… that is the question I have been asking myself lately.
I love having my linky party because I love to see what you have been working on and all the great projects around blogland – but you know what? If I were being totally honest I would say “actually I already know all the great projects you have been working on because when I linked up to the awesome party at X, Y and Z – I saw that you did too!!”
And that makes me wonder if my linky party is worth it.
When I started my linky parties 21 weeks ago – I had NO idea how many linky parties there were. I knew there were a few but I never imagined all the invites and comments asking me to link up to YOUR parties that would come my way and then I realized just how many there were out there --- like HUNDREDS!!
Then recently I read a Facebook thread about linky parties and that really got me to thinking --- one of the comments said – what blogland DOESN’T need is another linky party. No I didn’t take the comment personally but since it was something that had been weighing on my mind it really got me to thinking more about this party.
I like to link up – love to link up actually and I have a few favorite places to do so – when I link up, I try and be a good linker and go around a comment on a few other projects – Isn’t that why we link up anyway? We want people to see our projects and comment!!
At the same time I have been thinking about all of this – I think about my family too. My husband works crazy hours and sometimes I don’t see him for a few days (no, he doesn’t work out of town) so I have to devote ALL my time to my children. I have a 2 year old and 1 year old. Yes, I am super busy!! So I start to wonder about the saying “Something’s Gotta Give” and what that should be in my life.
My weekly party is small – the parties I link too are large – I try and be a good participant and comment on other projects that link up to the bigger parties – and try to check out every link that comes to mine too – and sometimes I fail. I used to comment on every. single. link that linked up to my party and now I just cannot – and then the GUILT sets in…. I hate feeling guilty over something like that.
So then I ask myself:
Do I craft today or comment today?
Do I spend time creating quality posts my readers will love?
Or do I spend time commenting on their posts?
Am I really watching “Cars” for the 4th time today?
Why are my kids already in their jammies Oh yeah – we never got dressed today!?
Do I browse blogs or create something new?
What do you guys think? Do you enjoy linking up here? Do you link up here? Would you like to just see some Friday features like I used to do without the party? Please, please leave your comments and let me know what you think – I am so up in the air about all of this your comments would really help me!!