They say it takes a village to raise a child. They forgot to mention that it takes the strength of the FYBF community to see its linky grow.
According to Mr WordPress, this will be the 26th FYBF hosted by yours truly since taking over from the ever glowing Glowless back in May.
But hey, it isn’t about the numbers.
Last week, I received a message from a fellow blogger, who wrote:
“Confession: I WANT to truly love and embrace the FYBF thing, but I put in a lot of effort when I link up and get barely a hit out of it!”
While keeping her anonymous, I will mention that I met her over a year ago now on FYBF, long before it was ever housed here. I’ve been grateful ever since.
Maybe I might’ve met her later in my blogging journey but I guess fate didn’t want to delay our friendship.
Obviously, her message made me sad but I also started to wonder if FYBF was sticking to its purpose of connectedness, communication and community.
Sure, I can host this party every week, provide a place for everyone to meet and catch up. Introducing Featured Floggers is oodles of fun. And of course, I do my hardest to drop by every post.
It’s also up to the rest of the FYBF community to clinch the deal.
So, here’s what I propose. Besides reciprocating a visit to the blogs of those who have left a comment for you, how about getting to know your neighbours too?
Whatever spot you find yourself on FYBF for the week, can I ask you to drop by the four other blogs that happen to be linking up in the same row as you?
Let’s call it “To the Power of Four”.
So, to read 4 posts, we’re looking at a maximum of 40 minutes.
I’m completely chuffed that this little community of ours is thriving.
But numbers are only numbers if mutual comment love isn’t there.
P.S If your post happens to be a very late entry and the row is incomplete, then just pick any random post to read and comment. Just remember the magic number is four.
P.P.S The Delectable Pear by Mumabulous was a post I picked for no other reason than I think she’s fabulous. But I think you’re all fabulous.
2. Sign up to the awesome Digital Parents community ( if you haven’t already done so). DP was created by Brenda Gaddi who happens to be the creator of FYBF. She’s also created 4 gorgeous kidlets. In case you’d like to know. Or maybe not. But we’ll share that info just the same.
3. Add your post URL to the linky. Please only link up one post.
4. Grab the funky FYBF button and post it on your sidebar. Help spread the blogfloggin love.
5. Visit the blogs of your fellow FYBF’ers and share the comment love.
6. Share some more comment love. It’s proven to make your wrinkles disappear…overnight. #truth