Linky linky linky

I have been toying with the idea of using a linky generator for a while now, but the ones I kept stumbling over (Linky Tools for example) require a paid subscription. It’s not that I’m a skinflint, because I’m not. It’s just that we live on a budget and my blogs are for my amusement. I don’t make any money out of them, nor would I wish to, so it seems futile to pay for tools to assist my blogging. Maybe one day in the distant future I will consider buying a domain and server space and will treat myself to a WordPress.org self-hosted blog with all the flashing lights and tinsel, but for now I am happy with what I have and have no wish to change.

That said, I still want to make it easier for my readers to link up their projects on WIP Wednesday. Therefore, having done a little research, I am going to try a few linky generators over the next few weeks. I’m just letting you know so you don’t think I have gone even crazier than you already believe me to be, and also to ask for your help. Please, Dear Readers, over the next few weeks or months, could you be patient with these changes and, if you feel like participating, please let me know how easy you find these to be. I will run a poll when I have exhausted the list of free linky generators and I would then very kindly ask you to participate in that. If you don’t want to get involved, that is fine and you can just ignore these silly requests of mine. If you do want to get involved then great! The more feedback I get the better. if all else fails, I can always fall back on the comments section of the blog anyway!

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Thursday Thoughts for Inspiration

Thursday Thoughts for InspirationFirst, a little introduction. I hope for this to be a regular weekly post, although some weeks I may not be able to post. This is simply a collection of the things that I have found inspiring since the last Thursday Thoughts for Inspiration post, to include books, magazines, websites and blogs. Wherever possible I will include a link to the specific post rather than the whole site/blog and a link to the relevant website for the subscription to the magazine or to purchase the book on Amazon. I will also wherever possible include a link to the Ravelry review. I may or may not include photos from other people’s blogs, and when I do I will credit them for the photo and link back to the post where I found it. I will also try to write a little bit about why I have included a link here, but sometimes words are not necessary.

I would be grateful if you could click on over to the websites and blogs mentioned here and if appropriate leave a comment for them. Thank you.

Now, on with the show….

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Thursday Thoughts for Inspiration

Thursday Thoughts for InspirationFirst, a little introduction. I hope for this to be a regular weekly post, although some weeks I may not be able to post. This is simply a collection of the things that I have found inspiring since the last Thursday Thoughts for Inspiration post, to include books, magazines, websites and blogs. Wherever possible I will include a link to the specific post rather than the whole site/blog and a link to the relevant website for the subscription to the magazine or to purchase the book on Amazon. I will also wherever possible include a link to the Ravelry review. I may or may not include photos from other people’s blogs, and when I do I will credit them for the photo and link back to the post where I found it. I will also try to write a little bit about why I have included a link here, but sometimes words are not necessary.

Some weeks I may leave out the blogs and websites and only feature the magazines and books that have inspired me, as a kind of review I suppose. These will only be short reviews, and full reviews will have their own individual posts.

I would be grateful if you could click on over to the websites and blogs mentioned here and if appropriate leave a comment for them. Thank you.

Now, on with the show….

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