Blog Gems - Air your Archives #7


How many posts do you have languishing in your archives? Great posts that will never be dusted off and brought out to breathe again! Maybe you created fabulous content before you had lots of followers, or maybe you have been blogging for years and your current followers haven't seen your older material.

I have a plan.

Blog Gems - Air Your Archives is a forthnighly linky list where I will give a prompt and you select a post from your archives that fits the prompt. You do not have to create content for the prompt, unless you want to. All you have to do is copy and paste the url of the post into the linky list. Voila, an old post gets a second shot!

To take part:

1. Follow my blog to get future Blog Gem posting information and linkys.

2. Grab the Blog Gem button and place it on your sidebar (html code here)

Putting the button on your blog is not a dealbreaker, some people just don't like doing it and I have no problem with that at all. What I will say is that something like this can't be successful without 'word of mouth' so I would appreciate if you could find another way to let people know that this is available and they are welcome to join in.

3. Enter your link.

4. Read and comment on the submissions of the two blogs posted before you on the linky list. (Please!)

5. Help me spread the word by telling your blogging friends, either by tweeting this or blogging about your entry.

Following on from the last Blog gems where we linked up information about ourselves, I would like to continue the theme of getting to know each other a little better. This week link up a post that tells us about an event (any event) in your life. This idea has been inspired by BigDaddys Birth Story which he posted this week.


Broad interpretations of the prompt are encouraged!


For any newer bloggers don't worry if you have to link up posts that you have linked up before, it is very unlikely that you will end up with the same readers as last time so continue to join in and have fun. Many, many thanks to those of you that blog about Blog Gems, I really appreciate the links and help getting the meme 'out there'.




       


Allison at Life in a Pink Fibro and I have gotten together to generate some cross-hemisphere linky love. Allison runs Weekend Rewind every weekend and is also based on posting up your favourite oldies. It is one of the friendliest bloghops I have ever taken part in! Her linky is closed now, but will be open again next weekend. Remember to go have a look!

Michelle at Mummy from the Heart has started a lovely new meme called Reasons to be Cheerful, have a look.



19 comments:

Alysia said...

Love these prompts! thanks!

Emma said...

Great prompt!

Big Daddy Autism said...

Finally! I've inspired somebody!

Looking for Blue Sky said...

I'm sharing a post I have already shared over at Life in a Pink Fibro, cos it just fitted the prompt so well!

MommyToTwoBoys said...

Tis been a fortnight already?

Dani G said...

Wow that fortnight went by fast!

jumblyMummy said...

I love the fact that Blog Gems introduces me to a whole new world of blogs. I also love that everyone's event that describes them is so different.

Scribbling Mum said...

My 1st time, great idea, nice to dust off some old posts that I haven't read for ages. See you again soon!

MommyToTwoBoys said...

Yes! I went to hit join and I was gonna be 22 and Jill jumped in front and now I am 23, my most lucky number in the world! Does that mean good things are gonna happen this week???

imperfectpages said...

That was tricky - I tend to write about things that are happening NOW, and I haven't really had any big events since I started blogging. But I found one. I found some fascinating blogs last time, so really looking forward to reading these. :)

Varda said...

Sorry to come so late to the party. I'm in the country today, fat finger typing on my tiny Droid virtual keypad. So many events, how to choose... Birth? Death? Something from the mess in the middle? I went with death: my father's memorial service.

Lynn said...

Yeah, we need a new word to giggle over. Get right on that Jen!

TherExtras said...

Using the story of when our cat bit me and put me in the hospital for a weekend to tell about asking questions in a big trauma-center ER.

Enjoy.

Barbara

Mummy@Bod for tea said...

Using a story about DD. Still not quite over it yet *sniffs*. Thanks for Blog Gems - great idea!

Suzie @nowriggling said...

Love this idea and so glad it has taken off in such a big way! I have posted about an article I had published on a subject very dear to me. Thanks for the chance to air it again!

fiona2107 said...

AAAAAAHHHHHH JEN....what are you DOING to me?
Now I have found a lot of fabulous blogs that I just HAVE to follow now....which of course measn more computer time! .....My hubby is not gonna like you LOL!

D. S. Walker said...

Jen,
Thanks again for a delightful blog hop!

Happy13 said...

I want to thank everyone who has wished my cousin, Tina, well. I'm writing my comment here instead of on my blog because I don't want to upset her husband. She is not doing well. The doctors give her 6 months to a year. Please keep her and our family in your thoughts. We can always hope for a miracle.

Lucy said...

Hi Jen

I have been meaning to pop in for ages - Allison @ The Pink Fibro sent me...

I am off for a trawl and a read now!

Lucy x

Post a Comment

Lovely to hear from you.