Party Under the Big Top #14

Well we are finally live after a little bit of delay. As you may know, my wonderful co-host Lysa does most of the heavy lifting as far as getting this link-up ready every week. Well she has been on an epic road trip the past few weeks and if you’ve ever been on a road trip you know internet is sometimes hard to come by. So we got a late start, but that doesn’t mean our party can’t be great! We’ve extended the end of the link-up until Saturday at noon to make up for the late start.

We’ve also made some changes this week. Instead of our usual Social Media link-up at the bottom we are going to mix it up. We want you to post your most viewed post of all time, whatever that might be. Stop and take a look at others’ most viewed posts and see if you can see any patterns emerging as to what makes a post great.

I know I’m going to be studying them to see if I can write my next “viral” post!

As always don’t forget to comment on a few other posts and link back to us so others can join in too if they want. Have a blessed week!  -Mike

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A Little Bit About Party Under the Big Top…

Here at the Party Under the Big Top it is a 3-Ring Circus each and every week with TWO linky parties and our THREE Featured Acts in the spotlight. First, you’ll “meet The Ringmasters (Co-Hosts), and they will introduce you to our Featured Acts, the TOP THREE blog posts with the MOST VIEWS during the party the week before. As you scroll your way through the #BigTopBlogParty, you will find BOTH of the InLinkz link-ups for you to add your links. Then you will find ALL of the details as well as the rules for EACH link-up in the Rules About Feeding Circus Animals and the Concession Stand Menu sections just above the linky it pertains to! The Ringmasters will Tweet and Pin, to the Party Under the Big Top Board on Pinterest, each blog post that has been linked up to the party!

Comments on The Ringmasters posts are always appreciated and welcome! Please spread the word about Party Under the Big Top and help to make it not only “The GREATEST Linky Party on the Internet,” but the BIGGEST one TOO?!? Please tell your friends about the #BigTopBlogParty and share this post on ALL of your social media as well. Like the CIRCUS CLOWNS say about their car… The more the merrier!

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The Ringmasters Made A “BIG” Change So NOW They Have A “BIG” Announcement To Make Below… Be Sure To Read It Because It Has To Do With One Of The InLinkz Link-Ups Below!

We have made a rather BIG change in the party again so that means we have another BIG Announcement to make… You see, Mike and Lysa were talking a week or so ago and have decided to “mix things up” a bit for the next few weeks here at the #BigTopBlogParty. As of today, the Social Media Linky is on “vacation” until further notice, if not PERMANENTLY! No worries it was NEVER a BIG deal from day one. Sort of the reason the creative wheels started spinning and made us say, “Why not try putting something NEW and SHINY in its place?” So, are you ready to find out exactly what is NEW and SHINY that has replaced it? Well, go on then… Just read the paragraph below it will explain it ALL!

Mike and Lysa are DYING to know… Okay we’re not DYING to know but we are curious and would LIKE to find out which post from your blog is THE MOST VIEWED BLOG POST of ALL TIME. We’re talking from the beginning of TIME in relation to the history of your blog! So that is the “NEW THEME” for this week.

We still have our “NORMAL LINKY” where you are able to link-up THREE (3) blog posts but below that one where the Social Media Linky use to be will be the InLinkz link-up for ONLY the ONE blog post that fits in the “NEW THEME” for that InLinkz link-up over the next couple of weeks. Each week up until the Father’s Day Post will be a different theme though so be sure to pay attention to what it changes to.

Go on now… Use the “scrollie thing” over there on the side of this web page and make your way down through this party post so you can link-up to BOTH of the InLinkz link-ups. Please be sure to stop and check out WHO and WHICH blog posts make up our Featured Acts this week as you are scrolling on down the party post.

