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    Changing the rules! Plus, GRAND Social No. 190 link party for grandparents

    Changing the rules

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    For 189 weeks now (that's one hundred and eighty ninety!) I've invited grandparent bloggers to share links to their humorous, informative, and personally revealing blog posts. And it's been wonderful!

    Now, in week 190, it's time to change the rules. Because not every grandparent who reads Grandma's Briefs is a blogger. And because many of those non-blogging grandparents come across fascinating, fun, and informative posts as they peruse the Internet, posts other grandparents may not have seen.

    With that in mind, the rule change for the GRAND Social link party is that now you do not have to be a blogger to add a link to the link party!


    You do, though, still have to be a grandparent. But now, every single grandparent reading this is invited to add a link you think others in our grandparent community would be interested in reading. Just follow the directions below, sharing the link to post you'd like for the rest of us to check out. Perhaps a super recipe from Pinterest, an important news piece, a pithy personal essay, a fun Facebook post, an informative article grandparents will appreciate. Anything (safe for work) goes — except sales pitches or Etsy pages.

    Linking posts is relatively easy when following the Inlinkz prompts, but if anyone has a problem, question, or concern about the process, please email me with LINK TROUBLE in the subject line and I'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

    I look forward to additions from new participants — as well as new posts from long-time linkers!

    Yay for sharing! And reading! And socializing!

    GRAND Social No. 190

    Now, let the party begin! Cheers!

    grand social link party

    How it works:

    • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
    • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.
    • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
    • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)
    • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).
    • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:
    <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="blank"><img src="" alt="Grandma’" width="125" height="125" /></a>
    • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
    • If you're not a linker (yeah, I probably made up that word), you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.


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    Reader Comments (8)

    Whoohoo! Love the rule change! Can't wait to see what is posted (as usual ;) )

    January 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPatti

    This is a GREAT idea! I think you've made your party even more fun for all of us! Thank you!

    January 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

    It's nice to include everyone, Lisa! I'm curious as to how this will work without a blog. Very nice idea!
    Remembering Martin Luther King today. Have a great week!

    January 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPat @Mille Fiori Favoriti

    This is a great change for me since discontinued the blog feature and I only blog occasionally for GRAND. I'm listing one of my pieces today because it's a subject I feel passionately about, but will be sure to share pieces from others that I find in the future.

    January 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Adcox

    Thanks for the chang!(says a non-blogging great gramdma)

    January 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    Good idea Lisa, give a lot more folks an opportunity. Nothing like being a grandma or grandpa.

    January 18, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdaylily

    It's a great idea to open this up so non-bloggers can share their favourite stories. Thanks once again for the link up. Have a great week. :).

    January 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTamuria

    Hope the new rules work! As always, thank you for hosting (even if I am really late)

    January 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc
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