Your Life Your Blog: Party Like It’s 1999… Pageviews on Your Blog, That Is

Welcome to another installment of “Your Life, Your Blog!” Each Monday, I post a blogging tip, and include a LINKY where you can promote your blog!Your Life Your Blog

Today’s tip is about BLOG PARTIES, carnivals, and memes! They are an awesome way to get the word out about your blog!  Whether it’s a weekly meme, or a one-time event, if you get out there and promote your blog, you’ll open up to a whole new world of friends, and find some other new blogs to read.

Here are some things to remember when participating in Carnivals and Memes

  • ALWAYS link back to the host blog.  If you catch an instance where I’ve forgotten, please let me know, but I always try to link back, even if it’s just a small sentence at the end of the post.
  • The more you comment on other linked blogs, the more will come visit you.  Just like in normal blogging life, but a meme makes it more likely that people will hop around and reciprocate.

In fact, this week is the Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom, where thousands of bloggers link up, party hop, and win prizes!  Here is my Ultimate Blog Party Post, in which I am giving away one of my Proud Mom Blogger Tshirts.

I also like weekly memes like Works For Me Wednesday, Top Ten Tuesday, and of course Your Life Your Blog! Nicole Wick just started one called Your Best Blog Now.  Can you guess who her spokesperson is?

Also, I have been horrible at tweeting, commenting and stumbling, but I PROMISE to get better this week.

Tell me in the comments: what are YOUR favorite carnivals?


Now it’s time to link up any post from the last week that you’d like to promote! Just add the permalink of your post to the linky below, and then go visit the other links!!  Tell you them you came from Real Life! If you’d like to spread the word, you can click the “RETWEET” button at the top!

Real Life Blog Facebook

Real Life is on Facebook now! If you link your blog post here, go a head and share it on our Facebook Fan Page as well!

I’ll be promoting your posts on Twitter today, and stumbling a few as well!  I’ll be tweeting with the hashtag #yourblog and you can do the same!

About Sarah Pinnix

I'm a mom, blogger, vlogger, libertarian. I love Jesus, and my husband, too. Social Media Strategist for a Non-Profit (All statements here are solely my own)


  1. Muthering Heights
    Twitter: MutheringHeight

    I like Wordless Wednesday at 5 Minutes for Mom, and Friday Photo Flashback at More Than Words! 🙂
    .-= Muthering Heights´s last blog ..See The Flowers =-.


  2. Right not I try to do Menu Plan Monday and I am trying to get disciplined enough to do my menu planning. I also do Wordless Wednesday but need to get my camera going more. There are so many out there that I need to decide which others to do so I can get my blog out there more!
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..The Ultimate Blog Party With 16 Giveaway Prizes =-.


  3. I don’t do a lot of memes anymore, but I do W/W the most. It’s a great way to grow a blog when you’re just starting out though!
    .-= blueviolet´s last blog ..Have It Your Way! =-.


  4. Stacie
    Twitter: mysticconn

    I really like 6 Degrees of Blogging. Its fun! Oh and Tag Tuesday.
    .-= Stacie´s last blog ..Monday Edition of Giveaways Around the Blogosphere =-.


  5. Pammy Pam
    Twitter: IYAMPAM

    i love memes and carnivals, however i cannot remember who has what on each day! i wish someone would post like a grid or something so i could remember! i have two of my own: wicked wednesday (i talk about how wednesday sneaks up on you or anything else that comes to mind) and friend friday where i highlight a friend.
    .-= Pammy Pam´s last blog ..I am partying with the ultimate blog party 2010 ladies =-.


    mandi@itscome2this Reply:

    Pam – This is one of the best lists I’ve found.
    .-= mandi@itscome2this´s last blog ..Saturday stumbles =-.


    Katie @ goodLife {eats}
    Twitter: goodlifeeats

    Ooooh, great link! Thanks for sharing that. Adding my carnival to the list.
    .-= Katie @ goodLife {eats}´s last blog ..Pizza Caprese with Garlic Focaccia Crust =-.


    pammy pam
    Twitter: IYAMPAM

    oooh yes thank you!!
    .-= pammy pam´s last blog ..I am partying with the ultimate blog party 2010 ladies =-.

  6. I love memes … they’ve definitely helped me create a schedule – I enjoy Top Ten Tuesday, WFMW, WW, Real Clean Wednesday, Things I Love Thursday, Finer Things Friday, and YOURS of course too:)

    I’ve just started my own link up on Saturday – Saturday Stumbles, to link up a post of your favorite posts that you’ve read or stumbled from the week.
    .-= mandi@itscome2this´s last blog ..Saturday stumbles =-.


  7. I just started a new blog carnival called GrowCookEat on Fridays.

    Each week will include gardening posts like last year, recipes geared towards from “garden to table,” guest posts from readers and other bloggers participating (especially those who are seasoned gardeners and can share tips), and interviews or Q&A’s with horticulturalists about gardening and cooking in season. Each Friday I’ll have a new post to share with you, be it a recipe, a Q&A, or a guest post. And maybe even some surprise giveaways!
    .-= Katie @ goodLife {eats}´s last blog ..Pizza Caprese with Garlic Focaccia Crust =-.


  8. Ashley
    Twitter: apichea

    Works for Me Wednesday brings the most traffic to my site, but I also love Top Ten Tuesday.
    .-= Ashley´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.


  9. Cathy
    Twitter: CathyIsReal

    Hi Sarah! Thanks for this post…I am getting more and more interested in the memes and hope to participate in some soon! I would love to try the Say it Face to Face(hope I go the name right)to get into vlogging. 🙂
    .-= Cathy´s last blog ..Meatless Monday with Recipe =-.


  10. I like Wordless Wednesday- and Friday Follow ( though I haven’t been really good at that one)
    .-= Brodie´s last blog ..Storkie- Review =-.


  11. I love “just something i whipped up” at The Girl Creative.
    I just started my own a few weeks ago, we have had much fun so is called “Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays” at New Nostalgia. Would love to have you all join us!


  12. Since I was on a break for a couple of weeks, I’m linking today’s post! My fave carnival is my own of course – Chocolate Fridays – yum! I also like Wordless Wednesday at 5 Minutes For Mom, Friday Funnies at Homesteader’s Heart, Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam, and Talkin’ About Thursdays at My Cup 2 Yours (and Your Life, Your Blog and WFMW of course)!
    .-= Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates´s last blog ..It’s My Birthday And I’ll Have A Wired Whimsy Giveaway If I Want To =-.



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