The Announcement I’ve Dreaded to Make
It is with a heavy heart and much reflection that I have decided to stop hosting the Small Victories Sunday Linkup effective immediately. While I love and appreciate the community and collaboration of our bloggers, the maintenance and coding of the linkup behind the scenes takes much of the little blogging time I have.
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Honestly, I want to finish Elite Blog Academy* that I started back in February and see where my blogging journey will take me. I need to dedicate more of my time to achieve the dream life and goals I have. Perhaps when I’m done, my journey will lead me back to the linkup I started and have come to love so much. I hope you understand.
4 Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts on My Social Media
But I love this community too much to let you all go! What I treasure about the linkup is sharing and supporting each others’ posts. I love pinning your wonderful ideas to Pinterest and helping you share your awesome content to make your blog stand out in a sea of hopeful bloggers.
So I have come up with 4 ways to promote your blog posts so I can continue to do all the things I love about our linkup in a more time efficient way. We all need to find ways to work smarter, not harder! I can still promote our community on social media and I sincerely hope you will join me in promoting your blog posts in ALL of these places.
1. Join the Small Victories Sunday Pinterest Board
The Small Victories Sunday Linkup Pinterest board is one of my viral (repinned) board on Pinterest. A couple of participants’ pins I had pinned to the Small Victories Sunday Linkup Pinterest board a year to ago has now been repinned almost 5,000 times collectively. Pinterest dominates my referral traffic so I like to focus more time there because I get definite returns on my time investment.
My Small Victories Sunday Linkup board is now open to family-friendly bloggers who want to be added. Bloggers can add 3 pins per week to the board and I kindly ask that you repin one for every one you leave. Make sure you follow me on Pinterest and then you can send me a message in Pinterest or tag me in the comments of one of the pins with your Pinterest email address to be added. Please no religious or political posts.
2. Gain Access to Exclusive Sharing Small Victories Tailwind Tribe
Gain access to my exclusive Sharing Small Victories Tailwind tribe (for Pinterest scheduling) when you subscribe to my weekly or daily newsletter. You can join the tribe even if you are not a Tailwind member. In the tribe, you can add as many vertical (tall and skinny) pins as you want and repin one for every pin you add. The advantage is Tailwind* schedules pins for when it’s optimal for your readers to give your pins better reach.
3. Share Your Small Victories from Last Week and Goals for Week Ahead on my Facebook Page
Share your small victories from last week and your goals for next week on my Facebook page on Sundays at 9pm EST. I’ll have a chat or a special thread for us to share our small victories and encourage each other to achieve our goals for the week ahead.
4. Share Your Blog Posts or Social Media Links on Weekly Threads on my Facebook Page
Share your blog posts, old and new on My Facebook Page‘s Weekly Sharing Thread on Mondays at 10am EST. Share a link to a blog post or a social media link you want reshared. For each link you leave, please share another blogger’s link.
Thank You to My Dedicated Hosts & Why You Need to Follow Them
Please allow me and help me to thank my dedicated co-hosts who have inspired me to keep this linkup going for so long. I could not have done it without them. Their support is amazing and you definitely want these ladies as part of your community and tribe. I know you’ve seen their lovely faces in this picture each week. Go follow them now, if you don’t already and I’ll tell you why you must!
Echo from The Mad Mommy (family/parenting, humor), thank you for bringing your humor and things all parents are thinking but too afraid to say out loud into your posts. I appreciate your perspective on what it’s like to raise an autistic son so I can better understand the invisible challenges parents face.
Gail from Frugal & Coupon Crazy (saving money), thank you for bringing us your simple and actionable ways to save money. I often think when I read her posts, “I never thought to do that, I’m so glad Gail gave me this tip.”
Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly (lifestyle, travel, entertainment), thank you for bringing us your smiling and contagious positivity to our linkup. I’m always amazed at all Kimberly has going on with the community events she organizes and wedding planning services she provides.
Crystal from Sharing Life’s Moments (marriage, homeschooling, blogging tips), thank you for being a kindred spirit in blogging. Even though I don’t homeschool, I always love reading about what homeschooling activities you do with your kids. I wish I had a teacher like you as a kid. And as a fellow book and movie lover, I always enjoy your monthly summaries.
Leigh from Living Young and Healthy (healthy living, essential oils, recipes), thank you for always being such a wonderful cheerleader for my blog. You inspire me with your love for family friendly travel, your healthy recipes and your desire to live healthier by eliminating toxins from your home. I strive to blog with an authentic voice which I think you have in abundance. When I read your posts, I feel like we’re having a conversation over coffee, which I hope one day we can do!
Shannon from Daily Momtivity (parenting/kid-friendly fun/DIY), thank you for sharing your amazingly creative ideas with us. I love the kid-friendly crafts and recipes you share with us. I wish I’d done more activities with my kids when the older ones were younger, they bring great memories to moms and kids alike.
Kristine from A Life Well Red (chronic illness awareness & education, healthy living), thank you for bring awareness to the struggles and reality of chronic illness. I love that your posts are both informative and hopeful. With chronic illness, it is easy to let the weight of its physical and mental impact bring us down. But your posts seek to educate and inspire us to live and thrive with chronic illness, something I aim to do here also.
Danita from O Taste and See Blog (food), thank you for your mouthwatering recipes! I love to cook and find new meals for my boys. Every time I see one of your recipes, I have to click on it and enjoy reading the story behind it and saving it on Pinterest so I can try it later.
Michelle from Divas with a Purpose (inspiration, lifestyle and entrepreneurship), thank you for your inspiring and empowering us to take better care of ourselves and to focus and reach for our goals. I lift my chin up a little higher and tell myself “I can do this” after I’ve paid a visit to your blog.
Suzanna from One Hoolie Mama (family, recipes, fitness), thank you for encouraging us to keep up with our goals and gratitude. I love hearing what other moms and bloggers have for their goals and how they want to achieve them. We’re all juggling several roles and it’s nice to have a compassionate space to share our dreams and what are thankful for.
Well I think that’s it for this announcement before I bust into tears that I’m saying goodbye to this linkup that has been a special part of my blog for so long. Thanks to all of you for being a part of this community with me for so long. While I hope it’s not the end of our relationship, I do hope it will help me find my path on my blogging journey so I can achieve the dream life I’ve wanted for me and my family. I’m still here to encourage you so we can share our small victories, celebrate life and thrive with chronic illness together.
What goals do you hope to accomplish in your personal life or blogging journey? What does your dream life look like? Let me know, I hope my page continues to be a community that inspires you to achieve your dream life, whatever that may be.
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