When I first started blogging back in 2015, I didn’t have a clue what a linky was. It was when my blogging mate advised me to start joining in, that I learnt the process. They were great at the time. I got my blog out there, learnt about the blogging community and made some great friends. I also read some great content and it gave me loads of idea. I feel all blogging newbies should join linkies! So worthwhile.
Time passed and I thought: I could do that!! Me and my good friend Helen from Blogging Beautifully put our head together and Best and Worst was born. It was a fun linky, allowing people to link up posts about the highs and lows of life. It did well and at the start, boomed but as linkies do, tailed off a little. We enjoyed it, had a nice community and it was manageable. It was a nice boost the traffic and a good way of connecting with others.
We decided not too long ago to re-vamp the linky and called it Bloggers Best. We had a new badge designed and this linky allowed people to link pretty much anything up. We still have a small community with 30-40 links a week but as time had passed, I have realised running a linky is hard work, as many of my fellow bloggers will know.
So, you can probably tell what is coming next…… Bloggers Best is going to stop.
We are sad about it but I’m feeling with a new baby on the way, a toddler that has dropped her nap and some months, a lot of blog work to keep on top of, that something has to give. Sadly, this is going to be the linky. I am finding it very hard to fit all the reading in, as used to do when little Piglet napped and this has gone to pot! Although, I enjoy reading the posts, it is not as enjoyable as it once was, I must say. Of course I will miss it and it’s always strange to give something your started up but we think it is time.
I really do feel running our two linkies has been a blogging rite of passage and a good way to learn and meet so many people. I am really glad we did it and kept it going for so long.
I want to say a massive thanks to all the people who have linked week after week and even stayed with us on and on, since the Best and Worst days. We have some very loyal, lovely linkers and will always be grateful.
So to Best and Worst and Bloggers Best! It’s been a pleasure but time to move on and although will feel weird every Wednesday not to read your lovely posts, I have a feeling I will be pretty busy!!