The Blue and White Bash + The Lowdown on Link Ups


If you've never seen one of my Blue and White Bashes, you can do so here, here and here.  They're linking parties where bloggers link up their beautiful blue and white posts here at TPP for everyone to enjoy all the gorgeousness. I'm having the next one February 3rd, and I would absolutely love for you to join me. If you're a reader, just bring a cup of coffee that day and plan to stay awhile. If you're a blogger, please link up. 

You can share a post on blue and white interiors.

Howard Slakin

Or, blue and white accessories.

You can feature blue and white on the table,



Even the beach!

Another thing to consider is that you can create a new post for The Bash, or use an existing post.  Either is welcome.

Now, for some info on the ins and outs of linking up.  When I've hosted a Blue and White Bash, I've received emails from people worried about the process of linking up.  They've anticipated that it will be complicated.  The reality is that if you've ever created and published a blog post, linking up to another blog will be a breeze. All you have to do to link your post to a linking party is copy your post's URL (the actual web address of your post) before going to the blog where you'll be a guest.  There'll be a gadget/widget you can't miss, and you click on that.  The directions are very simple, and it just takes a few seconds.  Give it a try!  If I can do it, anyone can.

So, now that we've covered the technical aspects, I'll share a bit of information on the etiquette of being a link up guest.  Linking parties are lots of fun, but they're also beneficial.  They're a great source of traffic for your blog.  The traffic is not coming just from the host.  It's cyclical.  The participants are supposed to mention the linking party and link to it at the top of the first page of their blogs. If that happens, every blogger participating is helping to drive the traffic of the party. Basically, to not follow this guideline is unsportsmanlike behavior in which you would never participate : )

To see examples of how to do this go here, here, or here.

There may be other information regarding link ups that I'm omitting as I'm fairly new to this.  I may add more at a later time, but if you have any tips or guidelines that we should know, please share.

I hope I'll see you at The Blue and White Bash!  



Stephen Andrew said...

Oh I'm so glad you posted this. I have wondered what the etiquette was...and since I was unsure I haven't done them. I'm going to try and get my room finished where I'm hanging your prints for this!

sharon smith said...

I would love to give this a try. Thank you for posting the information. I have no clue, but I've made it this far and hope to learn more. Thank you for hosting as I also enjoy the visual beauty of the photos!

The enchanted home said...

Love your blue and white bashes and can attest to the fact that they are really easy even for non techy people....I am learning fast:) Have a great day!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I like to think of linking parties as just that....a virtual party. Everyone should have a great time and benefit. And just like a good party, you would never want to be rude to your Hostess. I should send you a virtual bottle of wine as a hostess gift.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Its so nice of you to invite all of us. This was a perfect explanation for the uninitiated.

Vel Criste said...

I most definitely will Jennifer! Posted about Kerry's Art today on my blog! :-)

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Your blue and white bashes are such fun...I am already planning my post! Thanks, Jennifer! xoxo

Christine @ Suburban Charm said...

Love your blue and white linking parties...I will plan to post this time! I love finding new blogs on linking parties...thank you for hosting!

Beth Connolly said...

I can't wait. These are so much fun.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Jennifer,
Thank you for hosting the blue and white bash. I am looking forward to seeing everyone's beautiful blues. Another piece of etiquette regarding link parties is that linkers should visit other linkers and leave a comment on their posts. Sometimes hostesses ask participants to visit a certain number of the other participants. After all, if you were at a party, wouldn't you interact with the other guests?

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I forgot again! Where is my brain?
Gorgeous post, as always.

Leslie at Lekalia Interiors said...

I'm looking forward to it! I loved participating in the last one and loved all the inspiring posts!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I love that blue striped tiled bathroom, oh and I'll take that blue sapphire and a walk on that beach please! Love your inspirations. Your bashes are always fun! xo Nancy

Andrea said...

These are such fun, count me in!

The Glam Pad

therelishedroost said...

Looking forward to it!!!

Tiffany Jones Interiors said...

while I do love a great blue and white bash… I am thinking I love that sapphire ring and those blue and white umbrellas at the beach more…. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! see you on monday. xoxo

Wilder Cs said...

excellent contribution charm this website I hope to publish more content and share it all over facebook xeroform

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love your blue and white bash...looking forward to it!


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