So we have an announcement to make this morning regarding the #ItsOK Linky. My fellow #ItsOK Linky hosts and I have made the decision to say goodbye to the linky in its current form. But #Itsok, this is not goodbye.
The world of blogging has changed over time, and whilst joining linkys was and still is a good way to network, discover new blogs and get your blog posts read and commented on, they are not as popular as they used to be.
Well, I believe this is because of social media. Using social media to connect and engage with other bloggers is so easy. We have noticed that there are fewer and fewer people linking up to our linky, but it’s not just ours. I used to link up to 10 different linkys a week. Over time my focus shifted and I cut back on the number that I joined, and when I was doing a bit of research a few weeks ago, I realised that a lot of the other linkys I used to link up to had shut down for one reason or another.
The End of An Era
I believe it’s a sign of the times.
Out with the old, in with the new!
The good news is that the #ItsOK blogging group will remain intact but we will be taking on a new format. If you aren’t already a member of our Facebook group, please do head over there and join. We will be changing the style of the group to be one that supports and connects bloggers with each other, and promotes engagement within our parent bloggers community.
It’s the last week of the #ItsOK linky so please do head over to this week’s host, Helen’s blog post to see what she has to say about it all.
Thanks for all your support everyone, see you over on Facebook!