5.08.2014

Total Social

 Hashtagging is an art form. You can't hashtag too much. But not hashtagging at all isn't very fun. Lately, I've been following certain hashtags. Clicking on them and then discovering new people to stalk follow. But how can this apply to blogging?

Link ups are a wonderful way for bloggers to connect. They give you a great idea of what to post and also to see what others think about the same subject. But they exclude non bloggers. So Sarah and I, as we often do, were discussing a link up and an idea came up.

We wanted to include everyone in the link up. A way for people to connect-- whether they blog or not. How could we do this? Simply, a hashtag.  So, we decided to apply this to link ups!
We will host these link ups once a month and everyone can join, via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and of course, blogs!

The first prompt for the link up is: Your first time. 
Show us your first blog post, your first boyfriend, your first day of school - whatever!
When you post on your blog you can of course link up with us the day of (which will be next Thursday, May 15th). But you can also post on other social media outlets using the hashtag: #firstsTOTALSOCIAL


Each month will be a different prompt, but the hashtag will always include "TOTALSOCIAL." That way everyone can follow along and participate.
This is our first time trying this out so we hope you will join -- bloggers and non bloggers alike!
Hopefully this will help everyone discover new blogs, Instagrams, Twitter accounts, etc!

Here are the details:
Who: ANYONE! Just as long as you have social media!
When: Thursday, May 15th
What: Link up your first time on whatever your heart desires!
Why: Because link ups are fun and everyone should get to participate!
Grab the button below:
Helene in Between

For the first time I'm going to show you my first blog post. Instagram my first instagram. Tweet out my first tweet, etc!
You could also:
Repin/Blog/Tweet/Instagram your first... Pinterest pin. First recipe. First home or apartment. First puppy/baby picture. Really, anything you want!

The great thing about it is you can participate in more ways than one, or via one social media channel. We can't wait to see everyone's firsts! We hope you'll link up next Thursday!
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44 comments :

  1. Great idea! Now to just remember to do it next Thursday!

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  2. ha what a fun idea! all of my old school pictures (first boyfriend, day of school etc) are at home, so womp womp.

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    1. Well... if you read the post you can link up your first blog post, first instagram, tweet whatever. Everyone has a first!

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  3. What a great idea! Love it!

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  4. What a fun idea! I'll hashtag along next Thurs!

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  5. such a fun idea! can't wait to join!

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  6. Oh you and Sarah are doing something? Doesn't matter what it is, I'm in! :) #bloggerfriends #iwanttobebothofyou #dallasforever

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  7. Sounds like good feedback so far! I hope everyone joins us! So excited!

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  8. There's so many firsts! How will I pick one!

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  9. I've done a lot of hashtag stalking on Instagram. Ive found a wealth of new blogs that way. Link ups are so hard for me, but I'm jotting this down.

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  10. I think I'll have to do my first boyfriend! The 15th is 3 days after our dating anniversary, which also happens to be my anniversary of when I got my first dog, so I wrote a blog post about her, instead of him.

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  11. What a fun link up!!! I'm definitely one to actually click on hashtags and find new people to follow!

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  12. This is such a genius idea, ladies!! Why didn't I think of it? :)

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  13. Oh you two are so smart! Very clever idea!

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  14. Love this idea! I'm super excited! (:

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  15. This is such a fun idea! I'm going to have to start thinking now about what "first" to share

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  16. Love this idea!!! Can't wait to post up my firsts :)

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  17. This is a really cute idea. If I can remember I'll try and join y'all next week

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  18. Sounds like a great idea! I will most certainly be joining in- as long as I remember...!

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  19. Cute idea! Now to dig up some goodies!

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  20. I LOOOOVEE this idea! How fun! I think the idea for the first topic is really good too. :) Can't wait to participate!

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  21. Holy cow I love this idea so much because A. It includes everyone and B. Who doesn't love a blast from the past? I'm probably going to participate on every single social media account, because why not?

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  22. Just finished writing my post for this and I'm super excited! It's also my first linkup, which is appropriate for the theme! Can't wait for Thursday...

    Jenn | Business, Life & Design

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  23. Eeekmost definitely participating, can't wait!

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  24. This is like the mother of all #TBT hahaha I love it!

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  25. What an amazing idea! Going to join ASAP.

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  26. I would love to join this! Thanks for sharing this fab one!

    Labina | Dear Labina Design.

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