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How to Link Up to a Link Party

I’ve had a few people comment and e-mail saying they don’t know how to link up to my new weekly Stitchery Link Party that is being held in conjunction with Vintage Embroidery Mondays.

So I thought a quick step-by-step photo tutorial might be helpful… not just for linking up here but anywhere you might find a link party you’d like to participate in.

I use Inlinkz so that’s what I’ll use to illustrate the steps but most link party sites work pretty much the same way.

First, at the bottom of the link party you’ll see a button that looks something like this:

Blue Add Your Link button

 

 

Click on that button.

You will be taken to the link up page:

Adding your post's url
Next, open a new page or tab in your browser and go to your blog.  Click on the title of the post you want to link to.  This will refresh the page and the url of that post will appear in the info bar at the top of the page.

Copy the url of your post

Highlight the url, right click on your mouse and select “copy.”

Go back to the link up page.  Paste the url of your post in the “Link” box.

Paste the url in the area indicated

After that you’ll want to give your link a title.

Add your e-mail address.  (It is only visible to the person who is hosting the link party.   And just so that you feel safe, please know that I would never share or distribute any e-mail addresses that are entrusted to me.)

Now we’ve gotten to the fun part… in the section titled “Image source”…  select the photo of the project you want to feature in the link up.  You can crop it if you like by clicking on “Crop.”

Once you’re satisfied with all the information you’ve added and the photo you selected, click on the Done button.

Done Button

That’s it.  Your link should appear in the link party within a moment or two.

Now let’s say you don’t have a blog, Inlinkz allows you to link to one of your instagram posts by clicking on the instagram icon in the image source section.Instagram button

I hope this tutorial is helpful to anyone who would like to link to Monday’s Stitchery Link Party or any of the many other wonderful link parties that are out there in blogland.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer.

 

 

 

 

3 Comments

  • Susan
    April 26, 2015 2:01 pm

    Seemed very clear to me!

  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    April 27, 2015 5:08 am

    Clear to me too 🙂

  • Flashinscissors
    August 1, 2015 10:54 am

    Hi Susan,

    I would like to link up to your next link up party and just to say I found your instructions extremely helpful when linking to another linky party. I use an iPad and laptop and alternating between the two had forgotten how to click and copy on the laptop and therefore my link wasn’t connecting to the correct page. Once I had seen your instructions I was able to complete the link immediately.

    Thank you for such a good tutorial. I hope to be linking to your next linky party.

    Barbara xx

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