Week 11 of The Leisure Link was another record breaking week with 26 links. To those of you who share your posts on link-ups with hundreds of other links, this one may feel like “small potatoes,” to coin an odd phrase. Many thanks to my loyal Leisure Linkers for sharing your fab posts!
The winner this week with the most clicks was Heart-Mind-Soul, the blog of Carol Cassara, with her post, “Walking the San Francisco Embarcadero.” She shares her photos and experiences of a morning walk in the fog on the North Beach area of San Francisco. Please stop by Carol’s blog and check out her wonderful posts.
For this week’s Leisure Link, I have good news and bad news.
First, the good news. This link-up starts today and goes through Halloween, Saturday, October 31. So link up your Halloween fun: travel, recipes, décor, activities for kids and adults, Halloween games, scary movies you’ve seen, horror genre book reviews, and more!
So now the bad news. If you host a link-up, you know they can be fun, rewarding, but quite a bit of work. As a blogger, you know how much time it takes to comment on others’ posts, let alone write, photograph and publish your own.
Unfortunately, this will have to be my last Leisure Link. Not only does my 6 month account with Inlinkz expire, but I am busier teaching classes than I anticipated (100 students and all their assignments to read and grade). I have struggled to do what it takes to keep the link up to the standards I set.
Despite this being the last Leisure Link, please share your posts. I will feature all participants on my blog after 10/31. Your posts are still being pinned to my Pinterest board.
Being unable to sustain this blogging event made me question why I even write a blog. I started doubting myself and toyed with the idea of shutting it down completely. I only post four days a week, but even that schedule has found me asking why I do this. I lost sleep over the idea of not blogging.
I love it too much. I enjoy writing, photography, and all the trappings that come with the care and feeding of a blog. I love reading great blogs, commenting, and enjoying “friendships” all over the world.
So…I will continue my blog. Sorry for the pity party!
I intend to write more. I have a lot of draft posts waiting to be finalized. I am disappointed that The Leisure Link must go away, but I will continue to photograph and write about leisure experiences and its purpose in our lives.
My heartfelt thanks to those who posted even one time on The Leisure Link. And of course, thank you again to the bloggers who participated each week. I have discovered wonderful new blogs as a result!
Let’s take this last Leisure Link out with a bang! Link away!