****A quick shout out and Thanks to Debbie from Deb’s Random Writings for the term “scrollie thing!” It is now stuck in Lysa’s head FOREVER from your blog post that she read on Monday! Bwahahaha! 😉****

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I consider myself to be a typical dude. I love football, I hunt, I fish, I do my own car repairs, I’m a member of Mad Cowford Improv group, if I need a handyman I go into the garage and get my tools, I do my own yard work, I carry a pocket knife, I love all things electronic, I believe the Bible is true, I’m a die-hard Florida Gator fan, I shave a couple of times a month, I cried during The Notebook, I build furniture out of old pallets… You know, all the typical guy stuff.

I also just so happen to be a stay at home dad of 4.

Nearly everyday of my life holds a new adventure, whether I’m ready for it or not.

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A Little About Lysa In Her Own Words…

Ciao my name is Lysa, I’m a former Newspaper Reporter, a Book Author, Award Winning Poetry Writer, Mother of four, Wife, Nona (Grandma) of five with one on the way, Maid, Taxi Cab Driver, Cook, Nurse, and Referee just to name a few! I write about all of the silly, crazy, and it could only happen to me things that occur in my life. Which often have me claiming that my life is seriously like a CIRCUS… But, I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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Each week the Ringmasters will introduce you to the FEATURED ACTS in this 3-RING CIRCUS. The blog posts that have the SECOND and THIRD MOST views from the week before are the ACTS in the two END RINGS and in our CENTER RING is the ACT with THE MOST blog post views. All THREE Featured Acts will be shared on both of the Ringmasters’ Social Media and will be used to help promote the #BigTopBlogParty the week they are being featured!

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‘Remodel Monday Pt. 4: Sweating the Small Stuff’

by: Lisa from over at Fun Money Mom

Last week coming in at number 3, with the third most viewed post was Lisa over at Fun Money Mom with ‘Remodel Monday Pt. 4: Sweating The Small Stuff.’ She discusses how during her renovation project she had a difficult time picking out a seemingly simple kitchen accessory. She also posted a picture of a creepy, sneaky uninvited guest!

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‘The Avengers, Beer, and That Loathsome Lip’

by: R.C from over at Going Dad

Coming in at number two with the second most views was R.C. from Going Dad with ‘The Avengers, Beer, and That Loathsome Lip’. He talks about the evening he has planned alone with his wife thanks to his sister-in-law. His daughter has also learned how to wield her lower lip when she needs to dial up the cuteness factor. Her lip has taken on a life of its own.

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‘How I Bottled Up That Christmas Morning Feeling in the Month of April’

by: Casey from over at Dashboard Dad

The grand prize winner last week with the most viewed post was Casey from Dashboard Dad with ‘How I bottled up that Christmas morning feeling in the month of April‘. He shares his secret of how he has managed to keep that Christmas morning excitement feeling year round. I can’t say anymore because I don’t want to give it away, You’ll just have to go read for yourself.

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If you were/are one of our Featured Acts, please grab the HTML for our Button and place it on your blog:

 

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Copy and paste the above HTML to display our Party Button on your blog!

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NOTE: When you add your link to Party Under the Big Top along with your email, it will be used to send you a weekly email only used as a way to send you an invitation to join us for the Party Under the Big Top. Linking up also means you are confirming that you own the rights to the photo(s) you are using in your post(s) or that the photo(s) is/are in the creative commons/public domain. It also means that you give Sunshine Dad and Welcome to My Circus the right to share your blog posts, pictures, and URL links if they are chosen as one of the Featured Acts on Party Under the Big Top, or any other upcoming posts, promotions, etc. related to Party Under the Big Top. Any content used will always be given proper credit and link backs will also be provided! Thank you! xx Mike and Lysa

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Now just don’t sit there in the Grandstands after you link-up the Party Under the Big Top WANTS you to participate. Below you will find ALL of the rules and etiquette:

PLEASE DO NOT LINK AND RUN!

