On Valentine’s Day, I’d like to talk about a different kind of love that we need to spread.
We bloggers are an interesting breed.
Day after day, we open windows into the most private, celebratory, painful and funny moments in our lives and ask strangers to poke their heads in and have a look around.
It takes guts, or a certain type of insanity, to do this regularly. Comments and feedback help encourage us to keep going.
Every blogger has a post that has flopped: one that deserved a whole lotta love, and didn’t get it.
Maybe it was a post that was truly soul-baring. Or incredibly funny. Or promoted a cause. Or touched on a controversial topic.
But due to timing, or luck, or more often, that mysterious thing about blogging that makes us completely unable to predict what posts will do well and which ones won’t, the post fell flat.
For bloggers, there’s nothing more crushing than seeing a post flop.
The idea occurred to me that Valentine’s Day would be a good time for all of us to do something nice for each other. And agree to give a whole lotta love to each other’s posts that got passed over, long ago. Resurrect the dead and give them one more shot at life, one more moment in the sun.
Are you in?
Welcome to the Whole Lotta Love linkup.
Let’s discuss the rules.
It Takes Two To Tango. If you submit a post of your own, you have to agree to give love (comment) to other posts on the linky. And I don’t mean one other post or just your bloggy BFF’s post, either. I mean make a sincere and earnest effort to visit a lot of posts.
Sharing Is Encouraged But Not Required. If you find that you really love someone else’s post, share it on Twitter or Facebook or G+ or Pinterest or whatever works for you. But you don’t have to. Maybe you don’t have a comment to leave? Share the post instead.
Flash The Credentials. Be legit, yo, and get some more people to join this linkup by adding the below image to your resurrected post (or if you’re creating a fresh post for the content). Please have the image link to my site. I’m too lazy to make this all fancy HTML-like with badge code and stuff.
Get In Before It’s Too Late! Whole Lotta Love will run from today until February 28, so you’ve got two weeks to add your post and get around to loving on some others.
Hashtag It: Share this post, or other posts you find in the linky, using #WholeLottaLove.
The linky is open NOW, so start digging into your archives and find that one post that needs a second shot at life! I can’t wait to read!