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  1. http://patchworkposse.com/blog
    March 13, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    linky parties are a bit of work, but i agreet that the closer you are to the beginning the better. if you do miss the window of being first, i like to be on the edges, and make sure the picture you use is eye catching. use a funny or catchy description too for clicks.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      March 13, 2013 @ 11:12 am

      My most popular post was called the ‘Porn Style Blouse’ – got a lot of clicks! I think a catchy title is a great way to attract someone through to take a look. Anything controversial can attract attention too, but yes, the Photo is KEY.

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  2. Laurie @ Simply Creating Home
    March 13, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    Thank you for your wonderful tips! I hadn’t thought of making a list like this. Having it be clickable and listing the times for the link parties would be very helpful!

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  3. [email protected] A Blast
    March 14, 2013 @ 3:09 am

    I have a list, which works very well – except that 99% of the parties I link to is in the US and I am on South-African time :/ but I totally agree, the closer to the top your post are, the better ! Thank you for sharing all your tips 🙂

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      March 14, 2013 @ 9:46 am

      I have the same problem – I’m overseas too and they mostly open in the evening when I’ve gone to bed. So it’s hard to get in near the start. But I can do better with the morning starts. Thanks for dropping in .

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  4. Brooke
    March 14, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    Great tips! I’m usually down at the bottom of the link parties. I need to get with it and get at the top! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

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  5. Natalie @ Sophisticated Yellow
    March 14, 2013 @ 10:50 am

    Thanks for the post! This is my second week of link parties and the online To Do List is a great suggestion. I have been tracking timing, but I think it will take a few weeks to get all the kinks figured out! Thanks again. I’m loving your site!

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  6. Jackie Karlic (The Non-Martha Momma)
    March 14, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    Hi! Followed you over from Easy Living Mom blog hop. I am a newer blogger so I always love reading tips like this. Thanks so much for sharing! Now following via FB 🙂

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  7. Lori Johnston
    March 14, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    Thanks for the tips.

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  8. Andrea
    March 14, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

    Thanks for the tips! Stopping by from Simply Sweet Home 🙂

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  9. igotthismartha
    March 15, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    Thanks for the great tips!

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  10. Michelle
    March 15, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

    Thanks so much for what should be an obvious tip. This is exactly the advice that I need being a new blogger.

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  11. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen
    March 16, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    Thanks for the tip! I’m trying to be more organized with linking consistently, but you’ve taken it to another level!

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  12. Resa Dance at Pitcher and Plate
    March 17, 2013 @ 5:24 am

    Deby, you must have been reading my mind! I’ve been doing all of these linky parties but I was wondering how in the world I could make a list for each day and how to keep track of what I’d done. Your suggestion is perfect! I will be setting up my To Do List asap! Thanks for all of your help!

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  13. Susan @ sunflowerhugs.blogspot.com
    March 17, 2013 @ 6:20 am

    I try my best to be at the top too, but some of the linky parties don’t start at the same time and that drives me crazy! Some have even forgotten to post theirs–and it has been some of the bigger bloggers where I get most of my traffic!

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      March 17, 2013 @ 9:31 am

      Life often gets in the way for all of us! I DO have better things to do most days than sit at the computer – but at least I know what it takes to get more traffic, I just have to decide whether its worth it that week depending on what posts I have to promote.

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  14. Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds
    March 17, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    Great Tip! Thanks for linking up to ITS PARTY TIME! I start our party every Sunday at 1AM CST. For those who aren’t night owls, its easy to schedule your post. Hugs!

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    • Kathe
      March 19, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

      Clydia~do you mean I can schedule my post to link up to your party while I sleep??

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      • Deby at Moms Make Money
        March 19, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

        That’s what she says – does anyone know if and how this might be possible? Would be great for those of us in a different time zone and asleep when the party starts.

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  15. Leslie
    March 17, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    What a great tool! Thanks for the tip.

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
    Leslie

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  16. Rosey
    March 17, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

    I don’t think it’s over the top, and I think you’re right, anything worth doing is worth doing well. Thanks for sharing. I’m visiting today from the Raising Imperfection hop.

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  17. Becky
    March 17, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

    I agree. I do try to peruse all links, first and last. The pictures on linky parties are what draw me in!

