Weekly Geeks: Come Bearing Links


weekly-geeks1This week, Weekly Geeks is resurrecting one of the first projects that Dewey encouraged among bloggers to build community, link sharing.

This week I am supposed to write a post encouraging readers to share their links with me.  I usually do this at the end of each post, and some of you have already stopped by with links to your reviews for me to post in mine (thanks for that!).  Now I’m asking that you take the time to look through my archives (books reviewed in 2008 & books reviewed in 2009), and either leave me a link in the comments or send me an e-mail with your links at nicole [at] linussblanket [dot] com. Cool? Cool.

I always love it when bloggers link to other blogs because not only do I get an additional perspective about the book, but I discover great new blogs that I continue to visit.  So, please don’t be shy. Just a note, this isn’t just for Weekly Geek participants, it’s for everyone.  I want all of your links.

For the rest of the week  this is what I will be doing:

  • Editing my reviews to include links I receive in the body of my review post.
  • Visiting  other Weekly Geeks to go through their reviews. Leaving links for them.
  • Leaving a note somewhere on my blog to let people know this is my policy.
  • Writing a post later this week letting you know how my project is going!
  • Having fun!  This is a big undertaking but as Dewey put it, it’s ‘community building’.

What do you think of this idea? Do you have a link exchange policy?  Do you like it when people link to other reviews?  To your reviews?

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  1. I’m loving this idea! Aren’t you? I’m excited to meet new people! I don’t have any reviews matching yours but I do have a few on my TBR Pile, so you’ll be seeing me later! I also added you to my Google readers subscriptions =)

    Kristina’s last blog post..Weekly Geeks 2009-12

  2. I love this idea and hate it when people say they don’t have time for things, but this is something I can’t make enough time for yet. Some days, making time to read and write about it is all I can do.

    Jeanne’s last blog post..City of Glass

  3. I like this idea so much, I am going to use it on Rose City Reader too. It might take me a while because I have other housekeeping stuff to get to, but I plan to do the same thing as you — add a note to all me reviews offering to link other bloggers’ reviews.

    Coming soon . . .

    Rose City Reader’s last blog post..Author of the Day: Anne Tyler