Party Under the Big Top # 16

Good afternoon everyone! I hope all of the Americans enjoyed Memorial Day yesterday. I think I saw where yesterday was Bank Day in the UK but I’m not positive about that and I have no idea what Bank Day even is. I could google it but I’m feeling lazy. Feel free to set me straight in the comments.

Now for our linkup this week in addition to our normal linkup we are continuing with a themed linkup. So this week’s theme is a reversal of sorts from last week. Link up that post of yours that you thought was amazing and you poured your heart into and you were sure it was going to go viral, only to completely flop. We’ve all got those posts so link it up for a chance to breathe new life into it. Who knows, maybe it will go viral after all.

Have a great week & invite a friend to linkup. -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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IN HIS OWN WORDS… WHO IS SUNSHINE DAD?

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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‘What blogging means to me’

By: Nigel from over at DIY Daddy

Coming in at number 3 in views last week is Nigel at DIY Daddy with ‘What Blogging Means to Me’. Nigel gives a run-down of the reasons he got into blogging and discusses some of the other bloggers he has encountered that were trying to make a quick buck. He encourages us to stay the course.

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‘They Call it LABOR for a Reason’

By: Daphne Grice (a guest post) over at Dashboard Dad

Coming in at number two is Casey from over at Dashboard Dad with They Call It Labor for a Reason’. Actually, Casey can’t really take the credit for this one as it was a guest post by his wife Daphne. She kept last week from being a clean sweep by the dads. She recounts the events on the day her second son was born.

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‘Dating and my Daughters’

By: Jeremy from over at Chronicles of a Thirsty Daddy

Last but definitely NOT least THE BIG WINNER from last week’s party, with THE MOST VIEWS was… Jeremy from over at Chronicles of a Thirsty Daddy and his blog post, ‘Dating and my Daughters’. He talks about his need to protect his daughters from boys as well as the balance of letting them make their own decisions. He also speaks of the latest “boyfriend” of his young preschooler as well as some of the mature decisions his teen daughter has made.

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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!

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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 Blog Post Linky’ ~ A New Theme Every Tuesday…

 

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?!?!

 

Below you will find all of the details in the different graphics as well as the text written on the page. I you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask Mike or Lysa right away… Have fun!

 

 

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The Post You Poured Your Heart Into But It Totally Flopped!

It’s happened to us all at least once during our blogging journey… You pour your heart, soul, blood, sweat, and tears into a blog post, you publish the post, but despite your passion and hard word you soon find that the post flopped! It’s happened to us ALL whether you’re willing to admit it or not is a completely different story though… Yep, you guessed it! Those crazy Ringmasters, Mike and Lysa, want you to share “The post you poured your heart and soul into but it flopped,” in the themed linky this week.

 

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Wishing you an AWESOME week!

 

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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.

 

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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 16 on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. EST!

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Wishing you an AWESOME week!

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