloggers, to spend a month visiting and getting to know these 20 women. There are no other strings attached. No following, no grabbing of buttons, no Facebook frenzy, no sharing is caring…(unless of course you actually want to.)
Think about it. Pray about it. Then, if you want to join me, leave a comment with a link to your blog and maybe a little bit about you, (just two or three sentences) how many times a week you generally post (just to give us an idea) and then have the blogger you are bringing with you do the same! If you have no idea who to bring though, don’t let that stop you. Sign up anyway! I’ll take the first twenty participants.
I am excited to get to know each one of you!