When I stumbled upon my first blog link-up, I had no idea of the value, that could come from it. For those of you that do not know what a link up is- it is a place where bloggers can add their link to a post, they have previously published. You can see on my blog link-up page some of my favorite places where I frequently add my posts.
Little did I know that the investment of my time in joining with others would serve as such a great source of encouragement. Regardless of whether you are a writer or a reader, you will find value in participating in a blog link-up.
Encouragement for the Writer
At first, I timidly added my weekly post and hit the add button. With eager anticipation, I waited and wondered if anyone would even read what I wrote among the other posts. Not only did my fellow bloggers read what I wrote but they left such affirming, helpful and encouraging words. Their responses gave me the confidence and fuel to continue on the path of writing.
Link-ups also give the ability for posts to reach and grow a wider audience. It is pretty amazing to be able to encourage complete strangers with our words in far away places and nearby.
Encouragement for the Reader
As a reader, it a great place to find topics that interest you – all in one location. By looking through the many titles, you can find posts that will resonate with your soul, bring you encouragement, and where you can find community with people with the same interests.
The Value of Friendship
The very best part of a blog link-up has been the opportunity to develop some amazing new friendships through fellow bloggers and readers. Being part of a community of like-minded people is marvelous. If you haven’t yet joined our community at Embracing the Unexpected, I hope you will click here and sign up.
So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope, so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (MSG)
Thank you for being a part of our community here at “Embracing the Unexpected.” Our website is a place where you will find us embracing life in the midst of the unexpected together.
On some link-ups, the host will select a post to feature on their website. It is a great honor and source of encouragement when one of my posts is selected. A big thank you to the hosts. Here are a few of the places my posts have been featured.
First Year Featured Posts
(Click the picture to read one you might have missed.)