Any Topic and Any Niche Are Welcome to Link-Up.
Family Friendly Posts ONLY
NO REVIEWS/GIVEAWAYS or ANY OTHER LINKY PARTIES ALLOWED!
You may link-up THREE (3) blog posts per person/blog!
Enter the LINK to your blog post(s) and NOT your homepage!
We ask that you visit and leave a meaningful comment on, at least, THREE (3) blog posts before the party closes! Please use our unique hash-tag when commenting, #BigTopBlogParty!
Please FOLLOW both of the Ringmasters on Social Media as well as their blogs!


We ask that you place our party BUTTON, above, in the posts you link-up, add it to your party page, or link back in some way to our party.

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Welcome to the all new ‘Weekly Themed Linky’…

Please be sure to link-up ONLY ONE BLOG POST in this particular InLinkz link-up AND be sure to read the “NEW THEME” that we reveal every week during Tuesday’s Party Under the Big Top, right here at 12 a.m. EST. Then just link-up the ONE blog post that fits in with that theme to the link-up below and that’s it! Easy Peasy Right?!?! Mike and Lysa would LIKE to find out which post from your blog is THE MOST VIEWED BLOG POST OF ALL-TIME! Like from between the times when you wrote your very FIRST blog post ALL the way up to this very second! That is the “NEW THEME” for this week. The blog post with the all-time MOST VIEWS from your blog. So add in to the InLinkz link-up below to see if it stays in the #1 VIEWED position while it’s here at the Party Under the Big Top this week. We’ll feature which ever post gets the MOST VIEWS from this linky as well next week! This sounds like it is going to be a lot of FUN but what do you guys think?!?! Let us know in the comment section below. We LOVE and APPRECIATE your thoughts about the #BigTopBlogParty in the COMMENT section below. It helps us to ensure that the FUN continues EACH and EVERY WEEK for ALL of US! ~ Mike & Lysa Thank you Mike for the FANTASTICALLY FUN NEW THEMED IDEA! You are the honorary ROCK STAR of the week for coming up with it! 😉 xx Lysa 1The #BigTopBlogParty Under the Top of a Big Top Tent 0 Concession Stand Menu 0 0Popcorn and Sno Cone for InLinkz Script for Concession Stand Party Under the Big Top Welcome to My CIrcus Grab yourself a sno-cone, some popcorn, or some circus peanuts and a refreshing beverage while you are here at the CONCESSION STAND because it’s time for even more fun and time to to link-up the Weekly Themed Blog Post Links… But first we have some ground rules for you to follow: Mike and Lysa would LOVE it if you would please FOLLOW them on their blogs and their social media, if you haven’t already that is! 😉 Enter the URL to ONE of your posts from your blog that fit in with this week’s theme! NOT your homepage or a “normal” blog post as those will be deleted! Be sure to comment on a few of the other themed blog posts linked up and ONE (1) MUST BE THE THEMED BLOG POST LINKED UP BEFORE YOU!!!! If you have any questions please let us know by leaving a comment below. Below is the InLinkz link-up for you to add your URL to. 1The #BigTopBlogParty Under the Top of a Big Top Tent  


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We hope you had a great time here at Party Under the Big Top!Share the word by telling ALL of your friends and sharing this post on social media to help us make this party BIG!!!! Don’t forget about what the CIRCUS CLOWNS say about their car… The more the merrier, especially when you Party Under the Big Top, at the #BigTopBlogParty! We hope to see you right here for the party next week as we bring you ACT 15 on Tuesday, May 17, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. EST!

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Wishing you a FABULOUS week!

Until next time…

Mike and Lysa

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4 thoughts on “Party Under the Big Top #14”

  1. Hey hey, number 2 spot, awesome! Thanks to all who visited, and hopefully you weren’t disappointed after clicking the link! 🙂

    Way to go, Rockstar Mike, for the themed social media portion idea! I would guess lists are a good general thing that attracts people to a post, or a title that leads you on and compels you to click just to know. That, and having the help of a larger online presence to share your post. For me, Life of Dad helped out BIG time!

If you could take 30 seconds and give me your thoughts about what you just read, I'd be grateful!