That Mr. Linky Thing

You may have noticed that there are opportunities in the blogosphere to share with the rest of us something cool on your blog. Often the blog hostess will place a Mr. Linky widget on her blog. It allows you, the participant, to add your name and the internet address of your relevant post to a wonderful list of other people talking on a similar topic.

(For instance, Money Saving Mom features Super Savings Saturdays where you can share your good deals of the week.)

Figuring out the proper ettiquette of this Mr. Linky thing was tricky for me at first. So, here’s my quick and dirty primer to help YOU so that you can leave your links here, there, and everywhere and “share the wealth” with the rest of US. Each blogger may have slightly different guidelines, but here are the basics as far as I can tell.

  1. Write the post on your blog.
  2. In the text of the post, mention the website whose linky thing you are participating in, such as www.lifeasMOM.com.
  3. Then, go back to that website to add your link to the Mr. Linky widget. This can be tricky. Type your name in the first line. Then, copy and paste the url of your specific post,not your blog’s url. The post‘s url will look longer, like this: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2008/08/recipe-swap-whats-in-your-crockpot.html.

    You can get it by clicking on the title of your post and your blog should reopen, only displaying that post. In your browser’s navigation bar should be the address of that post. Copy the post address and paste it in the Mr. Linky widget.

  4. Then click enter and you should be good to go.
Would you rather subscribe by RSS?
Read Newer Post
Read Older Post

Comments

  1. Org Junkie says:

    You have no idea how excited I am to tell you that you won my List Plan It giveaway!!! With all you have on your plate right now I’m pretty sure this prize is going to come in real handy for you, yay!!

    Please email me your permission to pass along your email address to Jennifer. Thanks!!

  2. Mrs. Querido says:

    Congrats on your win Fishmama!

  3. If I would like to use Mr. Linky on my site, do I just follow the Mr. Linky link on your post? I have only been blogging for just over a month and am still working on figuring this whole thing out. Is there a cost? Is there a limit to how many times you can use it per period?

    Thanks! Love your blog. I can’t imagine being 9 mos pregnant and preparing to move.

  4. Thanks Laura and Mrs. Q. Very fun!

    Busy Mom, go to the Mr. Linky site that I linked in my post. There are certain levels that are free; you are limited to just one linky widget at a time.

  5. Cathy {{Mommy NEEDS Motivation}} says:

    thanks for the meme!!

  6. TrendyBrandyKids says:

    thank you! you blog is so cute and interesting)

Trackbacks

  1. [...] Write about your money saving tip on your blog and bring the permalink to that post here. If you find your link has been deleted from Mr. Linky, it is probably because you linked to your blog’s home page instead of the post itself. If you need help, go here. [...]

  2. [...] post. Then, come back here to add your link to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  3. [...] Write about your money saving tip on your blog and bring the permalink to that post here. If you find your link has been deleted from Mr. Linky, it is probably because you linked to your blog’s home page instead of the post itself. If you need help, go here. [...]

  4. [...] 1. Post your cake or other birthday dessert on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good cakes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  5. [...] post. Then, come back here to add your link to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  6. [...] Write about your money saving tip on your blog and bring the permalink to that post here. If you find your link has been deleted from Mr. Linky, it is probably because you linked to your blog’s home page instead of the post itself. If you need help, go here. [...]

  7. [...] mention http://www.LifeasMOM.com in your post. Then, come back here to add your link to Mr. Linky below. (Instructions for Mr. Linky are available.) [...]

  8. [...] mention http://www.LifeasMOM.com in your post. Then, come back here to add your link to Mr. Linky below. (Instructions for Mr. Linky are available.) [...]

  9. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  10. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  11. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  12. [...] That Mr. Linky thing – you want to participate in blog memes and carnivals but the Linky thing an be a bit confusing. This post explains how to do it right. [...]

  13. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) OR [...]

  14. [...] mention http://www.LifeasMOM.com in your post. Then, come back here to add your link to Mr. Linky below. (Instructions for Mr. Linky are available.) [...]

  15. [...] mention http://www.LifeasMOM.com in your post. Then, come back here to add your link to Mr. Linky below. (Instructions for Mr. Linky are available.) [...]

  16. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.LifeasMOM.com in your post. Then, come back here to add your link to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  17. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) OR [...]

  18. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  19. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.LifeasMOM.com in your post. Then, come back here to add your link to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  20. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  21. [...] 2. to make sure that the link you share here directs us to your post, not the main page of your blog. You can find directions to do that here. [...]

  22. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post. Then, come back here to add your link to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  23. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  24. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  25. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  26. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  27. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  28. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  29. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  30. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post. Then, come back here to add your link to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  31. [...] about it on your blog and bring your link back here. (For specifics on how to post in Mr. Linky, go here.) Please remember to link to http://www.lifeasmom.com so that your readers can see other people’s [...]

  32. [...] about it on your blog and bring your link back here. (For specifics on how to post in Mr. Linky, go here.) Please remember to link to http://www.lifeasmom.com so that your readers can see other people’s [...]

  33. [...] 1. Write about it on your blog and bring your link back here. (For specifics on how to post in Mr. Linky, go here.) [...]

  34. [...] There are two ways to participate in this week’s recipe swap:1. Simply post it in the comments section.2. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post. Then, come back here to add your link to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  35. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post. Then, come back here to add your link to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  36. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  37. [...] Write about your money saving tip on your blog and bring the permalink to that post here. If you find your link has been deleted from Mr. Linky, it is probably because you linked to your blog’s home page instead of the post itself. If you need help, go here. [...]

  38. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  39. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  40. [...] about it on your blog and bring your link back here. (For specifics on how to post in Mr. Linky, go here.) Please remember to link to http://www.lifeasmom.com so that your readers can see other people’s [...]

  41. [...] 1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention http://www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.) [...]

  42. [...] 2. to make sure that the link you share here directs us to your post, not the main page of your blog. You can find directions to do that here. [...]

Thanks so much for participating in this conversation about "a mom's life."

This is a place where moms can be themselves. Remember that each mother's path looks a little different. Please keep your comments respectful and kind. Reasonable minds will disagree in a nice way.

So let's talk about it, using "our big girl words."

Share Your Thoughts

*