Technology Thursday : What is a Link Up?

Good afternoon y’all! ;D
Before I started blogging, I had never heard of a link up, & even now it still seems a little mysterious..! o_O; Normally, Technology Thursdays will cover different useful apps, items, & other things useful for crafters, but today it’s geared more towards bloggers.

Join me as I discover what the heck a link up is!! 😀

First, I hit up Yahoo Answers, which tells me:
“…it’s something like a blog carnival, where bloggers get together and share their links regarding a certain topic..” (answer from Julian at www.thelonelycomputer.org)

Hmm…okay, I think I can dig that…& based on conotation, I can probably safely figure that you follow these steps:

  • Find a link up in an area you’re interested in joining.
  • Read the rules, follow the instructions.
  • Grab the “link up” button to add to your blog/site.
  • Paste said button on your blog/post/site/whatever!
  • Copy the URL of the page where you posted said button, return to the “link up” page, paste your URL & link up! 😀
  • Have fun!

With that in mind, I decided to try a couple of link ups from Texas Women Bloggers (since I’m “Miss August” there, anyway! ;D Hehe!) Here’s what I’ve joined:

 

Texas Women Bloggers
 
Getting to Know You Link Party with the Texas Women Bloggers
This month’s questions:
1. What part of Texas do you call home? The DFW area is where I rest my laurels!
2. How long have you been blogging? Not counting the online journals we all had as teenagers, Maybe a few months now?
3. Why did you start blogging? I really love crafting, & wanted to share all the neat things I make with everyone else! I’ve often had people ask me how I made something, so blogging seemed like a natural way to share tips & tricks. 🙂
4. When we visit your blog, what can we expect to discover? Generally, I’ll post up crafty goodness, with a dash of geeky for good measure. 😉
5. How did you come up with your Blog Title and what is its meaning? CheekyGeeks — honestly, an old friend used to go around calling me (and plenty others) a “cheeky monkey,” & since I am still quite a bit cheeky, & a geek, CheekyGeeks was born! It’s plural because ocassionaly my Mum & my G’ma are supposed to post, as well, & we’re nothing if not cheeky! ;P
6. What do you love about being part of Texas Women Bloggers? First of all, TEXAS, duh. xD Secondly, I love the idea of a group of women of all sorts of backgrounds getting together to chat & while the time away sharing stories & knowledge. Love it!!
7. Who inspires you to blog? Hmm…that’s an interesting question… Unsurprisingly, though, I’m gonna go with my blogging buddy Sevi — her honest & amusing antidotes are like a breath of fresh air — I love that you can see who she is in her writings. Her stuff is one of the blogs I actually make a point to check often. Plus, she’s a pretty consistant poster (she recently made it to her 100th post! Woo!!), so I’ve made it my mission to be as consistent as her! (There are times I get a bit distracted by life..! :\ I don’t want to become lax!)
8. If you could pick a favorite blog post from this past year, what would it be? Hoo! Well, there’s not much to pick from, but… lemme’ look! [scans through] Okay, I’m quite fond of my paper rose tutorial using upcycled junk mail! (I even listed it in the tutorial section up top!) Check it out — it’s so fun!! & it’s gotten LOADS of compliments & questions from the people up at work — so many, in fact, Mrs. Debbie (who I gave it to) ended up taking it back to the office, because it was too distracting up in reception! :S

 As a final note, if you’re interested in joining one of the many, many link up’s on the interwebs, a simple google search can get you what you need. For example, I searched for “craft blog link ups” & came upon this fantabulous page where the lovely Kelly @ Running with Glitter lists an abundance of link ups one can join! I’ll be perusing them later at my lesiure for sure. 😉 (& persuing her blog, because it looks AMAZING! Who doesn’t love glitter?!)

With that, I bid y’all adu. Tomorrow I run a multitude of errands & Saturday I begin a campain in the fantastical world of D&D! 😀

Do any of you have any technological related questions you’d like answered?

Cheers!!
— Elise M. Gross

2 thoughts on “Technology Thursday : What is a Link Up?

  1. You are too kind. Like really?!?! Little ol’ me! The funny thing, you are totally an inspiration to me. You are always there to comment and just be supportive. Thank you for that!

  2. Haha, yes, little ol’ you!! xD I’m super stoked you find me inspirational!! Your recent post where you were inspired by my post to create a mod podge clip board has in turn inspired me to do another one soon! But not so messy this time. 😛 Yay for our inspiration circle! [rofl!]

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