Everyone hates fixing broken links. So do I. When I was about a couple of month in the blogosphere I discovered linkups and blog hops. They are a great thing to find new blogs and friends who are passionate about blogging and have similar interests – in my case – fashion and style. I started linking up and being a fair player I always linked back to the hosts’ party page. Some of the hosts stopped blogging and deleted their blog, or moved to another blogging platform. Any of these events lead to broken links.
I love linkies and still do search for new ones on a regular basis, but now with lower risk of creating broken links when one of the hosts stops blogging or moves the blog. The pretty linkup buttons are the solution. Put them into your sidebar (if your blog provider allows button links) or collect them on a separate page.
Use the buttons regularly and visit their blog on a regular basis so you know when your hosts stop hosting blog hops or link up parties. Also follow them as most bloggers announce on social media and their blog that they will stop blogging. Another benefit, most of them actually follow back. Even if they don’t your big benefit is that it is so much easier to fix one broken link than many.
You don’t know whether you have broken links? Here is a page that has free software to detect them. But still, you have to fix them yourself.
Tip: If you find a broken link on a blog, the blogger will be very happy when you shoot them a private email about it.
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I paired this V-neck sheath dress (c/o Lookbook Store) from summer with my tan T-strap pumps and new baseball leather jacket for a fresh classic with a twist look on a beautiful Indian summer day. When winter lasts about seven month, it is important to enjoy every day in fall on which is still warm and sunny outside. Here and here are links to how I styled this dress in summer. P.S. The code for 5% off at Lookbook Store is SAS5.
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Photos: G. Kramm (2014)
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