First Friday Link Party for Writers — Holiday Weekend Edition

Carol Tice

Stars and stripesFor those of us writers here in the U.S., it’s a long party weekend as we celebrate our nation’s birth.

So it’s perfect timing that this is also the first Friday of the month and time for our First Friday Link Party for Writers!

I’m on a train on the way to World Domination Summit in Portland, so I’m thrilled to hand this post over to my wonderful readers. As usual, I’m sure you’ve all got some fresh and useful blog posts to share.

Instructions are below — enjoy the link party and the holiday weekend, folks!



  1. Rohi Shetty

    Congrats to the first ten though everyone who entered their post is a winner.

    Some great entries here, especially 101 Quick Actions You Can Take Today to Build the Writer Platform of Your Dreams.

    Thanks for arranging this great contest, Carol.

  2. Jose

    Am I too late to the party? 🙂

    • Carol Tice

      Well, not too late to enjoy the posts and see the winners, Jose!

  3. Carol Tice

    Ugh, well I’m annoyed to see that the new link party software does not seem to have shown us the winners! I’ll be on to InlInkz to find out what up with that and get it fixed for next time. It’s always something…

    Thanks to everyone who entered this time!

    • Joseph Rathjen

      That’s not the only problem it’s having. I noticed today, on 2 separate occasions it was loading up votes again. I just came here to check and all the hearts were there again. I clicked one at random and it accepted the vote. Just saying…

    • Carol Tice

      Yeah, they did a software upgrade and seems like it’s got a problem…as I say I will try to iron this out with InLinkz before next time.

      And I’m back…there is a technical fail. It appears voting has been somehow set to run for a whole month by accident! But I think I’ve been able to fix it up…I am now seeing the winners. Under the new scheme it shows votes for the top 10 winners. Congrats to all!

    • Anca Dumitru

      That’s a pity. Especially for those who joined the party this month for the first time.

      I thought something looked weird when I checked last night and the little voting hearts were still showing. Well, from what I see now it looks like I’m #11. Not too shabby if that’s the true final result (probably zero votes). Will come back in August anyway. 🙂

    • Carol Tice

      Yeah, I finally got it to display the winners — think I had an inadvertent programming error on the length of the voting period and I was able to fix it.

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