Flaunt it Friday #44!

Hi friends,  It's time for Flaunt it Friday but I just got bad news about the Linky tool that I use to link parties... they are going to start charging money to use their Linky tool!!  Dun dun dunnn ....  Ohhhh mannnn!! 

I guess I can't blame them for charging.  They are providing a useful service that many use... it was just really nice that it was free.  I don't blog for money and but I also don't blog to pay money. ;) 

Inlinkz is offering free text only linkys.  That's not so bad, it's like the "olden days" linky where it shows your title only. 

Would you still party with me if I had text only links with no image attached or would that be too lame?  I'm not sure I want to pay to party but I definitely don't want to stop partying with you guys. 

So, tell me what you think of text only link ups... 

Now, for the fun stuff.

My little rules...

•Post about anything, decor, crafts, recipes, I'm not picky! :)
•Please remember to link back to my blog so more people can join in on the fun. The party button is on the left column.
•Please follow me if you don't do so already so I know you'll come back next week! And maybe like me on Facebook while you're at it... pretty please. :)

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20 comments :

  1. Thanks for hosting Kate! However you do the links sounds great. I'll be here. :)

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  2. I hear you Kate- I just put the link up for my party too and got that same message about charging... not too thrilled with having to pay to host a party either- I understand, but feel the same way you do. Let me know what you think and are planning to do... :)

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  3. Its fine with me - I dont mind text only - I dont think anyone should pay - they already make their money in ads!!

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  4. Oh, I think everyone will be fine going back to the old way. I know I am. thanks for hosting.

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  5. Kate, of course we will still party with you! :) Thanks for hosting every week! :)

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  6. I'm ok with the 'olden days' way. I actually think it's easier to link just text. Either way, I'll still come. I love me a good party. =]

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  7. Well, I love the thumbnail links. I find it's easier to decide who I want to click on. But I found the same issue with my linky party, I Made It! Monday. I think I've decided to go ahead and pay - I understand why they're charging, and it's only $2/month.

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  8. Since I'm late to blogging, I don't remember the old way, but I am a visual girl. I have a hard time looking at the text and deciding which ones I want to look at.

    I'll still play either way you go. I completely understand not wanting to pay for this service.

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  9. Well, I can see both ways...I wouldn't want to pay for it either but myself if I saw ones with just the link I didn't join the party, I'm sort of visual too:) This is the first time (I think) for your party either way I'll join the fun on Friday's:)

    Rondell

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  10. Not sure what the cost, however I really like the photos. Titles alone do not always speak to the project and I would probably be less likely to click through. I would still link up but would love to see the pictures as they alone are very aspiring.

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  11. Thanks so much for hosting! My guess is that fewer people will link up without the thumbnails. And I also think there will be less mingling and commenting. It is unfortunate that they have to start charging. I guess you have to think about the value that a link party brings to you and your blog. Good luck with your decision!

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  12. Hi Kate! Oh, that's to bad about Mr. Linky - that old stinker! I do like the photos but I would still play and check things out. It will cause us to be a little more creative with our titles. Thank you for hosting!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  13. Tnx for hosting! I'll still play along with the text only parties...it's not as nice as the one with photos, but at least it's better than nothing! :)

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  14. Kate, it's your blog, and it's awesome. You'll remain on my party schedule no matter what. Maybe just start featuring a few of your favorites so we can all definitely see the best stuff?

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  15. Hi, thanks for hosting. This is my first link up here.

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  16. I will still link up with you. Thank you for hosting. I am a new follower and love your blog. Come follow me!

    http://justcraftytoday.blogspot.com

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  17. I would still link up - I love your parties. I just hosted my first party and saw that message. I was like...sure, the first time I decide to host and now all of a sudden there's going to be a charge. I really don't want to pay, but the truth is, how often do you blow $2 on something useless (coffee, etc.). At least for the $2/month it is a good service.

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  18. I linked up!! Thanks!! Also, I'm your newest follower!! YAY! Come on over and be mine as well!

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  19. That is a hard one. I pay the yearly fee. Maybe you could put a little paypal button at the bottom of your blog and then a few subscribers might donate toward your linky party fees?

    xoxox
    Jen

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  20. I would still link up but I do prefer the 'picture' linky. I like the idea from Jen above. I've seen other people put a 'donate' button on their blogs.

    Best wishes whatever you decide!

    Nancy

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