Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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MFRWsteam blog hop banner

Welcome to the MFRWsteam blog hop site! This post is where you can download the hop banner, double check instructions, and make sure you have the right hashtags.
Use the MFRW steam IO group for discussion. The banners are at the end in three sizes, 600x600, 400x400, and 200x200. If you need another size, please let us know.

Instructions

Here is the basic process:

1) Create a blog post (for this hop, presumably featuring an excerpt from one of your steamier titles!) and schedule it for Steam Tuesday. Ideally, you should set up your posts to appear very early, e.g. 3AM if you are in the US. Don't forget that there's a big world out there! Some of us are 12 or more hours ahead of the US. You want the largest number of people possible to see your post!

2) Go to the Steam sign-up blog (https://mfrwsteam.blogspot.com) on the Friday before the hop. Be sure you have the *exact link* to your own post - not just a general link to your blog. (I can tell you how to get this on Blogger; hopefully someone else can provide the same information for WP.)

3) The Linky List signup will be available near the bottom of the sign-up post. Look for "You are next... Click here to enter". Click on the link, then type in your information: link title, link URL, your name and your email. Then click "Enter Your Link".

This will put the link to your post into the list for the hop.

4) NOW - to make the hop effective, you need to go back to your own post, and add the list of links at the end. How do you do that?

Under the list of links on the Steam sign-up blog, you'll see another link labeled: "Get the code here". When you click this, you'll see two different snippets of JavaScript code. Copy the one that is appropriate (it depends on your blogging platform). Then go to your own blog, edit the hop post, switch to HTML (that is, not "What You See is What You Get"), and paste the code snippet at the end of your post. Then save/republish your post.

The cool thing about Linky Lists is that your post will show everyone who added their link - even if they signed up after you put the code in your blog. So whoever visits your steam post will be able to easily click over to visit the other participants - and vice versa!

Any questions, feel free to ask! That's what we're here for. 

~ Lisabet Sarai - Hop Coordinator









4 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this. I've saved it for future reference. PS Love the banners

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  2. Grabbing the banner then popping over and signing up. :-)

    P.S. Thanks for creating this hop. A new opportunity to get our books out there. Fabulous banners by the way.

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