What is a “linky” or a “blog hop”?
A linky/blog hop is when you go to a certain blog that is hosting the “linky” and link up your Blog by entering your blog URL to it; You will find a list of other blogs that have also posted and you can visit them all, leave comments and network. A blog hop is where those bloggers that have posted their URL also host a “linky” and you literally hop from one blog to another, leaving comments! A great networking concept and fabulous method to meet other bloggers.
Can I see an example of what a linky looks like?
https://mummyconstant.com/the-yummy-mummy-blog-hop/ Check out my very own linky.
How to get a linky on my own blog?
Firstly you need to find one, I used: http://www.linkytools.com/. Sign up to the site and you will be taken to the dashboard, where you can create and edit your “linky”.
What do the settings mean?
*based on the website above “linkytools“.
- List title – this is the name of what you want the linky to be called.
- Length of user – this is the number of people that can enter the linky, default value is 50.
- Column count – this is how many columns are displayed of blogs, once bloggers have started entering their details.
- Start date – when the linky tool is to start.
- Stop date – when the linky tool is to finish.
- List options –
Enable likes: this means that your readers can like a link entered
Likes options: choose an option based on how long you want the likes to continue
Is blog hop: this tells linky that it is a blog hop
Clicks open new window: this means that if people click on the URL then a new window will open and your blog stays in the background
Is private list: whether you want the linky to be private or public (readers can view the results or not)
Require approval: this means that you can review all entries before they are entered
List sort order: this is how the URL’s are displayed (oldest first or youngest first etc)
Email notifications: whether you want an email whenever a blogger adds a link
Gridlines on list: this is whether you want to display gridlines, to make the individual links stand out more
Show bible verse: this will show a bible verse on the linky
Scrolling window: this will display a scroll bar for the list if the list gets very long
Require email: bloggers will be required to enter their email address in order to post a link
Require name: bloggers will be required to enter their name in order to post a link
Require back link: this is a link that the blogger has to put on their blog, in order to post on your linky (its so that a blog hop can be possible)
Show in list directory: this will show your linky in their very own list directory for other people to see
Once you’ve edited the “linky” and set it up how you want it, you click the finished button at the bottom and you are taken to the dashboard. This is where you can get the code that needs pasting into your blog.
In editing the post you get the visual option or the HTML option, type out your blog post in the visual mode, but when you need to paste the code you need to go to HTML. Paste it at the end of the text (you wont need to understand the HTML code then) and publish your post.
Preview your post to make sure it looks right and try the linky to make sure its working 🙂
berniFebruary 16, 2012
Thank you for clearing that up for me lol learning slowly but couldn’t do it without your help x
mumofthreeboysFebruary 27, 2012
I have just followed your post step by step, fingers crossed.
Start a blogApril 24, 2013
Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if
you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that
automatically tweet my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.
How To Create A BlogJune 13, 2013
Hey there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to
give a quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading
your articles. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same
subjects? Many thanks!
HostMonster CouponJuly 17, 2013
What’s up, I check your blog daily. Your story-telling style is awesome, keep doing what you’re doing!
Go Daddy ReviewJuly 25, 2013
Just desire to say your article is as astounding.
The clarity in your post is simply cool and i can assume you are an expert on this subject.
Fine with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to keep updated
with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the rewarding work.
Go Daddy CouponsJuly 26, 2013
What’s up, I log on to your new stuff daily. Your humoristic style is awesome, keep doing what you’re doing!
Mypc Backup ReviewsAugust 2, 2013
Hi there to every body, it’s my first pay a quick visit of this webpage; this web site consists of awesome and actually fine information in favor of visitors.
WebhostingAugust 6, 2013
Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all people you really know
what you’re talking about! Bookmarked. Please additionally talk over with my web site =). We may have a hyperlink trade agreement among us
Superior Singing Method ReviewAugust 7, 2013
Marvelous, what a website it is! This website presents useful facts to us, keep it up.