First Friday Link Party for Writers — Ring in the New Year Edition

First Friday Link Party for Writers 2014Welcome to 2014 — and a great way to share your best posts and get new readers in the new year.

The First Friday link party for writers is back from a brief hiatus. I’ll be turning my blog over to you — the Make a Living Writing community of readers — once a quarter. You can link us to your best recent post, and then check out the rest of the blogs your fellow readers have shared. You never know when you’ll find a new favorite.

Instructions are below — enjoy the link party.

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33 comments on “First Friday Link Party for Writers — Ring in the New Year Edition
  1. Aloha Carol,

    I’m new to this, but I am excited about the things that I have learned by reading your insights on blogging. I’ve tried this once before back in 2004, but just didn’t know enough to keep going. Thank you so much for your wonderful knowledge and your willingness to share it with idiots like me.

    My goal for this year is to expand my writing voice, reach as many readers as i can with inspiring stories and words of wisdom. Please visit laieslist.com

    thank you once again, wholeheartedly, for sharing your talents and success with us.

    aloha

    Mika Tufuga-Valai, a Laie FOB with a blog

  2. Inderpreet says:

    hi,
    Its is an enlightening experience reading all these tips and great topics. thanks for these and please keep them coming.
    I was quite late to read this link mail and realize that the link was for 24 hours.
    My fault but still wanted to link my post so here goes.
    http://inderpreetkaur.blogspot.in/2013/12/mothers-wisdom.html
    hope be in time for the next party. thanks again.
    Inderpreet Kaur

  3. Anne Wayman says:

    Carol, I used the tool but had to link to you later which I did…guess I’ll try again and see if it works.

  4. Julie says:

    For this New Year, I resolve to believe in myself and not take on new clients just because I’m desperate. However, I did gain some tips from your 10 resolutions. I need to learn new descriptive words so I use less adverbs as you suggested. I also work hard to prevent passive writing whenever possible. I would love to take a class on that, because my active writing needs more work.
    Julie recently posted…How Textbroker Ruined my ChristmasMy Profile

  5. I keep getting an error saying: Please create a backlink to this site to be allowed to enter your own link – I tried uploading a different photo, but it just doesn’t seem be to working. Apologies if my posts do show up, but I don’t think it worked. 🙁

    • Carol Tice says:

      Hi Danyelle — you have to paste the link party code into the html of the page or sidebar where your post appears over on your site…hopefully that’s clear in the instructions above? But that’s what was making it fail. That’s the backlink you have to create. If it didn’t work, come back next party and post.

  6. Melissa Nyc says:

    Happy New Year! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I may love some of my other posts more than the one I’m going to share, but my blog is a local real estate blog so it’s not much use to non-locals. However, if someone happens to be looking for a lovely vacation home near Lake Tahoe, then this will definitely help them.

    By the way, I ghostwrite this blog and have been given permission to tell “insiders” that I do so. If you end up contacting John Conca for real estate, please tell him Melissa Nyc (rhymes with bike) sent you.

    Thanks for clicking and best of luck in 2014!

    • Carol Tice says:

      Sorry, Melissa, but links for the party need to be about writing/blogging/productivity/marketing…that sort of thing. Real estate is outside our topic area.

  7. Robyn says:

    Ah that’s my mistake. My article is 6 Reasons You Should Write in a Coffee Shop, number 32. I put a different post in the comments, but now I see how that can be confusing. Lesson learned for the next party. Thanks for checking Carol!
    Robyn recently posted…6 Reasons You Should Write at a Coffee ShopMy Profile

  8. Tom Crawford says:

    Happy New Year Carol.

    This is a great idea, and a good way to showcase a large talent pool of writers. Thanks for your continuing efforts in the freelance writing community.

    I had a brief look and there are some great blog posts and articles already listed. I look forward to seeing the outcome.

    All the best,
    Tom
    Tom Crawford recently posted…5 Business Mistakes Freelance Writers MakeMy Profile

  9. Missy says:

    Hi, Carol:

    Just added my link – thanks for hosting. Am loving many of the articles and links posted by other writers.

    p.s. Happy New Year!

    Cheers!
    Missy recently posted…4 Foolproof Traffic Ideas For ANY Blog (Even Yours)My Profile

  10. Robyn says:

    Hi Carol! I’ve been reading your blog for two months, and have been getting a lot of great information from it. I just started my own blog, Living What You Love, a couple of weeks ago, so I’m very excited to join this link party. What a great opportunity you host, thank you!!
    Robyn recently posted…Hello 2014!My Profile

    • Carol Tice says:

      Cool — which is your post in the party? I don’t see the one you’ve put in Commentluv in the links — you have to use the link tool if you want people to be able to vote for your post, which will give it permanent prominence here on the blog forever!

  11. Richard says:

    I put my details in and it all worked but it says it needs manual approval because I use a dynamic blogger template, which handles HTML differently

    • Carol Tice says:

      Dang…I’ve no idea where I would manually approve a link! I’ll go check in my InLinkz…don’t know if anyone else here is using blogspot, maybe if so they could weigh in on how they’re making it work?

      I took a look in InLinkz and it didn’t appear to be awaiting moderation, but it did have the http:// even though the tool says not to put that, so I took it out. It looks approved on my end, so not sure what else to do. Sorry!

      I deleted the link you put in — why don’t you try re-entering without http to see if that helps?

  12. …don’t be tardy to the party.

    Happy New Year Carol and everybody
    Darnell Jackson recently posted…The 13 Most Important Posts of 2013 for Your Online BusinessMy Profile

  13. Carol Tice says:

    Just want to say I’m impressed with the quality of the headlines in this link party vs previous ones! Seems like you all are reading the blog and learning to work harder on your headlines.

    And so far nobody has put their name instead of their post headline…awesome!

    Also seems like we’ve got a nice roundup of New Year’s resolution advice. Can’t wait to see what other useful stuff we get as more links come on.

  14. Chris says:

    Carol
    Thank you so much for hosting and for all your invaluable info/advice.

    I look fwd to reading all those who’ve linked!

    Happy New Year..all the best in 2014
    Chris
    Chris recently posted…A New Year Begins~ Wordless Wednesday ~ 1/1/14My Profile

  15. Annie says:

    Happy New Year, Carol. I just wanted to say thanks for all your informative and useful posts. I’ve been a regular reader for the last year or so.

    My link is really just for laughs and fun.

    Here’s to a happy and prosperous year for us all.

    Annie

  16. Hi, Carol, I keep getting a message that my page doesn’t contain a linkback, although I did include a Check Me Out at the Party.

  17. James Palmer says:

    Here’s my recent post “A Few Words of Wisdom for Writers.”
    James Palmer recently posted…Lester Dent’s Plot FormulaMy Profile

    • Carol Tice says:

      James, you need to use the link party tool to participate in the party and voting.

      The trick is to paste the link party code from the sidebar onto the post page or your sidebar. Then the link tool will work for you.

  18. Mario Zeleny says:

    Hi Carol!!

    Happy New Year! I hope you had a great holiday season. Thank you again for another opportunity to share. I am looking forward to reading all the entries!

    I love the question from your most recent post:” What is the Soundtrack for your writing?” What a great idea to make music a tool for writing. I wonder if changing the music according to the type of writing that I do would help me write better?

    Many Blessings to you and Your family this new year!

    Mario
    Mario Zeleny recently posted…Change as Journey: How Do You Make Resolutions Stick? PLUS Giveaway!My Profile

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