Thursday, August 23, 2012

{Spark} Linky Party Update

noun- anything that activates or stimulates; 
inspiration or catalyst. 

What is Spark?
In a nutshell, starting in September, Spark is going to be a place to come link up any and all family friendly ideas, products, stories, poems, recipes, photos, products, information, etc that will "spark" the imagination! 

Each month, there will be a new Spark topic or theme, and the opportunity to link up will run all month long. You can link up as many times as you'd like as long as what you're linking up stays relevant to the topic.

Isn't Spark just another crafty linky party then? 

Well, yes, it's a linky party, but what will make Spark different is that it's not just for crafters. 
Like I said, each month there will be a new Spark topic. If you're a blogger, photographer, Etsy shop owner, etc, you can come link up as long as you are linking up something family friendly related to that topic. 
For example, the topic for September is It's Fall Ya'll! so if you're a blogger who writes poetry and have a poem that fits the topic, you can link up! If you have an item in your Etsy shop that falls under the topic, you can link that up too! If you're a photographer with photos on your website that relate, link them up. If you're a blogger and have a post with features you've found on Pinterest that are of the topic, link up. Of course, if you post recipes, crafts, DIY, you're welcome to link up as well. 
Make sense? 
In other words, it's not exclusive to just craftiness. If you have something that is related to the topic of the month, as long as it's relevant and family friendly, and it will "spark" a readers imagination or interest, come link it up.  

Nice! Anything I can't link up then?  

Only family friendly links are allowed. This will be monitored daily, and posts will be deleted that are inappropriate. Let's all play nice, mmmmkay? 
Also, as much as we love giveaways and other linky parties, we'd rather you not link them up. If you do host a linky party, let us know because we like to link up too, and have other spots on our blogs that we can put that button or link. Perhaps in the future this may change, but for now we'll keep it this way.

Okay, sounds kind-of cool, are you going to have Co-Hosts?  

Yes! Three regular blogs will Co-Host Spark, which are myself, Just a Little Creativity, and Beautifully Blended Victoria BUT we'd love to have a guest Co-Host or two each month. So, if you're interested, contact me or the other two bloggers. We are looking for blogs of all sizes, so even if you're not a "big blogger" it's totally okay.
You'll see that the three of us are each different types and styles of bloggers, and that's perfect! Exactly what we like.

When does this start, and what are all the topics? 

The first Spark will start Thursday September 6 and again, the topic for September is It's Fall Y'all! 
We think that's a very broad theme, and we're looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! 
We will post a calender then of all the topics for each month through December 2013, so you'll have plenty of time to brainstorm. 

We hope you're looking forward to this as much as we are! 
Please contact me if you have any questions or are interested in Co-Hosting. We're also interested in setting up giveaways related to the monthly topic, so if you'd like to discuss this more, again, give me a shout.

In the meantime, we'd love to start getting the word out! 
Please grab a button to display, remember, the more the merrier!


Each month I'm going to have a different button to match the topic.
Here's my SPARK button for the month.
Feel free to use which ever button you wish :)


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1 comment:

  1. This looks fun!

    Stopping by from Thee Networking Blog Hop! Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can. I am hosting Mom's Monday Mingle tonight. Love for you to stop by and link up!


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