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  18. Natasha In Oz
    March 17, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

    Wow, that is great advice! I host a linky party so really could use this myself-thanks so much!

    If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled if you could pop over and link this up to my Say G’ay Party! This would be a great addition.

    Best wishes for a wonderful week,
    Natasha in Oz

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  19. Kim
    March 18, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Linking up is definitely a work in progress. So far I am finding it very time consuming. Thanks for the tips on how to streamline it a little better.

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  20. Melissa
    March 18, 2013 @ 6:27 pm

    Great tips!!! Thanks for linking up to our link party. I’m going to go check out todoist.com.

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  21. Pam
    March 19, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    Great tips for link parties. Organization is key! That’s for sure. I’m still working on it. Thanks for this post.

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  22. lovelymrsp
    March 20, 2013 @ 7:31 am

    Great post! Here’s my plan~ I made a excel spread sheet of the projects I have linked up and to whom so I don’t link up the same thing twice. List of blogs on left and projects on top. Then I have another list of blog urls listed under different days of the week and I click and drag them to my browser to open around 12 links at a time. I enter first thing in the morning! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      March 20, 2013 @ 7:48 am

      WOW – now that is super organised. What a great way to make sure you don’t post the same project twice.

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  23. suzyhomemaker
    March 20, 2013 @ 6:55 pm

    I must be the opposite. I always go from the bottom up. Maybe because I think those at the top are the ones who link to tons of parties so maybe I have seen those already.

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  24. April @ Angel's Homestead
    March 22, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

    This was the most viewed link at my link party last week. Congrats!

    Thank you so much for linking this up at Saturday Spotlight! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. 🙂

    http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-9/

    April

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  25. Linda@ Mixed Kreations
    March 24, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    I try to be one of the first to link up but by the time I get there, there’s already a lots of linky. I agree it is very time consuming, especially when the linky tool gives me a hard time, and sometimes I get linked but my picture doesn’t show, that gets very discouraging.
    I have just figured out that some parties that list a specific day in the title. For example: link up Monday. Might actually start on saturday or Sunday instead of Monday. So I’m adding the start day and time to my list. I think that i will start working from the bottom up like Suzyhomemaker Thanks for sharing your tips.

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  26. Shelly Andrade
    June 21, 2013 @ 9:24 pm

    I try my hardest to be first to certain parties and even if I’m absolutely ready to go refreshing the page as the clock ticks over there are always a dozen people ahead of me with one person in particular who is #1 almost 99% of the time, there’s got to be some kind of trick that I’m missing. I’ve been doing this for a couple years so I’m not new to linking up either any other tips you can share??? Love the online to do list, I’m going to check it out!

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      June 22, 2013 @ 8:03 am

      Ah Shelly I think this is a blog tribe in action. If you are in a tribe or group with other bloggers, you share each others content to the benefit of everyone in the group. Therefore when the linky goes live, it may already have some project pre-loaded so that those bloggers projects are always first on the list. Therefore it appears that they all miraculously were able to link up before you. Of course having a super fast internet connection helps too. You could always join a tribe of your own, or maybe even contact some bloggers who do the linkies you want to be featured in and ask if you can ‘sponsor’ the linky and be posted in return for a few dollars a month. Its just paid advertising. Blogging is more of a business than you would think!

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      • Shelly Andrade
        June 22, 2013 @ 8:38 am

        Are you serious? Wow, I must live under a shell. I keep trying to figure out how I could have all the fields filled out as it comes live that it would help, We only have DSL out here, no cable in our area which doesn’t help either. I’m usually trying to type in my information within seconds of it coming live but I’m still 7-12 links down every time and it just boggles my mind that the same person is so must faster all the time. I know the girl and I really don’t think she’s part of a group and the party is too big that the blogger would continue to keep choosing the same gal to be top dog. Don’t get me wrong, she does fabulous work, but there are tons of awesome projects submitted each week. Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it!!

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  27. Marti
    July 30, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

    Thank you for the todolist link….I can’t wait to try it!!

    Marti

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  28. suma @ ajjimanemixes
    September 9, 2014 @ 6:20 am

    I am a mother of a toddler and trying to run a home and very new to blogging. I think i am goin to use the todo list for everything ! thank you so much!

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